Kentucky

UnitedHealthcare lobs accusations of procurement violations at Anthem in Medicaid lawsuit

UnitedHealthcare of Kentucky Ltd. raises its own allegations of improper hiring of a government official in the legal controversy surrounding the state’s Medicaid contract awards. One of the two incoming companies to the Kentucky Medicaid program made a bold ask in the legal dispute surrounding how the administration of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear awarded its five Medicaid contracts. In Franklin Circuit Court, ...

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Humana takes Kentucky Medicaid contract fight to the appeals court

Humana Inc. asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals to reconsider a lower court’s order adding the sixth company to the slate of companies that contract with the state to provide Medicaid in the state. A Humana Inc. subsidiary appealed a circuit judge’s order in a lawsuit that challenges whether the state inappropriately awarded its five big-dollar Medicaid contracts. On Tuesday, ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Judge halts Kentucky Medicaid measures after Anthem protest

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters in Louisville. A judge has placed a temporary restraining order on the state of Kentucky to consider a lawsuit related to the awarding of $8 million in Medicaid contracts. The suit could eliminate one of the companies that received a Medicaid contract, Molina Healthcare of Kentucky, further jeopardizing a key project in West ...

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Tourism plan, including a $135 million resort, released for Red River Gorge

Source: Red River Economic Development RED RIVER GORGE, Ky. – Tourism officials have released plans to attract more visitors to the Red River Gorge area. The planning process conducted for Red River Economic Development by the Stantec consulting firm included two main components: the potential for developing a destination resort and the identification of key opportunities to advance economic development ...

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City seeking proposals for a transit study

Passengers get off the blue route city bus driven by Keith Bowman on Monday at the Owensboro Transit Bus Office at 430 Allen St. The city of Owensboro is looking to conduct a transit study with recommendations of sites to move its downtown station as among the chief objectives. Currently, the city has issued a request for proposals (RFPs) from ...

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Ky. Labor Cabinet: 82,003 unemployment insurance claims still unresolved

7% of unemployment claims pending in Kentucky LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet said Wednesday nearly 7% of the approximately 1,180,300 filed unemployment insurance claims since March are still outstanding. Countless frustrated and desperate Kentuckians have reached out to LEX 18 throughout the coronavirus pandemic explaining their struggle to obtain unemployment benefits from the state. The Cabinet explained Kentucky ...

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Kentucky airport board seeks single record keeper for 2 DC plans

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board, Lexington, Ky., is searching for a single record keeper for its 401(a) and 457 plans. The board has issued an RFP to consolidate the plans to a single record keeper, confirmed Zach Karas, principal at Retirement Plan Advisors, the board’s investment consultant, which assisted. Current record keepers Benefit Administrators and John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, ...

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Center for Open Government: Finance Cabinet withholding documents clouds MCO consultant’s role

Less than two weeks after Andy Beshear’s inauguration, the Finance Cabinet cancelled the $8 billion Medicaid managed care contracts awarded in the final days of the Bevin Administration. The Cabinet re-issued a solicitation for new bids on January 10, 2020. Cancelling the contracts is well within the Finance Cabinet’s authority. A decision accompanying the cancellation, however, is troubling to the Bluegrass Institute’s ...

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Want to join Louisville Zoo’s management team? Here’s your chance.

Amid continuing uncertainties about the city budget, including the impact of Covid-19 and increasing pension and health care costs, Louisville Metro Government is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) for the management of the Louisville Zoo. As part of budget considerations last year, the zoo was asked to explore opportunities for independent zoo management through the Request For Information (RFI) process, according ...

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Louisville seeks proposals for independent Zoo management

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Amid continuing uncertainties about the city budget, including the impact of COVID-19 and increasing pension and health care costs, Louisville Metro Government is issuing a Request for Proposal for the management of the Louisville Zoological Gardens. As part of FY20 budget considerations last year, the Zoo was asked to explore opportunities for independent Zoo management through the ...

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Companies claim bias in $8B Kentucky Medicaid decision, call for a redo

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks during a COVID-19 press conference.GOV. ANDY BESHEAR’S OFFICE Two companies skipped over for big-dollar contracts to manage Kentucky Medicaid benefits say that the state should redo the bidding process. Louisville-based Passport Health Plan Inc. and Anthem Kentucky Managed Care Plan Inc. filed protests with the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet over the award of five ...

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RiverLink board seeks new contract for toll collection services

A RiverLink toll gantry LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Kentucky and Indiana officials will seek a new contract for RiverLink’s toll collection work and customer service centers, a move that targets the tolling system’s areas of longstanding concern. At a virtual meeting Tuesday, the Kentucky-Indiana Joint Board authorized the Indiana Finance Authority to create a request for proposals for services that are ...

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VIDEO | LMPD officers walk out on mayor amid protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Dozens of Louisville Metro Police officers walked out on Mayor Greg Fischer when he appeared during a roll call Wednesday evening at the Fairgrounds, according to a video obtained by WDRB News.  The video, recorded by an unidentified source, shows a large group of officers walking out of the roll call while Fischer walks over and begins talking to ...

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UK Board Approves Lease Between Coldstream, Cityscape to Develop Residential Village

Cityscape Residential, LCC, a real estate development and construction firm, will lease land from the university for a residential village development project on UK’s Coldstream Research Campus. LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2020) — Today, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees authorized the UK Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration to negotiate and execute a ground lease with Cityscape Residential, ...

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Kentucky city of 28,000 selects 50 MW of solar to help lower electric bills

Henderson, Kentucky’s municipal utility selected 50 MW of solar, which will provide 15% of its annual electricity. “In western Kentucky we do have a pretty good solar resource,” says the utility’s general manager. In western Kentucky, where the city of Henderson overlooks the Ohio River, wholesale energy is usually reasonably priced. But if you run an electric utility, and your ...

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Three firms respond to city’s transit request for proposals

The city of Bowling Green received responses from three companies in its effort to find a manager of transportation services. The city this year issued a request for proposals for the management and operation of transit services after a transit study by Pittsburgh-based Michael Baker International. The study, which was unveiled in 2019 by the Bowling Green-Warren County Metropolitan Planning ...

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Cincinnati Airport Issues Marketing RFP

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int’l Airport (CVG) has recently issued a marketing RFP and is seeking a top-tier agency who can help them with a variety of needs. CVG is in the midst of a brand reinvention as it continues its transition from a dominant airline hub geared towards business travelers to a multi-carrier airport serving an equal mix of business ...

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