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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct public meetings across the state June 5 and June 6 to solicit feedback from the paddle sports community.

“We want to hear from the paddling community - and we will use this input to shape our paddling program going forward,” said Gregory Johnson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

The meetings will address access, boater safety and other aspects of paddling.

Daddy Mojo

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has announced that the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has selected Kentucky as one of only 10 states to participate in a learning lab on state strategies to reduce childhood hunger.

CNY News

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to warn Kentuckians of an email scam that relies on spoof government employee email addresses to defraud Kentuckians.

Five recent reports to Beshear’s office indicate the spoof email appears to come from a current Kentucky state government employee and solicits money in order to receive a sweepstakes prize the consumer has supposedly won.

Beshear said the content of the message might also include an official request for personal or financial information or seek payment for an outstanding debt.

Roosevelt Institute

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for April 2017 was up 0.1 percentage points from the 5 percent reported in March 2017.

The preliminary April 2017 jobless rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the 5 percent rate recorded for the state in April 2016.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April 2017 was 4.4 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Always Dreaming Show

May 17, 2017

Health Matters salutes Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming with a show about our dreams. We dream about affordable healthcare, lifting the curse of lung cancer from our state, and creating a healthy world for our children. Unfortunately, getting there will be difficult. In this policy-heavy show, we discuss insurance markets, prescription drug price reform, high deductible plans, and MACRA, new legislation which may change the way we deliver healthcare.

WSOC

The arrival of Memorial Day weekend signals the start of boating season at lakes and marinas across Kentucky.

The Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction want your boating experience with your family to be a safe one. This May – National Electrical Safety Month -- the two agencies want to alert boaters to the dangers of “electric shock drowning.”

At a March ceremony to sign an executive order reversing Obama-era environmental regulations, coal miners were arranged on stage around President Donald Trump as he took up his pen.

“You know what it says, right?” Trump asked the miners. “You’re going back to work.”

From his campaign rallies to White House events, President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with coal miners and promised to restore their collapsed industry.

AHCA Opponents Say Older Kentukcians Will Pay More For Healthcare

May 16, 2017

Analysts predict health insurance premiums could go up by as much as $8000 a year for people age 50 and older under the American Health Care Act in its current form.

St. Claire Regional Medical Center

St. Claire Regional (SCR) is proud to announce that their first retail pharmacy is now open and serving patients, staff and our region. SCR’s pharmacy offers both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

SCR’s new retail pharmacy also provides a concierge Meds-to Bed program to assist our patients and their families.

The Meds-to-Beds is a convenient bedside service that delivers our patient’s prescriptions to them prior to discharge.

CNN

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse has announced a six-count indictment of a former Eastern Kentucky Suboxone clinic doctor. 

Dr. Curtis Edens, 57, of Hardeeville, South Carolina, was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury May 12 on two counts of Medicaid fraud; one count of improperly prescribing a controlled substance; one count of theft by deception over $500 – all Class D felonies; and four counts of theft by deception over $10,000, Class C felonies.

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