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Beshear: Prescription abuse crackdown having impact
Since Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill to crack down on prescription pain pill abuse, 10 pain management clinics have closed and the numbers of prescriptions issued for the most commonly abused drugs have declined.
Task force studying middle school sports
A task force established by the General Assembly to review middle school athletics began Monday reviewing more than 50 recommendations from its individual members, most of them concerning student-athlete safety and coaches’ requirements.
Veep debate in Danville carries high stakes
It’s a job ridiculed by some who held it, its most important duty just to be there in case the top guy should die.
Report on western Kentucky smelters disappoints state lawmakers
A legislative panel was hoping for suggestions from a Wisconsin energy consulting firm about how the state can keep two aluminum smelters operating in western Kentucky.
Chandler talks Medicare with seniors
Doris White is a Republican. She’s also 67 and on Medicare and so far she hasn’t made up her mind how she’ll vote in the 6th Congressional District race between incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr.
Beshear would consider Williams for judicial vacancy
Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he would consider appointing Senate President David Williams to the open circuit judge seat for Clinton, Cumberland and Monroe counties.
That is, if his long-time political nemesis is chosen by the Judicial Nominating Commission for the position in the 40th Circuit.
Bornlearning Academies will be in 10 elementary schools across state
Shannon Hankins, an English Language Arts teacher at Crabbe Elementary School in Ashland, understands what Gov. Steve Beshear means when he says: “When children start out behind, they stay behind.”
Benton to manage McConnell’s re-election campaign
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
Kentucky Republican Candidates call for end to legislative pensions
A group of Republican candidates for the state House and Senate and one independent candidate called Wednesday for an end to state legislative pensions funded by the state.
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