Public Workers React to Latest Pension Bill

Feb 21, 2018
Stu Johnson

On the day legislative leaders from both the House and Senate offered details of the new public pension reform bill, reaction came from those directly affected by proposed changes.  It happened by circumstance.

Cheri Lawson

A Northern Kentucky woman is making it her mission to help the homeless and the environment.

The 43- year- old has a special nickname for a reason.

Stu Johnson

Kentucky lawmakers are being asked to make significant changes in the state’s criminal justice system. Much of the formal capitol rotunda announcement Tuesday focused on ways to reduce prison populations and save taxpayer dollars.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has filed a lawsuit in response to a legal challenge over Kentucky’s new Medicaid work requirement.

Kentucky is the first state in the country to require people to work or volunteer in order to keep Medicaid benefits.

 

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The Kentucky Association of Food Banks will benefit from a $10,000 grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation, a component fund of the California based “Community Foundation.” 

Association Programs Coordinator Sarah Vaughn says the money will help get produce from farms to hungry citizens in need. “We’re required by law to pay below wholesale prices to farmers, but the money that they receive is supposed to help to cover the cost of picking, packing, and transporting the produce to the food banks,” said Vaughn.

Record Breaking Warmth Possible This Month

Feb 19, 2018
Stu Johnson

A warm period in February could break more than one record this week in the bluegrass state.  It’s too soon to say if these unseasonable conditions will affect crop growing farmers this spring.

Kentucky Health Exchange Defied Dire Predictions

Feb 19, 2018
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The dire predictions of how the Kentucky Health Exchange would be impacted by a shortened enrollment period turned out to be wrong.

Some experts said enrollments could drop by as much as 30 percent, said John Watkins, the acting director of the Kentucy Health Exchange.

Instead, Kentucky was one of only two states in the country to see a double-digit rise in the number of folks obtaining health coverage.

He says his team implemented streamlined outreach using social media tools like texting.

Focus On Business: Tim Guthrie on Base 1-10

Feb 19, 2018

Today, Tom Martin talks with Tim Guthrie of Lexington's Base 1-10 about the growth of shared workspaces, an answer to the isolation of being among the growing number of independent contractors in today's economy.

Tim Guthrie will be Tom Martin's guest on the next Eastern Standard program, Thursday morning at 11 on WEKU.

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 Social Autopsy

RAHUL GUPTA: If you have heart disease or you may be at risk of having heart disease there are a lot of risk factors. The doctor might often say you’re a walking heart attack about to happen and we need to do a set of things to lower your risk for that event

Senate Resolution on Pornography Introduced

Feb 19, 2018
Stu Johnson

A Kentucky senator has introduced a resolution recognizing pornography as a “public health crisis.”  The resolution wording, brought by Greensburg Senator David Givens, also acknowledges the need for education on the harmful effects of pornography. 

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 Social Autopsy

RAHUL GUPTA: If you have heart disease or you may be at risk of having heart disease there are a lot of risk factors. The doctor might often say you’re a walking heart attack about to happen and we need to do a set of things to lower your risk for that event

Fracking Waste Disposal: Still A Hot Mess

Feb 14, 2018
Bill Hughes

The slogan for Estill County is “where the bluegrass kisses the mountains.” But since 2015 the county, population 15,000, is widely known as the place where radioactive material generated by the oil and gas industry in a process known as fracking was dumped near some schools.

Immigration Court Expansion in Ohio Valley Region

Feb 8, 2018
Stu Johnson

With Congress in a heated immigration debate, the Ohio Valley region is adding to its immigration courts. Sources within the Justice Department say Kentucky will have a new immigration court operating in Louisville as soon as April, and Ohio is adding additional judges to handle deportations and other immigration cases. The changes in immigration policy have left many people with an uncertain future.

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