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?
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Kentucky groups stand against attack on immigrant families

A radical and punishing "public charge" rule change would harm immigrant families across Kentucky and the country, and is an affront to our commonwealth.
Germanna CC graduation [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

KDE dilutes transition readiness in proposed graduation requirements

A criticized transition readiness requirement proposed for high school graduates is being axed from the proposal two days before the final state board vote.

Rep. Kelly Flood files sexual harassment bill

There is nothing in the legislature's ethics code that specifically addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. Rep. Kelly Flood intends to change that.
Santa and Mrs. Claus (photo by Lborwick [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons)

Together Frankfort to march in Christmas Parade

Together Frankfort is marching in Frankfort's Christmas Parade by walking, handing out candy – and singing "My Favorite Things" with new progressive lyrics!
Rocky Adkins speaking in Paducah (photo by Berry Craig)

Adkins-Horne hit the campaign trail in Paducah

Rocky Adkins and Stephanie Horne brought their campaign for Kentucky governor and lieutenant governor to Paducah, and got a strong reception.
Rep. Charles Miller (D-Louisville) expresses concerns about proposed changes to School-Based Decision Making Councils during the Interim Joint Committee on Education. (photo via LRC Public Information)

Could ‘the good old boy effect’ return if Kentucky school councils were changed?

Site-based decision-making councils (SBDM) were a key feature of Kentucky education reform in 1990. Now there are proposals to change the way they work.

Approval of Medicaid work requirements sets stage for court battle

Another court battle is brewing over the re-approval of Kentucky's Medicaid overhaul despite the contentious work requirements for “able-bodied” adults.

Wayne Lewis to Kentucky teachers: Stop ‘hateful,’ ‘nasty’ emails

After receiving "incredibly nasty" emails from teachers, Kentucky education chief Wayne Lewis issued a call for civility to the state's educators.
House vote by county (graph by Robert Kahne)

Dem maps change for the worse across the state

Dems drew the House districts in the last redistricting, but those district maps have gone from favoring Dems to favoring Repubs. Why?
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Thousands of Kentuckians lose food-stamp benefits due to work requirement, report says

More than 10,000 Kentuckians have lost food assistance (SNAP) in the state in the last several months because of new work requirements.