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Sports wagering bill passes out of House committee

An advertisement for sports betting at a casino in Mississippi, which has legalized such wagering.

A bill that would legalize and regulate wagering on sporting events in Kentucky and earmark tax revenue to the state pension system easily passed through …

Powerful Voting Rights Lobby Day in Frankfort Today


Today, nearly 100 KFTC members and close allies gathered in Frankfort to talk to legislators about restoring voting rights to people with felonies in their past, pushing for a constitutional amendment that would recognize the right to vote of 312,000 …

Commentary: The sunlight fades in Kentucky

By Amye Bensenhaver

In an era when virtually every public official gives lip service to the importance of transparency and accountability, what is it that motivates a legislator to introduce a bill that abridges these twin goals?

Amye Bensenhaver


Passport sues ‘surprised’ state over rate cuts


It seems there will be no impasse for Passport Health Plan and the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Passport Health filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Circuit Court “to protect our business and our almost 700 employees …

Nonviolent Direct Action Resources

Throughout the month of January, KFTC sponsored my participation in a deep-dive course about Nonviolent Direct Action. I learned about planning, logistics, and executing successful direct actions and campaigns. It was an eye-opening course where folks from a variety of …

WLKY: Ohio River flood crest lowered by a foot

Screenshot | WLKY

Since Sunday, Louisville has had 2.92 inches of rain with a bit more expected Tuesday afternoon. Officials said the recent rains continued to push the Ohio River above its flood stage of 23 feet.

The forecast crest …

State probation and parole officers to receive 12 percent raise

Justice Secretary John Tilley | Photo courtesy of Kentucky.Gov

In an effort to stem the high turnover rate of parole and probation officers, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has approved a plan to give all of its officers …

RiverLink collected more than $100 million in tolls in 2018

The Abraham Lincoln Bridge and John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge are two of the three tolled bridges. | Courtesy of Riverlink

Tolls collected across the Ohio River’s three tolled bridges amounted to $106.3 million in 2018, up from $80.1 million …