Utility-backed bill would cripple residential solar power in Kentucky. After narrowly passing the House, it deserves to die in the Senate. GOP leaders should replace committee chair Jim Gooch, whose dirty politics helped the bill advance.
In the face of protesting teachers, Kentucky’s Republican senators sent their pension overhaul bill back to committee. They should scrap it and start over after they have tackled much-needed tax reform.
Kentucky’s large aluminum industry could benefit from President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel. But Kentucky could be hurt if other countries retaliate with tariffs on bourbon or other state products.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari tweets prayer requests for Alltech founder and president Pearse Lyons, who has been hospitalized since December because of complications from a heart procedure. Alltech has no update on his condition.
Companies controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family owe $2.9 million in back taxes to poor Kentucky counties. When voters set the ethical bar low, politicians will try to get away with anything.
Kim Davis book tells her story of defying the U.S. Supreme Court and refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015. Kentucky taxpayers should be furious at her, Gov. Matt Bevin and other politicians who enable her.
Zirl Palmer’s drugstore was bombed by a Klansman in 1968, yet he went on to play a key role in Lexington’s integration, including as the first black University of Kentucky trustee. Now preservationists are trying to save his landmark building in Lexington’s East End.
Kentucky Republicans’ pension reform bill relies heavily on saving state government money by cutting benefits to teachers, employees and shifting costs to local governments and school districts. What’s really needed is tax reform.
Democrat Linda Belcher won big against the widow of Republican preacher Dan Johnson, who committed suicide amid allegations of sexual assault. Are Kentucky voters waking up to the fact that politics is more than a tribal sport?
City officials are looking at putting the Lexington History Museum in the unfinished third floor of the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. The non-profit museum has been searing for a new home since it had to leave the old Fayette County Courthouse in 2012 because of lead paint hazards.
Ben Self, a West Sixth Brewery founder who pioneered Internet campaign strategies in President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, is trying to rebuild the Kentucky Democratic Party and elect a rush of candidates energized by opposition to President Donald Trump and Gov. Matt Bevin.
A year after promising to go after tax breaks to boost state revenues, Gov. Matt Bevin has made few suggestions. Instead, his budget proposal is more of the same: too little money chasing too many problems.