Fischer, Bevin differ on violent gun culture

Phillip M. Bailey , @phillipmbailey – Mayor Greg Fischer said those seeking to address gun violence in Louisville and other cities, such as Gov. Matt Bevin, must consider multiple policy levers in order to halt lower the rise of shootings and homicides. Phillip Bailey/CJ Mayor Greg Fischer said those seeking to address gun violence in Louisville and other…

Preventive Screenings In Kentucky Up Under Medicaid Expansion

By Lisa Gillespie – More than 8,500 people with expanded Medicaid coverage got breast cancer screenings in May and June of this year. And more people covered under the expansion received dental, diabetes, Hepatitis C and colorectal cancer screenings. That’s according to a report released Monday by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. In a news release, foundation president and…

Elaine Chao expected to be named Trump’s transportation secretary

by Nick Storm , @NickStorm_cn2 – Elaine Chao, the former Labor Secretary under President George W. Bush, will be President-elect Donald Trump’s choice selection to lead the Department of Transportation, according to multiple national news outlets. Both The New York Times and Politico, among other outlets, are reporting that Chao will be formally announced as Trump selection on Tuesday. Chao is the wife…

Millennials create conservative Ky think tank

by Tom Loftus , @TomLoftus_CJ –  Pegasus Institute was created by Jordan Harris and Josh Crawford, focusing on state policies in Kentucky and to “improve lives of all Kentuckians.” Matt Stone, The Courier-Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. – There’s a new kid on Kentucky’s expanding block of nonprofit groups that believe state and local government policy ought to be guided more by conservative “free…

KY Ed chief: We must address the opportunity gap

by Kirsten Clark , @kirstenlmclark – Community members pressed Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt for clear answers Monday about how the state and Jefferson County Public Schools plan to ensure equity is at the forefront of education reform efforts in the age of the new Every Student Succeeds Act. “Our children are failing,” Louisville Urban League President…