Progressive group says states have power to increase voter participation

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...

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

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...

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Common Ground: Political Discourse

It’s no secret that in the past couple years politics has turned down right nasty. What used to be attacks on policy—have turned into personal...

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Paul uncertain about Trump's SCOTUS nominee

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...

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University of Louisville removes "Papa John's" name from football stadium

LOUISVILLE – In the wake of outrage over racist comments made by Papa John’s founder and former University of Louisville board of trustees member John...

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A fight over privacy rights at the border

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...

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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 

Common Ground: Political Discourse

07/16/2018 05:17 PM

It’s no secret that in the past couple years politics has turned down right nasty. What used to be attacks on policy—have turned into personal attacks on politicians. Freedom of speech and the right to protest are some of the things that the country prides itself for—but when those protests turn personal—it becomes vicious. From protesters disrupting meals with those they disagree with—to lawmakers saying derogatory names about those on the other side of the aisle. Political discourse in the country... 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 

University of Louisville removes "Papa John's" name from football stadium

07/13/2018 01:56 PM

LOUISVILLE – In the wake of outrage over racist comments made by Papa John’s founder and former University of Louisville board of trustees member John Schnatter, the name Papa John’s has been removed from UofL’s football stadium. UofL President Neeli Bendapudi made the announcement Friday, saying the new PJCS football stadium will be named “Cardinal Stadium” and John Schnatter’s name has been removed from the Center for Free Enterprise at the College of Business. “I have stated since my first... 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 

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