The Bevin administration says it has met the June 1 deadline of demonstrating that it’s made adequate progress in Kentucky’s transition from the state health insurance exchange Kynect, to the federal exchange, healthcare.gov.
Governor Matt Bevin is reviewing what it takes to be commissioned as a “Kentucky Colonel.” The governor’s spokeswoman Jessica Ditto says Bevin has temporarily stopped issuing commissions pending a review of the requirements necessary to receive the honor. She says he wants to make sure the title remains significant.
County and economic development officials of Kentucky’s four western river counties are collaborating to develop a regional economic development initiative driven by the Panama Canal expansion. The expansion, which is set complete next month, is expected to significantly increase container shipping along the Mississippi River.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is launching the state’s first Hunger Initiative involving farmers, businesses, charitable organizations, government agencies to tackle food insecurity in the state.
The outcome of last Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary in Kentucky is unchanged after a recanvass of votes in the state. Hillary Clinton is still the narrow winner. According to the Associated Press, Bernie Sanders says he accepts the loss and will not contest the results.