Category Archives: Kentucky

In defense of Kentucky mountains

A few days after hundreds of protestors marched on the state capitol and camped out at Gov. Steve Beshear’s capitol office in a demonstration against mountaintop removal, members of Congress passed a spending bill that significantly weakens the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate the mining practice. The legislation cuts $61 billion from the federal […]

Big Four Bridge set for completion

In a project that officials say will further unite the region, the governors of Kentucky and Indiana announced that along with the city of Jeffersonville, the two states will allocate $22 million to complete the Big Four Bridge pedestrian and bicycle pathway to link Louisville and Southern Indiana. The agreement will turn the unused and […]

“I’m about to pull an Egypt,” anti-MTR protester tells Mother Jones

Led by Kentucky author and poet Wendell Berry, a group of environmentalists opposed to mountain top removal have staged a sit-in in Frankfort that has gained a bit of national attention. From Mother Jones: The fight over MTR has been heating up at the national level since last month, when the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed a […]

Low-income no excuse for JCPS, says academic panel

In the midst of a robust debate about the future of Jefferson County Public Schools, the leader of a non-partisan education advocacy group says Louisville’s public education system cannot blame extreme poverty and racial diversity for its failing schools. In an editorial published by Insider Louisville, Cindy Heine, interim director of the Prichard Committee for […]

Bill to restore felon voting rights passes committee

For the fifth straight year, a House committee has approved legislation that would give convicted felons who serve their time and complete probation the right to vote. The bill was sponsored by state Rep. Jesse Crenshaw, D-Lexington, and would put the issue before voters as a constitutional amendment on the next statewide general election. Those […]

Moffett calls meth bill a ‘snot tax’

In a statement to supporters, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett came out against legislation that would regulate over-the-counter cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine. The bill would require a person to get a doctor’s prescription to purchase cold medicine and is a measure that supporters contend will combat the proliferation of methamphetamine labs in Kentucky. “I […]

Tuskegee Airmen exhibit coming to Ali Center

For Black History Month, the Tuskegee Airmen and their many connections with Kentucky will be the focus of a special exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center that will be on display throughout February. “We encourage everyone who can to visit the center to see this and other exhibits,” says Ken Lucas, commissioner of the Kentucky […]

Kentucky Lottery has millions in unclaimed winnings

The Kentucky Lottery was left holding 13.6 million dollars in unclaimed prizes last year and are currently searching for three high dollar winners to step forward, including a $250,000 ticket holder. On average the state lottery has between $8 to $10 million dollars that aren’t awarded, but saw a significant jump in unclaimed winnings this […]

U.S. of Shame

We regularly post statistics showing Kentucky near the bottom of some unsavory list, but the comedic blog Pleated Jeans proves that every state ranks dead last in at least one category. The map shows that whether its suicides in Alaska, unemployment in Michigan or ugliness in North Dakota, every place needs improvement. The worst thing […]

Holsclaw to enter govenor’s race

After mulling over the field of candidates, Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw told reporters she plans to enter the race for governor of Kentucky before the Tuesday deadline. The Louisville Republican’s entry makes the GOP primary a three-way race, including State Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, who have already filed.