Governor Beshear

Health
12:32 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Managed Care Official Criticizes Kentucky's Approach to the Medicaid System

The CEO of a major Medicaid managed care company (MCO) is criticizing Kentucky for the way the state deals with businesses like his. Michael Neidorff is the CEO of Centene, which operates Kentucky Spirit, one of three statewide MCOs that has managed Medicaid patients for the state since last year.

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Politics
5:49 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Democrats Walk Out of Meeting on Kentucky Insurance Exchange

A debate over Kentucky’s health insurance exchange ended with a walkout by Democratic lawmakers Wednesday. They were angered over an attempt by Republicans on the joint Health and Welfare committee to declare Governor Steve Beshear's executive order establishing the exchange illegal.

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Politics
12:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Bluegrass Poll Shows High Marks for Beshear, Even from Republicans

A new poll shows nearly two-thirds of Kentuckians approve of Governor Steve Beshear’s job performance. Sixty-four percent of respondents say they either strongly approve or somewhat approve of the job Governor Beshear is doing, with 28% strongly or somewhat strongly disapproving.

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Health
8:29 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Beshear Names Members of Kentucky Health Exchange Board

Governor Steve Beshear has decide to expand the board of the new health insurance exchange, while also naming those members today. The now-19 member board includes top level officials from Kentucky’s major insurers, including Anthem, Humana and Bluegrass Family Health.

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Regional
9:06 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Airport Grants Given to Wayne County, Lexington

Gov. Steve Beshear says two Kentucky airports will receive more than $3 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make needed improvements.

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Health
3:42 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Kentucky Initiative to Help Soliders with Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues

Members of Ft. Campbell's 101st Airborne Division

A team of Kentucky military and health care professionals have been charged with finding better ways to help military service members, veterans and their families with substance abuse and mental health issues.

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Politics
1:26 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Beshear Will Name New Chief of Staff Soon

Governor Steve Beshear says he will appoint a new chief of staff soon, despite still being saddened by the sudden loss of his former chief of staff, Mike Haydon. Haydon died suddenly of a heart attack earlier this month. Haydon worked in government for more than three decades, and had been Beshear's chief of staff since 2010.

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Agriculture
8:24 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Dozens More Kentucky Counties Added to Primary Drought Area

The ongoing drought in Kentucky largely destroyed this year's corn crop.
Kevin Willis

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office says another 68 counties have been declared primary disaster areas due to damage from drought. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the declaration, which also qualifies 22 contiguous counties for assistance.

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Regional
8:47 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Beshear Floating Idea of "Hybrid" Pension Plans for State/County Workers

Governor Steve Beshear says he's interested in a so-called hybrid approach to pension reform. Lawmakers are discussing how to fix the flailing public pension plans for state and county employees. They'll make recommendations at the end of the year.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Mike Haydon Remembered as Dedicated Kentucky Public Servant

Gubernatorial chief of staff Mike Haydon was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated public servant and a genuine character during a memorial service at the Capitol. Haydon died Sunday from a pulmonary embolism at his home in Springfield.

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