Cameron joins 16 state attorneys general to oppose federal protections for LGBTQ foster youth

BY: - November 30, 2023

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti is leading a coalition of 17 state attorneys general — including Kentucky’s outgoing AG Daniel Cameron — in fighting a proposed federal rule intended to give LGBTQ kids greater protections in foster care. The proposed rule reflects misguided federal policy, illegally intrudes on state authority and risks violating the free […]

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 […]

Mike Lindell’s conspiracy-fueled pillow company fights to survive his election obsession

BY: - November 30, 2023

CHASKA, Minn. — Pillow mogul Mike Lindell calls up former Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck, who works for something Lindell made up called the Election Crime Bureau, to talk about press strategy. Lindell tells Colbeck a press release needs to mention his “offense fund,” to which people can give donations so Lindell can keep funding […]

Study: Kentuckians increasingly excluded from lawmaking process by fast-track maneuvers

BY: - November 29, 2023

FRANKFORT — The League of Women Voters of Kentucky released a report Wednesday that found the General Assembly has increasingly fast-tracked bills in a manner that makes citizen participation nearly impossible — about a month before lawmakers return to Frankfort in January.  The League’s analysis found that fewer than 5% of bills that became law 25 […]

Kentucky Power lowers proposed rate hike after pushback. Some ratepayers say it’s still too much.

BY: - November 28, 2023

Letcher County Judge-Executive Terry Adams walked up to a microphone inside a hearing room in Frankfort Tuesday morning, one of numerous people who had given public comments over the past few weeks to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).  The utility regulator over the upcoming days will be questioning Kentucky Power executives and other witnesses […]

How can Kentucky tackle veterinarian shortage? Working group presents its ideas.

BY: - November 28, 2023

Kentucky’s Veterinary Shortage Working Group met Tuesday to finalize a report 18 months in the making.  The report includes ways Kentucky can bring more veterinarians, especially those who practice on large animals, into the profession and give them further support to practice in Kentucky. The group, which is under the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, has […]

Study: Building a new public university in Southeastern Kentucky ‘problematic’

BY: - November 28, 2023

Building a new four-year public university in Southeastern Kentucky would be “prohibitively expensive and its long-term viability (especially in terms of enrollment) would be uncertain,” says a study by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) that was ordered earlier this year by the Kentucky General Assembly.  Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, sought the wide-ranging study. […]

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 […]

Unafraid of death, former Kentucky Gov. Julian Carroll reflects on his long political life

BY: - November 23, 2023

FRANKFORT — At age 92, former Kentucky Gov. Julian Carroll sits in a recliner at his Franklin County home, talking about his glory years in politics and the six-page program-in-progress on a nearby stand. The program is entitled “Julian Morton Carroll: A Lifetime of Public Service.” It contains a portrait of him, his bio and […]

Kentucky Democratic Party far outraised its Republican rival in month before Beshear’s reelection

BY: - November 22, 2023

FRANKFORT — The aggressive fundraising drive by the Kentucky Democratic Party in support of Gov. Andy Beshear’s reelection did not take its foot off the gas in October, raising more than triple what the Republican Party of Kentucky collected in the same period. The KDP brought in  $491,474 in contributions during the final full month […]

How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies

BY: - November 22, 2023

Back in July, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. A federal court had recently granted a temporary injunction, in Missouri v. Biden, finding that the Biden administration had violated the First Amendment by coercing social media companies to remove content, related both to elections and the COVID-19 vaccine, that […]

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 […]