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Bill Straub: Will McConnell maintain majority leader status, even if he defeats his Democrat opponent?

To the vast relief of a grateful but beleaguered nation, Senate Republican Leader Mitch “Root-‘n-Branch” McConnell, has made it clear that, should the good folks of Kentucky choose to return him to the upper chamber for the seventh time this November, he would be more than willing to continue to serve as capo di tutti capi of the GOP caucus, whether it maintains its majority for another two...

Chief Justice Minton creates three task forces to plan how courts will reopen across the state

Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has created three task forces to plan how courts across the state will resume limited in-person services. “As Kentucky begins to gradually reopen business, the courts must prepare to do the same,” Minton said in an email to the justices, judges, circuit court clerks and court personnel who serve the Judicial Branch. Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. “Although...

Jessica Brown: New federal law gives Kentucky chance to reduce number of children in foster care

This summer, Kentucky social workers, educators, judges, prosecutors, nonprofit leaders, state legislators, and many others traveled across the state to learn about the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, its implementation in Kentucky, and what it will mean for families in the Commonwealth. The Family First Regional Convenings sought to share information about the federal legislation, the...