Thayer: Pension ruling something out of 'Twilight Zone'

Describing Wednesday’s ruling against the controversial pension reform law “a joke” and something from the “Twilight Zone,” Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said he...

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Covington schools offer study of chess as part of their summer learning opportunities for students

COVINGTON – One of the things kids battle during the summer months is what to do with all of their spare time. Students in Covington are...

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Judge rules in favor of AG Beshear on pension lawsuit

FRANKFORT- The controversial pension reform has been ruled unconstitutional by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd. Judge Shepherd released his opinion on Senate Bill 151...

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Kentucky HEALTH set to roll out soon as administration tracks court challenge

Kentucky is just weeks away from implementing a first of its kind work requirement for some Medicaid recipients in the Commonwealth, and Cabinet for Health...

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Who got the upper hand during the U.S - North Korea summit?

FLORENCE – While the debate continues as to who the real winner was as a result of last week’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump...

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Common Ground: National Opioid Crisis

Everyday more than 115 people in the United States die from an opioid overdose. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the scourge of...

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Thayer: Pension ruling something out of 'Twilight Zone'

06/21/2018 12:12 PM

Describing Wednesday’s ruling against the controversial pension reform law “a joke” and something from the “Twilight Zone,” Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said he expects the ruling to be overturned. The case is now expected to head to the state Supreme Court on appeal for a final ruling this year, and Thayer predicts devastation if the circuit court ruling is upheld. “If Judge Shepherd’s decision is upheld it will have two fairly serious calamitous results,” Thayer said on Thursday.... Read more 

Covington schools offer study of chess as part of their summer learning opportunities for students

06/21/2018 09:38 AM

COVINGTON – One of the things kids battle during the summer months is what to do with all of their spare time. Students in Covington are getting the opportunity to take part in a summer enrichment program where they have the opportunity to learn more about the game of chess. Camp Checkmate: Chess Symposium is one of four summer learning opportunity programs offered by the Covington Independent School District. The camp offers students the opportunity to create individual chess sets, learn defensive... Read more 

Judge rules in favor of AG Beshear on pension lawsuit

06/20/2018 02:02 PM

FRANKFORT- The controversial pension reform has been ruled unconstitutional by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd. Judge Shepherd released his opinion on Senate Bill 151 Thursday afternoon. The opinion rules the bill is unconstitutional and void because the General Assembly violated the Kentucky Constitution, specifically when it came to the three reading requirement and the majority vote requirement. The opinion went on to say the Bevin administration is “permanently enjoined” from enforcing the measure. Judge Shepherd did, however, agree with... Read more 

Kentucky HEALTH set to roll out soon as administration tracks court challenge

06/19/2018 07:29 PM

Kentucky is just weeks away from implementing a first of its kind work requirement for some Medicaid recipients in the Commonwealth, and Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Adam Meier, hopes the nation witnesses a smart and thoughtful implementation of the Kentucky HEALTH plan. The plan is a first of its kind innovation waiver approved by the federal government, but before the first Medicaid recipients in the state see any changes the waiver is being challenged in court. A... Read more 

Who got the upper hand during the U.S - North Korea summit?

06/19/2018 01:49 PM

FLORENCE – While the debate continues as to who the real winner was as a result of last week’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, many believe that the North Korean dictator got exactly what he wanted — a seat on the international stage. Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who is also the former director of the Harvard Institute of Politics, says that the summit fell right in line with the unpredictable... Read more 

Common Ground: National Opioid Crisis

06/18/2018 05:16 PM

Everyday more than 115 people in the United States die from an opioid overdose. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the scourge of addiction in the country is costing $78.5 billion a year. This includes costs incurred for healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment and criminal justice involvement. Here in Kentucky—we know the devastation that this epidemic has caused. On a previous Common Ground we spoke about the efforts of Kentucky officials to try and combat the addiction... Read more 

Fmr. Secretary of State Trey Grayson weighs on McGrath chances, House elections and Democratic candidates for governor

06/18/2018 05:10 PM

FLORENCE – Former Secretary of State and Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Trey Grayson believes that Amy McGrath’s win over Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the 6th Congressional District Democratic primary was the result of effective campaign ads as well as having the voters embrace her political outsider role. McGrath will take on Republican incumbent Congressman Andy Barr in November and Grayson believes the race will be one looked at by many around the country for possible early... Read more 

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