Joseph Lord http://wkms.org en What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit? http://wkms.org/post/whats-next-kentucky-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Submitted" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p>So the lawsuit that sought to force Kentucky to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage has been appealed and U.S. District Judge John Heyburn has extended a stay in the case.<p>What happens next?<p>Backing up a bit, Louisville residents Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon sued the state last year. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:51:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 39442 at http://wkms.org What's Next in the Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit? Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-attorney-general-wont-appeal-federal-judges-out-state-same-sex-marriage-order <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Submitted" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update 5 p.m.: Request for Proposal Issued</strong><p>The state has issued its request for proposal for an attorney to handle the appeal of a federal judge order that Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.<p>Here's <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/210625187/Final-RFP-750-1400000254-1-SO-FORM">the document.&#160; Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:44:47 +0000 Joseph Lord 39040 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order Same-Sex Marriages Are Recognized in Kentucky at the Moment. Here's What That Means. http://wkms.org/post/judge-kentuckys-denial-out-state-same-sex-marriages-void-attorney-general-seeks-delay <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon&#039;s marriage certificate." data-attribution="Credit Submitted" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p><strong>&#160;Update 5:26 p.m.: Conway's Statement</strong><p>Here's word from Attorney General Jack Conway:&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;“I received Judge </span>Heyburn’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> final order and am in the process of reviewing it. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:32:08 +0000 Joseph Lord 38954 at http://wkms.org Same-Sex Marriages Are Recognized in Kentucky at the Moment. Here's What That Means. Judge to Soon Issue Final Opinion in Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage Case http://wkms.org/post/judge-soon-issue-final-opinion-out-state-same-sex-marriage-case <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p>A federal judge intends to issue on final ruling on whether Kentucky must recognize&#160;out-of-state same-sex marriages within the next day.<p>The action could mean that same-sex couples married outside of Kentucky would be officially recognized by the state immediately, attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case—Bourke v. Beshear—said on Tuesday. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:29:30 +0000 Joseph Lord 38952 at http://wkms.org Judge to Soon Issue Final Opinion in Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage Case Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Launches New Data Website http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-transportation-cabinet-launches-new-data-website <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Creative Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/9349184356_a720fa3bc6_b.jpg" alt="" /><p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has created a new website meant to improve access to its data.<p>The DataMart includes state highway traffic counts, county-by-county spending numbers, road project information, traffic fatality data and more.<p>It can be accessed <a href="http://datamart.business.transportation.ky.gov">here.</a><p>Transportati Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:40:50 +0000 Joseph Lord 38602 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Launches New Data Website Kentucky Leaders File Response to Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-leaders-file-response-lawsuit-challenging-same-sex-marriage-ban <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Submitted image" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/1-3.pdf_.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Kentucky Gov. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:00:49 +0000 Joseph Lord 38050 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Leaders File Response to Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban Bad Experiences Hurt Kids' Lives for Years. Kentucky Leads the U.S. in Them, Report Says http://wkms.org/post/bad-experiences-hurt-kids-lives-years-kentucky-leads-us-them-report-says <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Shutterstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201306/shutterstock_682807.jpg" alt="" /><p>A child's future can be thwarted for years afte enduring several negative family events—a divorce, substance abuse in the home, an incarcerated parent, said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, citing research.<p>And Kentucky has among the highest percentages of children who have had three or more of those adverse experiences Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:57:20 +0000 Joseph Lord 36264 at http://wkms.org Bad Experiences Hurt Kids' Lives for Years. Kentucky Leads the U.S. in Them, Report Says In Kentucky, Number of People Claiming Discrimination Increases 30 Percent http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-number-people-claiming-discrimination-increases-30-percent <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In the 2012-13 fiscal year, the number of people who contacted the Kentucky Human Rights Commission with possible discrimination incidents increased 30 percent compared to the same period a year before, according to an annual report.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:07:16 +0000 Joseph Lord 36096 at http://wkms.org In Kentucky, Number of People Claiming Discrimination Increases 30 Percent Kentucky Ranks Last in U.S. for Access to Child Care Assistance, Report Says http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ranks-last-us-access-child-care-assistance-report-says <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201303/shutterstock_3144040.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky ranks last in the U.S. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:10:29 +0000 Joseph Lord 36007 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Ranks Last in U.S. for Access to Child Care Assistance, Report Says A Kentuckian (Who You Maybe Never Have Heard of) Owns the Fourth Most Land in the U.S. http://wkms.org/post/kentuckian-who-you-maybe-never-have-heard-owns-fourth-most-land-us <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201310/shutterstock_140038546.jpg" alt="" /><p>A low-key Kentuckian&#160;is among the nation&#39;s top landowners.<p>That&#39;s the word from The Land Report, a magazine <a href="http://www.landreport.com/about-us/">for and about people who, well, own land.</a><p>The Land Report has recently ranked the "100 Largest Landowners in the U.S."&#8212;that is, the 100 people who own the most land in the nation.<p>No. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:42:28 +0000 Joseph Lord 35687 at http://wkms.org A Kentuckian (Who You Maybe Never Have Heard of) Owns the Fourth Most Land in the U.S.