7 sobering facts about child abuse every Kentuckian should know

by JOHN CHEVES, jcheves@herald-leader.com – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Unfortunately for Kentucky children, reports of abuse and neglect have increased dramatically in recent years, in part because of rampant drug abuse. These numbers illustrate the problem. 55% The number of substantiated child abuse and neglect findings in Kentucky has steadily risen from 9,934 in fiscal 2012 to…

Bevin signs shared parenting law

by Rachel Adkins, The Daily Independent – FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin signed a family court reform bill into law last week, bringing Kentucky a step closer to making shared parenting in instances of divorce the norm in the state. House Bill 492 received unanimous support in both the House (voted 97-0) and Senate (38-0)…

Bevin promises tax and pension reform this year, calls Ky. media ‘pathetic’

by JACK BRAMMER, jbrammer@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin was adamant in two Louisville radio interviews this week that he will call lawmakers into a special session this year to overhaul Kentucky’s tax code and aid its financially-strapped public pension systems. The Republican governor also lashed out at the state’s media outlets, again accusing them of ignoring important…