Kentucky House Democrats call for censure of Rep. Savannah Maddox following effigy

Sarah Ladd, Louisville Courier Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Several Kentucky Democrats called on Republican House leaders to censure state Rep. Savannah Maddox over what one described as a link to “threats of terrorism.” During a 4 p.m. press conference livestreamed from the Kentucky House Democrats’ Facebook page, Joni Jenkins, Derrick Graham and Angie Hatton called on Maddox…

More than 100,000 Kentucky voters successfully apply online for absentee ballot as of Tuesday

Secretary of State Michael G. Adams announced that as if early Tuesday afternoon, 100,000 registered Kentucky voters have taken advantage of govoteky.com to request their absentee ballots for the June 23 election. “Voting absentee is easy, secure, and wildly popular,” Adams said. “I’m grateful to the Kentuckians who understand that we have fewer voting locations available and…

Kentucky Public Defenders Caution Against Reopening Court System

By DALTON YORK The state agency charged with defending low-income clients in criminal cases is warning against prematurely reopening Kentucky’s court system. The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy was founded in 1972 in response to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which requires the state to provide legal representation to those who can’t afford…

Superintendents voice concerns about reopening schools amid pandemic

By AARON MUDD amudd@bgdailynews.com Rob Clayton – Submitted Seeking crucial advice about how to plan for the looming school year, Kentucky’s school superintendents peppered state officials Tuesday with questions about how to prevent and manage virus outbreaks in their districts. Ultimately, however, officials with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department for Public…

Lexington Mayor Sets Priorities for Federal Assistance

BY SPECTRUM NEWS STAFF | KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, Ky. ⁠— Mayor Linda Gorton (R), following Gov. Andy Beshear’s announcement that Kentucky cities will receive federal coronavirus relief funds for virus-related expenses, announced her priorities for how she will recommend those funds be spent. What You Need To Know Lexington Mayor announces her priorities for federal COVID-19 relief…

Spiking pneumonia deaths suggest COVID-19 is killing far more Kentuckians than we know

Jonathan Bullington, Louisville Courier Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Officially, Jim Haswell died of pneumonia. The 73-year-old grandfather was susceptible to the potentially fatal lung infection after undergoing radiation treatments for throat cancer years earlier. But his doctors took steps to lower his risk, and he could usually tell when he was starting to feel ill. One Sunday…

Supply chain for meat becomes ‘burden’ for some Louisville restaurants as places reopen

by Lindsey McClave, Special to Courier Journal There are always common themes in my weekly interviews with the independent restaurants in Louisville and this week’s interview with three Jeffersontown staples was no exception. A thread of thankfulness was present during my conversations with the individuals behind Carali’s Rotisserie Chicken, FDKY BBQ, and Mussel & Burger Bar, as was…