racial disparities

Kentucky’s population shifted older in a decade. Here’s how and why it matters.

BY: - May 30, 2023

Kentucky’s population is shifting older, new data shows, with the oldest counties in the western part of the state.  Counties with colleges and military clusters are home to the younger populations, according to analyses of new Census data by the Kentucky State Data Center (KSDC). Eastern Kentucky is aging faster than the rest of the […]

Edward "EJ" LaGant­ta Photo: Kentucky Youth Advocates

EJ was in middle school when he entered Kentucky Juvenile Justice

BY: - February 14, 2023

When Edward “EJ” LaGantta was arrested for the first time, he was in middle school. Not yet a teenager, he was arrested after being in a fight with a white boy.  Louisville’s LaGantta, who is Black, went into juvenile detention for the first of five times, including for truancy.  The white boy, LaGantta heard, went […]