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…

Leslie County Deputy Back Home

Leslie County Deputy Back Home Leslie County deputy Shane Wilson, who was shot Saturday in the Asher community, was welcomed home with a police escort on Sunday afternoon.Many emergency response organizations were in the escort including the Leslie Sheriff’s Department, Hyden City Police, Stinnett Fire and Rescue, Hyden Fire and Rescue and others.Wilson was…

Kentucky Reports First Vaping-Related Death

Kentucky Reports First Vaping-Related Death 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…

RFP

RFP Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration issued a request for proposals Friday for Medicaid managed care contracts. This comes 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 Health Plan…

Bipartisan Push to Limit Governor’s Pardon Powers

Bipartisan Push to Limit Governor’s Pardon Powers Responding to former Gov. Matt Bevin’s flurry of last-minute pardons, Kentucky lawmakers have introduced bills that would put checks on gubernatorial pardon powers and ensure victims are notified before their assailants are given clemency. Bevin, a Republican, issued hundreds of pardons between his electoral defeat in November…

Homeless Shelter Expands

Homeless Shelter Expands A homeless shelter in northern Kentucky is moving to a bigger facility and will offer more services, officials said.The Northern Kentucky Emergency Shelter in Covington will move to a building on West 13th Street later this year that includes space for a medical clinic, lockers and laundry services, the Kentucky Inquirer…