Evan Bayh makes Senate run official

by Joseph Gerth, @Joe_Gerth – Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh filed his paperwork and announced Wednesday that he would run to return to the U.S. Senate for the state of Indiana. Former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill shocked the Hoosier state on Monday when he announced that he was withdrawing from the race, opening the way for…

Consultants Carville and Matalin say police forces need more pay, better training, more minority officers in light of recent tragedies

by Kevin Wheatley, @KWheatley_cn2 – LEXINGTON — Hours before President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke at a memorial for five Dallas police officers slain in a racial shooting attack by an African-American veteran last week, political consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin offered their thoughts on police-race relations on the closing day of the Southern…

Beshear: New University of Louisville board should not make ‘important or long-term decisions’ until case resolved

By Chris Otts – LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The newly reconstituted University of Louisville Board of Trustees – which holds its first meeting Wednesday afternoon – should avoid making “important or long-term decisions” until the court fight over the board’s legitimacy is resolved, according to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. But Gov. Matt Bevin’s top…

Critics blast Medicaid plan at Hazard hearing

by Deborah Yetter, @d_yetter – Gov. Matt Bevin said in a press conference he will seek permission from the federal government to reshape the federal-state health program that covers about 1.3 million Kentuckians. Michael Clevenger, CJ HAZARD, Ky. – A sweeping plan to overhaul Kentucky’s Medicaid program met its most forceful opposition yet in a region with some…