Demographer projects growth in diversity will impact American politics and the economy

07/25/2018 08:44 AM

By: Eva McKend As the debate continues over who is allowed into the country, it will not alter the projected racial makeup in America. Though people may have different views about where the country is moving politically, based on the numbers alone, it is indisputable, the demographics in America will continue to change. Demographer William Frey says our demographics are changing regardless and that it will play a role in politics and the economy. “We could stop immigration today and we would... Read more 

Barr launches first ad of campaign focusing on central Kentucky roots

07/24/2018 02:12 PM

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s kids play a starring role in his first ad “all about Kentucky,” which is aimed at playing up his central Kentucky roots. The ad highlights a disparity likely to come to play later in the campaign between Barr and Democratic nominee Amy McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who settled in Georgetown upon retirement from the military. Barr’s ad plays up his ties to central Kentucky, listing numerous events and outings he has attended in... Read more 

Secretary of State Grimes announces pregnancy

07/23/2018 04:18 PM

Alison Lundergan Grimes is pregnant with her first child. The Democratic Secretary of State announced the pregnancy via a news release and social media post on Monday. Grimes and her husband Andrew are expecting a boy in December. “The journey to grow our family has not been easy. With the assistance of talented doctors, numerous surgeries, a supportive family and immense prayer and faith, we are finally in a place where we can announce joyous news to the Commonwealth –... Read more 

Colmon Elridge bows out of 2019 speculation

07/23/2018 10:21 AM

Democrat Colmon Elridge, the former executive assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear, is pulling out of speculation surrounding 2019 statewide races. Elridge told Pure Politics on Sunday night that he would not be a candidate for governor in 2019, or any other statewide constitutional office. In a statement sent Monday, Elridge said there will be no shortage of candidates seeking office in 2019 that will support his values, and issues the state must confront. “I see in Democratic and Republican candidates... Read more 

Bevin administration reverses course reinstating dental, vision coverage for expanded Medicaid population

07/19/2018 06:20 PM

UPDATED: After revoking dental and vision coverage for those in the expanded Medicaid population following a federal court decision which struck down the 1115 waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH, the Bevin administration is now reversing course and reinstating the benefits. In a statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services sent at 5:52pm on Thursday, the administration said they had hoped for a quick re-approval of the program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid by August 1. “We... Read more 

Libertarian group calls on public to question federal dietary guidelines

07/19/2018 05:18 PM

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-Should the American government get out of the business of giving dietary advice? For decades, the USDA and Health and Human Services has been telling us what the best foods are for our bodies but a new report suggests the government should just stay out of it. Many of us may have grown up being told to eat our fruits and veggies but one clinical biochemist warns it was bad nutrition advice from the federal government that has... Read more 

Attorney General Beshear talks education, hopes for the future in Louisville speech

07/19/2018 03:38 PM

LOUISVILLE — “I’ve got your back,” Attorney General Andy Beshear said, as he delivered the keynote speech to hundreds of educators and human service providers in Louisville on Thursday. Beshear’s speech was met with applause from those in attendance at the Family Resources and Youth Services “Victory Over Violence” conference in downtown Louisville. The Democratic Attorney General, and so far only declared candidate in the 2019 race for governor, listed highlights from his time in office and said there were... Read more 

Progressive group says states have power to increase voter participation

07/18/2018 09:18 AM

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-What if voting could be more convenient? A progressive think tank says states could adopt policies that could dramatically increase voter participation. When America elected President Donald Trump, there were 92 million eligible voters who didn’t show up at the polls. “It’s an astounding number and when we look at the 2014 midterms, that number rises to 143 million people who didn’t vote, said Danielle Root, Voting Rights Manager at the Center for American Progress. The left leaning think... Read more 

The list: Who could run for Attorney General in 2019?

07/17/2018 10:38 AM

With Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, officially running for governor in 2019 he’s created an open seat for the constitutional office he currently holds, but there are only so many people that fit the bill for the post. Under Kentucky’s Constitution there’s an additional requirement that a candidate for the office of Attorney General needs to be a practicing lawyer for eight years prior to the election, be at least 30 years old and a resident of the state for... Read more 

Paul uncertain about Trump's SCOTUS nominee

07/16/2018 01:53 PM

LOUISVILLE — U.S. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, is unsure if he can support Brett Kavanaugh, the man President Trump has nominated for the open U.S. Supreme Court position. Paul, a staunch defender of individual liberties, spoke at an invitation only town-hall style event with Louisville’s financial industry, bankers, community leaders and business owners, where he said its Kavanaugh’s thoughts on the 4th Amendment that are of concern. Kentucky’s junior Senator will be meeting with Kavanaugh in the next week or two,... Read more