Gun violence

Medical update on victims of Louisville shooting, next 24 hours critical

BY: - April 10, 2023

LOUISVILLE — The next 24 hours will be “critical” for shooting victims who needed surgery after being injured in a Louisville mass shooting Monday, according to UofL Health’s chief medical officer, Dr. Jason Smith. Of the nine patients sent to UofL Hospital Monday, Smith said, three were in critical condition as of around 3:30 p.m. […]

Six now dead in Louisville shooting, eight injured

BY: - April 10, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Louisville police on Monday night announced that a sixth person has died as a result of a mass shooting Monday morning at a downtown bank. Earlier in the day, Louisville Metro Police Department Interim Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel was joined by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg to name the victims […]

Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus joins call condemning potential expulsion of Tennessee lawmakers 

BY: - April 6, 2023

Kentucky’s Black Legislative Caucus joined the National Black Caucus of State Legislators in  condemning the potential expulsion of  three Tennessee state lawmakers after days of turmoil at the Capitol in Nashville.  Last week, three Tennessee Democrats — Rep. Gloria Johnson, Justin J. Pearson and Justin Jones — led an impromptu protest on the House floor against gun […]

Beshear orders flags to half-staff in remembrance of Nashville school-shooting victims

BY: - March 28, 2023

Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday “in honor and remembrance of the victims of the acts of violence perpetrated on March 27 in Nashville, Tennessee,” according to a release from the governor’s office. Three children and three adult staff members were killed in […]

3 kids, 3 adults killed in shooting at Nashville private elementary school

BY: - March 27, 2023

Three children and three adult staff members are dead after a mass shooting event Monday at The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood. Among the victims are three 9-year-old children: Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney. The adult victims are Cynthia Peak, 61,  Mike Hill, 61, and Katherine Koonce, […]


Always looking over their shoulders

BY: - February 27, 2023

Kentucky can do more to protect some of its most vulnerable people, in particular women who are experiencing domestic violence.  Women deserve the right to live their lives free of violence, free of emotional and physical abuse, and free to carry on their daily activities without wondering if their abusive intimate partner will be waiting in […]