It is starting to look more and more likely that actress Ashley Judd will run against Mitch McConnell (R) for the Kentucky Senate seat next year. Democratic John Yarmuth, who represents Kentucky’s third congressional district, seems pretty convinced she will run and is laying the groundwork needed for a serious campaign.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 25, 2013 12:25 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 25, 2013 10:34 am|
According to a new SurveyUSA poll for the Courier-Journal, 60 percent of voters would support legalizing marijuana for prescribed medical use. Only 31 percent of voters in the state oppose medical marijuana. While support is strongest among young voters, even a plurality of senior citizens would support the state adopting medical marijuana.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday May 11, 2012 2:10 pm|
It is hard not to think of this black and white bubbe meise while reviewing the most recent chapters in the battle over the future of the partially excavated, purportedly moribund Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in southwestern Nevada.
|By: RH Reality Check Sunday January 22, 2012 6:30 pm|
On December 30, Governor Beshear announced that he was rejecting the merger to protect taxpayer property. “University Hospital is a public asset with an important public mission,” the governor said. If the merger were to take place, “the public would have only indirect and minority influence,” he said.
|By: dakine01 Saturday January 7, 2012 8:00 pm|
While F. Scott Fitzgerald once said “There are no second acts in American lives,” in US politics and public opinions it sometimes seems there’s nothing but second acts. I am old enough to have seen Richard Nixon go from “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” to his election as president as a “New Nixon” in 1968.
The last few weeks, I have seen a few articles about two individuals making their personal pleas and tours for redemption/second acts.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 7, 2011 1:30 pm|
Tomorrow is election day in several states and municipalities around the country. In three states control of the state legislature hangs in the balance. Here is a preview of what is worth watching.
|By: Jeff Biggers Monday June 27, 2011 5:00 pm|
An epic portrait of one community’s long-time battle to take on Massey Energy lawlessness and their Big Coal sycophants in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia, The Last Mountain just might be one of the most timely and game-changing films in years. Beautifully filmed, at once provocative and disquieting, The Last Mountain wonderfully captures the inspiring resistance and indefatigable campaigns of coal mining families — and their outside supporters — to stand up and defend their land and lives.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday June 15, 2011 7:30 am|
Living in fear is a terrible thing. Sen. Mitch “Box-Turtle” McConnell might not being living in fear but he sure wants his constituents to do so. He is drumming up fear of a couple of terrors suspects from Kentucky and demanding that they be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday February 13, 2011 8:01 pm|
Kentuckians must be so proud of their governor allowing forty million dollars in tax breaks for this enterprise’s religious propaganda theme park. It really stands for 21st century family values, after all.
|By: Rayne Sunday February 13, 2011 5:00 pm|
Today’s issue of Louisville, Kentucky’s Courier-Journal has a front page article that helpfully explains many jobs in the area must be filled by illegal immigrants because no American has applied for them.