FPB ADDS NEW CHANNELS TO CABLE LINEUPS
The Frankfort Plant Board has added the Golf Channel, Disney Jr. and new music channels to its cable lineups, FPB announced today.
The new channels will be available Friday for FPB Classic Cable and Preferred Cable customers.
The Golf Channel, which carries most Thursday and Friday rounds and extended coverage of PGA Tour events as well as other golf-related shows, will be on channels 79 and 579. The channel had been available only on Preferred Cable, according to an FPB press release.
Disney Jr., which features programs for toddlers and kindergarten aged children as well as classic Disney movies, will be available on channel 137 for Preferred Cable customers.
Galaxie, a new music provider for FPB, will provide a variety of genres on Preferred Cable channels 200-249, 13 more than currently offered, the release says. For more information on these new additions or FPB Preferred Cable, visit www.fpb.cc.
'BLUE LIGHTS ACROSS THE BLUEGRASS' STARTS
In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.
There were 356 highway fatalities as of June 27 – 41 more than at the same time last year. Over half of those killed were not wearing seat belts. Twenty-four percent involved a distracted driver, 16 percent involved an impaired driver.
While officers will patrol all roadways in their designated city or county, a special emphasis will be placed on the areas where the majority of crashes have occurred.
COMMISSIONER APPOINTED FOR DEPARTMENT FOR MEDICAID
Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes today announced the appointment of Lawrence Kissner as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services. Kissner will officially begin his duties at the Cabinet July 1.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s in business administration, Kissner has nearly 30 years of experience in the private insurance industry, including more than 17 years specifically in managed care. Most recently he served as the president and CEO of Magnolia Health Plan in Jackson, Miss. Kissner also has strong ties to Kentucky, having served as president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Kentucky from 2004-2006, and he has maintained a home in Lexington since that time.
Acting commissioner Neville Wise, a career state employee who has spent more than 22 years in various positions within the Medicaid program, will remain with the Department for Medicaid Services.