Kentucky courts plan gives NKY more judges

by Chris Mayhew , cmayhew@communitypress.com – STORY HIGHLIGHTS “Our current plan does not provide equal access to the law and justice,” Sen. John Schickel said. Parents arguing for child visitation rights in Boone and Kenton counties have to wait about four months before a judge hears their case. Shorter wait times for Northern Kentucky non-emergency family court cases will come…

Does US ‘sanctuary’ crackdown affect Louisville?

by Chris Kenning , @ckenning_cj – The two executive orders contain multiple provisions, including the creation of 15,000 new jobs. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Louisville bills itself as a welcoming place for immigrants: Mayor Greg Fischer has often urged the city to “embrace our foreign-born neighbors.” But it hasn’t publicly declared itself a so-called “sanctuary” city, many…

Democratic political consultant pleads guilty to bribery scheme with Longmeyer

by Nick Storm, @NStorm_politics – Lexington based Democratic political consultant Samuel McIntosh was charged and admitted to paying kickbacks to former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, Timothy Longmeyer in federal court on Wednesday. The 58 year-old McIntosh pleaded guilty to four counts of bribery of a public official and one count of mail fraud before U.S. District…

Needle exchanges spread in heroin-riddled Ky.

by Morgan Watkins , @morganwatkins26 – A quick look at the staggering statistics regarding the impact of heroin and opioid abuse, both nationally and in Kentucky. Video by Jeff Faughender One woman relied on old needles used by her friend’s diabetic husband. Another settled for whatever syringes she could find. But for the first time since they started using…

Grimes: “No room for alternative facts” when it comes to election administration

by Nick Storm, @NStorm_politics – Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is firing back against claims of massive voter fraud by President Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the White House said President Trump believes millions voted illegally in the November election. By Wednesday, Trump dug in on the position asserting that illegal immigrants gave former Democratic rival Hillary…