One Norton hospital earns A, others in Louisville score mediocre grades in national rank

Louisville-based Norton Healthcare scored impressive gains in a newly released national ranking of hospitals’ patient safety scores. Two of Norton’s three local hospitals stepped up in letter grades this fall and one of its facilities, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, leaped from a B grade last year to an A in scores from the healthcare watchdog Leapfrog Group. That…

Polls provide insight into Kentucky political landscapeFed up with uncivil discourse online, lawmakers block their constituents

 FRANKFORT — Both state and national polls released Tuesday show more Kentucky voters approve of Gov. Matt Bevin than disapprove, but his approval rate is below 50 percent in both polls. The same two polls show U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., continues to be very unpopular nationally and even in his home state. In fact,…