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Pet Safety Important During July 4th Weekend
Friday, July 03, 2015 10:15 PM
According to the Kentucky Humane Society, each year more pets become lost or injured on Independence Day than at any other time of the year. Many animals are frightened by fireworks and react by bolting out of doors or yards. Owners can help their pets feel safe and secure during the day’s festivities by following these simple guidelines: Keep pets indoors in a cool, quiet room. ...
KY Horse Park to Paint White Fences Black
Friday, July 03, 2015 2:41 PM
The white fences at the Kentucky Horse Park will soon be turning black. The park says it's making the change because of the cost and labor involved to maintain white fences as opposed to black. The park says it expects to save more than $50,000 a year by making the change. Executive Director Jamie Link says white fence paint costs about three times as much as black paint and ...
Insurer Aetna to Buy Humana in $37 Billion Deal
Friday, July 03, 2015 10:39 AM
Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company. Adding Humana's large business in Medicare Advantage, the federal health care program for seniors, would make Humana the nation's largest Medicare Advantage provider. The purchase price includes a combination of ...
Fort Campbell Hosting Day of the Eagles Events
Friday, July 03, 2015 10:24 AM
Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division are hosting a day of events in recognition of Day of the Eagles later this month. The events bring together soldiers, civilians and veterans to showcase the division's history. Events will be held at the battalion, brigade and division levels, beginning with a division run and ending with an Honor Eagle ceremony. The ceremony will ...
McConnell: Senate Won't Confirm Ambassador to Cuba
Thursday, July 02, 2015 4:08 PM
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba. The United States and Cuba announced Wednesday they would reopen embassies in each other's countries as they move toward restoring full diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility. But in a speech to a local chamber of commerce in Kentucky on Thursday, McConnell ...
Bevin, Conway to Campaign on July 4th
Friday, July 03, 2015 6:08 AM
Kentucky's two major party candidates for governor are not taking a day off for Independence Day. Republican nominee Matt Bevin and Democratic nominee Jack Conway will be traveling the state on Saturday to participate in a variety of Independence Day celebrations as both seek to become Kentucky's next governor. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear cannot seek re-election because of term ...
Lightning Strikes Confederate President Monument
Friday, July 03, 2015 2:21 AM
As Kentucky officials began considering what to do with a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the state Capitol, lightning struck a concrete obelisk that stands at his birthplace in western Kentucky. WHAS-TV (http://bit.ly/1GSQTTI ) reports chunks of the obelisk went flying when it was struck in Fairview, in Christian County. Spokesman Gil Lawson of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts ...
Opinion: Expect Fallout from Supreme Court Rulings
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:05 PM
Expect Fallout from Supreme Court’s Revolutionary Words - by Richard Nelson On Friday, five U.S. Supreme Court Justices mysteriously discovered that the Fourteenth Amendment requires Kentucky and the rest of the country to recognize out-of-state same sex marriages and offer licenses to in-state same-sex couples seeking them. Chief Justice John Roberts duly congratulated the ...
Clerk Sued for Not Issuing Gay-marriage Licenses
Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:58 PM
Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told The Associated Press that her Christian beliefs prevented her from complying with the decision, so she decided to issue no more marriage ...
Kentucky Awards Medicaid Contracts to 5 Companies
Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:20 PM
Kentucky has awarded contracts to five companies to provide health insurance to people on Medicaid. Anthem, Coventry Cares, Humana, Passport and Wellcare each have one-year contracts that began Wednesday with four, one-year renewal options. Medicaid is a joint state and federal program to provide health insurance to the poor and disabled. Kentucky's program has grown significantly since ...
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