Governor Bevin will highlight GOP dinner in Ohio

By Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) – A southwest Ohio Republican party is featuring neighboring Kentucky’s governor at an annual dinner. The Hamilton County GOP has announced that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will speak March 14 at its Lincoln-Reagan dinner at Cincinnati’s Music Hall. Details will be made public later. The conservative Republican governor announced last August he…

Life expectancy rises around globe as increased suicide, opioid crisis contribute to decrease in U.S.

By Mary KuhlmanPublic News Service It’s no longer a secret that Americans are dying at an alarming rate from a nationwide opioid crisis and increased suicide rate, and those factors also are contributing to reduction in life expectancy.  Late last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a sustained, three-year drop in…

Kentucky House Democrats say despite being minority, they’ll be heard during the session

BY ANNIE ANDERSEN KENTUCKY FRANKFORT– With the legislative session just a few days from starting in Kentucky, House Democrats say their caucus is united and ready for the coming session.  In the House, Republicans hold a super majority and have a set agenda of priorities. Democrats, on the other hand, do not.  However, Minority Leader Representative Rocky…