Last week, when Kentucky announced it would become the first state to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, state lawmakers endorsed the idea that people who utilize health services do so because they lack a moral compass. But the state’s new rules also include a bizarre set of educational mandates for…
If you need any more proof that the new rules allowing states to tie Medicaid benefits to work requirements are nothing more than a malicious attack on the poor, look no further than Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. The Courier-Journal reported on Tuesday that if Bevin isn’t able to successfully force his constituents to…
Today Kentucky became the first state to require Medicaid recipients to prove they’re working or getting job training in order to retain their insurance, part of a waiver concocted by Governor Matthew Bevin in 2016 and just now approved by the Trump administration.
It’s been more than two years since Rowan County, KY, clerk Kim Davis earned international infamy—and a brief jail stint—for refusing to issue a marriage license to two men with a legal right to tie the knot. Now, one of those men, David Ermold, has announced that he will run for Davis’ seat next year and try to oust…
Senator Rand Paul is recovering from five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs after his neighbor attacked him outside his Kentucky home on Friday. His injuries are severe enough that it’s unclear whether he will return to Washington.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, has been systematically working to end abortion services in the state, and he has very nearly gotten his wish. A trial begun Wednesday will decide the fate of Kentucky’s last abortion clinic.
It usually takes a tragedy for there to be any substantive change around race in this country, and perhaps the death of Heather Heyer is the latest in that vein.
It’s been more than four decades since the Supreme Court ruled that women had a constitutional right to have an abortion—but for Kentucky women, that right may soon only be theoretical. There’s only one surgical abortion provider in the entire state, and it’s on the brink of shutting down.
There’s a museum shaped like Noah’s Ark in Kentucky called the Ark Encounter. Every night, it’s lit up with the colors of the rainbow. But creationist and owner Ken Ham wants to be clear: it is NOT!!!! a celebration of the gay community!!!! Instead, he tweeted, it is a reminder “that God owns the rainbow & is a sign…
After opening the state legislature’s session with a prayer, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 128 into law on Tuesday. The bill allows Kentucky’s public schools to teach an elective course on the Bible.
Despite same-sex adoption being legal in all 50 states, a Kentucky family court judge said last week that he won’t hear same-sex adoption cases brought by “practicing homosexual” couples.
Residents in Covington, KY, woke to find Islamophobic and pro-KKK fliers on their doorsteps this week—and are condemning the “cowards” who anonymously left the pamphlets.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is having a very bad Tuesday.
White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway's mention of a nonexistent "Bowling Green massacre" in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews is the latest "alternative fact" making the rounds. Conway morphed the 2011 indictment of two Iraqi men living in Kentucky into a full-blown terrorist attack on American soil. She…
A shopper's angry, racist outburst towards a Latinx woman at a store in Louisville, KY on Tuesday was caught on camera, launching her into viral infamy and earning an immediate response from mall officials.
The last time we saw Kentucky Judge Amber Wolf, she was helping a mistreated defendant in her courtroom get some pants. She's since moved on from that to facilitating first-time family meetings.
You can see the exact moment when Jefferson District Court Judge Amber Wolf realized something very wrong was going on in her courtroom.
The University of Louisville will remove a monument to Confederate heroes, the school announced on Friday.
Two days after a Secret Service agent allegedly choke-slammed a Time magazine photographer, and a day after a group of black students (with tickets to the event) were kicked out of a Donald Trump event at Valdosta State University in Georgia, yet another reported incident of apparent racial bias at a Trump event—this…
On Thursday, Kentucky's state Senate voted in favor of a bill that would ask Kentucky courthouses to offer two marriage license forms: One referring to the members of the couple as "first party and second party," and another referring to them as "bride" and "groom."