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Candidates for new Judgeships must file by June 7

By Editor | May 26, 2022

Judgeships created by 2022 redistricting Frankfort, Ky. (May 26, 2022) – Secretary of State Michael Adams reminds attorneys interested in running for one of the newly formed judgeships to file with his Office by June 7, at 4 p.m., ET. 2022 House Bill 214 created one new local judicial seat: Circuit Judge Family Court, 14th…

Kentucky’s Primary Problem: 10.5% of Kentuckians decided 100% of U.S. House races in this year’s primary election.

By Editor | May 25, 2022

An op-ed by Sarah Brannon On May 17th, voters turned out for the 2022 midterm primary elections throughout Kentucky. Though midterm primary elections often have low awareness among the public, they have a huge impact on who will represent Kentuckians at the local, state, and federal levels.   However, throughout the state, several troubling trends…

LOOK WHO’S IN PARIS

By Editor | May 19, 2022

LOOK WHOS IN PARIS – A group of bicyclists were seen posing for photos at the iconic Paris, Kentucky Eiffel tower on Saturday, May 14. Turns out they were a group of bicyclists that began in 1996, called the Middle Aged Fat Guys… all in our 60’s and 70’s. Each year they do a spring…

How you voted, Bourbon County:

By Editor | May 18, 2022

We Are All In This Together

By Editor | May 3, 2022

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month By: Winn Stephens, Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass As we reach the end of Child Abuse Prevention Month, I have been reflecting on Kentucky’s ranking near the bottom of child abuse cases nationwide. In 2020, Kentucky ranked 5th in total reported cases of child abuse.…

Beshear says he is looking at ways to bring medical marijuana to Ky. by executive action, while seeking public’s opinion on topic

By Editor | April 25, 2022

  Business Insider map provided by Beshear’s office, adapted by Ky. Health News By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News After a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky failed again in the legislature, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a plan to ask Kentuckians how he might address the issue through executive action. “This session, like the…

Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Health Coverage Benefit

By Editor | April 20, 2022

Big changes are coming to Kentuckians who qualified for uninterrupted health coverage during the pandemic. Here’s what thousands of us, and members of our communities, need to know.   Provided by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Tens of thousands of Kentuckians who have benefitted from continuous health coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic…

HEAL Update: Study Making Impact in WAVE 1 Communities

By Editor | April 20, 2022

    By Elizabeth Chapin LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2022) — More than two years into the University of Kentucky’s $87 million HEALing Communities Study (HCS) to address the opioid epidemic in Kentucky, it is possible to see the life-changing impacts it has already made in the eight counties of the study’s first wave. Launched in 2019, the ambitious…

Storytelling Festival 2022 features amazing artists, May 13 – 15, 2022

By Editor | April 17, 2022

The annual Paris Storytelling Festival is held in the beautiful and architecturally significant towns of Paris and Carlisle, Kentucky, surrounded by charming Bluegrass horse farms and historical culture. The festival is geared to the old and the new, bringing together counties steeped in tradition yet open to the youth of tomorrow. Stories, music, history and…

Kentucky’s two clinics suspend abortions as lawsuits challenge new law that is called ‘one of the most restrictive in the nation’

By Editor | April 17, 2022

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   Kentucky’s Republican-majority legislature overrode Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of legislation with strict requirements that advocates say have forced the state’s only two abortion clinics to stop providing abortions — and lawsuits by the clinics to nullify the new law. The law, passed as House Bill 3, bans mailing…