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In Other News… Cards Heisman watch, McConnell-tied PAC raises big dollars, Main Street, Halloween theater, Lawrence and Johansson

October 27, 2016 superuser 0

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Keeping up with the Cardinals: It’s been a few weeks since we’ve looked in on your No. 5 University of Louisville fighting football Cardinals. With just five games left, experts are talking two things: playoff outlook for your one-loss Cardinals and Heisman prospects for Superman Lamar Jackson. ESPN explores Louisville’s playoff hopes in their piece: “Decision […]

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Gov. Bevin agrees to release nearly $18 million to universities this week following Supreme Court loss

October 18, 2016 superuser 0

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Lawyers for Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear signed an agreed-upon order approved by Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on Monday to release nearly $18 million to state universities within three days. Bevin signed an executive order this year to cut higher-education appropriations by 2 percent before the end of the 2016 fiscal year […]

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UofL’s student, faculty and staff senates pass unanimous resolutions urging Gov. Bevin to appoint trustees

October 13, 2016 superuser 0

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The University of Louisville’s Staff Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday urging Gov. Matt Bevin to fill vacancies on the university’s board of trustees by making appointments “without delay” so the board’s makeup complies with state law, allowing it once again to make major personnel decisions. The Staff Senate’s action follows unanimous votes with […]

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UofL, Kentucky One exchange barbs over $46M in back payments

October 13, 2016 superuser 0

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In response to an article in The Courier-Journal, which reported Wednesday that UofL demanded more than $46 million in back payments from KentuckyOne Health, officials at KentuckyOne issued a lengthy statement, saying in part, “KentuckyOne Health is committed to making this partnership a success.” KentuckyOne Health, part of Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives, was created by […]

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The Closing Bell: Bellarmine dean of business exits; DOJ responds to Aetna/Humana claims; Jim Beam nears strike deadline; and more

October 13, 2016 superuser 0

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Welcome to The Closing Bell. This is your last stop for biz scoops and big news before the weekend — a roundup of stories that can’t wait till Monday. Bellarmine Dean of Business School reportedly dismissed, interim named (UPDATED Oct. 14, 12:21 p.m.) Sources say that Dr. Robert L. Brown, dean of the Bellarmine W. Fielding […]

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Legislator wants Kentucky to join rest of country by expanding prescription authority for physician assistants

October 6, 2016 superuser 0

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Kentucky recently became the only remaining state in the country that prohibits physician assistants from prescribing controlled substances, but a state legislator has pre-filed a bill for next year to end that distinction. The legislation filed by state Rep. Daniel Elliott, R-Gravel Switch, would remove such a prohibition for physician assistants, the practitioners who go through a two-year program […]

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Bevin administration selects firm to audit troubled public pension system

September 20, 2016 superuser 0

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Gov. Matt Bevin said Monday that his administration has selected financial advisory firm PFM Group to conduct a comprehensive audit of Kentucky’s troubled public pension system, which has an estimated $35 billion unfunded pension liability and one of the worst funding ratios in the country. In a press release announcing the selection of PFM Group, […]

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Seven Counties partners with Metro Corrections to reduce recidivism of inmates with mental and substance abuse disorders

September 20, 2016 superuser 0

Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton, Seven Counties CEO Tony Zipple and Mayor Greg Fischer (left to right) announced the new Second Chance program at a press conference Tuesday | Photo by Joe Sonka

Louisville Metro Corrections and Seven Counties Services are teaming up on a new program to reduce recidivism among inmates with both mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The program aims to identify those individuals in the local jail and connect them with treatment services and housing options upon release. The Second Chance program was made […]

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