Sen. Thomas talks his interest in possibly challenging Congressman Barr in next year’s midterms

by Kevin Wheatley – LEXINGTON — As national Democrats look to wrest control of the U.S. House of Representatives from Republicans in next year’s midterm elections, state Sen. Reginald Thomas believes the road to a majority must pass through Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. Thomas, in an interview with Pure Politics at his church Tuesday, said his…

Programs that help poor Kentuckians face big cuts under Trump’s budget plan

  BY BILL ESTEP bestep@herald-leader.com Federal spending on safety-net programs, such as food stamps and health care for poor Kentuckians, would see significant cuts under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The budget has not been released, but parts have surfaced in national media reports. For instance, Trump proposes to cut spending on food stamps, formally called…

U of L Athletics: Don’t blame us for late Yum Center payments

  by Phillip M. Bailey , @phillipmbailey – The Louisville Arena Authority and the University of Louisville’s athletics department have regularly failed to meet deadlines on their annual payments under the Yum Center’s lease agreement, according to state Auditor Mike Harmon’s long-awaited audit. That was the lone finding in Harmon’s five-month review released Thursday, which says the…