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February 4, 2020

West Virginia’s newly implemented (and widely touted) Medicaid pharmaceutical carve-out has caused a buzz about the potential for a similar plan in Kentucky. The solution offered by the policy’s proponents – just cut out the middleman who negotiates pharmaceutical pric...

May 7, 2019

As authorities cracked down on prescription opioids and then on heroin, the black market offered up fentanyl as a substitute. Fentanyl – a synthetic opioid up to 50 times as strong as heroin and 100 times as strong as morphine – was developed for use as an anesthetic i...

April 3, 2019

While national attention focused on waves of opioid and heroin crises, methamphetamine and fentanyl use across the country – and in Kentucky – quietly grew. 

In Kentucky, between 2013 and 2017, Kentucky State Police saw a decrease in cocaine and heroin seizures accompan...

October 16, 2018

The Kentucky Department of Education released a statement this September regarding the most recent K-12 test scores and introducing some of the new accountability standards. The new standards are scheduled to be fully implemented in the 2018-2019 school year. Under the...

July 18, 2018

The Kaiser Family Foundation's most recent summary of the total number of retail prescription drugs filled at pharmacies in the US in 2017 puts Kentucky in an unenviable position.

The states with the highest total number of prescriptions filled were, unsurprisingly, som...

July 16, 2018

The Kentucky Department of Education is phasing out its accountability standards and scores that have been in place for over a decade. The new standards will take effect for the 2018-2019 K-PREP test scores. The last year that KDE assigned and released accountability s...

May 9, 2018

Every year, the Kentucky Department of Education releases report cards to assess the performance of the schools and school districts in the state. The report cards summarize data on the standing of a school or district in assessment, finance, delivery targets, and othe...

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