At U.S. Senate lunch, Rand Paul aids Joni Ernst in choking emergency

BY: - November 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst is doing okay after a fellow senator, Rand Paul of Kentucky, had to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the Iowa Republican when she choked on food during a closed-door GOP lunch Thursday. “Can’t help but choke on the woke policies Dems are forcing down our throats. Thanks, Dr. @RandPaul!,” […]

Louisville’s Bratcher to not seek reelection to Kentucky House, will run for Metro Council

BY: - November 30, 2023

Republican state Rep. Kevin Bratcher of Louisville announced he will not seek reelection to his seat in the General Assembly and plans to run for Louisville Metro Council.  The news comes after Republican Council Member Robin Engel announced he will not seek reelection to the city council. WDRB first reported Bratcher’s plans.  “CM Engel announced […]

Louisville researcher will study how to treat, prevent eating disorders

BY: - November 29, 2023

A Louisville researcher will use $11.5 million in grant money from the National Institutes of Health to study how to treat and prevent eating disorders, the University of Louisville announced Wednesday.  Leading several projects over the next five years on the subject is Cheri Levinson, who is both an associate professor with the university and […]

Kentucky Republican chairman Mac Brown to step down after 8 years

BY: - November 28, 2023

Mac Brown, the chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky, plans to step down from the role after eight years.  Media reports late Monday night said Brown had written an email about his plans to step down. RPK spokesman Sean Southard confirmed Tuesday morning that Brown had sent an email about stepping down as chairman.  […]

Rep. Josie Raymond running for Louisville council rather than reelection to Kentucky legislature

BY: - November 27, 2023

Kentucky state Rep. Josie Raymond, a Louisville Democrat, said Monday she will run for Louisville Metro Council next year rather than seeking reelection to the legislature. In a statement announcing the move, Raymond said she had “gained a deep appreciation for the power of local government watching Louisville act when Frankfort wouldn’t.”  Citing Kentucky’s ban […]

12 counties selected for routine audit of general election results

BY: - November 21, 2023

The Kentucky attorney general’s office will begin its post-election audits after selecting 12 counties from a drawing Tuesday.  As it has regularly done after elections, the office will review audits from the selected counties to ensure the most recent general election was conducted properly and without issues. Deputy Attorney General Vic Maddox drew the names […]

Here’s who has filed to run in Kentucky for state lawmaker seats and U.S. Congress so far

BY: - November 21, 2023

Would-be candidates for the Kentucky General Assembly, U.S. Congress and a host of local offices have until Jan. 5, 2024 to file to appear on the primary election ballot, according to the State Board of Elections 2024 calendar. Kentucky voters will decide dozens of elections next November, including who will represent them in the U.S. […]

Three presidential debates, one VP debate scheduled ahead of 2024 election

BY: - November 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican nominees for president would debate three times next year if both candidates agree to a schedule released Monday by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. “The United States’ general election debates, watched live worldwide, are a model for many other countries: the opportunity to hear and see leading candidates […]

Beshear chides ‘shouting’ in Congress. Was he talking about Comer?

BY: - November 16, 2023

Without naming names, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday appeared to criticize Republican U.S. Rep. James Comer of Kentucky for getting into a shouting match earlier this week with a Democratic congressman from Florida. Beshear was responding to a reporter’s question about whether he had met with state legislators since his reelection last week. The […]

Qualifying UK medical students in rural provider program to get scholarships

BY: - November 16, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky are giving medical students on a path to serve rural areas seven scholarships worth $100,000 in total.  Fourth year students in UK’s Rural Physician Leadership Program will benefit from this money, UK said. They need to demonstrate financial […]

Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice commissioner resigns effective Jan. 1

BY: - November 16, 2023

Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Vicki Reed has resigned, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday.  Beshear, who will begin his second term Dec. 12, also announced that Jeremy Slinker, director of Kentucky Emergency Management, is leaving the administration to take a job with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Reed, who has been the target […]

Republican John Schickel will not seek reelection to Kentucky Senate

BY: - November 14, 2023

Kentucky state Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection next year. Schickel was first elected from Boone County’s 11th Senate District  in 2008. In a news release, Schickel, a former U.S. marshall, said: “The Kentucky General Assembly, like the U.S. Congress, was founded to be a citizen legislature. Members of […]