Increase In Food Prices

Increase In Food Prices The cost of a variety of foods showed a slight increase over the past year, with most items fluctuating during the fourth quarter, the Kentucky Farm Bureau said.The Farm Bureau’s Marketbasket Survey showed an increase in the average overall cost of food during three of the four quarters in 2019,…

Governor Gets Involved In Coal Industry

Governor Gets Involved In Coal Industry Governor Andy Beshear pledged that his state Labor Cabinet will take the miners’ employer to court if the company does not comply with his administration’s demand for records.This is in response to the Quest Energy coal miners who blocked a railroad track Monday night due to unpaid wages.The…

Kentucky Lawmakers Assemble Bags Of Food

Kentucky Lawmakers Assemble Bags Of Food Kentucky lawmakers assembled bags of food to be distributed to children at risk of going hungry at an event planned by a House leader who remains hospitalized.Lawmakers from both parties formed assembly lines Monday to put pasta, canned vegetables, pudding cups, juice boxes and other food into bags.The…

Weapon Carrying In KY Public Schools

Weapon Carrying In KY Public Schools Any police officers assigned to Kentucky schools would have to be armed under a bill introduced Monday as a follow-up to last year’s school safety law stemming from a deadly shooting.The new measure was filed by Senate Education Committee Chairman Max Wise, who called the proposal a priority…

Williamson Memorial Hospital Furloughs Employees

Williamson Memorial Hospital Furloughs Employees Twenty employees at Williamson Memorial Hospital will be furloughed as the hospital re-organizes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.The hospital made the announcement Monday night.”After a comprehensive evaluation process, the hospital has developed a new, streamlined structure that is more appropriate considering current volumes,” the hospital said in a release. “Unfortunately,…

State Of The Commonwealth Speech

State Of The Commonwealth Speech Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear will give his first State of the Commonwealth speech to lawmakers and a statewide television audience tonight. The speech in the state House chambers will be broadcast on Kentucky Educational Television. House and Senate members will convene at 7 p.m. EST for the speech.The Democratic…

Miners Block Coal Delivery

Miners Block Coal Delivery Pike County miners are blocking a train loaded with coal from leaving a mine in Kimper.Several miners and their families stood on the tracks leading from Quest Energy in Blackburn Bottom Monday afternoon.A train loaded down with coal is stuck on the tracks. A CSX crew went to the tracks…

Governor Beshear Restoring Workplace Safety

Governor Beshear Restoring Workplace Safety Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is restoring a workplace safety board that was abolished by former Gov. Matt Bevin.Beshear said on Friday the move to reestablish the 12-member Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is an effort to strengthen safety in the workplace.Bevin used an executive order in July 2018…

Vaping Death In Kentucky

Vaping Death In Kentucky Kentucky health officials on Friday announced the state’s first probable vaping-related death.The man who died was in his late 20s, said Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Angela Dearinger.The Centers for Disease Control website said as of Tuesday, 57 vaping-related deaths had been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia.Kentucky…

Governor Beshear Making Medicaid Changes

Governor Beshear Making Medicaid Changes Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration issued a request for proposals Friday for Medicaid managed care contracts after Beshear canceled contracts awarded by former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration near the end of Bevin’s term last year.Contracts with Aetna via Coventry Cares, Anthem Inc., Humana Inc. via CareSource, Passport…