Gov. Bevin Cuts Millions in SEEK Funding to Kentucky’s Public Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2016) – Lawmakers, political leaders, teachers, school officials and parents today are united in their stand against Gov. Bevin’s decision not to distribute Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding for public schools across Kentucky for FY 2016. “Gov. Bevin has made it clear that his goal is to do everything…

Al Gentry: A Second from Death

The wire grabbed Al Gentry. It snagged his jacket sleeve and yanked his arm around, pulling him toward the big auger drill, which snapped his bone at the elbow. It happened in split seconds, but as the drill revolved and the wire pulled the rest of his body closer, time seemed to warp. Two seconds…

Rep. Chuck Tackett Leads Charge to Help Veteran Organizations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2016) – Rep Chuck Tackett announced today that he is pre-filing a bill that, if passed and ratified, would amend the Kentucky Constitution to include tax exemptions for property owned by posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces of the United States. “As I looked into this issue,…

Chuck Tackett: From Tragedy to Triumph

When Chuck Tackett came upon a crash in Scott County one gray afternoon in October of 2014, it was a terrible sight. When he talks about it, he shuts his eyes and turns his head down. “I’ve seen wrecks, but nothing like this,” he says. “It was the worst I’d ever seen.” Chuck had been…

Rand Paul won’t commit to serving Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2016) – Today on WPSD in Paducah, Rand Paul made it clear that he is still interested in his dreams of pursuing another run for the White House. His race failed miserably earlier this year, and Paul still owes approximately $300,000 to vendors and campaign workers. When asked if he would…

Courier-Journal Timeline: Bevin’s push to turn Democrats by threats, any means

The following post was written by Tom Loftus and appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal:  Chronology of important dates related to Gov. Matt Bevin’s efforts to get House Democrats to change parties and the controversial Jessamine County road project: Nov. 3, 2015: Republican Matt Bevin elected governor. Nov. 19, 2015: Rep. Denny Butler switches registration from…