Kentucky Equality Federation Satisfied With Hazard’s Actions

The Kentucky Equality Federation has announced that they are satisfied with the actions of the City of Hazard and they will not be pursuing legal action. “Today, after having additional conversations with the City of Hazard, our legal representation, and Hazard officials, we are satisfied with the actions of the City,” said Kentucky Equality Federation President Jordan… Continue reading Kentucky Equality Federation Satisfied With Hazard’s Actions

Aroldis Chapman Left in Louisville

The Cincinnati Reds optioned Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman to the Louisville Bats today.  Chapman’s 30 Day rehab clock ran out today, after being placed on the disabled list in May. Chapman was called up to the Reds as a relief pitcher last season, where he set the record for fastest pitch ever recorded in the… Continue reading Aroldis Chapman Left in Louisville

Berea Delays Making Decision on Fairness Ordinance

On Tuesday night, the Berea City Council announced it will take longer than expected to come to a decision about the possibility of a city fairness ordinance.  The council has held public forums on the ordinance, which would prohibit discrimination in the workplace and housing market due to sexual orientation and gender identity. “It’s a… Continue reading Berea Delays Making Decision on Fairness Ordinance

LWV Hosts Courts Reorganization Explanation

The League of Women Voters will host an event tonight to discuss the details of and reasons for the district courts reorganization.   Chief District Judge Sean Delahanty will present an outline of the plans, the League says he will give an overview that will be more easily understood by laypersons. The changes are the… Continue reading LWV Hosts Courts Reorganization Explanation

Pride Festival Celebrates Victories, but Challenges Remain

Chris Hartman is standing on a rainbow float being pulled by a white Chevy Tahoe. Pulling the megaphone up to his mouth, he yells to the thousands gathered for the Kentuckiana Pride Parade. “Friends, give it up for elected officials who voted for Fairness!” yelled Hartman, standing next to those who voted for anti-discrimination legislation… Continue reading Pride Festival Celebrates Victories, but Challenges Remain

Carmichael’s Partners with American Booksellers Association to Sell Google E-books.

Carmichael’s Bookstore, one of the leading independent booksellers in Louisville, has recently begun selling e-books through their website through a partnership with Google and the American Booksellers Association. More than 250 booksellers nationwide are using the system, which allows independent bookstores to make money from e-books, a market previously reserved for giants like Amazon and… Continue reading Carmichael’s Partners with American Booksellers Association to Sell Google E-books.

City of Hazard Releases Report, Suspends Employee Following Allegations of Discrimination

The City of Hazard, Kentucky has released its final report and action plan following allegations that two men were asked to leave a public pool because of their sexual orientation. (Click to read the report and the action plan) The two men, who are also developmentally disabled, were with the care organization Mending Hearts at… Continue reading City of Hazard Releases Report, Suspends Employee Following Allegations of Discrimination

After Forum, Berea City Council Will Decide Fate of Fairness Ordinance

Tuesday night, the Berea City Council held the second and final public hearing on an ordinance that would protect gay and transgender individuals from discrimination.  After hearing public opinion, the council will decide on Monday whether or not it will take a vote on the ordinance. The Louisville-based Fairness Campaign has been working for months… Continue reading After Forum, Berea City Council Will Decide Fate of Fairness Ordinance

JCPS School Board Names Hargens Next Superintendent

After four hours of closed-door discussion, the Jefferson County School Board named Dr. Donna Hargens as the next superintendent of the district.  Hargens was interim superintendent in Wake County in North Carolina, the 18th-largest school district in the nation. Hargens was chosen over the other finalist, Dr. Christine Johns-Haines of Michigan. But both of the… Continue reading JCPS School Board Names Hargens Next Superintendent

Berea Could Become the Fourth Kentucky City With a Fairness Ordinance

On Tuesday night, the Berea City Council will hold the second and final public hearing on an ordinance that would protect gay and transgender individuals from discrimination in housing and employment.  After the forum, the council will decide whether or not they will take a vote on the ordinance. The Fairness Campaign has been working… Continue reading Berea Could Become the Fourth Kentucky City With a Fairness Ordinance