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June 25, 2018

Bill allows Medicaid to pay for recovery treatment in inpatient facilities that treat mental illness:

Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act offers student loan repayment of up to $250,000

...for students who agree to work as a substance use disorder treatment professional in areas most in need of their services

The U.S. House passed a massive opioids package last week that includes two measures sponsored by Rep. Hal Rogers, Republican from Eastern Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District.

Rogers and McconnellRogers and Mcconnell“The Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act will expand the Appalachian Regional Commission’s efforts to combat the deadly drug abuse epidemic in the Appalachian region, where the opioid-related overdose rate is 65 percent higher than the rest of the nation,” Rogers said in a press release, “The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act offers student loan repayment of up to $250,000 for students who agree to work as a substance use disorder treatment professional in areas most in need of their services. Both bills were previously approved by the House.”

The package combines 58 bills the House passed in the last two weeks, giving more lawmakers the ability to say in an election year that they passed bills. Rogers called it “one of the most significant bipartisan measures to combat a single drug crisis in the nation’s history.”

Titled the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, it includes “expanding access to medication-assisted treatment, cracking down on over-prescribers of opioids, increasing telehealth services for treatment of substance use disorder, and encouraging non-opioid pain management techniques,” Inside Health Policy reports.

But Lev Facher of The Boston Globe’s medical publication Stat reports, “Outside experts, while applauding Congress for its focus on the issue, say they believe the current package fails to match the scope of the current crisis.” The first example: “It does not expand syringe exchange services, which have been shown to reduce infectious-disease transmission among injection drug users.”

CNN reports, “A key provision in the bill would allow Medicaid to pay for treatment in certain inpatient facilities that treat mental illness — rolling back a federal prohibition in order to target opioid addiction — for up to 30 days. The provision was initially tailored only for opioid treatment, drawing criticism from Democrats for focusing on too small a population.” A deal between Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Greg Walden and Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, “broadened the provision to expand its reach to crack cocaine as well.”

Now the package heads to the Senate, “where multiple committees are working on their own package of bills to address the crisis,” CNN reports. “Aides in both chambers say they expect to reconcile the bills and get something to the President’s desk to be signed into law before the end of the year. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the bipartisan bills reported out of the four committees are ‘priorities for the majority leader’.”

Stat reports, “Lobbyists and Democratic congressional staffers have predicted that McConnell will wait until November — so that the roughly one dozen vulnerable Democrats in hard-hit states like West Virginia can’t advertise a ‘yes’ vote on opioids legislation.” Stat has a point-by-point rundown of what’s in and not in the package.

--From Kentucky Health News

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Kentucky Health News is an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

 

June 21, 2018

 

MARRIAGES

Megan L. Cook, 18 to Andrew M. Lyons, 21, both of Louisa, KY.

Todd Hackett, 56 to Jamielee Lindsey, 54, both of Louisa

Ashley P. Fields, 24 to Casey Fitzpatrick, 54, both of Ashland, KY.

Brittany N. Ratliff, 23 to Jonathan Wells, 25, both of Louisa

Alexander B. Prince, 21 to Leslie Childers, 19, both of Louisa

Jeanetta D. Wiley, 40 to Jonathan Stambaugh, 36, both of Louisa

Chelsey R. Wilks, 20 to Cameron Shelton, 36, both of Louisa

Laura Wages, 27 to Clarence Harless, 27, both of Louisa

John Castle, 21 to Brittany Blevins,19, both of Ulysses, Ky.

Tyler Castle, 21 to Victoria Alberico, 24, both of Louisa, Ky.

Brandie M. Marcum, 21 to Robert Murray, Jr., 23, both of Kermit, WV.

 

DEEDS

Helen Young to Katelin Westerfield in the amount of $67,000 for land in Lawrence County

Ryan Hayes to Belinda Hardin in the sum of $5,000 for a lot of land in Lawrence County

Herbert Roberts to James May for $4,000 for a parcel or tract of land in Lawrence County

Michael Beck to Arthur Bowen for land in Lawrence County

Chad McCreary to James Golden for a parcel or tract of land in Lawrence County

Raymond Dixon, III to Harold Perkins for a certain tract or parcel of land

Carol Wellman to Michael Ackerman, trustee for land in Lawrence Co.

Douglas Savage to Mark Burdette for land in Lawrence Co.

Della Cordle to Gail Payne in the amount of $4,000 for land on Big Laurel Creek in Lawrence County

Charles Sparks to Donald and Sara Sparks for a tract of land on Yellow Crk. in Lawrence Co.

Charles Sparks to Matthew Sparks for a parcel or tract of land in Lawrence Co.

Betty Burgess to Nathan Shelton and Austin Shelton in the amount of $105,000 for property in Lawrence Co.

Sheila Leibee to Teresa Burke in the amount of $25,000 for property in Lawrence County

James Johnson to Ellery C. Boyd in the amount of $1000 for property in Lawrence County

Willadean Creech to Charles Mineo in the amount of $96,000 for a parcel of land on the right fork of Blaine Creek in Lawrence Co.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to Justin and Mary Sargent in the amount of $97,000 for land in Lawrence Co.

Morris and Rhonda Collins to Lynsey Rae Cantrell and Bobby Cantrell in the amount of $35,000 for a lot of land in Lawrence Co.

