Damon Thayer

Kentucky’s new ‘random’ change of venue law challenged by game-machines industry

BY: - April 10, 2023

FRANKFORT — Plaintiffs challenging a new Kentucky law banning video game machines that pay cash prizes are asking a judge to halt another new Kentucky law that could send their lawsuit to a random circuit court across the state. Pace-O-Matic — a large manufacturer of what the company and other proponents call “skill-based” game machines […]

How one Northern Kentucky family prepares for potential passage of ‘anti-trans’ legislation

BY: - March 29, 2023

This article is republished from Link NKY. When Nancy Bardgett’s daughter came out as transgender, she was thankful that Jordan was able to receive the care she needed.  In addition to having a supportive family, Jordan, a student at Northern Kentucky University at the time, received mental-health support.  “She had supportive friends and she sought […]


Republican legislature overdoes it trying to trip up Democrat Beshear

BY: - March 24, 2023

For a few minutes on the ides of March, it seemed the legislature was really legislating. Faced with a transgender-youth bill that ignored medical advice, the state Senate did a rare thing in this era of tight partisan control: It voted on a substantive floor amendment, and wonder of wonders, narrowly passed it. The amendment […]