Beshear Gets It

Can we all agree that priorities for the 2020 global pandemic must be:

1. Saving lives
2. Rescuing the economy so people keep their jobs, can find work and not lose their homes and savings
3. And everything else necessary to return Kentucky and the nation to some semblance of normalcy.

Gov. Andy Beshear gets it.

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McConnell fiddles while we…

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is treating the coronavirus pandemic like he does everything else that comes before him in the Senate: politics as usual. Science and expert advice: optional. Democrats in the U.S. House last week passed an emergency relief... Read More ›

Take the F’n Vote!

The practice of killing a bill to protect legislators from taking unpopular votes is out of control. Voters elect representatives to take votes, regardless of how difficult they are, so they can be held accountable. The U.S. and Kentucky constitutions... Read More ›

Dragging Out GOP Homophobia

“We use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.” That is the mission statement of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, which uses drag and performance art to raise money... Read More ›

McConnell Betrays Kentucky Bourbon

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell stood before the leaders of Kentucky’s bourbon industry and told them that Democrats are “coming after you” with higher taxes. What distillers really wanted to hear is that, with all of his power, McConnell would end... Read More ›

Schools Reform — Not Re-Harm

State lawmakers are just pushing papers around the desk, reshuffling them and calling it reform. Senate Bill 158 would “overhaul” Kentucky’s school accountability system — how performance and progress of schools and districts are measured. Kentucky schools would be measured... Read More ›

Hanging With The Haters

Back in 1996, then-LEO Editor John Yarmuth was invited to speak to the American Renaissance Conference, a national conference of white nationalists and neo-Nazis. He was invited to tell them why their ideology was wrong. I bring this up because... Read More ›

Stop Wasting Time!

Where are our state legislators going to find enough time to fix all of these problems that exist in only their deranged, alternative-fact world?  Instead of helping Kentuckians climb out of poverty, get off Medicaid, no longer need food subsidies... Read More ›

Unraveling Bevin’s Edicts

Andy Beshear’s first actions as governor have reinforced the strong policy and character traits that he showed as a candidate. They also revealed that he is not looking to his next election to steer his administration. They showed he has... Read More ›

Rookie Council A Year Wiser?

It was a rookie mistake. The Metro Council rejected an insurance premium tax last year that would have closed the city’s budget deficit — a gap caused by rising, unavoidable state pension costs. Fifteen council members — four of them... Read More ›