Former Clarksville police chief sworn in as newest school board member Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

He was sworn in during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Elizabethtown Police Department expanding, hiring new officers Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

The Elizabethtown Police department is expanding and hiring new officers to keep up with the growth of the community.

JCPS superintendent receives lower scores on report card following busing issues, teacher shortage Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

Pollio received "accomplished" and "exemplary" marks in other categories. But overall, his scores dropped in four out of seven sections compared to last year's evaluation.

Louisville Metro Police Department’s deputy chief retiring after 24 years with department Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

Deputy Chief Steve Healey said for police to be effective in a community, they have to be a part of the community.

Former Kentucky clerk who refused marriage licenses for gay couples appeals $100,000 judgment Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

In January, a jury awarded the couple $100,000 after Kim Davis denied them their marriage license in 2015.

No charges filed in Carroll County road rage shooting that left 1 dead, KSP says Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

KSP said a grand jury declined to file charges against the person who shot and killed Daniel Shouse, 63, on June 8 in Carroll County.

Jefferson County Clerk’s office working to restore systems after ransomware attack Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

(Jefferson County Clerk's Office)

System outages have been affecting the County Clerk locations since Monday evening. Eight branches across Louisville were forced to close temporarily.

Those system outages followed a ransomware attack, but no personal information was compromised, said Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw.

A ransomware attack is when hackers demand payment after installing malicious software onto computer systems.

Holsclaw said the office stores information on dedicated servers, not on its own computers.

“We have over 300 computers here that we’re dealing with, and each one of those have to be brought up individually to make sure that they’re clean. That’s what’s taking so long,” she said Wednesday.

The closures are delaying people who need vehicle registrations, housing deeds, marriage and notary licenses.

Holsclaw said they hope to reopen clerk’s office branches soon.

“I hope people know and have patience with us and I know that work can sometimes get stretched a little bit, but we're doing everything possible to get this back up so we can serve people like we want to,” she said.

Holsclaw said she did not know which location would reopen first.

Bardstown Road restaurant, bar closes after about 18 months in business Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

It was described by owners as a restaurant with a Miami art-deco feel mixed with London vibe.

L.O.V.E. Walk on Saturday will support children affected by gun violence in Louisville Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

On Saturday, New Day Ministries will be walking the walk with the 16th L.O.V.E. Walk.

Kentucky’s Andy Beshear most popular Democratic governor, survey finds Wednesday, Jul 24 2024 

The Kentucky Capitol
The Kentucky Capitol(Ryan Van Velzer / KPR)

After widespread speculation that Kentucky’s Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear was on the list of potential running mates for Vice President Kamala Harris ahead of the Democratic National Convention, a new poll found Beshear is the most popular Democratic governor in the country.

The Morning Consult poll shows Beshear has a 67% approval rating, with 28% disapproving, placing him at second place among all governors. He falls behind Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott who has an astounding 81% approval rating.

The poll, which was conducted from April to June this year, also showed that Beshear had the highest approval rating among both Republican and Democratic voters of any Democratic governor. He came second place in popularity with independents compared to other Democratic governors, too.

According to the poll, Beshear was more popular in his home state than other contenders for the Democratic vice presidential nomination appeared in theirs. For example, approval ratings for Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper were more than 10 percentage points lower than Beshear’s.

Beshear is also the second most popular Democratic governor with young voters, ages 18 to 34. Gov. Wes Moore of Maryland beat him with 66% popularity. Moore was just behind Beshear as one of the most popular governors in the country.

Beshear has previously shown up as a governor with a high approval rating in Morning Consult surveys, which has a 1.3 out of three stars pollster rating according to political analytics site FiveThirtyEight.

Morning Consult surveys people within each state to gauge approval ratings for each governor, so it is unclear if Beshear’s approval rating would translate nationally.

Since 2020, Morning Consult shows Beshear’s approval rating has remained consistently above 50% and has trended upwards since a drop in 2021.

In stark contrast, Kentucky is also home to America’s least popular senator, according to another Morning Consult poll out Wednesday. Sen. Mitch McConnell found himself at the bottom of their rankings for the 14th consecutive quarter.

According to Morning Consult, 63% of Kentucky respondents disapproved of McConnell’s job performance — a higher percentage than those who disapproved of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, who has since said he will resign his Senate seat over a federal bribery conviction.

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