Jonathan Meador

Frankfort Bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio

Jonathan Meador is the Frankfort Bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio. 

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Government
4:30 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Beshear Forms Anti-Bullying Task Force With Help from Paducah's Morgan Guess

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Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the creation of a new task force to combat bullying in Kentucky’s schools.

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Government
4:25 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

KDVA Deputy Commissioner Pushes for Female Veterans Coordinator

Credit Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs

The deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs is imploring lawmakers to create a new position that would help connect female veterans in the state with benefits and services.

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Politics
12:02 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Former Ky Senate President Says Richie Farmer Affiliation Won't Hurt Comer's Gubernatorial Chances

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Will the enduring popularity of former UK basketball star and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer affect the gubernatorial aspirations of Farmer’s successor, James Comer?

The man who ran for governor on a slate with Farmer says he doesn’t think that the gubernatorial campaign of Farmer’s successor will be affected by backlash over Farmer’s corruption investigation and conviction. 

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Government
11:55 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Judge Makes No Decision in LRC Sexual Harassment Case

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In Frankfort, lawyers for the state are asking a judge not to allow the release of documents that could include information on sexual harassment in Kentucky state government.

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Politics
4:10 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

James Comer Introduces Running Mate Chris McDaniel In Kentucky Gubernatorial Campaign Kick-Off

James Comer, left, and Chris McDaniel (with microphone)

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 3:51 pm

TOMPKINSVILLE — Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and his running mate, State Senator Chris McDaniel, are framing their 2015 gubernatorial campaign around both conservative and liberal-leaning agenda items.

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Government
3:54 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Kentucky Judge Orders Finance Cabinet to Release Tax Assessments

For the first time, a Frankfort judge is forcing the state to release information on how it assesses taxes on individuals and businesses. 

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Politics
1:11 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Kentucky GOP Unveils 'Handshake with Kentucky' Plan

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 1:11 pm

The Republican Party of Kentucky has a wish-list of legislative priorities ready to go if the State House were to flip and come under Republican control following this fall's elections.

The party unveiled its plan, dubbed  "Handshake with Kentucky," on Tuesday. It consists of legislative priorities for the state GOP, pending potential victories come Election Day. Currently, Democrats maintain a narrow eight-seat margin in the state's lower chamber.

In a statement, House GOP Floor Leader lambasted House Democrats over poor leadership.

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Government
8:56 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Talks Between 7 Counties, Lawmakers Come Up Short

Rep Brent Yonts (D-Greenville)-Right shakes hands with Governor Steve Beshear
Credit Photo by Bud Craft, courtesy Ky Legislative Research Commission.

 

An attempt at mediation between state lawmakers and a Louisville mental health nonprofit over its bankruptcy has yielded little progress. Earlier this month, member of Seven Counties Services and a handful of state lawmakers met to discuss what, if any, deal could be reached over the nonprofit’s bankruptcy filing.

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Government
5:45 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies Bolster Weaponry Via Federal Program

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Kentucky law enforcement agencies have received armored cars, aircraft, thousands of automatic weapons and more from a controversial U.S. military equipment transfer program that has been under fire in the wake of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

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Environment
6:22 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Where Do Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Coal and Climate Change?

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As candidates to become Kentucky’s next governor scramble to pledge allegiance to the coal industry, there’s one question they’re not addressing: Does burning coal contribute to climate change?

None of the three announced candidates for governor—former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, both Republicans; nor Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway—have offered a statement one way or another about whether they agree with the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels like coal makes the planet warmer and destabilizing the climate.

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