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 

A fight over privacy rights at the border

07/12/2018 05:03 PM

By Eva McKend WASHINGTON- If you own a smart phone, you may feel having your device searched could be more intrusive than searching your home. That’s the argument of several Senators who are pushing for a new law to protect your privacy at the border. Washington reporter Eva McKend has the story. They are the computers in our pockets. Cell phones can detail our entire lives, including everything from our financial information to the history of our most intimate relationships. So it... Read more 

They have $100 million running through their coffers, but you've probably never heard of COT

07/12/2018 04:11 PM

Nearly $100 million flows through their electronic accounts, but little is known about the Commonwealth Office of Technology, or COT, the agency tasked with keeping up with supporting cabinet and other state government agency IT services. The COT appears to have run an overage of over $20 million for FY 2017 alone, much of it apparently financed by “enterprise assessment” fees. Bevin administration officials within the Finance Cabinet, who had been responsive to open record requests, never returned an explanation when... Read more 

Audit of court operations yields numerous findings

07/12/2018 02:40 PM

FRANKFORT — An Audit of the Administrative Office of the Courts has found multiple instances of abuse, and what Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon describes as a culture of unchecked leadership. Harmon detailed the findings of the exam into the operations, controls and policies of the AOC during a Wednesday news conference in Frankfort, detailing the 20 findings during the exam of AOC operations between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017. Auditors found issues with employee only property... Read more 

Barr pushing for passage on contentious horse racing legislation

07/11/2018 01:07 PM

LEXINGTON — Since 2015 U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, has been pushing a bill which would move the multi-billion dollar sport of horse racing in the nation to one universal, federally regulated medical commission. The legislation has largely divided the sport of horse racing, with proponents on both sides of the bipartisan bill arguing economic downturns will come if the bill is either not enacted or enacted. Recently Barr alongside breeder and owner Arthur Hancock of Stone Farm, and Hall... Read more 

Beshear announces candidacy for governor in 2019

07/09/2018 11:47 AM

LOUISVILLE — Attorney General Andy Beshear made his first campaign stop for the 2019 race for the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Louisville on Monday morning, with a message focused on teachers and the future of Kentucky. The Louisville announcement on Monday morning was the first for Beshear, and his running mate, Jacqueline Coleman, an educator and founder of non-profit LEAD Kentucky — a program that recruits and trains college women in an effort to build the next generation of leaders.... Read more