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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Higher Education
12:34 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Conway Takes Fight Against For-Profit Colleges to D.C.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is taking his fight against for-profit colleges to Washington D.C.

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Government
4:15 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Kentucky Super PACs Free to Grow After Supreme Court Ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule a Montana campaign finance law is likely to boost the rise of super PACs in Kentucky.

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Government
3:09 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling May Curb Kentucky Immigration Law

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Activists expect the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down most of Arizona's controversial immigration law will stifle efforts to pass a similar law in Kentucky.

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Science
3:02 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Code-a-Thon Organizations Hope to Spur Innovation in Healthcare

A new competition to spur innovation in the healthcare industry is happening soon in Kentucky.

The Bluegrass Code-a-thon offers a $10,000 prize to the person who comes up with the best healthcare innovation in a single day. Organizers say the innovation can be anything, like a new way to share patient information or a unique smart phone application.

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Society
9:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Coventry Care issues

The CEO of Kentucky’s largest private Medicaid operator says mistakes in state government caused his company to push for changes in its contracts with healthcare providers.  

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Politics
4:26 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Kentucky Democrats Focus on the General Assembly

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With no statewide races on the ballot this year, the Kentucky Democratic Party is focusing its efforts on the General Assembly.

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Government
3:49 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Lawmakers Plan to Question Coventry CEO Over Contract Issues

Kentucky lawmakers will get their first chance tomorrow to ask a private Medicaid operator why it’s having so much trouble negotiating contracts with healthcare providers.

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Government
3:59 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Christian Healthcare Organization Butts Heads with Frankfort

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A decades-long court fight between a Christian health organization and the Kentucky state government is drawing the ire of some Tea Party activists.

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Health and Welfare
7:14 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Foundation Posts New Community Health Directory

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The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has released a new online directory of community groups that could provide support for patients and their families. 

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Sports
11:29 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Instant Racing Ruling Overturned

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The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that would have allowed instant racing at horse tracks in Kentucky. But the court is not saying instant racing is illegal.

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