July 23, 2014

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kynect milestone: 100,000 enrollees reached Print E-mail

Private health plans up 121 percent since Thanksgiving week

The 100,000th Kentuckian has enrolled in health insurance thanks to kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange, continuing the surge of interest and applications for health insurance since Thanksgiving. If premiums are paid on time, coverage will begin for these enrolled Kentuckians on Jan. 1.

Important information for Medicare beneficiaries with replacement plans Print E-mail

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) is January 1 through February 14 of every year. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries who have coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan (also known as a Medicare Replacement plan or Medicare Health plan) can drop their Medicare Replacement plan and return to Original Medicare.  Changes that you make during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period go into effect the first day of the following month. During the MADP you can make changes only if you have a Medicare Replacement plan. You can add or drop drug coverage when you are switching to Original Medicare. You cannot make any changes if you have Original Medicare. If you have any questions, please call your local SHIP Program at 1-866-516-3051.  The SHIP Program is a non-profit that provides free and unbiased information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries.


Bill aims to boost treatment for heroin addicts Print E-mail

By John Cheaves, Lexington Herald Leader

Drug addicts could get better access to treatment and drug traffickers could face longer prison sentences under a bill that will have bipartisan support in the 2014 General Assembly, which starts next month.

Google retrieves stolen merchandise Print E-mail

Employees of Google, Inc. were at the Falmouth Police Department on Thursday, December 5 to retrieve nearly $18,000 worth of equipment and other belongings that were stolen from their vehicle in the Cold Spring area in September.

Motor fuels tax rate to decline on January 1 Print E-mail
Follow these food safety tips this Christmas Print E-mail

Parties, family dinners and seasonal gatherings where food is served are traditional part of holiday cheer. This holiday season, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) urges consumers to take precautions in purchasing and preparing food items, and to pay close attention to good hygiene practices to combat foodborne illness this Christmas.

Target credit card attacks - check your accounts! Print E-mail

The Better Business Bureau is warning, if you have shopped at Target lately, then be sure to check your financial accounts! The store announced it has been hit by a major credit-card attack involving up to 40 million consumer accounts. The credit card breach took place between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013. It involves the theft of information stored on the magnetic stripe on the backs of cards used at nearly all of Target's stores around the country.

Tips to stay clean and not revert during the holidays Print E-mail

Narconon Freedom Center, an alcohol and drug rehab facility, offers five tips to avoid relapse over the holidays when must-attend parties, family gatherings, hectic schedules and finances can add additional pressure to life.

The Christmas season is about hanging in there Print E-mail

By Glenn Mollette

My father fell off a barn when I was about thirteen years old. He cracked his vertebrae and missed about six months of work. There was no unemployment insurance, or federal relief money. Everything became very lean as life was put on hold in hopes of better days.

Bertram announces candidacy for judge/executive Print E-mail


Hello my name is Rob Bertram and I would like to announce my candidacy for judge/executive of Pendleton County.


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