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…

House Democratics Choose Caucus Leaders

BY MICHON LINDSTROM KENTUCKY LEXINGTON- Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, is making history as the first African-American to serve in Democratic leadership in the Kentucky House of Representatives.  The House Democratic Caucus voted him in as Democratic Caucus Chair Wednesday.   “I want to thank my fellow caucus members for their support and look forward to hitting the ground…