Anti-Hunger Efforts Underway In Kentucky

By ASSOCIATED PRESS –  The McConnell Center at the University of Louisville is starting its latest lecture series with a discussion about hunger in Kentucky. The center says state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will give a free, public talk on the subject on Jan. 24 at the Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium on the UofL campus.…

Saving money or stacking the deck? Kentucky weighs getting rid of separate election for governor, top officials

by DANIEL DESROCHERS, ddesrochers@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — Since 1895, Kentucky has elected its constitutional officers in odd number years. The legislature is hoping voters will change that in 2018. Legislators have proposed two bills, SB 4 and HB 2, that would change the constitution so Kentuckians would vote on the constitutional offices, like governor and attorney…