Bevin administration reverses course reinstating dental, vision coverage for expanded Medicaid population

UPDATED: After revoking dental and vision coverage for those in the expanded Medicaid population following a federal court decision which struck down the 1115 waiver,...

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Libertarian group calls on public to question federal dietary guidelines

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-Should the American government get out of the business of giving dietary advice? For decades, the USDA and Health and Human Services has...

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Attorney General Beshear talks education, hopes for the future in Louisville speech

LOUISVILLE — “I’ve got your back,” Attorney General Andy Beshear said, as he delivered the keynote speech to hundreds of educators and human service providers...

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Kentucky Distillers' Association unsure impact tariffs will have

FRANKFORT- As the possibility of a trade war shows no signs of slowing down—Kentucky lawmakers wanted to know how it is affecting a bluegrass signature...

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Progressive group says states have power to increase voter participation

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-What if voting could be more convenient? A progressive think tank says states could adopt policies that could dramatically increase voter participation. When...

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The list: Who could run for Attorney General in 2019?

With Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, officially running for governor in 2019 he’s created an open seat for the constitutional office he currently holds, but...

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Bevin administration reverses course reinstating dental, vision coverage for expanded Medicaid population

07/19/2018 06:20 PM

UPDATED: After revoking dental and vision coverage for those in the expanded Medicaid population following a federal court decision which struck down the 1115 waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH, the Bevin administration is now reversing course and reinstating the benefits. In a statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services sent at 5:52pm on Thursday, the administration said they had hoped for a quick re-approval of the program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid by August 1. “We... Read more 

Libertarian group calls on public to question federal dietary guidelines

07/19/2018 05:18 PM

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-Should the American government get out of the business of giving dietary advice? For decades, the USDA and Health and Human Services has been telling us what the best foods are for our bodies but a new report suggests the government should just stay out of it. Many of us may have grown up being told to eat our fruits and veggies but one clinical biochemist warns it was bad nutrition advice from the federal government that has... Read more 

Attorney General Beshear talks education, hopes for the future in Louisville speech

07/19/2018 03:38 PM

LOUISVILLE — “I’ve got your back,” Attorney General Andy Beshear said, as he delivered the keynote speech to hundreds of educators and human service providers in Louisville on Thursday. Beshear’s speech was met with applause from those in attendance at the Family Resources and Youth Services “Victory Over Violence” conference in downtown Louisville. The Democratic Attorney General, and so far only declared candidate in the 2019 race for governor, listed highlights from his time in office and said there were... Read more 

Kentucky Distillers' Association unsure impact tariffs will have

07/19/2018 03:21 PM

FRANKFORT- As the possibility of a trade war shows no signs of slowing down—Kentucky lawmakers wanted to know how it is affecting a bluegrass signature industry. Members of the interim joint committee on Economic Development and workforce investment heard from the Kentucky Distillers Association on how the newly imposed tariffs are affecting the burgeoning bourbon industry. The association was hesitant to speak specifically to the impact the tariffs will have—but told members it won’t be good. “This is probably going... Read more 

Progressive group says states have power to increase voter participation

07/18/2018 09:18 AM

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-What if voting could be more convenient? A progressive think tank says states could adopt policies that could dramatically increase voter participation. When America elected President Donald Trump, there were 92 million eligible voters who didn’t show up at the polls. “It’s an astounding number and when we look at the 2014 midterms, that number rises to 143 million people who didn’t vote, said Danielle Root, Voting Rights Manager at the Center for American Progress. The left leaning think... Read more 

The list: Who could run for Attorney General in 2019?

07/17/2018 10:38 AM

With Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, officially running for governor in 2019 he’s created an open seat for the constitutional office he currently holds, but there are only so many people that fit the bill for the post. Under Kentucky’s Constitution there’s an additional requirement that a candidate for the office of Attorney General needs to be a practicing lawyer for eight years prior to the election, be at least 30 years old and a resident of the state for... Read more 

Common Ground: Political Discourse

07/16/2018 05:17 PM

It’s no secret that in the past couple years politics has turned down right nasty. What used to be attacks on policy—have turned into personal attacks on politicians. Freedom of speech and the right to protest are some of the things that the country prides itself for—but when those protests turn personal—it becomes vicious. From protesters disrupting meals with those they disagree with—to lawmakers saying derogatory names about those on the other side of the aisle. Political discourse in the country... Read more 

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