Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announces bid for Democratic nomination in 6th Congressional District

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 6th Congressional District, launching his campaign in several counties throughout the central Kentucky district on Tuesday. He enters a primary field with Amy McGrath, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marines; Reggie Thomas, a state senator from Lexington; and perennial candidate Geoff Young.…

Unpacking Kentucky’s pension crisis

Kentucky has a pension crisis; the amount of money the commonwealth expects to owe for state employees’ and teachers’ retirement outweighs the amount of money coming in. Gov. Matt Bevin has proposed a pension fix, but it’s been met with outrage by many of the state employees that would be affected. Meanwhile, a special session to address…