Kenny Colston

Kentucky Public Radio Frankfort Bureau Chief

Kenny Colston is based in the state capitol and files pieces for public radio stations across the commonwealth. Before joining KPR in 2012, he covered state government for Insight CN2. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Kenny was a four-year staff member of the Kentucky Kernel, serving as editor-in-chief in his last year. 

Pages

Politics
12:00 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Outside Medicaid Managed Care Company Attempting to Gain Foothold in Louisville

 

State officials have not yet given private Medicaid operators permission to do business in the Louisville area, but that hasn't stopped one company from trying to make inroads.

Read more
Politics
5:00 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Group Hopes to Break Two-Party System With Internet Primary

 

A national group that hopes to give voters more choices in this year's presidential election is bringing its campaign to Kentucky.

Americans Elect wants to field a presidential ticket in all 50 states. The group will nominate a candidate through a primary online at AmericansElect.org. The group will soon petition to get a candidate on the ballot in Kentucky.

“We will begin collecting signatures for shortly, probably in a month, we will collect 10,000 signatures and the requirement is 5,000,” says Spokeswoman Ileana Wachtel.

Read more
Politics
11:42 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Beshear Announces 7-Day Trade Trip to Japan, Taiwan

 

Governor Steve Beshear will once again embark on an international trade mission to Asia.

Beshear has made several such trips as governor. His most recent was a visit India last year. This time, Beshear will spend seven days promoting Kentucky industries in Taiwan and Japan.

Read more
Politics
12:00 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Denton Has Concerns About More Private Medicaid Operators in Louisville

 

The problems with privatized Medicaid in Eastern and Western Kentucky could be coming to Louisville.

Passport Health Plan has run Medicaid in Louisville and the surrounding area for more than a decade. The system was the model for last year's Medicaid privatization, which brought three new Medicaid management companies into the state.

Read more
Politics
3:52 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues

 

Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state's largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.

Read more
Politics
6:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Gun Rights Groups Make Conflicting Endorsements In Fourth District Primary

 

Two competing gun rights organizations have made conflicting endorsements in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District Republican primary. The National Rifle Association has endorsed Alecia Webb-Edgington, while the less well-known National Association for Gun Rights is backing Thomas Massie. The NRA, in a statement, praised Webb-Edgington’s support of the Second Amendment as a state lawmaker. Webb-Edgington and Massie are considered two of the three frontrunners in the contest to replace retiring Congressman Geoff Davis. Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore is the third.

Pages