Kenny Colston (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Capital Bureau Chief

Kenny Colston is the Frankfort Bureau Chief for Kentucky Public Radio (a collaborative effort of public radio stations in Kentucky). Colston has covered Kentucky's Capitol and state government since 2010. He is a Louisville native, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. When he's not tracking down stories about Kentucky politics, you can often find him watching college sports, particularly football.

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Politics
2:43 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Beshear will miss Fancy Farm for economic trip

Fancy Farm 2010

Governor Steve Beshear is on his way to Germany and France to help economic development in Kentucky.

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Government
12:20 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

New Report Says Almost 1 Million Kentuckians to Be Insured Under ACA Clause

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A new report from the national health organization Families USA is praising the ability of almost 1 million Kentuckians to buy insurance in the coming years despite their pre-existing conditions.

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Insurance
11:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange Will be Online

Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear recently signed an executive order to create an insurance exchange for Kentucky. Under the Affordable Care Act, states must create marketplaces in which residents can purchase insurance, or else the federal government will do so for them.

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Government
1:57 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Think Tank Refutes Needs to Cut State Pension Benefits

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A relatively new economic think tank in Kentucky has released a report that pushes back on calls to cut the state's pension benefits. 

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Gambling
7:52 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Instant Racing Once Again Before Supreme Court

Supporters of instant racing in Kentucky are once again trying to take their case to the state supreme court. Instant racing games allow players to wager on previously-run horse races using slot-machine like-devices. 

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2012 Election
1:54 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Romney Rep Will Speak at Fancy Farm Picnic

Crowd at Fancy Farm

Update: Picnic emcee and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says, despite claims from Fancy Farm officials, no surrogate has been named. This story has been modified.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will send a surrogate to this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Former Auditor Crit Luallen Says She Won't Challenge McConnell in 2014

Crit Luallen is Kentucky's Former Auditor of Public Accounts

Former Auditor Crit Luallen says she will not challenge Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

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Healthcare
2:32 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Beshear Creates State Health Exchange

wikipedia.com

Governor Steve Beshear has followed through on his promise to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky.

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Politics
2:42 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

McConnell Extends Funds to Fellow Republican Lawmakers

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Kentucky Republicans hoping to win the state House in elections this fall are getting a helping hand from the party’s leader.

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Healthcare
2:21 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beshear Considering Medicaid Expansion Despite Republicans' Calls for Repeal

wikipedia.org

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not joining other Kentucky  officials in calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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