Maybe there's Hepatitis A on the bottle.....
Pappy for the Pope: Kentucky priest delivers bourbon to Vatican
If you’re from Kentucky and get invited to the boss’s house, to make a good impression you might bring a bottle of bourbon. If your boss is the Pope, you have to go above and beyond. And this Kentucky priest did. Last week, Father Jim Sichko personally delivered a bottle of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle to Pope Francis. Sichko, who lives in Madison County, tweeted about the event, posting a photo of him handing over the pricey bourbon on April 10 with the caption, “Pope Francis receiving his 23 yr old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon as we shared our love of My Ole Kentucky Home!” He also posted a selfie taken with the Pope outside after mass on Sunday. Source
Protect your family during Kentucky Hepatitis A outbreak
PADUCAH — What is hepatitis A? How do you catch it? How do you prevent yourself from catching it? You might be asking those questions as a hepatitis A outbreak continues to spread in Kentucky. It is currently unknown if cases in west Kentucky are connected to an outbreak in central and eastern Kentucky. It is also unclear where the local patients worked, but the health department says they did not work in health care or food service. AQS QuiltWeek is upon us in Paducah. That means there are a lot of people in town from a lot of different places, and some may be sick with the virus. Hepatits A, B, and C are all viral infections. The differences among them are how you catch them and if they are temporary or chronic. Regional Epidemiologist Lindsey Cunningham says the most recent outbreak is hepatitis A. “Hepatitis A is a liver disease. It is transmitted fecal/oral,” Cunningham said. Reports across the state have largely pinpointed restaurants where employees don’t follow sanitation standards, although the west Kentucky patients did not work in that industry. Source
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