Jonathan Meador

Frankfort Bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio

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

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Politics
4:09 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Coursey and Cusic Will Provide Depositions in Harassment Suit

Rep. Will Coursey

Representative Will Coursey (D-Symsonia) will have to provide depositions in a retaliation lawsuit brought against him by a state staffer.

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Government
1:16 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Kentucky Youth Advocates Recommends State Earned Income Credit

Kentucky Youth Advocates has released a report that says 1 in 4 Kentucky taxpayers could benefit from a state-level earned income credit.

KYA released an issue brief today that says the credit would piggyback onto the federal earned income credit. That could yield up to $337 per applicant, with little to no administrative cost to state government.

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Society
3:50 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

New Biography Focuses on Eastern Kentucky Health Activist

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A longtime Eastern Kentucky health activist is unsure what the federal healthcare overhaul will mean for a clinic she started. For forty years, Hall’s Mud Creek Clinic in Grethel, a rural community roughly 20 miles from Pikeville, has weathered hard times. 

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Government
7:34 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Operation Black Friday Falls Short

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A roundup of drug offenders touted by the Kentucky State Police as the largest such operation in its history still has a ways to go.

“Operation Black Friday” began on Nov. 1 to arrest nearly 500 drug offenders across the state, but about a third of those targets remain at-large.

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Government
1:20 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Voter ID Legislation 'Undetermined' Says Ky. State Senator

It's held that there’s a difference between rights and privileges. But with the issue of voter identification laws, that line gets a little blurry.

A Kentucky state senator says he is unsure when he will file voter ID legislation. Republican Floor Leader Sen. Damon Thayer says such a law is necessary to provide protections from voter fraud.

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Politics
4:19 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Kentucky Candidates Face Confusing Set of Finance Laws

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Candidates are now filing to run for office in Kentucky, and they're facing a confusing set of campaign finance laws, many of which have not been updated in nearly 20 years.

Emily Dennis is general counsel for the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. She told lawmakers today that the tangle of campaign spending laws wastes time and money.

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Government
4:52 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Kentuckians Support Rail Service, But It Could Still Face Challenges

A new survey shows strong support for passenger rail service in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s “Your Turn” survey sought input on transportation from over 16,000 respondents in every county across the state. Development of a passenger rail service ranked as the second-highest public transportation issue, narrowly behind better bus service.

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Politics
12:41 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Former Kentucky Lawmaker Voices Opposition to Expanded Gambling Legislation

Less than a week after a Louisville lawmaker pre-filed expanded gaming legislation, opposition to it is already starting to take shape. Stan Cave is a former Republican House member and an attorney for the anti-gaming Family Foundation. 

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Government
10:12 am
Mon November 25, 2013

KTC Survey Shows Strong Support For Passenger Rail Service

A new survey shows strong support for passenger rail service in Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s “Your Turn” survey sought input on transportation from over 16,000 respondents in every county across the state. 

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Politics
4:17 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Ky. Lawmaker Apologizes for Thanksgiving Tweet

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A Northern Kentucky lawmaker stepped in a Thanksgiving Twitter controversy over a joke about gun control. A joke made by Dry Ridge Republican Brian Linder has sparked a broader conversation about American history.

It all started with a t weet.

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