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Proposal would axe weather monitoring stations in Kentucky

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:42:04 GMT

A network of 69 weather monitoring stations used to issue warnings for tornados and flash floods across Kentucky would be eliminated under the latest budget proposal from the state's Republican governor. Gov. Matt Bevin has proposed cutting the $750,000 annual budget for the Kentucky Mesonet at Western Kentucky University.

Kentucky to Open Season Against EKU and NKU

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:40:58 GMT

Kentucky is set to open 2018 play with a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky and Northern Kentucky on Friday inside the Boone Tennis Center. Play will begin at 11 a.m. against EKU, while UK will face NKU at 3 p.m. Admission is free to both matches.

PSC Brings Rate Relief To Kentucky Power Co. Customers

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:07:06 GMT

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has trimmed by about four-fifths a base rate increase sought by Kentucky Power Co. and has substantially scaled back the company's demand-side management programs and the customer surcharges that pay for those programs.

Kentucky's Medicaid Work Requirement Is an About-Face

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:26:00 GMT

Ben Abell and Bree Pearsall worry about what it will mean for their business. The married couple raise lamb and grow 40 crops on a farm outside Louisville that Abell says is "minimally profitable."

McLean County Library to offer educational and employment services

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:27:22 GMT

Pilot programs in three Kentucky counties have begun, marking the official launch of the Library Economic Advantage Forum initiative, a partnership between the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives , Kentucky Adult Education Skills U and the Kentucky Career Center system. The LEAF initiative has been created to address the needs of Kentucky's families, through human services, education and training, and a streamlined, seamless workforce services system.

Family pushing for easier adoption laws as Bevin pledges more funding Read Story Robert Bradfield

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:44:11 GMT

Heb and Ashley Dearinger knew they wanted kids, but the final piece in their family puzzle would take them on a journey they weren't prepared for. "It's hard.

Doctors promote higher tax to combat smoking-related deaths

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:05:59 GMT

Smoking-related diseases inflict a much higher death toll in Kentucky than opioid-related overdoses, advocates of a higher cigarette tax told a legislative panel on Wednesday. Doctors pointed to smoking-related health ravages in a state that has led the nation in burley tobacco production as they promoted efforts to boost the cigarette tax by at least $1 per pack.

Teen sisters missing from Tennessee could be in Kentucky

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:27:16 GMT

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, along with the Robertson County Sheriff's Office , are asking for the public's help to locate two missing teenagers. Kayla, 17, and her sister Brooke, 14, disappeared from Springfield, Tenn., on Friday.

Wildcat Wearhouse has 16 locations across Kentucky.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:03:59 GMT

According to a Wednesday morning press release, the University of Kentucky has recently made significant changes to its licensing program which affected the 20-year-old business approach of the company. "We are working hard to adjust our business model to be able to continue to offer unique and top quality UK shirts at affordable prices.

What Others Say: Medicaid job requirements won't work and might backfire

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:42:02 GMT

The Trump administration last week approved the state of Kentucky's request to require able-bodied adults who receive Medicaid benefits to work at least 20 hours a week. Nine other states have made similar requests.

Plastic surgeon showed up drunk to operate at Kentucky hospital, reports say

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:57:27 GMT

Dr. Theodore Gerstle was arrested Monday after allegedly showing up to operate at a Kentucky hospital while drunk. Dr. Theodore Gerstle, of Lexington Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery , was scheduled to operate around noon on Monday at the Baptist Heath Lexington, but staff at the hospital were alerted that the physician was intoxicated, hospital spokesperson Ruth Ann Childers told the Lexington Herald Leader .

Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Introduced in Kentucky

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:26:24 GMT

Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky touted its potential as a viable alternative to ease the state's addiction woes from opioid painkillers. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined other advocates at a state Capitol event last week to promote a medical marijuana legalization bill introduced in the state House.

Kentucky is the First State to Implement Trump's Medicaid Plan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:20:43 GMT

On Saturday, January 13th, 2018, PBS News Hour shared the information that Kentucky is the first state to have Medicaid changes approved under the Trump administration's recent plan. The changes will require Kentucky residents who receive Medicaid to pay a monthly premium and to be able to show proof of employment, employment activity , or community service activities.

Kentucky governor proposes spending cuts of 6.25 percent

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:16:36 GMT

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentuckya s Medicaid work requirement plays to Trump base at little political risk

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:01:55 GMT

Kentucky is one of the poorest states in America, and its residents are among the sickest. Yet the governor's decision to force Medicaid recipients to meet a work requirement - something that could take health coverage away from 100,000 people - is unlikely to carry any political repercussions for the GOP in this deeply red state.

AG, through new cold case unit, vows zero untested sex assault kits bya Read Story Derrick Rose

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:01:54 GMT

Doubling down on his commitment to get justice for thousands of sexual assault survivors whose assault kits sat untested, sometimes for decades, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear on Tuesday announced the formation of a new cold case unit dedicated to investigate and prosecute the crimes and provide assistance to survivors. "Now that a majority of our untested SAFE kits have been tested, this unit can begin working with local and state officials to investigate and prosecute cold cases across Kentucky," Beshear said in a news release.

The Latest: Snow causes crash involving bus in Kentucky

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:02:35 GMT

Police say multiple people have been injured in a five-vehicle pileup that included a Greyhound bus on a snow-slicked interstate in south-central Kentucky. The crash, which also involved two commercial vehicles and two passenger vehicles, occurred Tuesday morning on I-65 near the 71 mile marker at the Bonnieville exit.