Local/Regional News

Benefit Cuts Announced Following Medicaid Ruling

Jul 2, 2018
Associated Press

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says dental and vision coverage is being cut for nearly a half-million Kentuckians due to a ruling that rejected the state's Medicaid overhaul plan.

Lexington Is Brimming With Pride

Jun 29, 2018

Tomorrow is the annual Lexington Pride Festival. Christopher Bauer, President of the Pride Community Services Organization says you can expect the 11th year to be the biggest yet with more than 30,000 anticipated attendees.

Associated Press

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled against Gov. Matt Bevin’s first-in-the-nation Medicaid waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH. The 1115 waiver alters the state’s Medicaid expansion by instituting new work or volunteer requirements for able-bodied recipients.

Josh James / WUKY

Two Democrats who fought it out in the Sixth District congressional primary met on friendlier terms in Lexington Friday.

Ringleader Of Whiskey Theft Ring Gets Shock Probation

Jun 29, 2018
Karyn Czar

The ringleader of a whiskey theft operation that's already a part of Kentucky lore was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but his time behind bars is ending after a month. A judge on Friday shortened the jail time for ex-distillery worker Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger after prosecutors raised no objection to a defense request for shock probation.

AP Photo/Adam Beam

The former Democratic leader of the Kentucky Senate does not have to pay his Republican successor a $200,000 defamation judgment after a state Appeals Court ruled a TV ad he ran in 2014 was accurate and protected by the First Amendment.

Federal authorities in Kentucky said Thursday they uncovered schemes to divert thousands of powerful opioid painkillers and submit millions of dollars in false medical billings as part of the government's nationwide crackdown on health care fraud.

Study Looks At Ways To Control Dust Coal Miners Breathe

Jun 28, 2018
AP Photo/David Goldman

A new report examines the way coal dust inhaled by miners is regulated as health and safety officials grapple with an increase in cases of severe black lung disease in Appalachia.

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

A Kentucky senator who served on President Donald Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council during the 2016 presidential campaign says then-candidate Trump sounded amenable to providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, commonly known as dreamers.

Officials: Kentucky's Hepatitis A Outbreak Now Worst In US

Jun 28, 2018
CDC/Betty Partin

The hepatitis A outbreak in Louisville and other parts of Kentucky is now the worst in the country.