Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), renowned experts and response partners gathered in Lexington on Thursday for the 2017 Kentucky Zika Summit.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it will not calculate how the proposed GOP health care plan will impact Kentucky, a state where more than 400,000 people got health insurance through an expanded Medicaid program under a previous Democratic governor.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved compliance plans totaling nearly $1 billion by the state's two largest utility companies to close and cap ponds that store coal ash from power plants.
Citing less than favorable student performance in reading and math, along with nearly fifty percent of students under-performing in the classroom; Fayette County Public Schools is presenting a plan to improve.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavley has canceled a series of public meetings on the EPA's proposed clean power plan after the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the plan from going into effect.
House Republicans are targeting a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, this time with a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants.