Allegations against Hoover to remain sealed as his lawyer pushes to question Jane Doe

by DANIEL DESROCHERS FRANKFORT — A deposition that contains allegations of sexual misconduct by former House Speaker Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, remained sealed Tuesday as two Franklin Circuit Judges decide whether his attorney has the right to cross examine the former legislative staffer who made the allegations. Two former House Republican Staffers — former communications director Daisy Olivo and…

Poll shows Bevin approval slipping, Beshear ahead in possible matchup

by Alfred Miller, Louisville Courier Journal The Kentucky governor is slamming ProPublica and the Courier Journal, and he’s also added a Fox News appearance to defend his stance. Courier Journal, Louisville Courier Journal Kentuckians are none too pleased with their governor, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll.  Statewide, 53 percent of Kentucky voters disapprove of Matt Bevin’s…

Black Lung, Red Ink: Residents Press McConnell As Deadline Looms For Black Lung Fund

By Becca Schimmel, Ohio Valley ReSourceSydney Boles, Ohio Valley ReSource On a cool but clear November day about a dozen residents from eastern Kentucky’s coal mining region crowded into the lobby of an office building in the small town of London, Kentucky. That’s where Kentucky’s powerful senior senator, Mitch McConnell, has his local field office. McConnell’s…

Tax reform ideas floated by state task force

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Kentucky task force Thursday discussed recommendations that encourage the Kentucky General Assembly to phase out hundreds of state tax exemptions and credits by mid-2020. Task Force on Tax Expenditures Co-Chair Rep. Ken Fleming, R-Louisville, said the recommended phase-out – which would have to be introduced and passed in a future session…