Candidates for governor, attorney general discuss gun laws, discrimination and death penalty at Ham Breakfast Friday, Aug 28 2015 

Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic nominee for governor Jack ConwayWhile the high-bidding auction of the Kentucky State Fair’s prize-winning ham is the main feature of the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual Ham Breakfast, another tradition is the red carpet of sorts that political candidates and officials walk to enter the … Continue reading

Quadriplegic man says Matt Bevin indicated support for whole plant medical marijuana, though his campaign declines to confirm Thursday, Aug 6 2015 

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 2.33.09 PMAt last weekend’s Fancy Farm Picnic, husband and wife Eric and Michelle Crawford drove six hours from Maysville, Ky., in an attempt to persuade this year’s gubernatorial candidates to support a policy that would change their lives dramatically. Eric is … Continue reading

Zingers and barbecue, but no beef: Kentucky endures another frivolous Fancy Farm Tuesday, Aug 4 2015 

KSR host Matt Jones flips the coin for Jack Conway and Matt Bevin at Fancy FarmIn the middle of another weekend full of juvenile heckling, roasting and character assassination – just as much of a perennial menu item as barbecue at the Fancy Farm Picnic – Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin walked to the podium … Continue reading

Kentucky leaders slam Obama’s new EPA rule to combat climate change Monday, Aug 3 2015 

Smokestacks_3958President Barack Obama released the EPA’s long-awaited Clean Power Plan Monday afternoon, setting a goal of reducing carbon emissions from American power plants by 32 percent by 2030 in an effort to aggressively confront climate change. While environmentalists celebrated the move, … Continue reading

At Kentucky Chamber debate, Matt Bevin spars with Jack Conway, then reporters Wednesday, Jul 29 2015 

Matt Bevin and Jack Conway at Tuesday's Kentucky Chamber of Commerce debateAt the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s gubernatorial forum on Tuesday, candidates Matt Bevin and Jack Conway had their first substantial debate on key issues in the race, revealing clear differences on health care and public pensions, though declining to get into specific … Continue reading

David Gregory to headline Kentucky Chamber event Tuesday, Jul 21 2015 

KCCLogoRGB_coatedFormer journalist and host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” David Gregory will headline the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Business Summit and Annual Meeting at the Downtown Marriott on July 27-28. A host of high-profile business and political speakers will join Gregory … Continue reading

What the Supreme Court ruling on EPA regulations means for Louisville Tuesday, Jun 30 2015 

Cane RunThe U.S. Supreme Court blocked a major component of the Obama administration’s efforts to address climate change on Monday, invalidating the Environmental Protection Agency’s stricter mercury and air toxics emissions standards for power plants. In a 5-4 decision, the justices … Continue reading

Candidate Conway releases jobs plan with only a whiff of details Tuesday, Jun 23 2015 

conwayAt an event in Louisville Tuesday morning, the gubernatorial campaign of Democrats Jack Conway and Sannie Overly released its jobs plan, which mostly calls for continuing or expanding existing programs to help attract businesses and train workers, while not raising taxes. Though … Continue reading

Monday Business Briefing: Metro Bank woes, Water Company Building future, consumers and health care consolidation, and more Monday, Jun 22 2015 

TopSecret_780wWelcome to the June 22 Monday Business Briefing, your private business intelligence digest from Insider Louisville. Metro Bank, the city’s Community Development Financial Institution, was created in the late 1990s in part to obtain and distribute federal funding to support large-scale developments that raise economic … Continue reading

The state of Kentucky politics: KET presents five takeaways from the primary election Tuesday, Jun 2 2015 

Kentucky_state_capitol_buildingBy John Gregory | KET Now that the dust has finally settled on the 2015 Kentucky primaries, what are some of the bigger-picture trends and implications that have emerged? A group of political science professors from the commonwealth’s universities gathered … Continue reading

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