Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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March 23, 2013

Floyd ranked unhealthiest

Barren is 43rd out of 120 counties

FRANKFORT —

Days after CNHI News reported on a study that linked elevated levels of self-reported cancer deaths in Floyd County to surface mining, another national health study ranks Floyd County as the unhealthiest in Kentucky.

The University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week released their fourth annual County Health Rankings for all 50 states. Oldham County is rated Kentucky’s healthiest and Floyd its least healthy.

Boone County, in northern Kentucky, is the second healthiest, while Perry County, also a mining community in southeastern Kentucky, is ranked the state’s second unhealthiest.

Read more of this story in the print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times Weekender.

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