Rep. Michael Meredith honored for work on Bowling Green veteran’s nursing home

By WBKO News Staff | FRANKFORT, Ky. WBKO) – Representative Michael Meredith of Brownsville was selected to receive a 2017 Military Officers Association Award of America’s Distinguished Service Award from the Cumberland Trace Chapter for his work to bring a veteran’s nursing home to Bowling Green. The MOAA honors individuals for their strong support of national defense and the uniformed…

Kentucky projects $113 million revenue shortfall

by Tom Loftus , The Courier-Journal – FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s budget director is predicting the state will suffer a $113 million revenue shortfall when the state’s fiscal year ends June 30. The new projection by state Budget Director John Chilton means the state’s precarious budget outlook is a bit worse than expected and will likely bolster…

Ky case on foster pay headed to Supreme Court

by Deborah Yetter , @d_yetter – A closely watched Kentucky case over whether the state must pay relatives who provide foster care for children in the same way it pays licensed foster care providers appears headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Lexington lawyer Richard Dawahare, who recently won a ruling from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Kentucky…

New Kentucky insurance commissioner named

by The Associated Press – FRANKFORT, KY. — Kentucky’s deputy commissioner of the Department of Insurance, a former sales and marketing representative, has been appointed as commissioner of the department. Nancy G. Atkins worked in the insurance industry for 33 years, both as an agent and employee benefit manager. Before joining the Department of Insurance, she was…

Papa John’s mogul John Schnatter resigns from University of Louisville athletics board

by Steve Jones , The Courier-Journal – Papa John’s Pizza mogul John Schnatter, who recently criticized the University of Louisville athletics department during a U of L Board of Trustees meeting, has resigned from the school’s athletics association board, according to a U of L athletics spokesman. Schnatter was not at Thursday’s athletics board meeting. Schnatter, who remains a member…

NKY heroin tally: ODs soar to 6 a day in 2017

by Terry DeMio , tdemio@enquirer.com – There are several options for an overdose reversal drug. Terry DeMio Emergency staff in Northern Kentucky reversed an average of six overdoses a day at St. Elizabeth hospitals since the start of the year. That compares to about three reversals on an average day in 2015 and 2016, a 100 percent increase. To…