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Kentucky Gov Requests Disaster Declaration for 35 Counties

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has asked President Donald Trump to issue a disaster declaration for 35 counties affected by flooding. The Daily Independent cites a Wednesday release from Bevin’s office that says the late February flooding caused an estimated $24.7 …

Kentucky Governor Requests Disaster Declaration for Flooding

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for 22 eastern Kentucky counties where damage occurred during severe flooding last month. Bevin’s office said in a news release Monday that the flooding caused over $18 million in damages …

Judge Dismisses Challenge to Kentucky Medical Marijuana Ban

Kentucky’s ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to “curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug.” Twenty-nine other states have legalized marijuana in …

Atkins Takes Over as Kentucky Insurance Commissioner as Maynard Steps Down

Nancy G. Atkins has been appointed Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Insurance (KYDOI), in the wake of Brian Maynard’s decision to vacate the post. Maynard stepped down as commissioner of KYDOI effective April 30, to return to the private …

Kentucky Gov Ignores Court Order, Reorganizes Workers’ Comp Commission

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin scrapped most current members of a powerful commission and replaced them with his own appointees for a second time, in spite of a judge’s order that temporarily blocked the reorganization. Bevin’s spokeswoman said the new executive …

Judge Blocks Order by Kentucky Governor to Abolish Workers’ Comp Commission

A Kentucky judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive order that abolished the Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission and recreated a new one. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the order Wednesday and …

Brian Maynard Appointed Insurance Commissioner of Kentucky

Brian Maynard of Louisville was appointed commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Insurance on Jan. 12. He takes over for Sharon P. Clark, who had been in the position since first being appointed in 2008. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, who …

Kentucky Governor to Dismantle State Health Exchange

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has notified federal authorities he plans to dismantle the state’s health insurance exchange. Bevin campaigned on a pledge to get rid of the exchange, known as kynect. It was authorized by an executive order from …

New Kentucky Governor Selects Next Public Protection Secretary

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a Glasgow businessman and former judge-executive to be secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet. Bevin said David A. Dickerson of Glasgow is “a proven business leader and a trusted friend.” Dickerson was Barren County …