Beshear Orders Voting Rights Restored For Non-Violent Kentucky Felons

By Staff

Gov. Steve Beshear will sign an executive order restoring voting rights to non-violent felons in Kentucky who have completed their sentences. Read Story


ACLU Sues Indiana Gov. Pence For Blocking Syrian Refugees

By Associated Press

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Monday night on behalf of Indianapolis-based nonprofit Exodus Refugee Immigration. Read Story

Despite a desire for government services, Americans in a new poll were clearly dissatisfied with the level of service they feel they receive.

Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Trusts The Government


Despite this desire for government services, Americans are clearly dissatisfied with the level of service they feel they receive. Read Story


Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones Won’t Run For Office In 2016

By Joseph Lord

Saying he's unwilling to give up his sports commentary gig just yet, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones announced Monday he won't run for political office in 2016. Read Story


Fischer, Other Mayors Defend Refugee Resettlement

By Ashley Lopez

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved stricter security measures that could limit the resettlement of Syrians in the U.S. Read Story


In Kentucky, Clinton Promotes Plan To Protect Miner Benefits

By Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is promoting her plan to protect health and pension benefits for retired coal miners during a visit to Kentucky on Friday. Read Story


House Passes Heightened Security Checks On Syrian, Iraqi Refugees

By Associated Press

In Kentucky, Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth opposed the measure. Republican Reps. Ed Whitfield, Brett Guthrie, Thomas Massie, Hal Rogers and Andy Barr voted for the bill. Read Story

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State Rep. Butler of Louisville Switches To Republican Party

By Ashley Lopez

Kentucky Republicans are a member closer toward their goal of wresting control of the state House from the Democratic Party. Read Story


To Cover 911 Costs, Kentucky Counties Seek Wireless Surcharge Hike Option

By Ryland Barton

Counties can adjust the surcharge on landlines but not the wireless surcharge, which has been 70 cents per month since 1998. Read Story


Councilman Says ‘Conversation’ Needed on Plastic Bag Ban in Louisville

By Ashley Lopez

Metro Councilman Kelly Downard says lawmakers need to discuss whether the plastic bag ban has been effective, as well as how it came to be. Read Story

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State Workers Brace For Bevin Transition in Frankfort

By Ryland Barton

Among Governor-elect Matt Bevin's tasks in the near future will be figuring out what to do with about 800 state government positions. Read Story


Louisville Catholic Charities Expects Syrian Refugees in Kentucky

By Ashley Lopez

Kentucky leaders are at odds about whether the state should continue to receive refugees fleeing countries dealing with terrorism. Read Story


Beshear Calls For Bipartisanship in Exit Interview

By Ryland Barton

The outgoing governor used a meeting with reporters to encourage Matt Bevin not to scrap the state’s health insurance exchange and expanded Medicaid system. Read Story

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More Governors Oppose U.S. Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees


Governors in more than half of the United States have now publicly opposed the resettlement of Syrian refugees over security concerns. Read Story