Local/Regional News

Poverty Afflicts 1 In 4 Kentucky Children

Jul 21, 2015
kyyouth.org

A new report says poverty remains the biggest problem facing Kentucky children, a trend affecting all other aspects of child well-being.

AP

Republican State Sen. Chris McDaniel says he expects lawmakers will wind up reworking language in 2015’s anti-heroin bill during the next session.

SCAPE/Landscape Architecture of New York

The search is on for Lexington’s first project management director.

Associated Press

A county clerk in Kentucky says she prayed and fasted for months before deciding to stop issuing marriage licenses once the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

A work group formed by Governor Steve Beshear has started trying to craft recommendations to shore up the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System.

Kentucky Caregivers Criticize Medicaid Audits

Jul 20, 2015

Some companies that provide Medicaid-funded homes and services for Kentucky adults with disabilities are warning that state audits of their businesses could force them to cut back services or go out of business.

Popular Cumberland Gap Attraction Closed Due To Flooding

Jul 17, 2015
www.nps.gov/cuga/

A popular attraction at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park has closed due to flooding.

AP

Court proceedings will resume next week in the case of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses following the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex unions in June. The hearing was put on pause Monday because Davis’s lawyers said she had not received official notification of the lawsuit.

Kentucky Republicans are questioning the need for Kentucky health insurance exchange, known as Kynect, in the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling keeping federal subsidies in place for plans purchased through both state or federal exchanges.

LFUCG

In this week's episode, reporter Chase Cavanaugh speaks with Councilman Jake Gibbs, who represents Lexington's third district.

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