A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Department of Corrections launches aftercare program for inmates recovering from substance use disorder

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley joined with the state Department of Corrections (DOC) this week to announce the first-ever aftercare program within a Kentucky prison, providing a new system of support, mentoring and peer accountability for offenders in recovery from a substance use disorder. The innovative program, known as SOAR (Supporting Others in Active Recovery), focuses on relapse prevention,...

Kentucky by Heart: Northern Kentucky’s John G. Carlisle; new book of work from Northpoint prisoners

Life’s full of those “just not fair” times when it seems that we’ve followed all the rules, yet have had severe misfortune fall right smack into our laps. The historical record shows as much. Northern Kentucky’s “favorite son” politician John G. Carlisle is a clear example, according to The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. John G. Carlisle (Photo provided) Carlisle was born in a small...

Kentucky by Heart: Mary Holmes, largely forgotten, another star for Kentucky’s rich heritage of writers

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist Recently, I paged through a copy of an old book I noticed at a yard sale in Versailles. It piqued my interest as soon as I recognized it to be set in central Kentucky, and with the opening scene taking place in Versailles and mentioning both Frankfort and Lexington. And since I enthusiastically collect old Kentucky books, especially at the right price, I gladly...