Nominations are open for Kentucky’s Governor’s Ambassador Awards. The awards honor government employees who’ve made differences in the lives of others. Private citizens and government employees can nominate co-workers based on customer service, courage, leadership, community service or volunteerism. A selection committee
Co-chaired by First Lady Jane Beshear and Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer the committee will choose finalists for the awards. The governor will then select winners.
The number of accounts registered with Kentucky’s prescription monitoring program has more than doubled since the passage of a state law requiring doctors, nurses, and dentists to use KASPER before prescribing a controlled substance.
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.