Beth Musgrave and Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader http://weku.fm en Judge Rules on Coventry Cares Contract Dispute http://weku.fm/post/judge-rules-coventry-cares-contract-dispute <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/20/2232019/judge-orders-coventry-cares-to.html">A federal judge ruled Wednesday</a> that Coventry Cares must continue its contract with Appalachian Regional Healthcare through Nov. 1 to meet the medical needs of 25,000 Eastern Kentucky Medicaid patients. ARH operates eight hospitals and other health clinics in the region. Coventry is one of three companies the state hired Nov. 1 to manage care for the 560,000 Kentuckians enrolled in the federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:04:17 +0000 Beth Musgrave and Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader 28411 at http://weku.fm Death toll rises to 19, at least 300 injured in Friday's storm http://weku.fm/post/death-toll-rises-19-least-300-injured-fridays-storm <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/03/2093069/death-toll-rises-to-14-at-least.html">UPDATED: The death toll from a </a>wave of violent weather that struck Kentucky Friday afternoon rose to 16 by Saturday at 9:30 a.m., with an estimated 300 injured, said Kentucky Army National Guard Specialist James Moore. The state was hit late Friday with severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and torrential rains. The number of deaths and injuries have been climbing since late Friday, as officials have collected reports from various counties.</p><p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:38:06 +0000 Beth Musgrave and Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader 22548 at http://weku.fm Panel Approves Care Home Bill http://weku.fm/post/panel-approves-care-home-bill <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/15/2070238/bill-spawned-by-death-of-brain.html">Six months after a brain-injured Lebanon</a> man disappeared from a Falmouth personal care home and died, a panel of lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday aimed at preventing similar deaths. Larry Lee&#39;s family mounted an extensive search to find the 32-year-old man with a history of mental illness, but it was four weeks after his August disappearance before Lee&#39;s body was found on the banks of the Licking River not far from Falmouth Nursing Home in Pendleton County. The personal care home where he was placed by the state did not have adequate services for Lee, his family said. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:30:27 +0000 Beth Musgrave and Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader 21579 at http://weku.fm Panel Approves Care Home Bill Death Focuses Concern on Personal Care Homes http://weku.fm/post/death-focuses-concern-personal-care-homes <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/10/02/1904938/death-of-mentally-ill-man-puts.html">Larry Joe Lee was worried about his mother</a>. Carolyn Lee was recovering from heart surgery at her Lebanon farm. When her son called her on Wednesday, Aug. 3, &quot;he told me to take care of myself and that he loved me.&quot; Phone calls from her second-oldest child weren&#39;t always pleasant. Larry Joe Lee, 32, had a brain injury, was schizophrenic, bipolar and diabetic. Sometimes, he would get agitated and say hurtful things to his parents on the phone. But on that Wednesday, Larry Joe, as his family called him, was having a good day. It was the last time she talked to him. Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:48:25 +0000 Beth Musgrave and Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader 13527 at http://weku.fm Letcher County Rest Home Takeover Ordered http://weku.fm/post/letcher-county-rest-home-takeover-ordered <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/06/10/1769238/judge-orders-takeover-of-golden.html">A judge has ordered that a </a>receiver take over a troubled personal care home in Letcher County that has been the subject of numerous state citations and federal and state criminal charges. Letcher Circuit Court Judge Samuel Wright granted a temporary restraining order Thursday and appointed a receiver to oversee the finances and day-to-day operations of the troubled Jenkins home that is licensed to care for 44 residents. Wright issued the restraining order and appointed the receiver at the request of Attorney General Jack Conway&#39;s office. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:21:35 +0000 Beth Musgrave and Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader 6100 at http://weku.fm