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Mitch’s threats

Our senior senator, Mitch McConnell, has been making dire, dire threats about what would happen if the Senate got rid of the filibuster. Unfortunately for Mitch, his threats are coming across differently than he probably assumes. Aaron Smith captures the difference.
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Chuck Corra and Big John Isner of Appodlachia, plus Andy Beshear’s vetoes

This week – the hosts of Appodlachia on the role of Kentucky in the wider Appalachian context. And, Robert and Jazmin on Beshear's vetoes, as well as the bills left unpassed by the legislature currently.

Making it easier to vote does not threaten election integrity

The success of last year's election proves it: The often-claimed trade-off between election integrity and reasonable measures to make it easier for people to vote is, in fact, largely false.

3/25 update — Vaccination priority age group now begins at 40; Beshear pushes sign-ups

The state is adding three new vaccination sites, bringing the total number to 573, but Beshear spent a good part of his news briefing urging Kentuckians to sign up for unfilled vaccination openings.

The real reasons for Kentucky’s GOP voter “reforms”

Some lberals are praising KY Repub lawmakers for making it easier to vote, instead of passing laws to suppress minority votes. The GOP will never admit it, of course – but they approved voting “reform” legislation because it helps THEM.

3/25 update — Kentucky’s positive-test rate for the coronavirus falls to 2.85%

The percentage of Kentuckians testing positive for the novel coronavirus dropped again Wednesday, to 2.85%, as the state's vaccination program continued to expand.
Governor Beshear delivering his state address on the pandemic (photo by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today)

Beshear vetoes 2 education bills; signs 5 others into law

Beshear vetoed HB 563, the so-called "school choice" bill, and HB 258, which makes new teachers work longer for less guaranteed benefits.
Stop Asian Hate

The anti-hate vigil on Sunday — a photo gallery

Hundreds of people attended a vigil on Sunday in Louisville, to stand AGAINST hate and to stand WITH the Asian-American community. Del Ramey attended the vigil, and shares this photo gallery.

Doc Rand Paul, meet Doc John Johnson of Paducah

Paul doesn't "let facts get in the way of a good rant.” Neither did another right-wing Kentucky physician-turned-politician – state Sen. John Johnson, who helped lead the state's Southern Rights party early in the Civil War.

Beshear signs ten bills in signing ceremony on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear signed 10 bills that prioritize the well-being and safety of all Kentuckians, with a special focus on protecting seniors and vulnerable children and families.

Beshear vetoes three more bills, including one attacking open records laws

Governor Andy Beshear issued vetoes on three more bills on Tuesday, noting that each of the bills harmed Kentuckians instead of helping them.

3/23 update — Vaccinations hit new high, but several locations have hundreds of slots...

Kentucky broke another weekly record for coronavirus shots, but several vaccination sites still have many slots open next week.