Louisville’s Harper Angel will not seek reelection to Kentucky Senate

BY: - December 5, 2023

A longtime member of Kentucky’s General Assembly, state Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, announced she will not seek reelection at the end of her current term.  In a Tuesday press release, Harper Angel said it “has been a profound honor” to serve Kentucky. Harper Angel has represented District 35, which includes part of Jefferson County, […]

After winning special election, Elkins sworn in as state Senator

BY: - June 9, 2023

Sen. Greg Elkins, a Republican from Winchester who recently won a special election, was sworn into the Kentucky Senate on Thursday.  Elkins, will fill a vacancy left by former Sen. Ralph Alvarado, who became the Tennessee Department of Public Health commissioner in January. The term ends in 2026. The seat represents the 28th state Senate […]

House GOP Whip Nemes seeking impeachment of Eastern Kentucky prosecutor over nude photo scandal

BY: - January 3, 2023

FRANKFORT — A Kentucky Republican lawmaker filed a resolution Tuesday aimed at impeaching an Eastern Kentucky prosecutor accused of trading favors to a defendant in exchange for nude photos and videos of the defendant.  The resolution by Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, targets Ronnie Goldy, the commonwealth’s attorney for the 21st Judicial Circuit serving Rowan, Menifee, […]

Kentucky Supreme Court rejects Beshear’s claim that legislature wrongly curbed his emergency powers

BY: - December 29, 2022

  Citing legislative immunity, the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected Gov. Andy Beshear’s claim that the legislature acted unconstitutionally when it curbed his emergency powers in 2021. The court ruled that the state Constitution grants lawmakers immunity from such lawsuits. The legislation in question was a response to Beshear’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Among […]

Lawmakers ask about understaffing, violence in Kentucky’s juvenile detention centers

BY: - December 15, 2022

After lawmakers questioned administration officials about outbreaks of violence in the state’s understaffed juvenile detention centers Thursday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Whitney Westerfield said he welcomed administration actions but “a lot of it comes a little too late.” In recent weeks, law enforcement responded to a riot at a juvenile detention center in Adair County amid […]