Alvarado Will Be Liaison Between Governor and Lawmakers if Elected

BY MICHON LINDSTROM KENTUCKY Gov. Matt Bevin’s running mate Sen. Ralph Alvarado says he envisions he’ll play a crucial role between the governor’s office and the General Assembly.  The relationship between the governor and the legislature at times seems strained–despite the House, Senate and Executive Branch being under one party control.  Alvarado thinks if he is elected…

House health committee chair opposes Thayer’s bill to restrict local syringe exchanges

By JOE SONKA The Republican chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee is speaking out against a billproposed by Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, which would force local health departments with syringe exchanges to operate with a one-for-one model — only dispensing one clean needle for each used needle returned by a patient. Rep. Kim…

KDE to help cover teachers’ college loans

By OLIVIA KRAUTH The Kentucky Department of Education wants to attract more diverse teachers into the field with a new renewable loan forgiveness program. Kentucky residents enrolled in one of the state public universities’ education programs beginning this semester are eligible to apply, department and higher education officials said in a Thursday afternoon announcement. A $1…