Beshear’s inauguration is next week. Here’s the schedule.

BY: - December 8, 2023

Last month, voters gave Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman a second term. Next week, they’ll be inaugurated again at the State Capitol in Frankfort.  The 62nd inauguration on Tuesday, Dec. 12, will feature Kentuckians to celebrate a theme of “Forward, Together.” The festivities include an inaugural ball, a parade, performances and […]

A billboard with the words, "OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT FOR SALE" with the logos of the Frankfort Plant Board and Cable 10 below it.

State senator wants Frankfort utility to sell its internet service; utility questions why

BY: - December 8, 2023

FRANKFORT — Walking to his office in the state capitol annex last month, state Sen. Gex Williams pulled out his phone to show a photo of a billboard that appeared in Frankfort weeks earlier. The billboard along a well-traveled street displays in bold, white font the words, “OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT FOR SALE,” along with […]

Harvey to retire as Justice and Public Safety Cabinet secretary

BY: - December 7, 2023

Kerry Harvey, the secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, will retire at the end of January.  Gov. Andy Beshear, who was recently reelected, made the announcement during his weekly press conference Thursday. The governor thanked Harvey for his service and added that Harvey’s decision was “his choice and his choice alone.”  “He has […]

Kentucky Board of Education names firm for education commissioner search

BY: - December 7, 2023

The Kentucky Board of Education has selected McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, as the firm to conduct the search for the Commonwealth’s next commissioner of education.  The board met with representatives of the search firm during its Thursday meeting. However, the selection was made during a Nov. 28 meeting, though the vendor’s name was not public […]

How wealthy donors legally gave even more to Democratic Party during Beshear’s campaign

BY: - December 6, 2023

FRANKFORT — Ahead of  last month’s governor’s race, London Mayor Randall Weddle and other Kentuckians gave big to a type of political committee that allows wealthy donors to make massive legal contributions.  Weddle, whose earlier excess contributions to Gov. Andy Beshear’s reelection effort had drawn regulatory scrutiny, contributed $550,000 on Oct. 3 to a national […]

Joe Meyer retiring as Covington mayor, city commissioner launches campaign

BY: - December 4, 2023

Covington Commissioner Ron Washington threw his hat into the ring for mayor on Dec. 1, three days after Mayor Joe Meyer announced his retirement. “We have accomplished quite a bit in the past several years,” Washington said in a press release. “But we need to make decisions and take actions that keep the momentum going. […]

More candidates file to run for Kentucky’s congressional seats and General Assembly

BY: - November 30, 2023

FRANKFORT — With little  more than a month before the election filing deadline, a few more candidates have signed papers seeking election to the Kentucky General Assembly and U.S. Congress. The deadline is Jan. 5, 2024 to file to appear on the primary election ballot. Next year, Kentucky voters will decide who will represent them […]

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 Republican chairman Mac Brown to step down after 8 years

BY: - November 28, 2023

Mac Brown, the chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky, plans to step down from the role after eight years.  Media reports late Monday night said Brown had written an email about his plans to step down. RPK spokesman Sean Southard confirmed Tuesday morning that Brown had sent an email about stepping down as chairman.  […]

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 […]