Kentuckians lacked forecasting, broadband as July storms quickly swelled into deadly flood

BY: and - March 27, 2023

This story is a collaboration between The Daily Yonder and Grist. For more, watch the Daily Yonder’s video “How Broadband and Weather Forecasting Failed East Kentucky.”  Terry Thies wasn’t worried about the rain that pounded on her roof last July.  She had received no flood warnings before going to sleep that night. Besides, her part […]

TikTok banned from Kentucky government devices and networks

BY: - March 23, 2023

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Wednesday codifying recent bans on social media website TikTok from state government-owned devices and networks into law.  Senate Bill 20 received bipartisan support in the Senate and House this legislative session.  While presenting the bill in past debates, primary sponsor Sen. Robby Mills, R-Henderson, has cited when presenting the […]

House joins Senate in putting TikTok ban for Kentucky employees into law

BY: - March 15, 2023

FRANKFORT — With time running out for the 2023 General Assembly to pass bills, House members approved a measure to codify an executive and legislative branch ban on using TikTok. The House voted 96-3 on Senate Bill 20 Wednesday. Those who voted no were Democratic Reps. Cherlynn Stevenson, Lisa Willner and Sarah Stalker.  The bill’s […]

Senate committee forwards bill to codify TikTok ban on Kentucky government devices 

BY: - February 8, 2023

FRANKFORT — A Kentucky Senate committee on Wednesday endorsed putting into state law a ban on TikTok on state government devices or networks. TikTok, a social media platform where content creators can make minutes-long videos about a variety of topics, is commonly used by teenagers and young adults.  The Senate State and Local Government Committee […]

Kentuckians encouraged to challenge accuracy of new broadband map

BY: - December 28, 2022

Gov. Andy Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to challenge the accuracy of a new federal broadband availability map that will help determine how billions of federal dollars for broadband deployment will be allocated among states.  The Federal Communications Commission in November released a proposed online interactive map that lists available internet providers and the maximum advertised […]