Historic Oldham County Courthouse to be demolished Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

In a 5-1 vote Tuesday, officials decided the 146-year-old courthouse will be demolished and replaced.

Democratic Debate: Live Updates And Analysis Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates’ remarks in real-time.


New chief administrative officer for Mary and Elizabeth Hospital announced Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

By Matthew Keck —

U of L Health – Mary and Elizabeth Hospital announced that Melisa Adkins, RN, BSN, MBA, will be the new chief administrative officer Jan. 9. Adkins was previously the CEO for Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. since 2017.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and with the outstanding team they have in place,” said Adkins. “I look forward to helping them continue providing first-rate services to their patients, staff and employees.”

While at Heartland Regional, Adkins helped lower contract labor expenses by 31 percent. She also aided in creating an occupational health clinic and increased the net revenue growth by 4 percent.

Along with her accomplishments at Heartland Regional, Adkins has earned multiple award nominations for her work. Two of her nominations include Citizen of the Year in 2018 and the Community Health System Excellence in Nursing Leadership award in 2012.

“We’re very pleased to have Adkins join our team at Mary & Elizabeth,” said Tom Miller, CEO of U of L Health. “She has an outstanding reputation in healthcare, and we know she will bring added value and expertise that will help us continue improving the quality care we can provide to our patients.”
Adkins served as the chief nursing officer at Physicians Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Knoxville, Tenn., before joining Heartland Regional in 2017. She oversaw more than 30 departments along with opening two units that assisted in patient transfers from the ICU at PRMC.
At PRMC, Adkins implemented a new emergency department, neonatal ICU and cardiac and step-down monitors at the facility in 2016. Adkins also increased the facilities three-star rating to four-stars in just one year.
Adkins has an associate degree in nursing from John A. Logan College, along with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an MBA from University of Phoenix.
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Louisville basketball hits the road to take on Pittsburgh Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

The Cardinals stayed on the road on Tuesday night, taking on Pittsburgh.


Woodford County becomes the first Kentucky county in 20 years to pass a Fairness Ordinance Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

Woodford County, outside of Lexington, is the 18th municipality in Kentucky to adopt a Fairness Ordinance.


Republican Mike Nemes wins Kentucky state Senate seat in special election Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

A secretary of state spokeswoman said the results of the special election are unofficial and should be official tomorrow.


West Point Independent Schools negotiating possible merger with Hardin County Schools to avoid closure Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

West Point Independent Schools officially announced it is looking to merge with another district.

Grayson County Sheriff’s Office searching for most wanted suspect Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

David “Hog” Wease, 43, of Big Clifty is wanted for receiving stolen property and drug charges. He is also a persistent felony offender.

Escaped Marshall County inmate captured using OnStar technology Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

An inmate who escaped from a Marshall County prison is back behind bars thanks to OnStar technology inside a car.

Eastern boys basketball beats North Bullitt in Louisville Invitational Tournament Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

Christian Spalding hit a late 3 to give Eastern the win over North Bullitt on Tuesday night.


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