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Felon Voting Rights Order May Boost Kentucky Democrats

By Ashley Lopez

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear’s executive order last week restoring voting rights for about 180,000 former felons in Kentucky could be a boon for state Democrats, who suffered tough electoral losses this year. Besides losing a gubernatorial race for only the second time in … Read Story


How Much Coal Is Really Left in Kentucky?

By Erica Peterson

There is still a lot of coal in the ground in Kentucky, though it’s looking increasingly unlikely that most of it will be mined and burned. Read Story

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In Jackson County, Reliance on Medicaid and Support For Matt Bevin

By Ashley Lopez and Ja'Nel Johnson

In some parts of Kentucky, voters chose against a health care expansion that directly benefits them. The reasons why are complicated. Read Story


City Seeking Input For Future Biking Infrastructure

By Jacob Ryan

The future of Louisville's bicycling infrastructure will be the topic of discussion at a pair of public meetings set for this week. Read Story


Beshear Administration Hasn’t Paid Legal Fees in Marriage Case

By Ryland Barton

It’s unlikely that Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration will pay the legal fees of the attorneys who sued the state over its same-sex marriage ban by Dec. 8. Read Story


Strange Fruit: Voting Rights Restored for Kentucky Ex-Felons

By Laura Ellis

Plus, a discussion about the activism surrounding Jefferson Circuit Judge Olu Stevens, who twice in the past year dismissed all-white juries in trials with black defendants. Read Story

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Abstract Expressionism, Rooted in Louisville

By Tara Anderson

Sally Hazelet Drummond received a master's degree from the Hite Institute in 1952 and joined the Tanager Gallery, a well-known artist co-op. Read Story


Coalfields Communities Hoping for Billions in Federal Money

By Erica Peterson

President Obama unveiled the “Power+ Plan” in his proposed budget in February. Read Story


Rural ‘Kynector’ Awaits Future of Kentucky’s Health Care Exchange

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Governor-elect Matt Bevin intends to dismantle Kynect and roll back the state's Medicaid expansion. Read Story


In Louisville, An Unlikely Conservation Success Story: Black-Footed Ferrets

By Erica Peterson

In the zoo’s Conservation Center, Keeper Guy Graves stood in a room filled with small cages. Inside each one, poking its head up from a corrugated pipe sticking out of the floor, was a black-footed ferret. Read Story


Bourbon Baroque To Present Vintage ‘Messiah’

By Tara Anderson

Performances of Handel’s “Messiah” are a holiday tradition, but one group in Louisville is doing it the old-fashioned way. Read Story


How To Help Out During The Holidays in Louisville

By Jacob Ryan

Thousands of Louisville residents will be spending the holiday season on the streets or jockeying for a bed in a local homeless shelter. Read Story


Incoming Auditor Calls For State Pension Director’s Resignation

By Ryland Barton

The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees recently extended the contract of Executive Director Bill Thielen and gave him a 25 percent raise. Read Story

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Workplace Injuries, Illnesses at All-Time Low in Kentucky

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Each year in Kentucky, employers report approximately 16,000 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, job transfer or restricted duty. Read Story

during the Democratic Cucus meeting at Historic City Hall, in Louisville, Ky., on June 19, 2014. Photo by Eleanor Hasken

Metro Councilman Tom Owen Won’t Seek Re-Election

By Ashley Lopez

Owen says he's announcing now so interested candidates can begin preparing. Read Story