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Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Mar. 4, 2020 1:28 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ March 1 The Bowling Green Daily News on a House bill that would ensure political, gender and racial diversity on the state school board: Gov. Andy Beshear took a lot of heat during his first day in office in December, when he fired 11 members of the Kentucky Board...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo, Kentucky Speaker of the House David Osborne, R-Prospect, presides over a session in Frankfort, Ky. The Kentucky House voted Friday, Feb. 28 to create a loan program to provide struggling rural hospitals with cash transfusions lawmakers hope will spark a financial turnaround. The bill cleared the House on an 80-0 vote and now goes to the Senate. Its cosponsors include Osborne, who said funding for the loan program could come from the issuance of bonds. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Bill to assist struggling rural hospitals clears KY House

Feb. 28, 2020 3:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House voted Friday to create a loan program to provide struggling rural hospitals with cash transfusions lawmakers hope will spark a financial turnaround. Hospitals in counties with fewer than 50,000 people would be eligible for the loans. More than 60 hospitals qualify...

Bill to assist rural Kentucky hospitals clears House panel

Feb. 25, 2020 11:34 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill aimed at protecting rural health care in Kentucky by creating a loan program to assist financially struggling hospitals cleared a House committee Tuesday. Hospitals situated in counties with fewer than 50,000 people would be eligible for the loans. The state economic...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Jerry Sandusky's legal effort to have his decadeslong child molestation sentence reduced will be the subject of a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in a Pennsylvania courtroom. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Judge rejects Sandusky's latest request for shorter sentence

Jan. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge flatly rejected Jerry Sandusky's latest request to have his 30- to 60-year child molestation sentence reduced during a brief hearing Tuesday. Judge Maureen Skerda said she purposely fashioned the prison term to have an impact on the former Penn State assistant football coach...