USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

State Representative Rusty Black

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black on Bills passed in the General Assembly

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black of Chillicothe reports the 100th General Assembly passed three Bills in the past week. Black reports one Bill related to ethics and prohibits lobbyist gifts to local government officials, superintendents, school board members, members of governing bodies of charter schools, and their staff. It prevents a “revolving door” by […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee expands list of discount medications

Hy-Vee announces the expansion of its discount medications list to assist customers with lowering healthcare costs. The new medication list went into effect February 1st and is available to all patients with no enrollment fees. The new list includes an increased number of cholesterol, diabetes, gastrointestinal, mental health, women’s health and men’s health medications offered at […]

Child Endangerment

Investigation leads to arrests on charges of endangering the welfare of a child

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation resulted in the Livingston County Associate Circuit Court issuing arrest warrants for three adults Tuesday on child endangerment charges. Forty-six-year-old Brandy Kay Davis and 56-year-old Marion Antone Davis, both of Chillicothe, as well as 24-year-old Shanae Damon possibly of Columbia, were charged with two counts of alleged […]