Public Affairs


  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • The State of the Arts in Kentucky

    by John Gregory | 06/14/15 6:55 PM

    For 50 years, the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts have promoted creative endeavors and cultural enrichment around the commonwealth and America. Read more.

  • Minimum Wage, Coal and the Governor's Race

    by John Gregory | 06/13/15 6:39 PM

    Come July 1, about 800 minimum-wage employees in state government will get a nice pay raise. The question is, will they get to keep it? Read more.

  • Ramsey Carpenter, Miss Kentucky 2014

    by John Gregory | 06/13/15 5:59 PM

    For Ramsey Carpenter it started with a tingling in her hands during finals at the University of Kentucky. Soon the sensation had spread throughout her body. Her entire disposition changed as she began to have difficulty walking and playing familiar tunes on her beloved violin. Read more.