Sojourners Targets McConnell in Debt Ceiling Ads

A Christian social justice group is running radio ads targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for neglecting Biblical teachings and the poor during the debt ceiling negotiations. The minute-long spot is paid for by Sojourners, a progressive coalition of Christians led by Rev. Jim Wallis, who led hunger strikes to oppose budget cuts earlier […]

WebMD Calls Kentucky Fat, Louisville ‘Man Vs Food’ Episode Airs

In its latest list of Fittest and Fattest States, the online medical reference resource WebMD placed Kentucky in the top ten ‘fattest states’. Kentucky’s obesity rate for adults is 31.5%, making the state number six on the list.  But the obesity rate for 10-17-year-olds came in at 21%, which is third in that category. The […]

Payday Loan Opponent Says Prospect of Federal Regulation Won’t Deter Local Efforts

The newly-formed federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has the power to regulate payday loans. But a Kentucky lawmaker who has repeatedly attempted to cap payday loans says the feud in Congress over the bureau doesn’t make him confident that any progress will be made. State Senator Gerald Neal, D-33, has spent years trying to cap […]

Galbraith Campaign Manager Resigns

The campaign manager for independent gubernatorial Gatewood Galbraith has resigned. Blogger and political activist Ralph Long announced Friday he is leaving the campaign to pursue other interests, but he remains a supporter of the perennial candidate and running mate Dea Riley. “I may work in other political campaigns at some future date but there are […]

Paul Dubbed “Extremist” by Hate Watchdog Group

A civil rights organization known for monitoring right-wing hate groups nationwide has listed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on its list of “extremist” candidates who ran for public office in 2010. The Southern Poverty Law Center compiled the list of 23 candidates, which includes prominent neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, white supremacists, Klu Klux Klansmen, militiamen and Holocaust […]

EKU Gaining Support to Host Presidential Debate

Several federal and state elected officials have joined together to support Eastern Kentucky University’s bid to host a debate during next year’s presidential campaign. A package sent by university officials to the Commission on Presidential Debates includes strong letters of support from Democratic and Republican leaders, namely U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Sen. […]

Fairness Leader Believes Gay Marriage “Inevitable” in Kentucky

Gay rights advocates celebrated the vote by the New York state legislature that legalized same-sex marriage, but one local activist hopes it means change in Kentucky. The controversial bill cleared the Republican-controlled state Senate in the Empire State after heavy lobbying by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who courted affluent GOP donors for support. The new […]

Nunn Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Life

A former Kentucky state lawmaker has pleaded guilty to murder for shooting his ex-fiance and was sentenced to life without parole. An attorney for former Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Nunn said the son of former Kentucky Governor Louis B. Nunn entered the plea Tuesday in Fayette County court. Nunn could have faced the death penalty […]

Study: Equestrian Games Had Over $200 Million Economic Impact

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Monday the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held last year had an economic impact of $201.5 million,  according to a study commissioned by the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. “The World Equestrian Games were indeed a success and this report illustrates the positive result that our local and state governments, […]

Beshear Again Selling Surplus Property

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is selling surplus state property again. This time it’s a vacant lot in Frankfort. Since taking office in 2007, Gov. Beshear says his administration has generated nearly $7.5 million through surplus real estate sales.  Included in that figure is nearly $79,000 Beshear says the state got for a vacant, two-acre industrial […]