Gov. Bevin vetoes mental health bill; GOP lawmaker plans to rally caucus to override

UPDATED: Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, struck down legislation on Monday known as “Tim’s law” aimed at allowing a judge to order outpatient treatment for some...

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Northern Kentucky recovering heroin addict hopes to use his experience to help other addicts

BURLINGTON – Northern Kentucky native Josh Cobb began experimenting with drugs when he was 16 years-old going through his family’s medicine cabinet, the drug abuse...

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Bevin, other cabinet officials take part in European apprenticeship study

Gov. Matt Bevin and several other cabinet officials are back in Kentucky after participating in an apprenticeship study in Germany and Switzerland last week, according...

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Harmon reflects on bills clearing the General Assembly, looks ahead at what's left to do

Following a handful of high profile special examinations by the office of the state auditor lawmakers have passed legislation tweaking some areas of statute to...

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Kentucky Democrats take victory lap as GOP replacement plan for ACA pulled in Congress

After years of campaigning on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives pulled...

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The Chatter: Judge hears arguments on motion to temporarily halt pre-abortion ultrasound law, Medicaid waiver approval expected soon

A federal judge will soon rule on the ACLU of Kentucky’s motion to temporarily suspend the state’s new pre-abortion ultrasound law after hearing arguments from...

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Gov. Bevin vetoes mental health bill; GOP lawmaker plans to rally caucus to override

03/28/2017 10:39 AM

UPDATED: Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, struck down legislation on Monday known as “Tim’s law” aimed at allowing a judge to order outpatient treatment for some with a history of psychiatric hospitalization. Senate Bill 91 cleared the General Assembly with just three dissenting votes on the floor of the House and Senate, according to a vote history provided on the Legislative Research Commission website. However, Bevin argued the bill “would set a dangerous precedent” and would “threaten the liberty” of Kentuckians... Read more 

Northern Kentucky recovering heroin addict hopes to use his experience to help other addicts

03/27/2017 03:40 PM

BURLINGTON – Northern Kentucky native Josh Cobb began experimenting with drugs when he was 16 years-old going through his family’s medicine cabinet, the drug abuse nearly cost him his life. Over 10 years, Cobb became addicted to heroin before getting treatment in 2014. After being clean for 2 years, the 28-year-old overdosed on heroin laced with carfentanyl in September 2016, which left him completely paralyzed from the waist down, and on dialysis for some time before recovering to the point where... Read more 

Bevin, other cabinet officials take part in European apprenticeship study

03/27/2017 02:34 PM

Gov. Matt Bevin and several other cabinet officials are back in Kentucky after participating in an apprenticeship study in Germany and Switzerland last week, according to a news release. Bevin, Labor Cabinet Sec. Derrick Ramsey, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Terry Gil, and Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner joined a delegation of U.S. officials and business leaders on the trip hosted by the National Governors Association. “The key building blocks of a robust economy and job growth are education... Read more 

Harmon reflects on bills clearing the General Assembly, looks ahead at what's left to do

03/26/2017 11:30 AM

Following a handful of high profile special examinations by the office of the state auditor lawmakers have passed legislation tweaking some areas of statute to add transparency, and have codified full scale reorganizations in others. Auditor Mike Harmon, R-Kentucky, sat down on Pure Politics recently to discuss his exam into the Kentucky Horse Park, the University of Louisville Foundation and changes made to area development districts. In the wide-ranging interview, Harmon detailed issues of poor management, questionable practices, and potential conflicts... Read more 

Kentucky Democrats take victory lap as GOP replacement plan for ACA pulled in Congress

03/24/2017 06:33 PM

After years of campaigning on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives pulled their replacement bill from a vote as the legislation seemed doomed in Congress. Even after President Trump issued an ultimatum to Congress to either vote on a repeal and replacement bill to the Affordable Care Act on Friday, or the existing bill would stay in place — Republicans still couldn’t pick up the votes needed to... Read more 

The Chatter: Judge hears arguments on motion to temporarily halt pre-abortion ultrasound law, Medicaid waiver approval expected soon

03/24/2017 03:00 PM

A federal judge will soon rule on the ACLU of Kentucky’s motion to temporarily suspend the state’s new pre-abortion ultrasound law after hearing arguments from both sides on Thursday. The ACLU of Kentucky and EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville sued after House Bill 2 became law in the opening week of this year’s 30-day legislative session. They say the new law violates the First Amendment by compelling physicians to perform and report the results of ultrasounds on women seeking abortions. But... Read more 

Grant County needle exchange program showing success after first year of operation

03/23/2017 04:36 PM

DRY RIDGE – The Grant County Syringe Access Exchange Program has been in existence for one year and health officials say that so far, the program has been a resounding success. Under the program, addicts bring in their dirty needles to the Grant County office on Wednesday’s between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 pm, as well as other days and times by appointment. Addicts receive clean needles at that time in an attempt to eliminate the sharing of needles, which... Read more 

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