Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller Resigns

Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has resigned her position, effective Feb. 29. Secretary Janie Miller was appointed by Beshear during his first term. The Cabinet is responsible for overseeing Medicaid and social services. Miller’s resignation comes at a time when the department’s transparency is […]

Judge Orders Cabinet for Health and Family Services Pay Fees

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has been ordered to pay more $70,000 in penalties and attorney’s fees to three newspapers. The papers, including the Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Todd County Standard, filed suit against the cabinet for not releasing adequate documents regarding child welfare cases. The cabinet has been in […]

Summit to Address Legislative Changes Regarding Child Welfare Issues

Kentucky Youth Advocates is inviting lawmakers to a summit on Jan. 14 to discuss potential legislative changes that would affect the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Attendees will try to craft ideas that encourage transparency. “Our goal for Jan. 14 is to come out of that with some hard nosed practical legislative solutions because […]

Society of Professional Journalists Criticizes “Campaign of Obfuscation” by Kentucky Agency

The Society of Professional Journalists has given the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services the runner-up spot in the annual Black Hole Awards.

The mocking award goes to agencies that lack transparency and are given out during the SPJ’s “Sunshine Week.” The state of Utah took the top prize this year, but the Cabinet for Health and Family Services was close behind.