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J.R. Gray Among 6 Men Owed Over $100K in Pensions
Saturday, January 14, 2017 5:13 AM
Kentucky taxpayers owe six state lawmakers well over $100,000 year in retirement benefits, including western Kentucky's J.R. Gray. Two of the state's retirement systems released benefit information for most current and former state lawmakers on Friday. The information was made public after The Associated Press and other news agencies filed an open records request under a new state law that ...
Accrediting Agency: Bill Addresses UofL Concerns
Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:08 AM
An official at the accrediting agency that placed the University of Louisville on probation says it appears Kentucky lawmakers are "working to address the concerns" that resulted in the sanction. The email from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges says newly enacted legislation dealing with UofL's governance appears to be "moving in the direction of ...
Fort Knox to Stop Accepting KY Licenses for Entry
Friday, January 13, 2017 8:23 PM
Kentucky residents soon may need a passport to enter Fort Knox. The News-Enterprise of Elizabethtown reports Kentucky licenses and state-issued IDs don't meet minimum security standards established by the 2005 Real ID Act. Fort Knox issued a statement saying that beginning Jan. 30, the post will no longer accept a license from Kentucky and eight ...
Inmate Dies from Prison Fight Earlier This Month
Friday, January 13, 2017 4:03 PM
Kentucky corrections officials say a prisoner has died of injuries from a fight with another inmate earlier this month. The state Department of Corrections says the inmate died Wednesday of injuries he suffered during a Jan. 4 fight at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange. Officials say the inmate was taken to a local hospital after the fight. Kentucky ...
Yarmuth: No Consensus on Obamacare Replacement
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:04 PM
Congressman John Yarmuth isn't sure Republicans will be able to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act. Yarmuth says there's "absolutely no way" Republicans can come up with a plan to replace Obama Care in a short period of time. He says there is no consensus on what a replacement should be. Yarmuth says "it's not a certainty at all" that Republicans can get ...
Health Officials Say KY Flu Activity Widespread
Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:04 AM
Kentucky health officials have raised the flu activity level in the state from regional to widespread. A statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services on Thursday says widespread is the highest level of flu activity and means there has been increased activity or outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. Department of Public Health Commissioner Hiram C. Polk urged ...
State Pulls Workers Out of 31 Unemployment Offices
Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:07 AM
The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is pulling its employees out of 31 unemployment centers across Kentucky in an effort to save money. Media outlets report workers with the Office of Employment and Training throughout the state received notice Tuesday about the changes. Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner says the OET will be consolidated from 51 Kentucky Career Centers into 12 hubs and ...
Bevin Makes Second Trip to Detroit Auto Show
Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:10 AM
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is in Detroit to attend the North American International Auto Show. Bevin's office says the governor and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Terry Gill are speaking with automotive industry leaders and promoting the state. This is Bevin's second trip to the show since he took office in December 2015. The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association says the auto ...
McConnell: Obamacare Repeal Good for Kentuckians
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:26 AM
Obamacare repeal good for Kentucky - By Mitch McConnell As published in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Jan. 9 Every day, Kentuckians are reading headlines that Obamacare is a failure. Supporters of Obamacare promised lower costs, but it sent them soaring. They promised families could keep their plans or doctors, but many Kentuckians have seen their options limited. Every year since this ...
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