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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Business
3:10 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Nursing Home Company Leaving Commonwealth

Shady Lawn Nursing Home, Cadiz
extendicareus.com

A prominent nursing home company is ending its operations in Kentucky, and the decision has reignited a battle between the nursing home industry and legal professionals.

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Politics
2:15 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

National Progressive Group Targets Kentucky Lawmakers for ALEC Ties

A national progressive organization that's pressuring Democrats to drop their memberships in a conservative nonprofit is now operating in Kentucky.

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Education
4:45 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Eastern Kentucky College Scholarships

Governor Steve Beshear has released four million dollars for scholarships to Eastern Kentucky college students in a move to counteract a legislative stalemate. 

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Business
4:18 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Sinking Crane at Ledbetter Bridge Site

Divers, tomorrow, will assess a sinking barge and crane being used to help construct the new US 60 Ledbetter Bridge. Workers at the bridge site which connects McCracken and Livingston Counties noticed the leak while on a routine safety check this weekend. 

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Government
10:58 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Edelen to Audit Medicaid

Kentucky’s new privatized Medicaid Managed Care program will be audited by the end of the year. State Auditor Adam Edelen created a Medicaid task force in February after taking a first look at the managed care system. He also gave recommendations to managed care companies, health care providers and the state on how to make the system run better in the future. But with clashes between private Medicaid companies and healthcare providers ongoiong, Edelen says he will take a stronger look into the system.

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Politics
4:12 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Kentuckians Choose Uncommitted over Obama

Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky has become the latest in a growing number of states where Democratic voters have chosen not to vote for President Obama in primary elections.

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Politics
2:47 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Rand Paul Influence Helps Secure GOP Primary WIn

Wikimedia Commons

Many political pundits are ready to crown U.S. Senator Rand Paul as a Kentucky kingmaker following the Congressional primary victory of Thomas Massie.

Paul endorsed tea party candidate Massie, who won the Fourth Congressional GOP primary yesterday. The endorsement was Paul’s first in his home state since becoming Kentucky’s junior senator in 2010.

And while Massie’s campaign benefited from a Super PAC that spent more than a half million dollars in the primary race, former GOP consultant Les Fugate says Paul deserves some credit too.

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Election 2012
7:47 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Just One Incumbent Out in Primary

wadehurt.com

At least one incumbent member of the Kentucky House will not be returning to Frankfort next year. 

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Election 2012
7:24 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Massie Wins 4th Congressional District

Tea party candidate Thomas Massie has won the GOP nomination in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. 

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Politics
2:35 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Rand Paul Writes Second Book

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Kentucky’s junior senator is working on his second book. Rand Paul has already penned one book while in office, called “The Tea Party Goes to Washington.” 

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