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Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

'Most people aren't in touch with the lumber prices': Here's why your backyard hangout will cost more

Thinking about using that stimulus check to build a deck or make a home repair? Brace yourself for sticker shock. → Read More

Crime victim advocates march at Kentucky Capitol

Lawmakers in Frankfort have been working to tighten laws to protect victims of violent crimes via Marsy's Law and Senate Bill 64. → Read More

Who might face Gov. Andy Beshear in the next gubernatorial race?

GOP candidates are jockeying for position to take on Gov. Andy Beshear. Ryan Quarles, Kelly Craft, James Comer and even Matt Bevin could run. → Read More

COVID-19 restrictions, worker shortages discussed as Kentucky restaurants prepare for Derby

Roundtable focuses on frustrations, searches for solutions to pandemic impacts, on restaurants and farmers in the Commonwealth. → Read More

Kentucky law could expand diversity in schools

The law will also create a project to address health, wellness and food insecurities in African American neighborhoods around Simmons. → Read More

Kentucky becomes 13th state to fully fund full-day kindergarten

House Bill 382 passed with wide margins, providing $140M for full-day kindergarten. → Read More

Early voting could become permanent in Kentucky elections

A plan is now moving that would keep some early voting but nothing like 2020. → Read More

Kentucky abortion amendment vote could impact US Senate race

Kentuckians will vote whether to ban abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned but that issue on the ballot could make a US Senate race even tougher for Democrats. → Read More

Time's up! What made the cut during the final hours of Kentucky's legislative session

Lawmakers headed home Tuesday night after pushing through several bills to Goveronr Andy Beshear's desk. → Read More

Partial ban on no-knock warrants heads to Beshear's desk, bill to give powers to civilian review board dead

House Bill 309, the plan to give powers to Louisville's civilian review board, is dead. → Read More

Kentucky governor addresses alarming number of homicides in Louisville

The city of Louisville has seen a violent 81 days with 42 homicides reported so far in 2021. → Read More

Gov. Andy Beshear vetoes bill changing how US Senators are replaced

The Kentucky governor announces first vetoes and signings since lawmakers passed a flurry of bills in the moments before the veto deadline. → Read More

Key Louisville hospital had more gunshot victims than COVID-19 patients

Effort to stem violence in Louisville and protect children is gaining attention, so is a mind boggling stat about shooting victims and pandemic patients. → Read More

Governor Beshear must now decide to sign or veto more than 100 bills passed in two days

A late night at the Capitol ended with bills passing the General Assembly but it also began a critical stretch in which Governor Beshear holds control with his pen. → Read More

Lawmakers juggle budgets, bills and grants as time ticks on Kentucky General Assembly

Observing the five days left for the General Assembly with dozens of bills clinging to life and a budget looming, it's like being a cat watching a ping pong game. → Read More

Effort to fund Kentucky transportation running out of gas as General Assembly session nears end

The current Kentucky General Assembly session is about to close and could put the brakes on an opportunity to get money for the transportation department. → Read More

Kentucky lawmakers hear considerations, possible changes to bill limiting no-knock warrants

A committee hearing was held for Kentucky SB 4 designed to limit no-knock warrants and supporters are more optimistic than ever. → Read More

Kentucky bill could expand diversity in schools

Simmons College president Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby said it will go a long way towards helping students connect better with educators who better represent them. → Read More

Dozens of bills head to Governor Beshear's desk as legislative session nears end

Friday was a busy session day. Twenty-four bills cleared the Kentucky House and 21 cleared the Senate—most will head to Governor Andy Beshear's desk. → Read More

Kentucky bill would prevent out-of-state journalists, residents from filing open records requests

Supporters insist that changes to filing practices make it easier to access information but critics claim it prevents transparency and erodes public trust. → Read More