Lawmakers at children’s health summit share advice on how to move bills through legislature while Gov. Bevin promises receptive ear

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin promised a profound change in his administration’s attention to vulnerable children and lawmakers who specialize in health care offered their advice to professionals in the field during the Kentucky Summit on Access to Care for Children and Youth Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the Commission for Children with Special Health … Read More

Alvarado presents Winchester Elks Lodge with Capitol flags

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Throughout the years Winchester Elks Lodge No. 2816 has provided multiple scholarships, raised thousands of dollars for various local charities, sponsored the Winchester Christmas parade, conducted multiple veterans dinners and is in the process of conducting their third annual Kids with Cancer Golf Scramble. “Everything we do here at the Elks is for charity, a … Read More

Senate, House committees pass companion bills dubbed “Noah’s Law” on covering formula for eosinophilic disorder patients

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FRANKFORT — A pair of bills that would ensure health coverage of amino-acid-based formulas consumed by those suffering from eosinophilic disorders unanimously cleared House and Senate committees on Wednesday. Senate Bill 146 and House Bill 353 emerged this year in response to a 9-year-old Pike County boy named Noah Greenhill, who suffers eosinophilic esophagitis and … Read More

Kentucky Chamber honors Sen. Alvarado with MVP award

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Frankfort, Ky. – The Kentucky Chamber presented Sen. Ralph Alvarado of Winchester with the Chamber MVP Award. Sen. Alvarado was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions supporting Kentucky’s business community during the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly. “With so many important business issues in play during a legislative session, we feel it … Read More

Kentucky nursing care facilities face fines from “flawed inspection system”

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FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s long-term care nursing facility operators say they are paying five times more fines than the national average because of a flawed inspection system which results in hefty fines for, what in many cases, they say can be minor issues. Mary Haynes, CEO of Nazareth Home, a long-term care nursing facility in Louisville, told members of … Read More

Treatment pilot program shows improvements 5-years in, but dollars are biggest set back

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FRANKFORT – As Kentucky officials attempt to treat an expanding drug dependence problem in the commonwealth, programs tasked with tackling the issue are quickly reaching their fiscal limits. The Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) program is serving approximately 300 families per year in Jefferson, Kenton, Boyd and Daviess counties with drug dependency issues by pairing … Read More