Scott Alexander

Floodplain buyouts in Kentucky are ‘the fastest in the program’s history’

BY: - December 28, 2023

When floodwaters rushed through the town of McRoberts in July 2022, Kimberly Sapp-Allen and her husband packed what they could in their vehicles, left their home that sat along the rising creek and headed for higher ground. The floods scoured several counties across Eastern Kentucky, including Letcher County — where Sapp-Allen lives. In the end, […]


As Kentucky’s first smoke-free law turns 20, there’s lots to celebrate, lots more to do

BY: - June 30, 2023

LEXINGTON — Hard to believe: Almost a generation of Kentuckians has never had to come home from a night out with their throats stinging and hair stinking from tobacco smoke. I’m thinking of people who grow up or go to college in Lexington, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Kentucky’s first-smoke free law on […]