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…

Kentuckians familiar with needle exchange programs more likely to favor them

by Rachel Adkins | The Daily Independent – ASHLAND Kentuckians who are familiar with needle exchange programs are more likely to favor them, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. Fifty-six percent of Kentucky adults said they were familiar with needle exchange programs and 49 percent favored the programs. Forty-three percent opposed them and 8 percent said…