Budget wins, ‘school choice’ and gold bars: 2024 Kentucky legislative takeaways

Kentucky Public Radio | By Sylvia Goodman Relationships between Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature appeared to improve little as lawmakers looked back over the session. It’s a common refrain among some members of the statehouse that Kentucky lawmakers don’t fall prey to the same partisan politics of Washington, that at the end of the…

Norton receives $20M gift to target Parkinson’s

Estate gift to “Just Imagine” campaign to provide more options for patients LOUISVILLE — Norton Healthcare has announced a gift of $20 million to the “Just Imagine” campaign from the estate of Elizabeth Pahk Cressman, M.D., Ph.D., to support programming and research in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at Norton Neuroscience Institute. The gift will ensure greater access to…

On last day of veto period, Ky. Governor veers from party lines on youth gun crimes bill

Kentucky Public Radio | By Sylvia Goodman As his 10-day veto period came to a close, Kentucky’s Democratic governor allowed a bill to become law that automatically tries 15 year olds charged with gun felonies as adults. Three years ago, Republicans supported and Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear signed a bill adding conditions that a judge should consider before moving a…