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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Health and Welfare
7:55 am
Mon July 16, 2012

New Report Pushes Reform for Kentucky Nursing Homes

A new report has advocates for the nursing home industry in Kentucky saying “I told you so.” The report by Aon  Global Risk Consulting ranks Kentucky as the worst state for expenses per bed and for the amount of litigation against nursing homes. 

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Politics
12:31 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Congressman Chandler Won't Attend Democratic National Convention

Congressman Ben Chandler is joining a handful of prominent Democrats who will skip their party's national convention this year.

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Government
1:41 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Kentucky Posts Slight Budget Surplus

For the second year in a row, the Kentucky state government has a small budget surplus.

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Politics
4:15 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Abramson Says Tax Code Exemptions Questioned During Blue Ribbon Meetings

For months, the 23-member Blue Ribbon Tax Commission has listened to various groups about how to reform the Kentucky’s tax code.

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Government
11:09 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Pseudoephe​drine Limits Go Into Effect This Thursday

On Thursday, dozens of laws passed in this year'’s legislative session will become active.

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Politics
11:07 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Conservati​ve Kentucky Think Tank Starts Political Action Committee

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A new conservative think tank in Kentucky is expanding its political influence outside of its usual lobbying efforts.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Republican Leader Calls On Beshear to Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion

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The highest-ranking Republican in the Kentucky state House is calling on Governor Steve Beshear to reject an expansion of Medicaid set forth in the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare law allows states to opt out of the expansion of the program. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover wants Beshear to follow other states that have opted out.

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Politics
11:05 am
Thu July 5, 2012

New PAC Hopes to Give Catholics a Stronger Political Voice

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A new political action committee is hoping to strengthen the political power of Catholics in Kentucky.

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Government
3:47 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Pension Task Force Says Everything is "On the Table" at First Meeting

A group of Kentucky lawmakers has a new summer assignment shoring up the state'’s failing pension systems.

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Politics
4:06 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Payment Issues in Redistricting Debate

Legislative leaders are going to take another crack at approving payments to lawyers who fought to defend last year’s redistricting maps. 

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