Common Ground: Bills passed unanimously

Recently Pure Politics’ Common Ground segment has focused on drawing attention to bills that passed the General Assembly with vast bipartisan support. This week, we continue to shine a light at the legislation which found broad support across the partisan divide. House Bill 84 , otherwise known as “Courtney’s Law” passed with resounding support this year.…

White nationalists put up Capitol sign calling Jefferson Davis a hero. Kentucky removes it.

by MORGAN EADS AND MIKE STUNSON, meads@herald-leader.com mstunson@herald-leader.com –  A white nationalist group claimed credit for hanging a “patriot, hero, statesman” sign to replace a plaque removed from the statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda. People associated with Identity Evropa placed the placard on the statue Monday, the group said on Twitter…

Kentucky to get $10.5M from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat opioid crisis

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing the second year of funding to 50 states, four U.S. territories, and the free associated states of Palau and Micronesia, totaling $485 million to continue the Nation’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Kentucky will receive $10,582,093. “The Trump Administration is partnering with states and…

Mock funeral held in Kentucky Capitol, where higher education was ‘killed’

by LINDA BLACKFORD, lblackford@herald-leader.com –  A small group of mourners in black followed an empty coffin into the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda Monday morning to protest state budget cuts to Kentucky’s higher education system. More specifically, the funeral was held to say goodbye to Eastern Kentucky University’s theater program, a casualty of about $25 million in program…