Lantern reporter Sarah Ladd recognized by Kentucky Psychological Association for ‘Breaking the Stigma’ series

BY: - November 6, 2023

The Kentucky Psychological Association has recognized Lantern reporter Sarah Ladd with its 2023 Mental Health in Media Award.  At a Friday awards ceremony in Lexington, the organization’s president Patti Weiter singled out the Lantern’s “Breaking the Stigma” series as an “impressive work of public service journalism.”  Ladd created the series in 2022 with the goal […]

Bill could pave way for online news outlets to publish legally-required public notices

BY: - March 7, 2023

FRANKFORT — Without a daily or weekly printed newspaper of record in Northern Kentucky, local leaders are seeking a way to get public notices out to readers digitally.  The House Local Government Committee on March 3 gave its favor to House Bill 534, which would create qualifications for a digital news publication to be considered […]

Senate Republicans take aim at Beshear in passing bill to ‘blow up’ KET board

BY: - March 1, 2023

Republicans in the Kentucky Senate, in passing a bill Wednesday to reorganize the board for Kentucky’s public television broadcaster, also used the opportunity to tee up criticism against the state’s Democratic governor.  Senate Bill 104, sponsored by Sen. Stephen Meredith, R-Leitchfield, would disband the current board for Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and require future gubernatorial […]

Bill to disband current KET board, require Senate confirmation for some appointments advances

BY: - February 22, 2023

FRANKFORT — Called an effort to “protect” the integrity of Kentucky’s public television broadcaster, a bill passed unanimously out of a Senate committee Wednesday that would disband the current board for Kentucky Educational Television and require future appointments by the governor to the board be confirmed by the Republican-controlled state Senate. Bill sponsor Sen. Stephen […]

Owensboro celebrates powerful history ‘Through Sleet’s Eyes’

BY: - February 20, 2023

Moneta Sleet Jr.’s eye led him from his hometown of Owensboro around the world. As a photojournalist for Ebony magazine, Sleet captured on film some of the 20th century’s most iconic moments; his work earned a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, the first awarded a Black American. This week, the Ohio River town where nine-year-old Sleet […]