Kentucky Cabinet Secretary Dr. Eric Friedlander announced Tuesday afternoon funding to help the Department for Aging and Independent Living.
Dr. Friedlander says the $999,999 will help the state’s ‘Meals on Wheels’ program.
Dr. Friedlander says in Kentucky this grant is to help plan for the next emergency.
Dr. Friedlander also announced Tuesday afternoon, a $35.4 million opioid response grant that will increase access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder treatment and improve access to treatment for other drug use, like methamphetamine.
Governor Andy Beshear announced 745 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, with 95 reported in children. In some good news, the state’s positivity rate is now 3.97%
Beshear adds there are 9 new COVID-linked deaths Tuesday, including an 83-year-old female from Hopkins County.