Limiting The Cost Of Diabetes Supplies

Limiting The Cost Of Diabetes Supplies In a state affected by high diabetes rates, the Kentucky House passed legislation Wednesday to limit out-of-pocket costs paid by many Kentuckians relying on life-saving insulin supplies.The bill cleared the House on a 92-0 vote and now goes to the Senate.The bipartisan measure would limit out-of-pocket costs at…

Gubernatorial Limits On Pardon Powers

Gubernatorial Limits On Pardon Powers A Kentucky legislative panel gave initial approval to a proposed constitutional amendment to put limits on a governor’s power to grant pardons.The proposed amendment stems from a flurry of last-minute pardons by former Gov. Matt Bevin.The measure cleared the Senate State and Local Government Committee Wednesday.It stems from a…

Advancing Marsy’s Law

Advancing Marsy’s Law A Senate panel voted to advance a new version of Marsy’s Law.The bill is another constitutional amendment to require victims of crime to be notified throughout the judicial process.The controversial bill passed the general assembly and was signed into law two years ago, but it was overturned by a supreme court…

Park Achieves Fundraising Goal

Park Achieves Fundraising Goal A proposed nearly 10-acre private park in downtown Lexington has achieved a key fundraising goal- surpassing $12 million in donations.“Families across Lexington realize the importance of this park and want to be a part of it,” said Allison Lankford, executive director of Town Branch Park. “Their generous donations have fueled…

Feedback On Education

Feedback On Education Kentucky officials are seeking final feedback on a plan to guide career and technical education in the future.Based on initial feedback, the Kentucky Department of Education revised its draft of the Carl D. Perkins State Plan, also known as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.Stakeholders have…

Grant Funding For Flooded Counties

Grant Funding For Flooded Counties Governor Andy Beshear and the Energy and Environment Cabinet announced that $500,000 in grant funding is available to 12 counties in Southeastern Kentucky for flooding cleanup.The 12 counties that declared a state of emergency after the recent flooding qualify for the grant money. This includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Hickman,…

Boats Deliver Groceries And Water

Boats Deliver Groceries And Water Monday, officials in Leslie County county took a boat out to deliver food and water to the people trapped.”Fortunately we haven’t had any medical emergencies,” said John Newell, District 4’s Magistrate.Newell and two others loaded up the boat late Monday morning. The boat was released at the entrance to…