Clark County residents react to President Trump's end to co-share subsidies

10/17/2017 10:53 AM

WINCHESTER — President Trump signed an executive order last week to stop supporting the cost-sharing subsidies that reimburse insurers for reducing co-pays for low-income Affordable Care Act enrollees. The executive order is one of several steps the White House is taking to essentially dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Spectrum News reporter Richard Essex spoke with residents in Clark County on Monday about how the move could impact health insurance in that community. Reporting by: Richard Essex Read more 

Spectrum Sports' Tailgate Playlist | 10.13.17

10/13/2017 03:49 PM

Which song would you choose to sum up this week in sports? From the Kentucky Wildcats’ chance to “breathe” during bye week or the “happy” news UNC fans received from the NCAA. We hope you enjoy our staff selections. Tailgate Playlist Tailgate Playlist | 10.13.17A playlist featuring Pharrell Williams, Jimmy Eat World, Faith Hill, and others  Read more 

Cannabis oil producer in Kentucky says talk of legalizing marijuana bad for business

10/13/2017 10:27 AM

As one GOP lawmaker proposes legalizing marijuana in Kentucky for recreational uses in an effort to generate needed tax revenue, there’s already a market for cannabis in Kentucky, and at least one of those producers doesn’t want to compete with marijuana. One of the first producers of cannabis oil and products is Kentucky Cannabis Company in Lexington; he says talk of legalizing marijuana is not helping his industry. The owner of Kentucky Cannabis Company Bill Polyniak and his staff are... Read more 

Rand Paul: College athletes should be able to sign endorsement deals

10/06/2017 03:39 PM

LEXINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul joined a growing chorus of elected officials calling for college-athletes to be paid following a Federal Bureau of Investigations probe. Friday morning after Paul finished a meeting in Lexington he took a few minutes to answer questions on taxes, gun control and the FBI investigation of alleged bribery at several big time college basketball programs. The federal law enforcement investigation didn’t specifically name any Kentucky programs; however the Athletic Director and Head basketball coach at... Read more 

6th Dist. Democratic candidates weigh in on gun reforms in the wake of Las Vegas

10/06/2017 09:10 AM

LEXINGTON — There are few things in life that will get people talking like a disagreeable comment on social media. President Trump and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin have, according to some used their Twitter accounts as a bully pulpit. After the Mandalay Bay shooing in Las Vegas, Nevada Gov. Bevin took to Twitter criticizing political opportunist “seizing on the tragedy in Las Vegas,” he wrote “you can’t regulate evil,” it was retweeted almost 8,000 times. Bevin is no stranger to... Read more 

Pension roundtable: What retirees group, Bluegrass Institute have to say about pension reform

09/02/2017 09:45 AM

As Gov. Matt Bevin and lawmakers continue working on pension reform and grappling with unfunded liabilities estimated up to $64 billion in Kentucky’s retirement programs for government workers and teachers, stakeholders and interest groups are weighing in on what they hope to see when the General Assembly convenes for a special session later this year. Dr. Bill Smith, part of the Bluegrass Institute’s Pension Reform Team, and Jim Carroll, co-founder of Kentucky Government Retirees, joined Pure Politics for an in-studio roundtable... Read more 

Supreme Court OKs first open-records policy for judicial branch

08/12/2017 12:54 PM

The Kentucky Supreme Court has unanimously approved the first open-records policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts’ administrative records effective Tuesday, the AOC announced in a news release Friday. The policy requires the AOC to respond to information requests within three days and exempts a number of records, such as legal research, communications that do not constitute final actions or formal policies, records that would reveal security details or vulnerabilities, and examination materials. Requestors denied access to records can appeal... Read more 

Kelly Knight Craft confirmed as next U.S. ambassador to Canada

08/03/2017 03:43 PM

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kelly Knight Craft as the next U.S. ambassador to Canada, making her the first female to take the role. Craft is a University of Kentucky trustee and a well-known Republican donor who co-chaired Gov. Matt Bevin’s 2015 inauguration alongside her husband, coal executive Joe Craft. Kelly Knight Craft, a Glasgow native, was a delegate at last year’s Republican National Convention and part of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 2007 during President George W. Bush’s... Read more 

OVC Media Days | Murray State Racers talk quarterback battle, defense

07/25/2017 10:48 AM

Photo courtesy: Murray State Athletics

As the 2017 OVC Media Day wrapped in Nashville on Monday, this season’s focus for the Murray State Racers was clear — the team’s quarterback replacement and an improved defense. Head Coach Mitch Stewart, wide receiver Jordon Gandy and linebacker Lamont Crittendon represented the Racers. And even though the Racers were chosen eighth in the preseason OVC poll, they say this year’s team chemistry is setting up a strong season. “Just how we practice. Everything we do is high tempo and... Read more 

UofL Foundation announces firing of chief financial officer

07/18/2017 04:36 PM

The University of Louisville Foundation’s board has announced it has fired its Chief Financial Officer Jason Tomlinson, according to news reports. The announcement was made during a foundation meeting on Tuesday, which comes six weeks after the release of a scathing forensic audit that uncovered millions in overspending and lax oversight by previous boards. Craig Dilger, an external attorney for U of L, told lawmakers last week that losses at the foundation totaled between $40 million and $100 million, with his... Read more