McGrath, Booker, Broihier delve into Louisville protests during Democratic Senate forum

by Bruce Schreiner and Dylan Lovan, Associated Press Democrat Amy McGrath stayed on the attack against Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while her two leading primary opponents in Kentucky’s Senate race played up differences with her during a televised debate Monday night. Appearing on Kentucky Educational Television about three weeks before the primary, McGrath,…

Dozens of nursing homes cited for infection-related deficiencies early this year now have COVID-19 cases

By Jill Riepenhoff and Lee Zurik  (InvestigateTV) – During Thomas Minichillo’s brief stay at a Florida nursing home, his wife and sons did not know of the facility’s poor inspection history. “They told me it was a 5-star facility. I trusted that,” said Terri Terzini-Minichillo, Thomas’ wife of 53 years. The family didn’t know that two…

Kentucky House Democrats call for censure of Rep. Savannah Maddox following effigy

Sarah Ladd, Louisville Courier Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Several Kentucky Democrats called on Republican House leaders to censure state Rep. Savannah Maddox over what one described as a link to “threats of terrorism.” During a 4 p.m. press conference livestreamed from the Kentucky House Democrats’ Facebook page, Joni Jenkins, Derrick Graham and Angie Hatton called on Maddox…

More than 100,000 Kentucky voters successfully apply online for absentee ballot as of Tuesday

Secretary of State Michael G. Adams announced that as if early Tuesday afternoon, 100,000 registered Kentucky voters have taken advantage of govoteky.com to request their absentee ballots for the June 23 election. “Voting absentee is easy, secure, and wildly popular,” Adams said. “I’m grateful to the Kentuckians who understand that we have fewer voting locations available and…

Kentucky Public Defenders Caution Against Reopening Court System

By DALTON YORK The state agency charged with defending low-income clients in criminal cases is warning against prematurely reopening Kentucky’s court system. The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy was founded in 1972 in response to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which requires the state to provide legal representation to those who can’t afford…

Superintendents voice concerns about reopening schools amid pandemic

By AARON MUDD amudd@bgdailynews.com Rob Clayton – Submitted Seeking crucial advice about how to plan for the looming school year, Kentucky’s school superintendents peppered state officials Tuesday with questions about how to prevent and manage virus outbreaks in their districts. Ultimately, however, officials with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department for Public…