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 […]

Kentucky woman sues to challenge state’s abortion ban in historic case

BY: - December 8, 2023

A Kentucky woman who is pregnant but does not want to be is suing Attorney General Daniel Cameron and others in Jefferson County Circuit Court to challenge the state’s near total abortion bans, the first lawsuit of its kind in Kentucky.  The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, said in a statement that “I am […]

Harvey to retire as Justice and Public Safety Cabinet secretary

BY: - December 7, 2023

Kerry Harvey, the secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, will retire at the end of January.  Gov. Andy Beshear, who was recently reelected, made the announcement during his weekly press conference Thursday. The governor thanked Harvey for his service and added that Harvey’s decision was “his choice and his choice alone.”  “He has […]

Grant will help Eastern Kentucky organization fix more houses

BY: - December 6, 2023

The Kentucky Association of Health Plans has given a $50,000 grant to Saint Vincent Mission in Floyd County, which the organization says will go toward building a new warehouse.  With the extra storage space in David, the organization says it can hold onto more materials and fix 15 more houses annually in an area that […]

Pitched as ‘opioid alternative,’ laser robot treats pain without pills

BY: - November 22, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Stefanie Nasca’s car is her office, and she drives it at least six hours a day across Kentucky and Indiana for her lab sales job.  So, when the Louisville woman suffered back pain, she couldn’t take a break from the extensive driving and sitting.  “I would go to stand up and I’d be […]

Qualifying UK medical students in rural provider program to get scholarships

BY: - November 16, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky are giving medical students on a path to serve rural areas seven scholarships worth $100,000 in total.  Fourth year students in UK’s Rural Physician Leadership Program will benefit from this money, UK said. They need to demonstrate financial […]

How are Kentucky’s kids faring? New report offers education, health insights

BY: - November 15, 2023

Fewer Kentucky kindergarteners were ready to learn in the 2022-2023 school year than in 2018, according to a new report that measures child welfare.  This insight comes from the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, released by Kentucky Youth Advocates Wednesday. Kids Count is part of a national initiative from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. […]

The parties partied: Election night ’23 photo gallery

BY: - November 8, 2023

Gov. Andy Beshear secured a second term as Kentucky governor on Tuesday. Kentucky Republicans won all the down ballot races. Photographers Austin Anthony and Matthew Mueller were at the Democratic and Republican watch parties in Louisville capturing the mood and scene. Here is what they saw.

Democrat Andy Beshear wins second term as Kentucky governor

BY: - November 7, 2023

LOUISVILLE  — After a heated and expensive campaign, Kentucky voters have decided — they’ve given Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear another four-year term. The governor won the election against his Republican challenger, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, with 52.5% of the vote to Cameron’s 47,5%, according to unofficial returns. The Associated Press called the race at about […]

Kentucky ACLU appeals to U.S. high court for transgender minors’ medical care

BY: - November 3, 2023

The Trevor Project, which aims to end suicide among LGBTQ+ youth, also has trained counselors available around the clock. Reach them at 1-866-488-7386, via chat at, or by texting START to 678678.  The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday filed a petition for a certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn an […]

Kentucky’s ban on transgender medical care for minors headed to U.S. Supreme Court, ACLU says

BY: - November 1, 2023

Kentucky’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the 2023 law banning certain gender affirming medical care for transgender minors.  This comes more than a month after the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to keep Kentucky’s ban on treatments like […]