Opponents of an extraordinary session bill submitted by Wisconsin Republican legislators hold "Stop Lame Duck" signs at a rally outside the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Lame-duck power grabs escalate unsettling trend

The move by Repub legislators to strip power from incoming executive branch Democrats sets an unsettling, even anti-democratic trend, experts say.

Repub skips recount, appeals to House to win

After losing his race by one vote, Republican D.J. Johnson has bypassed the normal recount process and appealed directly to the KY House.

UK to pay dental professor $620,000 to settle lawsuit alleging he was terminated because...

UK has agreed to pay a former professor $620,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging he lost his job because he criticized Gov. Bevin's Medicaid plans.

Year-End Wrap – Bests, worsts, ins, maybes, likelys

Berry Craig gives us some "best of times, worst of times" comparisons for KY Dems as we wrap up 2018. He also gives us some possibles for the 2019 races!
Map of Kentucky broken into urban, suburban, and rural types (by Robert Kahne)

The rural-urban divide in Kentucky, analyzed

You've been hearing about the growing rural-urban divide in Kentucky politics, but Robert Kahne can SHOW it to you. How can KY Dems overcome it?
(photo by Yomosa [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons)

Advocates: Medicaid waiver could hurt mentally ill, vulnerable populations

Some people with mental illness and certain medical conditions will have trouble navigating the requirements of the state’s Medicaid waiver.
Kentucky Senate chamber (photo by Daderot [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons)

State senator doesn’t see ‘appetite’ among lawmakers for charter schools funding

The KY Ed Dept may face an uphill battle lobbying the legislature for charter schools funding during next year’s session, according to one senator.
Germanna CC graduation [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

Kentucky graduation rules approved by KBE

The KY Board of Education approved new graduation requirements on Wednesday, but the changes were a significant step back from what was originally proposed.
Louisville skyline (photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr)

Age-friendly projects coming to fruition in Kentucky

Danville, Louisville, and Lexington were awarded AARP grants to create age-friendly infrastructure, and the projects are now complete.
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Here are the new graduation requirements

The KY Board of Ed approved new HS graduation requirements on December 5. Want to know what the new reqs are? We've got the list for you (and your kids!).
Miner in the Black Lung Laboratory at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, WVa, undergoing tests (photo from National Archives [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons)

Miners travel to Washington to fight for black lung fund

Coal miners urged lawmakers to extend the excise tax that funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which will drop 55% if Congress doesn’t act.

Amy McGrath might run for Kentucky governor. But is she eligible?

Almost as soon as election night was over, Amy McGrath supporters were encouraging her to run for governor in 2019. But can she?