Group Hopes to Break Two-Party System With Internet Primary

A national group that hopes to give voters more choices in this year’s presidential election is bringing its campaign to Kentucky. Americans Elect wants to field a presidential ticket in all 50 states. The group will nominate a candidate through a primary online at AmericansElect.org. The group will soon petition to get a candidate on the […]

Beshear Announces 7-Day Trade Trip to Japan, Taiwan

Governor Steve Beshear will once again embark on an international trade mission to Asia. Beshear has made several such trips as governor. His most recent was a visit India last year. This time, Beshear will spend seven days promoting Kentucky industries in Taiwan and Japan. “I’m very excited for the opportunities this visit offers the […]

Denton Has Concerns About More Private Medicaid Operators in Louisville

The problems with privatized Medicaid in Eastern and Western Kentucky could be coming to Louisville. Passport Health Plan has run Medicaid in Louisville and the surrounding area for more than a decade. The system was the model for last year’s Medicaid privatization, which brought three new Medicaid management companies into the state. The federal government […]

Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues

Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state’s largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists. CoventryCares is one of three new private Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) that began business in the commonwealth last year. […]

Conway, Grimes Team Up to Prevent Voter Fraud

Kentucky officials are once again planning to crack down on voter fraud in the May 22 primary. Attorney General Jack Conway and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced their partnership on the issue Tuesday, giving details of this year’s Election Integrity Task Force. The task force investigates allegations of fraud. Some allegations come from […]

Moore Launches First Attack Ad Against Massie In Fourth District Primary

The first ad attack in the Fourth Congressional District GOP primary has hit the airwaves. Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore released the ad district-wide Tuesday. It attacks fellow candidate and Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie for increasing spending in his county budget. The ad goes on to say Moore has helped his county, by lowering unemployment […]

Gun Rights Groups Make Conflicting Endorsements In Fourth District Primary

Two competing gun rights organizations have made conflicting endorsements in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District Republican primary. The National Rifle Association has endorsed Alecia Webb-Edgington, while the less well-known National Association for Gun Rights is backing Thomas Massie. The NRA, in a statement, praised Webb-Edgington’s support of the Second Amendment as a state lawmaker. Webb-Edgington and […]

Health Poll Shows Majority of Kentuckians Favor Statewide Smoking Ban

A new poll by a nonpartisan health organization suggests a majority of Kentuckians would support a statewide smoking ban. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. And its 2011 poll, taken last fall and released this week, shows that 54 percent of Kentuckians would approve an indoor statewide […]

Moore Picks Up Second Pro-Life Endorsement in Fourth Congressional District Race

Republican congressional candidate Gary Moore now has endorsements from two major pro-life groups. Moore received the endorsement of Kentucky Right to Life today. Moore is also the Boone County Judge-Executive, and he previously received the Northern Kentucky Right to Life endorsement. “Now having sole endorsements from Kentucky Right to Life, along with the sole endorsement […]

Tax Consultants Plan to Consider Different Approaches as They Advise Commission

A group of three economists hopes to provide key input to Kentucky’s tax commission this summer. The Blue Ribbon Tax Commission picked three professors to act as consultants as the group considers changes to the state’s tax code. Two are from the University of Kentucky and one is from the University of Tennessee. UK professor […]