President Barack Obama set to talk economy in Louisville on Thursday

President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in Louisville Thursday, the White House announced on Monday.

Obama will visit Indatus, a communications and software development company,...

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Kentucky's rural hospitals faring worse than others across the U.S., nine-month audit finds

FRANKFORT — Reiterating that his review of Kentucky’s network of rural hospitals is not a “rebuke” against Medicaid managed care or the Affordable Care...

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Boone County becomes largest county in the state to adopt right-to-work

BURLINGTON – On March 17, Boone County became the 11th county in the commonwealth to adopt a local right-to-work ordinance in a unanimous vote...

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GOP candidates talk heroin, education and public-private partnerships at N. Ky. Chamber forum

ERLANGER – The four GOP candidates for governor gathered in Northern Kentucky on Friday to make their pitch to Northern Kentucky Chamber of...

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Head of teachers’ pension wants special session for $3.3B bonding plan

FRANKFORT — After falling short in its bid for $3.3 billion in bonds to shore up its finances, the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System may...

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Hal Heiner builds lead in third-party poll while other GOP gubernatorial candidates dismiss results

An external poll released Thursday shows Republican gubernatorial hopeful Hal Heiner leading the GOP pack and extending his advantage from a March 10 Bluegrass...

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President Barack Obama set to talk economy in Louisville on Thursday

03/30/2015 06:08 PM

President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in Louisville Thursday, the White House announced on Monday. Obama will visit Indatus, a communications and software development company, to discuss the economy, according to the White House. Kentucky has proven infertile ground in Obama’s two presidential campaigns, twice losing handily to Republican candidates U.S. Sen John McCain of Arizona and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Thursday will mark the first time Obama has visited the state since 2011, when the president stopped in Covington... Read more 

Kentucky's rural hospitals faring worse than others across the U.S., nine-month audit finds

03/30/2015 03:46 PM

FRANKFORT — Reiterating that his review of Kentucky’s network of rural hospitals is not a “rebuke” against Medicaid managed care or the Affordable Care Act, Auditor Adam Edelen called on Monday for the creation of a panel to better monitor the fiscal wellbeing of rural medical facilities as federal health reforms solidify. Edelen hopes his nine-month review of the state’s 66 rural hospitals, which provide care for an estimated 45 percent of Kentucky’s population, will provide a “baseline” for tracking progress... Read more 

Boone County becomes largest county in the state to adopt right-to-work

03/28/2015 09:14 AM

BURLINGTON – On March 17, Boone County became the 11th county in the commonwealth to adopt a local right-to-work ordinance in a unanimous vote by the Boone County Fiscal Court. Boone County is the largest county in the state to pass such an ordinance, and the first in Northern Kentucky. The ordinance allows individuals to choose not to join a union and pay dues without being penalized or losing their jobs. The new ordinance would apply to labor contracts and re-negotiations effective... Read more 

GOP candidates talk heroin, education and public-private partnerships at N. Ky. Chamber forum

03/27/2015 04:57 PM

ERLANGER – The four GOP candidates for governor gathered in Northern Kentucky on Friday to make their pitch to Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce members and local officials as to why they should be the next governor. Topics ranged from how to improve education in the state to addressing the heroin epidemic. While all four candidates, entrepreneur Matt Bevin, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, Louisville businessman and former councilman Hal Heiner and former State Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott, applauded the... Read more 

Head of teachers’ pension wants special session for $3.3B bonding plan

03/27/2015 08:53 AM

FRANKFORT — After falling short in its bid for $3.3 billion in bonds to shore up its finances, the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System may request a special session to reconsider the proposal. Citing the “magnitude” of the $14 billion in unfunded pension liabilities that will quickly grow to $21.6 billion by July 1 without a funding plan, KTRS Executive Secretary Gary Harbin said Thursday the KTRS Board of Trustees has directed him to have external analysts look at the financial situation... Read more 

Hal Heiner builds lead in third-party poll while other GOP gubernatorial candidates dismiss results

03/26/2015 07:33 PM

An external poll released Thursday shows Republican gubernatorial hopeful Hal Heiner leading the GOP pack and extending his advantage from a March 10 Bluegrass Poll to double digits. Heiner, a former Louisville Metro Council member who led with 28 percent support in this month’s Bluegrass Poll, finished with 33.4 percent backing among 601 GOP voters, according to the Mississippi-based polling firm Triumph Campaigns. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer came in second at 19.1 percent, Louisville investment manager Matt Bevin finished third... Read more 

Matt Bevin drops first radio ads in GOP gubernatorial primary

03/26/2015 01:25 PM

Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Matt Bevin is dropping two radio ads with less than two-months to go before the May 19 gubernatorial primary election. One of the two 60 second radio spots plays off of the NCAA basketball tournament and the “final four” candidates vying for the GOP nomination. MAN: Bevin’s running for Governor? WOMAN: He sure is. Bevin was the first candidate to come out with a Blueprint for a Better Kentucky, a jobs plan so good other teams are... Read more 

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