Kentucky GOP claims House Democratic leader broke ethics, campaign finance laws

by JACK BRAMMER, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Republican Party filed ethics and campaign finance complaints Wednesday against a House Democratic leader, alleging he misused state resources for his re-election campaign this fall. The GOP complaints were filed against House Minority Whip Wilson Stone of Scottsville, who was elected to the House in 2008 and…

Kentucky AG teams with postal service in anti-scam campaign

From The Lexington Herald Leader   LEXINGTON, KY.  The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is teaming with U.S. Postal Service officials to try to protect people from mail fraud and scams. Attorney General Andy Beshear and United States Postal Inspector Alejandro Almaguer announced the scam alerts campaign at Lexington’s main post office on Wednesday. As part of the…

State hopes to raise awareness, educate public on prescription drug abuse and proper disposal with new partnership

By Kevin Wheatley of CN/2 FRANKFORT — Kentucky health and law enforcement officials are partnering with a pharmaceutical group to spread the word about disposing unused medications. MyOldMeds Kentucky, unveiled Tuesday at a Capitol press conference, is an effort involving the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety, Kentucky State Police and…

Florida surgeon hired to restart UK pediatric heart surgery program

BY LINDA BLACKFORD The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and UK HealthCare have named a surgeon to lead a new partnership providing pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at both sites. Dr. James Quintessenza will start Dec. 1. His primary appointment will be at Cincinnati Children’s, but he will be based in Lexington. “Dr. Quintessenza is an exceptional talent and leader with…

Top Louisville GOP Official Defends Trump’s ‘Rigged’ Claims

By Jacob Ryan The head of the Jefferson County Republican Party is defending Donald Trump’s claim that the media is “rigging” the election against the GOP nominee. Trump maintains the media is in cahoots with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign, suggesting a conspiracy that could distort the outcome of November’s presidential election. “The election is absolutely being…