Andy Barr

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center makes history with national designation 

BY: - September 15, 2023

Anna Cox had just graduated from the University of Kentucky when she was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2018.  She first sought emergency care for a “wrenching abdominal pain.” It turned out to be related to stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  Cox was treated at the university’s Markey Cancer […]


Beshear, Cameron feckless with political money

BY: - July 14, 2023

This is mainly about political money, and a little bit about taxpayers’ money getting political. Most of the recent action in the governor’s race has been about campaign contributions, and both Gov. Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron have some ’splainin’ to do. On June 20, my old friend and colleague Tom Loftus reported […]

Four Kentucky infrastructure projects awarded more than $33 million in federal funding

BY: - June 28, 2023

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to be in Lexington Thursday to highlight more than $33 million in federal grant funding for four transportation infrastructure projects. According to a U.S. Department of Transportation press release, the funds come from the RAISE discretionary grant fund. Funding in the 2023 Fiscal Year will go to rural […]

How much partisan gerrymandering does Kentucky’s Constitution allow?

BY: - June 20, 2023

A fight over Kentucky’s state House and U.S. congressional districts is now before the state Supreme Court, more than a year after new maps were adopted by the Republican supermajority that controls the General Assembly. On March 23, the high court agreed to take the challenge by state Democrats, bypassing the state Appeals Court, “in […]


Cameron, other politicians should shut up about Trump’s latest indictment

BY: - June 16, 2023

The indictment of a former president on charges of keeping secret national-security materials, refusing to give them back, and lying about them to the FBI through his lawyers, while leaving them vulnerable to espionage, creates one of the biggest stress tests ever for our political system. Some Kentucky politicians are already failing it. Donald Trump […]