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Nearly one quarter of Kentucky's 66 rural hospitals are in danger of closing according to one of the first broad examinations of the financial health of the state's medical system.

Two weeks ago, Boone County became the latest – and largest – Kentucky county to adopt a policy Republicans in the General Assembly hope will one day be the norm across the entire state. And the county’s leaders believe it will stand up in court.

AP (Timothy D. Easley)

Monday GOP gubernatorial contender and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer detailed his healthcare recommendations for Kentucky, the first pillar of a five-point plan to be released in the coming weeks.

Comer To Outline Health Care Plan

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Republican candidate for Governor James Comer says he will reveal details of a health care plan today that he says will move people off of Medicaid and into private insurance.

Plan Calls For Pipeline To Carry Natural Gas Liquids

Mar 28, 2015

A proposal to "repurpose" a natural gas pipeline that runs through 18 counties in Kentucky is drawing some concerns.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports officials in central Kentucky say they worry about the ramifications if there's a leak or an explosion, especially near rivers and lakes that supply communities with water.

Josh James / WUKY

Hard hit Kentucky coal communities will be the target of up to $38 million in federal grants aimed at reviving local economies. It's all part of what’s being dubbed the “POWER Initiative.”

Chase Cavanaugh

Bryan Station High School held its ninth annual Diversity Fair  on Friday. 


Attorney General and presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway has some strong words for a Republican lawmaker who criticized his job performance on the Senate floor during the closing hours of the 2015 legislative session.


Mar 27, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) --The Kentucky Wildcat's quest for perfection and the NCAA National Title that eluded them one year ago; prompting players to forgo the NBA and play at UK for another season, is within reach.

Josh James / WUKY

While Governor Steve Beshear and other state leaders are praising the 2015 session as one of most productive sessions in recent years, several major debates were left unresolved, including how best to plug a massive funding hole in the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System.