Lexington http://wkyufm.org en Lexington Man Charged with Threatening Governor, Family http://wkyufm.org/post/lexington-man-charged-threatening-governor-family <p>A Kentucky man has been charged with threatening to kill Gov. Steve Beshear, his wife and their family in a series of Facebook postings.<br /><br />Federal agents say in court documents that they believe 22-year-old William Collin Bordt of Lexington also may have posted threats to a former employer and a politician in South Carolina.<br /><br />A criminal complaint filed federal court in Lexington says Kentucky State Police and federal agents arrested Bordt on Wednesday and charged him with using interstate communications to make threats.<br /><br />Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Michael Romagnoli wrote in an affidavit that Bordt posted, "Your both dead if he doesn't step down" and other messages on the governor's Facebook page.<br />&nbsp;<br />Bordt's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.<br /> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:17:40 +0000 Associated Press 45100 at http://wkyufm.org Lexington Man Charged with Threatening Governor, Family Kentucky Healthcare Exchange Call Center Opens http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-healthcare-exchange-call-center-opens <p>A call center opens today with five-dozen agents on hand to answer questions about&nbsp; Kentucky’s new health care benefit&nbsp; exchange.&nbsp; Kentucky is ramping up its effort to ensure health coverage for more than 600,000 Kentucky residents.<br><br>“They are actually taking phone calls from folks that are calling in asking questions about connect,” said Kerri Banahan, director of the exchange office.&nbsp; “And through connect individuals will be able to apply for Medicaid as well as premium assistance which will help them pay for part of their premium amount with a private health insurance company.”<br><br>Banahan says some 70 calls came in Thursday, a day before the official launch of the call center. Open enrollment for the new insurance program begins in October.&nbsp;<br> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:59:16 +0000 Stu Johnson 35649 at http://wkyufm.org Billboard about God Drawing Attention in Lexington http://wkyufm.org/post/billboard-about-god-drawing-attention-lexington <p>A new billboard in Lexington is creating a stir with its message. "Don't believe in God?" it asks. "Join the club." Then it has a website where people can go for more information. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:55:37 +0000 Associated Press 19423 at http://wkyufm.org Airport Grants Given to Wayne County, Lexington http://wkyufm.org/post/airport-grants-given-wayne-county-lexington <p><span>Gov. Steve Beshear says two Kentucky airports will receive more than $3 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make needed improvements.</span> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:06:57 +0000 Associated Press 19106 at http://wkyufm.org High School Freshmen in Lexington to Get Anti-Bullying Primer http://wkyufm.org/post/high-school-freshmen-lexington-get-anti-bullying-primer <p>The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's civil rights division is heading to Lexington to talk to hundreds of high school freshmen about bullying and harassment. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez is scheduled to give a speech and participate in a panel discussion for Fayette County freshmen on Wednesday. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:45:57 +0000 Associated Press 18260 at http://wkyufm.org