Rand Paul campaigned with his father in Iowa ahead of the 2012 caucuses, where Ron Paul finished a strong third. His son has struggled to hold on to his father's supporters.

Why Hasn’t Rand Paul Inherited His Father’s Success?


Many observers thought so-called "liberty movement" candidates might have an edge in 2016. But for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the heir apparent to the liberty movement in Iowa, that hasn't panned out. Read Story


Kentucky’s First Oral Health Survey Since 2001 Begins This Week

By Ja'Nel Johnson

The Making Smiles Happen Surveillance Initiative will assess the oral health of Kentucky third- and sixth-grade students. Read Story

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Rand Paul Has Mixed Feelings About Governor’s Ex-Felon Voting Rights Order

By Ashley Lopez

Paul said he supports voting rights restoration but is not too pleased with the idea of a single elected official unilaterally changing state law. Read Story

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Ford Plans $1.3 Billion Investment, 2,000 New Jobs at Louisville Plant

By Rick Howlett

Ford officials said the expansion would include an all-new body shop, facility upgrades and retooling to build the new truck. Read Story


Block of Fourth Street Set For Pedestrian Improvements

By Jacob Ryan

A federal grant will fuel an effort to bring greater pedestrian accessibility to a section of Fourth Street in downtown Louisville between Broadway and Chestnut Street. Read Story


New Downtown Louisville Bridge Named For Abraham Lincoln

By Staff

The name of the new bridge has been a big topic of conversation in recent months, with suggestions ranging from Muhammad Ali to Thomas Merton. Read Story


Protesters Give Top Louisville Prosecutor List of Demands

By Jacob Ryan

A group of 13 protesters attempted to occupy top prosecutor Tom Wine's office on Monday, seeking to further discussion of racial imbalance on local juries. Read Story

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Rand Paul Files For Kentucky Presidential Caucus And Senate Seat

By Ashley Lopez

On Monday, Paul filed to run in both the Kentucky Republican presidential caucus on March 5 and for re-election to his current seat in the U.S. Senate. Read Story

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Watch Teddy Abrams’ Tiny Desk Performance for NPR

By Staff

Teddy Abrams is known in Louisville as the orchestra's music director, but his interests go further than classical music. That's on display today on NPR.org. Read Story


Louisville Zoo Beer Sales Up But Fall Short of Projections

By Joseph Lord

The zoo had projected as much as $120,000 in gross sales of beer but has sold just about $75,000. Read Story

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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