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What’s with the Russians?

In the past two weeks, we've had a number of people sign up for our email lists with email addresses from Russia. As much...

Some thank-you’s in the Glenn-Johnson election challenge

Now that challenger D.J. Johnson has withdrawn his election challenge of Jim Glenn, some thank-you's are in order.

Where is the Board of Elections?

As we've been covering the Jim Glenn election challenge story, I've been struck by the absence of the state Board of Elections in the proceedings.

No, I can’t donate to your campaign

The day after the filing deadline, and the emails have already started. So, let me say this: No, I cannot donate to your campaign.

Follow-up on the CovCath story

I want to share a short follow-up on my earlier posts about the incident involving the Covington Catholic students and Nathan Phillips, the tribal elder.

Covington Catholic: Expulsion is the wrong answer

I want to expand on a short Twitter thread I put up last night, about Covington Catholic expelling the students in the viral videos.

Latest Stories

Bevin, Holland, and others would have to show tax returns under new law

Former House Speaker Jeff Hoover wants a law requiring Kentucky candidates seeking statewide office to show voters their tax returns.

“Just in case” abortion bill clears House committee

A bill to ban abortion in Kentucky, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, easily cleared the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Private school tax break would take dollars from public services

HB 205 and SB 118 do this by establishing the most generous tax break on the books in Kentucky for contributions made for private school scholarships.

A forgotten piece of black history in Kentucky

They are the forgotten veterans of Graves County and most other parts of Kentucky. Now, as part of Black History Month, we tell their story.

Nursing home lobbyists write bills to restrict inspections and lawsuits against owners

Lobbyists for Kentucky’s nursing homes have helped write two bills in KYGA19 that would place new restrictions on state inspections of nursing homes.

Kentucky lags in personal income growth

Since the recession of 2007, the personal income of KY citizens grew at an average  rate of 1.4% – but the average for the rest of the country was 1.9%.

SCOKY asked to overturn Marsy’s Law

The Kentucky Supreme Court was asked to overturn statewide election results from last November that would grant new constitutional rights to crime victims.

Tobacco-free school bill moves to full House; passage expected

A bill to make Kentucky school properties tobacco-free passed unanimously out of the House health committee, and will be voted on Monday, Feb. 11.

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News Briefs

Paradise no more. TVA votes to close iconic coal-burning power plant in Kentucky.

In the end, not even a tweet from President Donald Trump could save an iconic coal-burning power plant in Western Kentucky.

AFL-CIO endorses Pugh for Senate special election

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has endorsed Democrat Darrell Pugh in the March 5 state Senate special election to succeed Ray Jones.

Schumer recruits famed fighter pilot to challenge McConnell in 2020

Sen. Chuck Schumer met with Amy McGrath to recruit her to run for the Senate against Mitch McConnell. McGrath listened and said she would consider it.

Kentucky Senate panel approves NRA gun bill on anniversary of Parkland school shooting

On the first anniversay of the Parkland school shooting, a KY Senate committee approved a bill allowing people to carry a concealed gun without a permit.

Dem first up on TV in state Senate special election

Darrell Pugh, running for state Senate from Senate district 31, is the first candidate in the race with a television ad. It began running Wednesday.

Massie votes with Dems to pull troops out of Yemen

In a vote against President Trump, Rep. Thomas Massie voted for a House resolution telling the President to pull U.S. troops out of Yemen within 30 days.

Grimes removes “Trump” nickname from ballot

As part of the process of certifying candidate names for this fall's ballot, SOS Grimes has removed the "Trump" nickname from one candidate. Here's why.

‘This nitwit governor.’ Al Roker calls out Matt Bevin over ‘soft’ comment on cold, schools.

Count meteorologist Al Roker among those who were not happy with comments Gov. Bevin made when he called it "soft" to close schools due to wind chills.

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