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Matt Bevin concedes Kentucky governor’s race after Thursday’s recanvass produces no changes

Governor-elect Andy Beshear speaks to reporters after Matt Bevin conceded the race Thursday. (Photo by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today) By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A statewide recanvass of voters in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race showed no change in the totals, giving Democrat Andy Beshear a 5,136-vote margin over Republican incumbent Matt Bevin in the Nov. 5 general election, and leading Bevin to concede...

Kentuckians continue losing Medicaid coverage for unexplained reasons; bureaucratic hurdles an issue

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Some Kentuckians are losing Medicaid coverage, and don’t know why. According to the health care consumers group Families USA, the percentage of Medicaid enrollees in Kentucky dropped by 4 percent between 2017 and 2018, mirroring a national trend. Authors of a report by the group say that annual, or even monthly, eligibility re-determination processes, which...

Rep. Rocky Adkins makes clear he’s ‘in this race to win it’ as he files paperwork for gubernatorial bid

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Democrat Rocky Adkins said Thursday he’s more encouraged than ever about his chances in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race. Adkins, the veteran lawmaker from the Appalachian town of Sandy Hook, spoke with reporters after he and his running mate, Stephanie Horn of Louisville, filed candidacy papers in the secretary of state’s office. Democrat House leader Rocky Adkins filed...