Monthly Archives: May 2021

Poor People’s Campaign celebrates anniversary with rally

Poor People’s Campaign celebrates anniversary with rally

Songs were sung and speeches were given in front of Bowling Green’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church as the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign celebrated its third anniversary Monday night. More recently known for its protests, the organization elected for a more joyous tone at the rally attended by nearly 50 people. Among those in attendance were…more »

Difference with Sunrise comes from LGBTQ case, Beshear says

Difference with Sunrise comes from LGBTQ case, Beshear says

An LGBTQ issue settled in litigation is a sticking point in a contract dispute between Sunrise Children’s Services and the state of Kentucky that keeps the commonwealth from giving another waiver to the organization, said Gov. Andy Beshear. “My understanding is that there has recently been a settlement agreement that impacts this from litigation against…more »

Biden pushes back as Republican-led states end increased unemployment benefits

Biden pushes back as Republican-led states end increased unemployment benefits

A growing number of Republican-led states are rejecting increased unemployment benefits meant to help Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, a move they say will help business owners who can’t find staff. But President Joe Biden said Monday that the enhanced federal benefits aren’t why people aren’t going back to work. “The line has been because…more »

Disneyland’s new Snow White ride adds magic, but also a new problem

Disneyland’s new Snow White ride adds magic, but also a new problem

Let’s get this out of the way first: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, the revamped ride that replaced Snow White’s Scary Adventures in Disneyland, is really good. The attraction preserves much of the charm of what originally opened in 1955 at the park’s debut, but gives it a more cohesive storyline that’s true to the 1938…more »

OPINION: It’s time to reopen Kentucky

OPINION: It’s time to reopen Kentucky

The Kentucky Derby shows that Kentuckians are ready to get back to normal. Over the last year, we’ve seen how leaders around the nation have concentrated power in their offices as they’ve struggled to combat the coronavirus. Governors in New York, California, and here in Kentucky have used this power irresponsibly, ignoring their legislatures and,…more »

Bernie Sanders, ex-lawmaker Booker attend Kentucky rally

Bernie Sanders, ex-lawmaker Booker attend Kentucky rally

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended a rally Sunday with former Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker, who is considering another run for the U.S. Senate. The “Rally for Kentucky’s Working Class” was held outside the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. Booker, a Democrat whose unabashedly progressive campaign in Kentucky came up just short in last year’s…more »

Al Cross: Republican legislature grabs wheel from Democratic governor; voters will have a say in 2022

Al Cross: Republican legislature grabs wheel from Democratic governor; voters will have a say in 2022

When Kentuckians elected Andy Beshear in 2019, they created a recipe for partisan conflict between a legislature with a recent, ultra-Republican majority and a governor from a greatly diminished Democratic Party. In the recently completed legislative session, the governorship itself was diminished. Legislators took some powers from the governor, gave a few to Republicans who…more »

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