Kentucky’s Governor is interested in programs and policies that would bring down the horrific cancer rate of the Bluegrass State. Currently , according to an article that appeared it the 29 Feb 2012 edition of the Kentucky Enquirer, the state sees more than 24,000 cases of cancer each year. Around 9,500 Kentuckians die from cancer every year. Kentucky’s lung cancer rate is 49% higher than the other states and we have one of the highest colon and rectal cancer death rates in the nation.