BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- As we move in to the flu's peak season, Danville health officials say they've seen so many cases the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical is near full capacity.
The chief nursing officer tells LEX 18 they have been treating several types of illnesses this season but the flu has reigned supreme in Boyle County.
As more patients continue to test positive for the influenza virus, Mark Milner says keeping the hospital staff and faculty healthy is a challenge on its own.
"We've had more call-ins from our own folks because if you say you're sick, don't come to work. If you come to the hospital with family or friends who have been with you, we may ask them to put on face masks even though they've been with you at home, primarily to protect them, but also to protect us."
If you haven't received a flu shot this season, Milner tells LEX 18 it's not too late to get the vaccine and of course always wash and sanitize your hands frequently.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-- A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff’s office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The boy died ab...
(LEX 18)-- Several countries around the world have reported sightings of Fireballs late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. There were numerous sightings in the United States from coast to coast. Kentucky had around 10 reports filed with the American Meteor Society from cities including Horse Cave, Lexington, Simpsonville, Louisville, East Bernstadt, Summersville, fort Mitchell and Madisonville.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the case against the parents of 13 children found malnourished, some chained to furniture, in their Perris, California, home (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Prosecutors say 13 malnourished children found in captivity in California were chained as punishment and a 17-year-old plotted her escape for two years. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Thursday that another sibling escaped with the 17-year-old over the weekend but turned back ...