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New group offers a proposal to save Kentucky's Medicaid expansion

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 9:34am
Saying Kentucky's expansion of Medicaid to about 500,000 Kentuckians must be preserved, a group led by hospital executives has launched a campaign to get lawmakers to consider broadening a state tax on health care providers to help pay for it. Norton Healthcare Vice President Riggs Lewis, the group's president, said Wednesday that the plan would generate revenue to fund the expansion as Medicaid costs rise in future years. "Our group believes that conservative, comprehensive health care tax reform can make that a reality," Lewis said in a news conference at the Capitol Rotunda. 2018-08-23T08:48:35-04:00

Kentucky town won’t say why it wants to make this golf course an industrial site

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 9:34am
Residents near one of Kentucky’s oldest golf courses are pushing back against a secretive effort by the city of Paris to turn the course into an industrial site for an unknown business. The Bourbon County Joint Planning Commission last week denied a request by the city to turn more than 48 acres of what is now Stoner Creek Golf Course off of Main Street into industrial land, but the Paris City Commission can still vote to overturn the commission’s denial. The city has agreed to purchase the golf course for $650,000, but officials won’t say who wants to build on the site or what they would build. In an Aug. 15 news release, the city said it had not signed an agreement with any company to develop the property, but Paris City Manager Daron Jordan acknowledges the city has signed a non-disclosure agreement regarding the property. 2018-08-23T08:34:59-04:00

Where does McGrath stand on abortion? Barr attacks her ‘extreme liberal views.’

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 9:34am
Last April, as former fighter pilot Amy McGrath was focused on a tough Democratic primary race for Congress against Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, her interview on a local radio station turned to the topic of abortion. “You don’t think there should be any limitations at all on abortion?” asked host Larry Glover on 590 WVLK. “I don’t think government should be involved in making a decision on a woman’s body,” McGrath said. Now, as U.S. Rep. Andy Barr faces a tough reelection fight against McGrath, the exchange has become fodder for Republicans trying to make the case that McGrath’s “extreme liberal views” on abortion are out of step with a district that President Donald Trump won by 15 points in 2016. 2018-08-23T08:29:14-04:00

Two injured when car hit Henderson residence

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 9:34am
Two Henderson residents were injured early Wednesday morning when the vehicle they were in hit a house. No one in the residence was injured. 2018-08-23T08:19:35-04:00

Ten years after surviving a collision, a family celebrates, thrives

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 9:34am
A head-on collision on U.S. 25 10 years ago today left Georgetown resident Doug McDonald with a traumatic brain injury and his wife Laura with rods placed in her body after suffering several broken bones. What could have been a life-ending tragedy for this couple, instead will be a celebration by marking their third child Bennett’s first birthday. They also have two daughters, Clarke, 7, and Sutton, 3. The family will commemorate the day by visiting Georgetown Police Department and Scott County and Georgetown Fire Departments to present them with treats to thank them for providing assistance during the accident. 2018-08-23T08:14:45-04:00

Trump cabinet member to talk here about 'critical' highway grant

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 9:34am
A member of President Donald Trump's cabinet will join state and Northern Kentucky officials on Friday to tout a $67.5 million highway grant in her home state. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, who is married to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, will appear with regional officials at 2 p.m. at Gateway Community and Technical College in Florence. Under a federal program called INFRA, or Infrastructure for Rebuilding America, the grant will allow the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to invest in three major infrastructure projects along Interstate 71/75 in Boone County. 2018-08-23T08:08:36-04:00

WKU plans to keep Confucius Institute open after new law limits federal funds

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 9:34am
A new military spending bill signed by President Donald Trump limits funding from the U.S. Department of Defense for Chinese language programs at universities that also host Confucius Institutes, which are Chinese government-funded nonprofits that promote Chinese language and culture. Established in 2010, Western Kentucky University’s Confucius Institute places Chinese teachers from China in K-12 schools throughout Kentucky while also serving as a regional hub for teacher training and curriculum development, according to the institute’s website. But under a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week, WKU will need to seek a waiver for its Chinese Language Flagship Program. 2018-08-23T08:06:09-04:00

Attorneys at odds over 30-day sentence for Boucher

Kentucky Press News Service - August 23, 2018 - 9:34am
Rene Boucher appears to have served his time for tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the lawmaker's yard, but federal prosecutors and Boucher's attorney continue to tangle over the government's appeal of Boucher's 30-day sentence. Attorney Matt Baker, who represents Boucher, disclosed in a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that his client has served his jail sentence and paid the $10,000 fine imposed by Special Judge Marianne Battani. Online records for the Federal Bureau of Prisons indicate that Boucher was released from custody Monday. 2018-08-23T08:02:31-04:00

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily

World News - August 23, 2018 - 9:31am
British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is granted three days temporary release from prison in Iran.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily

Top Stories - August 23, 2018 - 9:31am
British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is granted three days temporary release from prison in Iran.

Peter Hartley: Rangers comments could lead to punishment for Motherwell captain

Top Stories - August 23, 2018 - 9:24am
Motherwell captain Peter Hartley could face Scottish FA sanctions after saying it was "fun to watch" former Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso "weeping" after breaking his nose last season.

Trump: Impeach me and the market crashes

Business - August 23, 2018 - 9:17am
The US president responds to speculation he might be impeached for alleged election finance violations.

Trump: Impeach me and the market crashes

World News - August 23, 2018 - 9:17am
The US president responds to speculation he might be impeached for alleged election finance violations.

Trump: Impeach me and the market crashes

Top Stories - August 23, 2018 - 9:17am
The US president responds to speculation he might be impeached for alleged election finance violations.

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline

World News - August 23, 2018 - 9:13am
From Saturday, Peru will require that Venezuelans entering their country have valid passports.

'No-deal' Brexit advice published by UK government

Business - August 23, 2018 - 9:04am
The documents raise the possibility of new credit card fees for Britons visiting the EU.

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