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Joseph Gerth


Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Joseph:

Kentucky governor lost his friend in a mass shooting but has said little about guns. Why?

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has talked little about guns after two mass shootings in Louisville over a matter of days. We need him to do more. → Read More

The Louisville bank shooter's gun could return to the streets. Here's how to stop it.

More than 30 years ago, police may have given Louisville a game plan to make sure guns used to kill aren't auctioned off and put back on the streets. → Read More

Gerth: How Ron Mazzoli and Pete Buttigieg became unlikely, lasting friends

The late U.S. Rep. Ron Mazzoil met young Pete Buttigieg while at Harvard and they remained close friends. → Read More

Former US Representative Romano Mazzoli of Louisville dies

Mazzoli served 24 years in the House and, along with Sen. Alan Simpson, was responsible for the last significant immigration reform to pass. → Read More

Clarence Yancey, political 'kingmaker' in Louisville's West End, dies at 89

Clarence Yancey was a political activist largely in the West End, but his backing was sought by politicians in Louisville and Kentucky for decades → Read More

Quintez Brown case shows need for bail reform and greater mental health services

In a perfect world, Quintez Brown would remain in a secure facility and receive the mental health services his lawyer says he needs. → Read More

You took a test 'a white person couldn't pass,' and most of you are as dumb as I am |Gerth

When Ricky Jones claimed he could make a test few white people could pass, I took him up on it. So did a lot of you. → Read More

Kentucky's errant special session leaves us at risk of more COVID deaths

The ongoing special session is more interested in protecting people's right to be selfish than in protecting our health. → Read More

Grandson of former Deputy Mayor William Summers IV killed in Bardstown Road shooting

Derrick Robinson II, 29, was the man killed in a Sunday shooting on Bardstown Road, his grandfather, William Summers IV, told The Courier Journal. → Read More

Just what is Attica Scott thinking with her challenge to U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth?

Attica Scott's decision to challenge U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth has a lot of people scratching their heads. → Read More

Attorney General Daniel Cameron gives permission for white people to ignore racism

In his interview on Fox News, Cameron denied that systemic racism exists. His reality doesn't reflect what those who open their eyes to the truth see. → Read More

Don't game the system like this Catholic school did. You'll get your COVID vaccine eventually

We haven't seen bribes for COVID-19 vaccines yet, but Holy Trinity School tried to help 250 people cut in line for shots. → Read More

Stivers sheds tears of a clown over UK basketball players kneeling days after Capitol riot

Though Senate President Robert Stivers said speaking up was University of Kentucky students' right, the message was clear: Shut up and dribble. → Read More

Mitch McConnell's failed leadership enabled Trump's failed coup

Had Mitch McConnell and other Republicans stepped in earlier, Wednesday's coup attempt at the US Capitol might never have happened. → Read More

'No good deed goes unpunished.' Distillers hit with $14K fee for making sanitizer amid COVID-19

Distillers that made, and many donated, bottles of hand sanitizer when supplies were low now hit with government fees. → Read More

For us in Kentucky, Trump's last days are déjà vu all over again from the Bevin reign

It's uncanny how President Donald Trump's reaction to his loss to Joe Biden looks like Matt Bevin's reaction to his loss to Andy Beshear. → Read More

Some Kentucky Republicans start to distance themselves from Trump. Not Mitch McConnell

Even as other Kentucky Republicans appear to be giving up on Donald Trump, McConnell appears paralyzed. → Read More

While Mitch McConnell stays silent on Trump's voter fraud claims, our democracy burns

As Trump's claims that the election was stolen from him, McConnell still hasn't stood up to defend our democracy. → Read More

George Hauck, founder of Schnitzelburg's World Championship Dainty Contest, dies at 100

George Hauck ran Hauck's Handy Store in Louisville's Schnitzelburg neighborhood, started by his parents, after returning from World War II. → Read More

Should you risk catching COVID-19 to watch a flick? Joe Gerth braves the movie theater

As movie theaters reopen in Kentucky, it's not like it was before the pandemic. Here's what to know. → Read More