Kentucky made it onto good, bad and ugly lists in 2012
12/26/2012 09:08 AM
There’s a list for just about everything. And Kentucky has been making many of them all year.
But it’s not always for the best reasons. Kentuckians have high rates of heart disease, diabetes and other problems. And financially, the state government is on shaky ground.
Still, Kentucky has been recognized by national groups and publications for its good qualities.
So here’s an unvarnished round-up of the good, the bad and the ugly of Kentucky’s appearances in various rankings this year:
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Ex-Gov. Beshear accuses Gov. Bevin of shaking down employees, businesses week after administration launches own inquiry
Retiring Rep. Brad Montell says social media has turned job of a legislator into a full-time commitment
Jim Gray keeps jobs message at forefront of campaign talking points, takes aim at Rand Paul ahead of primary
Diabetes advocates bristle at loss of line-item appropriation for prevention in budget, but officials say money exists in base funding
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