Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal

Olivia Krauth

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Olivia:

Louisville may get new or reopened youth detention center amid juvenile justice crisis

Louisville closed its youth detention facility in 2019 due to budget cuts, shifting its responsibility for juvenile justice to the state. → Read More

What happens when a student brings a gun to school in JCPS?

Bringing a gun to class results in criminal and educational consequences. → Read More

Lawmakers demanded a charter school in Northern Kentucky. No one's interested so far

State law, currently facing a legal challenge, required Louisville school district leaders to approve a charter school by July 2023. → Read More

Lawmakers demanded a charter school in Louisville. No one's interested.

State law, currently facing a legal challenge, required Louisville school district leaders to approve a charter school by July 2023. → Read More

Want Kentucky schools to be safer? Here are 9 ideas from students, including gun control

The set of recommendations addresses security before, during and after a school safety incident. → Read More

New plan for special Senate election in the Highlands approved. Here's what to know

The Jefferson County Clerk's initial plan included four voting locations for a district including nearly 100,000 people. → Read More

Eastern High School in Louisville under heightened security after gun found

A JCPS spokesperson said a gun fell out of a student's backpack during a fight in the cafeteria. → Read More

Public school leaders sue over Kentucky's new charter school law

Critics of the law argue it would require needed tax dollars to be diverted from traditional public schools to charter schools. → Read More

'Every day, we are winning': Beshear touts success despite crises in State of Commonwealth

In his potentially final State of the Commonwealth address, Andy Beshear said Kentucky's economy has bounced back from the pandemic despite crises → Read More

Marijuana and lower taxes: Kentucky legislature kicks off 2023 session

Perennial topics – like marijuana – and GOP priorities – like reducing the income tax – are expected to dominate Kentucky’s 2023 legislative session → Read More

Mitch McConnell's eye color? Beshear a Freemason? Creepy things y'all insist on Googling

Y'all are curious, but odd. Here are the answers to four questions people Google about Kentucky politicians Mitch McConnell and Andy Beshear → Read More

'Forgotten': Kentuckians still stuck in campers and sheds 5 months after flooding

Scores of flood-impacted families are in trailers and tents as cold winter months approach, advocates say. → Read More

Gov. Andy Beshear announces long-term housing plan for Eastern Kentucky flood victims

The first development, to be called the Olive Branch Community, will be built on flat land in Knott County near the Perry County line. → Read More

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down controversial school choice measure

A circuit judge previously ruled the 2021 school choice law was unconstitutional, blocking education opportunity accounts from being implemented. → Read More

University of Louisville picks Kim Schatzel of Towson as new president

The new president was named nearly a year after former U of L President Neeli Bendapudi suddenly left in December 2021. → Read More

Former Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. to lie in state next week. Here are the details

Brown, who built Kentucky Fried Chicken into an international success before serving as governor from 1979 to 1983, died Monday. He was 88. → Read More

The Beshears are collecting toys for Eastern Kentucky kids. How you can help

The drive mirrors a toy drive arranged for kids in Western Kentucky following last December's deadly tornadoes. → Read More

JCPS teachers poised to get 5% raise next year, union says

The proposed Jefferson County Teachers Association contract update also includes a slate of changes aimed at curbing teacher burnout. → Read More

Democrat Morgan McGarvey defeats Stuart Ray to take John Yarmuth's seat in Congress

The winner succeeds longtime Louisville Rep. John Yarmuth, who announced last year he would retire at the end of his current term. → Read More

Anti-trans 'bathroom ban' proposed by Kentucky lawmaker seeking reelection

Months ahead of the 2023 legislative session, Kentucky lawmaker, Bill Wesley, has already drafted two bills aimed at the LGBTQ community. → Read More