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…

Fazoli’s Coming To Pikeville

Fazoli’s Coming To Pikeville Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard announced Thursday plans to bring a Fazoli’s restaurant to Pikeville in the summer of 2020.Jordan Stapleton and Hillary Harkins will run the new restaurant along with Stapleton’s mother Anita. The Stapleton family has been in the restaurant business for nearly 35 years.“We are teaming…

Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities

Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he supports a new bill that would prohibit sanctuary cities for undocumented immigrants.Cameron said the bill is needed to support law enforcement and to make sure they have all the tools they need. The bill is Senate Bill 1 and is the chamber’s top priority…

Requiring A Voter ID

Requiring A Voter ID Senate Bill 2, one of the Kentucky Senate’s top priorities for this legislative session, would require voters to show a photo ID.Secretary of State Michael Adams said this is not because of any problems in Kentucky. During an announcement Wednesday, Adams said this is mainly due to problems of voter…

Making School Busses Safer

Making School Busses Safer As Kentucky legislators convene this month, a new bill up for consideration is aimed at holding drivers accountable and keeping children safer regarding school busses.The bill includes a provision to put cameras on the exterior of the bus.Some districts already have the cameras affixed to the stop arms that come…