It appears many of the big political names won't head to West Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic in a little more than a week. The annual political picnic is usually a great place for the state’s biggest political names to gather and sling mud.
Kentucky's secretary of state is one of a half-dozen from across the country going the Middle East to assist soldiers to vote. The Lexington Herald-Leader says the Federal Voting Assistance Program and the Department of Defense asked Alison Lundergan Grimes to spend two weeks in September traveling in Afghanistan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to meet with American uniformed soldiers.
A federal judge in Nashville says he isn't convinced photo IDs issued by the public library in Memphis meet the state standard to vote. But U.S. District Judge Kevin H. Sharp also expressed concern at a Wednesday hearing that poll workers were discouraging people who presented the IDs from voting on provisional ballots.
About one hundred hospitals in Kentucky are joining together in a new partnership to help reduce preventable hospital re-admissions. Donna Meador, Project Director of the Kentucky Hospital Engagement Network, says the program can help hospitals to boost the quality of healthcare in the state, and help to reduce healthcare costs at the same time.