Tom Burch en Influential Kentucky Lawmaker Reveals He was Sexually Abused as Child <p><font size="2">One of Kentucky&#39;s leading voices against child abuse is speaking out about abuse he suffered as a child. State Rep. Tom Burch is the chairman of the House Health and Welfare committee. Burch wrote a letter to the Lexington Herald-Leader that mentioned that he was sexually abused by a priest as a middle schooler and was also physically abused by his father.</font> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 02:11:44 +0000 13719 at Plan to Expand Companies Receiving Medicaid Contracts in Kentucky Could be Put on Hold <p>A Kentucky lawmaker says implementation of a federal mandate to allow private companies to compete for Medicaid contracts in Louisville could be delayed. Currently, Medicaid in Louisville and the surrounding area is managed by the private company Passport Health Plan. But the federal government has ordered Kentucky to open the area to competition. And the company United Healthcare is already attempting to gain a foothold in the region. Tue, 29 May 2012 19:10:55 +0000 13162 at