More Kentucky Voters Are Register Than Ever Before (But Low Turnout Is Still Expected in the Primary)

May 4, 2015

Kentucky has 3,175,905 voters registered, up from 3,147,157 in the November general election last year—the state's previous record for voters registered. Read Story

Indiana Board of Education May Undergo Makeover

May 4, 2015

A bill approved last week by state legislators takes away two of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's appointments to the board, which has faced numerous disputes with Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Read Story

Fayette School Board Terminates Contract With Search Firm

May 4, 2015

The Fayette County school board has voted to terminate its contract with PROACT Search Inc. Read Story


Louisville’s Economic Development Team Gets National Recognition

May 4, 2015

Louisville Forward got a nod from Site Selection Magazine as a top U.S. economic development group. Read Story


Most Kentucky Counties Have Fewer People With Jobs Than in 2007

May 4, 2015

Only 28 Kentucky counties have more people employed in March 2015 than in March 2007, according to a recent analysis by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. Read Story

Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, at Inspirational Grounds in Buckner.

Rand Paul’s Minority Outreach Efforts Hit Snag With Baltimore Comments

May 4, 2015

Paul told a conservative talk show host Tuesday he was glad his train didn’t make a stop in Baltimore during the riots and protests there. Read Story


Sights and Sounds From the 2015 Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2015

The racetrack was packed with people sporting hats, colorful suits or dresses and mint julep cups in their hands. Most activities--from betting to eating--required a little patience, but the crowd from the infield to the paddock to the rest of the track appeared largely to be having a good time. Read Story

American Pharoah Wins Kentucky Derby

May 2, 2015

Favorite American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday before the largest crowd in the race's history. Read Story

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Strange Fruit: Baltimore Rising, Black Jockeys in the Derby, and Unlearning Childhood Racism

May 2, 2015

This week, we also spoke with author Jim Grimsley about his memoir, "How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood." Read Story

A mint julep stand at Churchill Downs

A History of the Kentucky Derby’s Favorite Drink—the Mint Julep

May 2, 2015

Why is this drink, of all drinks, the traditional cocktail of American horse racing's biggest day? Read Story

Lovely Maria Wins Kentucky Oaks

May 1, 2015

Lovely Maria took charge in the stretch to pass Angela Renee and went on to win the 141st Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs. Read Story


Kentucky Derby Week Brings Out Neighborhood’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

May 1, 2015

Churchill Downs is a place where people can make a few bucks—with a little luck at the betting windows. But outside the Louisville landmark, small-scale entrepreneurs line the front yards and sidewalks jockeying to earn some cash, too. Read Story


A Look at How the Kentucky Derby Festival Pays For Its 70 Events

May 1, 2015

With the Run for the Roses a day away and the Kentucky Derby Festival winding down, we took a look at the festival's finances through its most recent Form 990 filing with the Internal Revenue Service. Read Story