Report: Thousands Of Eligible Children Not Enrolled In KCHIP

A report released Monday says that only about half of the Kentucky children eligible for health insurance under a state Medicaid program are signed  up for the coverage. The report was issued by a coalition of groups that includes Kentucky Youth Advocates.    Executive Director Terry Brooks says it’s estimated that some 60,000 Kentucky children are not… Continue reading Report: Thousands Of Eligible Children Not Enrolled In KCHIP

New County Attorney Appointed

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has appointed a new Jefferson County Attorney. The job goes to Michael O’Connell, a former judge who’s has served on and off as an assistant county attorney since 1975. O’Connell was appointed to succeed outgoing County Attorney Irv Maze, who resigned to accept a judgeship appointment from the governor. Since Maze’s… Continue reading New County Attorney Appointed

Beshear Meets With Road Contract Investigators

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Federal authorities have briefed Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on their ongoing investigation of the state Transportation Cabinet. They’re trying to determine if a former cabinet engineer leaked highway project cost information to potential bidders, including Leonard Lawson of Lexington. Beshear believes the probe is limited to activities that allegedly… Continue reading Beshear Meets With Road Contract Investigators

Beshear Eases Restrictions On Electric Cars

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The prospects for construction of an electric car plant in Kentucky have risen, following action by Governor Steve Beshear. The governor issued an executive order allowing, under specific conditions, low-speed, electric vehicles to operate on some Kentucky roadways. That’s good news says Randy Waldman, of Integrity Manufacturing in Shepherdsville,… Continue reading Beshear Eases Restrictions On Electric Cars

Beshear To Cut Road Construction Costs

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the state will downscale road projects to save money, but not at the expense of safety. Beshear says road construction costs have risen more than 40% in the last three years, but road fund revenues are not keeping up. So, costs have to be… Continue reading Beshear To Cut Road Construction Costs

Beshear Town Hall Tour Resumes In Shepherdsville

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear resumes his town hall tour of Kentucky Tuesday with a stop in Bullitt County. The governor will speak to constituents and take questions starting at 6:00pm at Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville. It’s the sixth stop on his 13 city “Beshear About Kentucky” tour that began July 17 in Pike County. Beshear… Continue reading Beshear Town Hall Tour Resumes In Shepherdsville