A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Bill Straub: Count the ways Mitch McConnell’s word can’t be good; another stopgap event looms

The immediate, knee-jerk reaction many people have when asked if they have faith in someone on the opposite side of a contentious dispute is to respond, “I trust him about as far as I can throw him.’’ While Senate Republican Leader Mitch “Root and Branch’’ McConnell presents a very slight figure – 140 pounds soaking wet? – it’s doubtful that even the likes of Hulk Hogan could toss...

Dave Adkisson: Immigration reform needed to protect friends and neighbors, and fuel Kentucky’s economy

January is often accompanied by a sense of optimism and hope for the year ahead. But for Dreamers (children born in this country to undocumented immigrant parents), the start of 2018 brings continued uncertainty, as the program that has kept them protected from deportation still remains in jeopardy. In September, the Trump administration announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood...

Eastern Kentucky University ‘Dreamer’ named Student of the Year by Collegiate Honors Council

Seventeen years ago, almost to the day, Omar Salinas Chacón entered the United States through Atlanta, Georgia. His working-class parents, escaping a bloody civil war, gang violence and extreme poverty in El Salvador, fled to America with little more than a dream: that Omar and his brother would one day enjoy “a better life than they did … not only live, but thrive.” They call them “Dreamers,”...