Medicaid waiver approval could be precursor for national changes, Bevin says

LOUISVILLE – Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid program will be a model across the country if it passes muster with the incoming...

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Gov. Bevin expects action on "pent-up" issues in next year's session, but not transgender bathroom legislation

LOUISVILLE – Gov. Matt Bevin took a look back and a look forward during a year-end news conference covering his first year in office...

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Madison County schools lead the way in preparing students for in-demand careers

More than 2,000 students in all five Madison County middle schools are doing their part in building Kentucky’s highly skilled workforce in one of the...

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Latest KIDS COUNT report reveals 'discomforting truths' for Kentucky kids

Kentucky’s kids are deeply impacted by their race, income, and where they live, according to a recent report which drilled into all 120 counties in...

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UPDATED: House committee investigating $11M road project delay fizzles after chairman resigns over subpoena spat

UPDATED FRANKFORT — The chairman of a House committee investigating the delay of an $11 million road project in Jessamine County has resigned...

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Attorney General Beshear releases online resource for law enforcement as untested rape kits get processed

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Andy Beshear unveiled a new online resource for law enforcement officials on Wednesday as more than 3,000 untested rape kits...

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Medicaid waiver approval could be precursor for national changes, Bevin says

12/10/2016 05:21 PM

LOUISVILLE – Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid program will be a model across the country if it passes muster with the incoming presidential administration “because other states will want to do the same thing.” That’s likely given the involvement of incoming Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services head Seema Verma’s firm, SVC Inc., in crafting the Bevin administration’s proposal, which would require most Medicaid recipients to pay premiums between $1 and $15 per month for health coverage. For those earning... Read more 

Gov. Bevin expects action on "pent-up" issues in next year's session, but not transgender bathroom legislation

12/09/2016 04:57 PM

LOUISVILLE – Gov. Matt Bevin took a look back and a look forward during a year-end news conference covering his first year in office on Friday. He praised the passage of expungement, public-private partnership and informed consent legislation during this year’s legislative session as well as his administration’s red tape reduction initiative and apprenticeship program during the hour-long event at ZEGGZ Amazing Eggs. Looking ahead to next year, Bevin says he expect to see action on “pent-up” issues with the state’s General... Read more 

Madison County schools lead the way in preparing students for in-demand careers

12/09/2016 10:55 AM

More than 2,000 students in all five Madison County middle schools are doing their part in building Kentucky’s highly skilled workforce in one of the most sought after career fields, computer science. This week the students took part in the Hour of Code, a nationwide effort to expose students early to computer coding. Madison County’s principals and teachers say exposing their students early to coding will spark their interest and prompt them to learn even more in high school and... Read more 

Latest KIDS COUNT report reveals 'discomforting truths' for Kentucky kids

12/08/2016 02:21 PM

Kentucky’s kids are deeply impacted by their race, income, and where they live, according to a recent report which drilled into all 120 counties in the state. The headline is not new, but Kentucky Youth Advocates, the force behind the information found in the 2016 Kentucky KIDS COUNT data book, is trying to drive leaders and individuals to think about confronting those truths. “Our real push is that no kid’s outcome should be determined by the color of their skin, their... Read more 

UPDATED: House committee investigating $11M road project delay fizzles after chairman resigns over subpoena spat

12/08/2016 11:22 AM

UPDATED FRANKFORT — The chairman of a House committee investigating the delay of an $11 million road project in Jessamine County has resigned after he says House Speaker Greg Stumbo denied his request to subpoena a Democratic lawmaker who accused Gov. Matt Bevin of retaliating against him. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, submitted his resignation during a meeting Thursday, saying Rep. Russell Meyer, D-Nicholasville, ignored a letter requesting testimony under oath last week. When he wanted to subpoena Meyer on Nov. 30 because... Read more 

Attorney General Beshear releases online resource for law enforcement as untested rape kits get processed

12/07/2016 08:08 PM

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Andy Beshear unveiled a new online resource for law enforcement officials on Wednesday as more than 3,000 untested rape kits are processed by the state police crime lab. The online tool kit covers steps officers must take in the process under a new state law passed in this year’s legislative session and guidelines of a $1.9 million District Attorney of New York County grant plus tips on how to investigate the crimes and interview victims. The resource for... Read more 

GOP majority names 2017 - 2018 committee chairs

12/07/2016 04:51 PM

BOWLING GREEN — House Republican leaders spent three days combing through their now 64 member strong majority in an effort to find the best members for each of the key positions. House Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, spoke to reporters by phone after the GOP’s caucus in western Kentucky detailing the members in each position, and the changes to the committees — including one new committee. “We took a lot of time at our retreat, actually about three days to talk... Read more 

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