Kentucky judge recuses himself from KEA case after Cameron questioned his impartiality

BY: - May 31, 2023

A Kentucky judge has recused himself from a court case after Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron questioned the judge’s impartiality based on  political contributions supporting the judge’s recent reelection. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd in an order Tuesday directed a lawsuit filed by the Kentucky Education Association be transferred to the other circuit judge […]

Kentucky’s population shifted older in a decade. Here’s how and why it matters.

BY: - May 30, 2023

Kentucky’s population is shifting older, new data shows, with the oldest counties in the western part of the state.  Counties with colleges and military clusters are home to the younger populations, according to analyses of new Census data by the Kentucky State Data Center (KSDC). Eastern Kentucky is aging faster than the rest of the […]

At a McDonald’s in Kentucky, 10-year-olds worked past midnight, Department of Labor finds

BY: - May 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — Children as young as 10 were found working past midnight at a McDonald’s restaurant in Louisville, the U.S. Department of Labor said in announcing numerous civil penalties levied on fast-food franchises. As part of an investigation into federal child labor law violations in the Southeast, the Department of Labor said that three separate […]

Teachers union asks judge to block new Kentucky law barring payroll deductions to pay union dues

BY: - May 1, 2023

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s largest teachers union representing thousands of educators throughout the state is asking a judge to temporarily block a new law that prohibits the union from collecting dues through payroll deductions.  The Kentucky Education Association (KEA) sued the state last month asking for Senate Bill 7 to be struck down as unconstitutional and […]

ACLU of Kentucky employees intend to unionize 

BY: - April 17, 2023

Employees of the Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Monday their intent to unionize. ACLU of Kentucky staff, as well as staff from Louisiana and Mississippi, will join ACLU Southern Affiliates United.  They have requested voluntary recognition for their union from management at each affiliate and want to bargain together.  “There […]

Beshear vetoes bill to stop automatic payroll deductions for certain public employee unions

BY: - March 27, 2023

Calling it “an attack on unions and teacher associations that support and protect hard working Kentucky families,” Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill that would stop automatic payroll deductions for some public employees’ unions or association dues. In his veto message, the governor said Senate Bill 7 violates the Kentucky Constitution by “targeting public […]