Braidy Industries founder Craig Bouchard sues company after being ousted

Morgan Watkins, Courier Journal Braidy Industries’ founder Craig Bouchard filed a lawsuit against the company he formed and several of its stockholders — including a limited liability company owned by Kentucky’s state government. Bouchard took legal action less than a month after Braidy’s board of directors removed him from his posts as the company’s CEO and board chairman. The defendants…

House passes bills to help health departments on pensions; may mean increased public-health taxes

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Two bills that were presented as part of a “three-phase approach” to create a sustainable solution to local health departments’ pension crisis passed the state House Feb. 13. The third part of the plan involves the state budget. The budget committee chair, Republican Rep. Steven Rudy of Paducah, cautioned…

Medicaid Reform Bill Passes Senate

BY MICHON LINDSTROM | KENTUCKY FRANKFORT, Ky- A bill to limit the number of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in Kentucky has passed the Senate. Senate Bill 30 would lower the number of MCOs from five to three. Bill sponsor Sen. Stephen Meredith, R-Leitchfield, says this will help save hospitals money and allow them to care for patients instead…