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Craft & Cameron turn to Fox News to carry their message to KY GOP voters

Two high-profile Kentucky Republicans with ambitions to be the GOP nominee for governor this year are taking their messages national.

In their hopes to win a 12-way primary race in May, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and former UN Ambassador Kelly Craft are turning to right-wing television and digital to get their message to Kentucky voters. (KY Fried Politics)

TikTok banned from Kentucky government devices

Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration banned TikTok on state government devices and accounts Thursday as concerns grow over the app’s risk to national security.

The move comes after Congress passed legislation last month banning the app from federal devices and networks as part of the omnibus spending bill, and 20 other states have banned the app, including Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. (Louisville Public Media)

McConnell: Funding to support school safety, mental health

A federal agency will provide more than $2.3 million to two Kentucky organizations to support school safety and mental health, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said. The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $2 million to the Kentucky Educational Development Finance Corporation in Ashland and $250,000 to Seven Counties Services Inc., based in Louisville, the senator announced Thursday. Both grants will fund mental health support and early intervention programs in Kentucky schools. (Herald-Leader)

Kentucky's child-vaccination rates are sixth worst in the nation

When it comes to influenza and Covid-19 vaccinations, Kentucky's children are less protected than children in other states.

Kentucky's children have the sixth lowest rate of vaccination against Covid-19 and influenza, with only 38% having received a Covid-19 vaccine and only 35% having a flu shot. That's much lower than the national rates of 57% and 55% respectively, according to a Quote Wizard report. (KY Health News)

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