Public Affairs

 

  • Public Employee Pensions: Where Will the Money Come From?

    by John Gregory | 06/30/15 7:22 AM

    The marble and granite halls of the state capitol may start to look like the proverbial rock and a hard place to legislators as they grapple with the public employees pension crisis. Read more.

  • Kentucky Reactions to Supreme Court Rulings

    by John Gregory | 06/27/15 9:04 AM

    Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage, the first gay couples in Kentucky exercised their right to marry. Read more.

  • Fighting for a Cause

    by John Gregory | 06/27/15 8:14 AM

    Creative expression may not seem like a high priority when you're struggling to feed your children or find shelter for the night. But Tanya Torp and Josh Nadzam want to give disadvantaged individuals in Lexington the opportunity to find healing through the arts. Read more.

  • Five Key Education Issues for Kentucky

    by John Gregory | 06/23/15 12:49 AM

    In the next year, Kentucky will have a new governor, a new education commissioner, and a new biennial budget - each of which could have a substantial impact of the state's public schools. Read more.


Lexington Attorney Breaks Down Supreme Court's ACA Decision

It's been a momentous 48 hours for the country with two significant rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and the rights of same-sex couples to marry. Read more.

Legislators at Impasse on Funding Teacher Pensions

A measure to address unfunded liabilities in the state teacher retirement system may be headed to a conference committee after Senators amended a House bill to replace a bonding proposal with a task force to further study the issue. Read more.

  • Officials Debate Medicaid Expansion Price Tag for Kentucky

    by John Gregory | 06/20/15 8:47 AM

    It's hard to debate the success the state's Medicaid expansion has had in providing more Kentuckians with health care coverage. What continues to be argued, though, is whether the commonwealth will be able to afford the added expense. Read more.

  • Caring for the Children

    by John Gregory | 06/20/15 6:52 AM

    When local children and their families face nutritional challenges or medical emergencies, two Lexington agencies stand ready to help. Read more.

  • Father Loss: Men Cope with Losing Their Fathers

    by John Gregory | 06/17/15 12:06 PM

    We all face the certainty that at some point Father's Day will change from being a time to honor the dad who is present with us to a day to remember the man who has passed from our lives. Read more.

  • Dreamers and Doers: Remarkable Kentucky Women

    by Joyce West | 06/16/15 2:58 PM

    Can a woman do this job? Read more.

  • Kentucky's Energy and Environmental Issues

    by John Gregory | 06/16/15 8:00 AM

    Last week a federal appeals court rejected the lawsuit that Kentucky and about a dozen other states filed against the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas limits on coal-burning power plants. Attorney General Jack Conway and other plaintiffs in that suit have pledged to revive their challenge once the federal Clean Power Plan rules are finalized later this year. Read more.

  • John Carroll: Remembering a Newspaperman Who Helped Shape Journalism

    by John Gregory | 06/15/15 1:50 PM

    John Carroll, a veteran reporter and editor who led several of America's great newspapers and who directed the Lexington Herald-Leader to its first Pulitzer Prize, died Sunday in Lexington, Ky. He was 73 years old. Read more.