Ky politicians mourn Nancy Reagan’s death

by Madeleine Winer, The Courier-Journal – The former first lady died of congestive heart failure. Kentucky politicians joined those all over the country mourning the loss of Nancy Reagan,  not just former President Ronald Reagan’s wife but also a fashion icon, actress  and the woman behind the “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign of the 1980s. Reagan, who died Sunday…

Ky. Senate Bill Aims to Stay Ahead of Biological Pharmaceuticals

by STU JOHNSON (KPR) –  The Kentucky Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation in preparation for an expected increase in the use of biologically similar medications.  The bill’s sponsor says these medicines can substantially save on costs when treating certain diseases. More and more medications for specific ailments are biological products made from living organisms.  Bio-similar drugs, which…

Bevin Administration Sues Lexington Abortion Clinic

by Erica Peterson – Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has filed a lawsuit against a second Kentucky abortion provider, alleging the facility provided abortions without a license. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Eubanks & Marshall of Lexington, PSC, which does business as EMW Women’s Clinic. It alleges the clinic wasn’t properly licensed, and didn’t have proper transfer agreements in…

Massie votes against Maya Angelou post office

by Scott Wartman, swartman@nky.com – Naming a post office doesn’t seem divisive. But Northern Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, joined eight other Republican lawmakers in voting against naming a post office in Winston-Salem, N.C., after poet Maya Angelou. Massie couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. The measure passed 371-9 in the U.S. House. One of the…

GOP presidential caucus stirs voter confusion

by Chris Mayhew, cmayhew@communitypress.com – Northern Kentucky county clerks are being inundated with calls they can’t answer about Kentucky’s March 5 Republican presidential caucus. People are angry and confused about why the caucus is happening at all and why there is only one location to vote in each county, said Campbell County Clerk Jim Luersen. County…

Rubio, Kasich announce new endorsements in run up to caucus

by Nick Storm, @NickStorm_cn2 – The campaigns for Republican presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich continue to name new endorsements from former Congressmen in the scramble for delegates in Kentucky. The endorsements come a day ahead of Super Tuesday and less than a week before Saturday’s Kentucky GOP caucus. On Sunday, Rubio garnered the endorsement…