Heavy rain will continue to fall across the mountains. Flood Warnings are already out for most of the area through later this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for everyone through tomorrow night. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect later today for most of the area. The rain will start to transition to freezing rain/sleet and snow by later this evening, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order creating a statewide health insurance exchange, following up on his promise to do so once the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal health care overhaul.
The exchange will allow people to comparison shop online for insurance. Beshear said that he has been contacted by people wanting Kentucky to create its own exchange.
Beshear's office said Tuesday the exchange will begin operation Jan. 1, 2014. The federal government will create exchanges starting in 2014 for states that don't develop their own.
The order establishes the Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange and establishes an 11-member Exchange Advisory Board. Carrie Banahan, executive director of the Office of Health Policy, will be executive director of the new office.
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