Dawson Springs native Jennings named Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School

Dawson Springs native Scott Jennings, a conservative columnist and CNN Political Commentator, has been appointed a Resident Fellow for the Spring semester at The Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Scott Jennings A native of Dawson Springs, Jennings graduated from the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center for Political Leadership in 2000 and has been part...

From ‘baby in the Governor’s Mansion’ to mom-to-be, Pamela Brown stories are among KYF’s most popular

Pamela Brown — now Pamela Brown Wright — was born when her parents, John Y. Brown and Phyllis George Brown, occupied Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion in 1983. She is all grown up these days, having distinguished herself as a journalist as an on-screen, hard-working correspondent for CNN. And this summer she married Adam Wright in a back-home wedding at her old homeplace, Cave...

Jamie Vaught: SEC Nation’s Laura Rutledge follows diverse background to become ‘rising star’ at ESPN

When ESPN sent a press release back in May to announce that Laura Rutledge has been selected as the new host for the popular SEC Nation program, it called her the rising star of the SEC Network. Rutledge has the background along with her previous experience to do her television job really well. The ESPN/SEC reporter graduated with a degree in broadcasting journalism at the University of Florida where...

Bill Straub: In the world of Donald Trump, reality is no longer relevant as truth takes a near daily beating

WASHINGTON – You know things are rapidly running out of control in this great country of ours when you can’t find a legitimate and honest way to avoid calling the 45th president of the United States a pig. But there’s simply no getting around it, and everyone with a rational bone in his or her body has by this time, less than six months after he took the oath, come to realize that Donald J....

Commentary: Trust in institutional media is at an all-time low — why and what’s the solution?

By Richard Nelson Special to KyForward Kentuckians’ trust in institutional media may be at an all-time low. According to Secretary of State Alison Grime’s Kentucky Civic Health Index released in January, less than half of Kentuckians trust the media. Even more surprising is an Emerson College Poll that found more Americans believe the Trump administration is more trustworthy than the...

Born to Governor’s Mansion, CNN correspondent Pamela Brown coming home for her KY wedding

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor The baby born to the famous couple in our Governor’s Mansion grew up to be a famous TV journalist is coming back to her Old Kentucky Home for a fairy-tale wedding to the name of her dreams. Pamela Brown will marry Adam Wright in early June (of course) at the Cave Hill Place, the home where she grew up in Lexington. The daughter of former Gov. John Y. Brown and...

Paul suggests tax increase necessary if Kentucky wants to keep its expanded Medicaid coverage

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul suggested Sunday that Kentucky and other states that expanded Medicaid under federal health reform should have to raise taxes to keep it expanded and not rely on the federal government to continue the benefit. Paul appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” to discuss his plan for replacing the law, which he said should be replaced the same day it is repealed. “Paul’s...

Pamela Brown named justice correspondent
for CNN, heading back to nation’s capital

Pamela Brown, the daughter born to John Y. Brown and Phyllis George Brown when her dad was Kentucky’s governor, has been has been named CNN’s new Justice correspondent.   Since joining CNN in 2013, she has covered major breaking news stories, including the Boston marathon attacks, the Cleveland kidnappings and the Oklahoma tornadoes as part of the network’s New Day reporting team.   In...