Gun safety

Kentucky reverses loss of social workers in child and adult protective services

BY: - June 8, 2023

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander is “cautiously optimistic” as caseload-carrying social workers in the Department for Community Based Services increased this year.  In December, Kentucky had 965 workers in adult and child protective services work, which increased to 1,023 in March and 1,042 in May.  This increase comes […]

Path on Kentucky gun laws unclear weeks after Louisville shooting

BY: - May 23, 2023

More than a month after two mass shootings in Louisville in a single week left seven victims dead, political leaders in Frankfort are saying little about what changes may be made to Kentucky’s gun laws.  In April, five victims died after a 25-year-old man entered Louisville’s Old National Bank and opened fire on his coworkers […]

Manhunt underway in Atlanta hospital shooting that killed one and injured four

BY: - May 3, 2023

One person was killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at a high-rise Midtown Atlanta hospital that put Georgia’s capital city on edge and immediately sparked calls for more action on gun safety. The shooting happened early Wednesday afternoon in a waiting room at the Northside Hospital Midtown medical center on West Peachtree […]

Prayers and reform: Politicians react to Louisville shooting

BY: - April 10, 2023

LOUISVILLE — After news of a shooting in downtown Louisville broke Monday, Kentucky politicians quickly reacted to share their thoughts.  Some called for thoughts and prayers for victims, their families and others responding to the incidents, while others made pleas for more gun control laws.  Five people died, including the shooter, during the shooting at Old […]

Kentucky students recommend ways to prevent, respond to school shootings

BY: - January 24, 2023

FRANKFORT — After a gunman killed 21 people and wounded 17 others at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last spring, high school students on a Kentucky advisory committee “realized we needed to use our voices to change,” said Malley Taylor, a junior at the Craft Academy in Morehead. On Tuesday, the students presented their […]