Shirley Baldwin and Darrell Baldwin to Tammy Thompson and Brian Thompson in the amount of $88,000 for land in Lawrence Co.

Ralph and Gloria Ferguson to EIP Kentucky LLC. in the amount of $600,000 for land in Lawrence County

Danny Thompson to Kelley Munyon in the amount of $2,000 for a tract of land in Lawrence County

Austin and Tiffany Kirk to Kirk Irrevocable Trust in the amount of $230,000 for land in Lawrence County

Roadway Unlimited to Kirk Family Irrevocable Trust in the amount of $2,500 for land in Lawrence County

Norma Miller to James Mondale Thompson for certain tracts or parcels of land in Lawrence County

Don Ward and Brenda Ward to Gary Colvin in the amount of $90,051.70 for land in Lawrence County

Loften Roberts to Todd Case for land in Lawrence County

Johnny Hall to John Pannell, III for land in Lawrence County

Dianna Grubb to Thomas Rose for tracts or parcels of land in Lawrence County

Sharon Nye to Nina Nichols for land in Lawrence Co.

Michael Daniels to Terecia Polley for land in Lawrence Co.

Jeffrey Lambert to Carla Duncan for land in Lawrence Co.

Charles Bond to Charles or aka Chuck Arrington for a lot of land in Lawrence County

 

Civil Suits

Constance Evans VS. Raymond Evans
Domestic & Family

Judy W. Damron VS. Patricia A. Lowe
Personal Injury

U.S. Bank National Association VS. Gail Patricia Chaffins
Foreclosure

Wilmington Savings Fund Society VS. James Keaton
Foreclosure

Timothy A. Tackett VS. Kaitland M. Riner
Order for Child Support

Vicki L. Maynard VS. Dennis R JR Moore
Order for Child Support

Vicki L. Maynard VS. Michelle L. Whitehall
Order for Child Support

Vanderbilt Mortgage And Finance, Inc. VS. Robert Longstreth
Foreclosure

Louisa Community Bank VS. Farm House Memories, INC.
Foreclosure

Allen Lewis Allen VS. Morehead State University
Personal Injury

Americredit Financial Services, Inc. VS. Kenneth Marcum
Contract with debt owed

Angela Kelsey VS. Larry Kelsey
Dissolution of Marriage

Jasper N. Shane VS. Jessica L. Shane
Dissolution of Marriage

Dennis Farley VS. Diane Richards
Property Rights

Kelli Lee Stiltner Vs. Mark Stilner
Dissolution of Marriage

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust VS. Dewitt Whitt ET
Debit owed in the amount of 24,389.92

Anita Daniels VS. Donita L Damron
Order For Child Support

Jason C. Kelly VS. Charlie Boyd
Domestic and Family

KY Foster Care VS. James Clay
Order for Child Support

KY Foster Care VS. Carrie A. Daniels
Order for Child Support

Mark Anthony Hardin VS. Tammy Sue Hardin
Dissolution of Marriage

KY Foster Care VS Michelle Clay
Complaint for child and medical support

Bailee Cordle VS Ethan Hardin
Domestic and Family

John Scott VS Ashley Melvin
Personal Injury

Brittania Wellman VS Trenton Thompson
Domestic and Family

George Smith VS Ami Quesenberry
Custody order

Deborah See VS Sean See
Domestic and family

Deborah See VS Miranda Fryer
Complaint for child and medical support

Hospital of Louisa VS Billy Collins
Complaint for debt owed

Alexis MCkinster VS Austin Castle
Complaint for child and medical support

James Trout VS Susan Trout
Dissolution of marriage

June 18, 2018

'MOUNTAIN TV' NOT AVAILABLE NOW, BUT ROGERS WORKING ON SOLUTION

HAZARD, Ky. -- There is potential new life to WYMT's attempt to get on satellite.

We are currently in the process of appealing a May decision by the Federal Communication Commission that deemed they would not allow WYMT satellite carriage.

"We respectfully disagree. We do not feel that they considered all the facts in the case. We feel that they ignored some of the facts and the wishes of Eastern Kentucky," said WYMT General Manager Neil Middleton. "You can live in Hazard, Kentucky and see our station from your home, and if you have satellite and not cable you can't get WYMT. That simply doesn't make sense."

On Wednesday Representative Hal Rogers placed wording in a bill that he says funds the FCC that could potentially force the commission's hand in making Dish Network and Direct TV carry WYMT.

"I intend to be sure that language stays in the bill that requires the FCC to pay attention to the language of the plight of local television coverage in the areas so that stations like WYMT can be seen by the people they cover," said 5th District Republican Representative Hal Rogers.

The act he mentions is the Stellar Act of 2014. What he is working to do is have the FCC recognize the language that allows local viewers to receive their local TV station on satellite.

"I inserted language in the bill that funds the FCC, yesterday, to require them to pay more attention to the Stellar Act of 2014 which requires the FCC to pay attention to local television so people can have a preference and get their local tv coverage," said Representative Rogers.

Middleton and Rogers encourage everyone to continue to send letters to the FCC asking for WYMT to be carried on satellite.

Follow this link to leave a comment online: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express

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