Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal

Chris Kenning

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

How a Louisville woman helped shape the city's civil rights movement. She's not done yet

Mattie Jones, an unwavering force in the civil rights movement in Louisville, is being honored with the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award. → Read More

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky abortion ultrasound law in place

The law requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. → Read More

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky abortion ultrasound law in place, draws fiery criticism from ACLU

The Kentucky law requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. → Read More

Trump will ‘absolutely’ designate Mexican cartels like CJNG as terrorists. Will it help?

President Donald Trump will "absolutely" designate Mexican cartels as terrorists, which could fray already strained U.S.-Mexico relations. → Read More

‘Right under your nose’: A Mexican cartel turned this rural area into a hidden cocaine hub

Investigators found a flow of drugs through two sleepy Virginia towns stemmed from Mexico’s dangerous Jalisco New Generation Cartel → Read More

Trump in Kentucky: Protesters and Trump supporters trade insults, talk impeachment debate

To many, the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry was the latest and greatest outrage as they waited for Trump to arrive for his rally in Lexington. → Read More

Kentucky lawmakers announce bills to restore voting rights and increase voter access

An estimated 312,000 Kentuckians — 9% of the population — can't vote because of a felony conviction. → Read More

Laid-off Kentucky coal miners end their railroad protest but still seek their back pay

Some have left for coal mines in other states. Others are retraining as electricians or linemen. Still more found new jobs or tired of long hot days. → Read More

Shawnee neighborhood shootings draw concerned residents to meeting

About two dozen Shawnee neighborhood residents gathered to voice concern to police and city officials at a meeting. → Read More

Louisville's immigration court closes due to 'building conditions,' raising fears of delay

Attorneys fear immigrants, especially those representing themselves, may miss key deadlines in filing asylum applications or motions. → Read More

Bernie Sanders sends pizzas to Kentucky coal miners protesting Blackjewel

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders sent pizzas to laid-off Blackjewel Kentucky coal miners blocking a train loaded with $1 million in coal last week. → Read More

Trump signs executive order to eliminate federal student loan debt for disabled vets

During a speech at the AMVETS convention, President Donald Trump said his executive order would eliminate an average of $30,000 in federal student loan debt for each of about 25,000 eligible disabled veterans. → Read More

Trump to wipe out student loan debt for disabled veterans

Trump speaks before veterans at Louisville fundraiser for Gov. Matt Bevin during his visit to the city. → Read More

Lawmakers seek to close 'loophole' after coal bankruptcy left miners with bounced checks

Several Kentucky lawmakers prefiled a bill to strengthen the system to ensure coal miners will be paid if their employer goes bankrupt. → Read More

With sale of bankrupt company's mines, laid-off workers a step closer to getting back pay

Kentucky miners demanding unpaid wages from their bankrupt former coal employer took a big step to getting at least some of the money they are owed. → Read More

'Pay the miners first': Laid-off coal workers go to Blackjewel hearing for back wages

The July 1 collapse of Blackjewel and its affiliates, which was the nation’s sixth-largest coal company, affected about 1,700 employees. → Read More

Laid-off Kentucky coal miners boarding buses to West Virginia to try to get their back pay

Laid-off miners take buses to descend on a West Virginia courthouse to see if there is any hope their coal mines might reopen. → Read More

Kentucky Public Health chief, criticized for hepatitis A response, leaving for White House

Howard told his staff Friday he was leaving for a fellowship in Washington, said Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokeswoman Christina Dettman. → Read More

Laid-off Blackjewel coal miners continue to block train as protest for back pay

The bankruptcy the nation's sixth-largest U.S. coal producer came after a string of other major coal producer bankruptcies in recent years. → Read More

Seeing the music: How ASL interpreters bring songs to life for deaf people at Forecastle

ASL interpreters are changing the music festival scene for deaf concertgoers. Forecastle Festival is one of many festivals that use the interpreters. → Read More