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Candidates continue to file for 2024 elections ahead of January deadline

BY: - December 21, 2023

As the Jan. 5 deadline approaches, more candidates are filing to run in Kentucky’s 2024 elections.  The Secretary of State’s website lists filings for many elections, including those in the General Assembly, U.S. congressional races, and the Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  Americans will also select a president next year. Kentucky’s primary election […]

Frankfort Democrat Derrick Graham to not seek reelection

BY: - December 8, 2023

Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Leader Derrick Graham will not run for reelection in 2024, he announced Friday.  Graham, a Frankfort Democrat, said in a statement that, “I feel strongly that now is the time to give someone else the chance to be our next state representative, a job I have loved since first being elected […]

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 […]

Feeny named president of Lexington’s BCTC

BY: - December 7, 2023

Greg J. Feeney has been named the president and CEO of Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington.  Feeney, who has been serving as interim president since July, is the former provost and a  25-year employee of BCTC, a press release said. As provost, he was chief academic officer, chief student affairs officer and oversaw […]

Rock slide at abandoned quarry in Frankfort closes road

BY: - October 13, 2023

A rock slide at an old limestone quarry in Frankfort Friday closed a road and made for some dramatic drone photography and video by University of Kentucky assistant professor David Stephenson. Stephenson was in town leading students from UK and Kentucky State University in a four-day photojournalism and multimedia workshop called “Picture Kentucky.” Frankfort Police […]

Kentucky’s youth are caught in the middle as Beshear-Cameron spar over transgender care

BY: - August 16, 2023

Ysa Leon is questioning their future in the commonwealth. The outcome of Kentucky’s gubernatorial race this November will be a deciding factor.  “I’ve told my family: Be prepared in November because that might change where I’m staying after I graduate in May,” said Leon, a 20-year-old nonbinary student at Transylvania University, where they are president of […]

New Kentucky laws take effect: Health, education, sports wagering and more

BY: - June 29, 2023

Many of the laws passed by the General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session will go into effect Thursday, but not all of them.  For a bill to become a law in Kentucky, both the state Senate and House of Representatives must give a majority vote in favor of the bill. The governor may sign […]

Disparities persist among Kentucky youth in juvenile justice system

BY: - June 20, 2023

Black and multiracial youth in Kentucky are more likely to have complaints brought against them – essentially, police reports – and are disproportionately detained, Kentucky Youth Advocates staff told legislators in Frankfort Tuesday.  Cortney Downs, the chief equity officer for Kentucky Youth Advocates, said to the Juvenile Justice Oversight Council and the Commission on Race […]