‘No Pay, We Stay’; Protesting Miners In Harlan County Are Not Going Anywhere

By Connor James and Will Puckett, Wymt.com -

People and organizations continued to stop by a railroad track in Cumberland Tuesday, bringing food and water to protesting miners. The miners have prevented a train hauling coal from the [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Protesting Emergency Regulation In Frankfort Tuesday

By Becca Schimmel, Wkyufm.org -

The Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign is returning to the state capitol Tuesday to protest a new emergency regulation enacted by Governor Matt Bevin. The new rules require those wanting to assemble [...]

Kentucky Is Making The Poorest Of The Poor Pay For Healthcare In 2019

By Nick Martin, Splinternews.com -

Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and if you live in Kentucky, good luck going to the doctor. Starting Jan. 1, Kentucky will require all patients to make a copay when visiting the doctor, [...]

Kentucky Governor Retaliates Against Poor After Court Rejects Medicaid Changes

By Michael Corcoran, Truthout.org -

GOP cruelty is not new, but it seems to be reaching new depths. Case in point: In Kentucky, Gov. Matt Bevin is now using the lives of Medicaid patients like pieces on a chessboard in an act of [...]

Thousands Of Teachers And Staff On Strike Across Oklahoma And Kentucky, Arizona Might Be Next

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Schools shut down on Monday as thousands of teachers and staff in Oklahoma walked out to protest the low wages, benefit cuts and lack of school funding. Leading up to the planned strike, Oklahoma [...]

Kentucky Teachers Are Protesting And Walking Off Job To Save Their Pensions—And Winning

By Michael Arria, Inthesetimes.com -

Thousands of teachers across Kentucky have protested against proposed cuts to their pension benefits in recent weeks, and last Wednesday more than 60 of the state’s schools closed while their [...]

Kentucky Medicaid Enrollees Sue To Block Work Requirement Waiver

By Harris Meyer, Occupythebronx.org -

Groups representing Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries sued the federal government Wednesday to block the state from implementing its Medicaid waiver program that includes a work requirement. The [...]

Lawmakers’ Attacks On Independent Abortion Clinics Are Working

By Nicole Knight, www.rewire.news -

By Nicole Knight for Rewire - A fight is raging in Louisville, Kentucky, where the extremist anti-abortion group Operation Save America aims to shut down the state’s last remaining abortion [...]

Anti-Choice Attacks On Independent Abortion Clinics Are Working

By Nicole Knight, www.rewire.news -

By Nicole Knight for Rewire - A fight is raging in Louisville, Kentucky, where the extremist anti-abortion group Operation Save America aims to shut down the state’s last remaining abortion [...]

Coal Country Trouble: Health Risks Of Retired Miners & Their Families

By Alec MacGillis, www.propublica.org -

By Alec MacGillis for Pro Publica - John R. Leach worked for Peabody Energy Corp. in western Kentucky for 23 years. When he retired, he and his wife Rhonda relied on his pension and health [...]

Defiant Kentucky Clerk Taken Into Federal Custody

By Tierney Sneed and Katherine Krueger, www.talkingpointsmemo.com -

By Tierney Sneed and Katherine Krueger in Talking Points Memo - Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, has been found in contempt of court and taken into [...]

Kentucky’s Anti-Fracking Movement Deals Setback to Pipelines

By Kelley Davidson, www.occupy.com -

By Kelley Davidson in Occupy - Some recent victories against powerful energy companies have given environmental activists in Kentucky a reason to celebrate. In late May, Bluegrass Pipeline LLC [...]

Kentucky Fracking Forum Draws Large Crowd

By Machaela Ballard, www.richmondregister.com -

The walls of the Acton Folk Center were lined with people without room to sit Tuesday night during the first Frack Free Foothills community forum. The group was formed after energy companies [...]