Juvenile justice bill passes House, would open some minors’ now-confidential records

BY: - February 28, 2023

FRANKFORT —A Republican-backed bill that would reopen a juvenile detention center in Louisville passed the House 79-18 hours after it passed a House committee Tuesday morning.  It may now go to the Senate for a vote. Members of the House Standing Committee On Appropriations And Revenue voted 20-2 – with two passes – to advance House […]

Bill allowing attorneys to opt out of Kentucky Bar Association advances from House committee

BY: - February 22, 2023

FRANKFORT — Over the objections of Chief Justice ​​​​​​​Laurance B. VanMeter, the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill limiting mandatory dues charged lawyers to support the Kentucky Bar Association. Rep. Steven Doan, R-Erlanger, the sponsor, said licensed attorneys would no longer be forced “to be associated with or pay dues to a trade […]

Kentucky House impeaches suspended prosecutor who reportedly traded nude images for favors

BY: - February 9, 2023

The Kentucky House of Representatives unanimously voted Thursday afternoon to impeach a suspended elected prosecutor who reportedly asked for nude photos and videos in exchange for prosecutorial favors.  An impeachment committee, chaired by Rep. Daniel Elliott, R-Danville, had advanced three articles of impeachment earlier this week against Commonwealth’s Attorney Ronnie Goldy.  A Louisville Courier Journal […]

Political art by Marc Murphy

BY: - January 16, 2023

Here’s a piece reflecting the writing by Vanessa Gallman about the rate at which Kentucky imprisons its citizens, and the state’s Constitution that classifies them as slaves. I chose the image of My Old Kentucky Home because it’s an iconic symbol of the state and was a plantation as well.


Regressive Kentucky laws bring back the bad old days

BY: - January 6, 2023

Addressing the long list of pressing modern challenges facing Kentucky requires a unified effort from all of us. How will we create good jobs in a globalized economy, stem climate change and deal with its effects, protect public health against the threat of future pandemics, and more? Instead of tackling the dilemmas of our age, […]