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Commentary: Time for Beshear to fix unemployment insurance disaster, live up to promises

By Kentucky State Senators Danny Carroll, Matt Castlen, Stephen Meredith and Robby Mills Special to KyForward Since the coronavirus pandemic came to Kentucky in early March, our state has been hit hard – more than most others. Due to Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive orders, more than 800,000 Kentuckians lost their livelihoods and were forced to file unemployment insurance claims. As Kentucky state...

Study says 16 rural hospitals in Kentucky at high risk of closing; another found 35 in poor financial health

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Many rural hospitals across Kentucky are struggling to keep their doors open. And though the numbers vary on just how many are in dire financial straits, the conclusion is the same: in much of rural Kentucky, health care as we know it is in trouble. “We can’t keep doing health care the way that we’ve done in the past, and that’s the bottom...