I’d skipped over the story when the Markup reported it, but seeing local coverage of how it plays out locally makes it even worse. Municipal broadband ought to be more common!
link to ‘Report: Internet providers offer Louisville residents unequal speeds for similar prices – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville’
There’s a similar amendment on the ballot in Kentucky in November; here’s hoping for similar results.
link to ‘Voters in Kansas decide to keep abortion legal in the state, rejecting an amendment – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville’
I haven’t read Limón’s poetry (I don’t read much poetry at all), but I’ll have to change that. Happy for some Kentucky and Lexington representation in this way.
link to ‘Lexington, KY writer Ada Limón is the next US poet laureate | Lexington Herald Leader’
Pretty upset about these results from the primary. I voted for the other candidate and was shocked to find Young won. At least I have a few months to figure out who to write in.
link to ‘Beshear, KDP will not back Democratic candidate for U.S. House seat’
Wish that I’d been paying better attention to this legislation. Libraries are pillars of our communities and ought to retain partisan independence.
link to ‘KY libraries worried by bill giving politicians control over them | Lexington Herald Leader’
Worries about this picking up. General Assembly took steps in a bad direction this session, but they could go further next time.
link to ‘LGBTQ biases led to uproar after board message, KY teacher says | Lexington Herald Leader’
I have spent a few hours this week reading violently anti-trans posts as part of a research project. My patience for queerphobic dog whistles disguised as feigned concerns about girls’ sports is at zero. So disappointed in the Kentucky legislature.
link to ‘LGBTQ advocates raise alarm against trans attacks in Ky. legislature – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville’
I do not always have praise for the local Republican supermajority, but I’m glad to see this goes beyond Ukraine to provide support for all kinds of refugees. Tentative optimism here.
link to ‘Kentucky lawmakers advance bill to resettle war refugees | Lexington Herald Leader’
Textbook example of why it is never enough to say you didn’t mean any harm. This is shameful and gross.
link to ‘Ky. lawmaker apologizes for comments about Jewish women during abortion debate | Lexington Herald Leader’
Tremendously worrying stuff. Taxes are the price we pay for democratic society.
link to ‘House Introduces Tax Bill that Would Devastate Kentucky’s Budget for a Giveaway to the Wealthy - Kentucky Center for Economic Policy’
We should all be concerned about this. Describing this as “high tech” in the first line of the story fetishizes surveillance. It’s gross.
link to ‘Lexington KY police test license plate cameras to solve crime | Lexington Herald Leader’
I am glad someone is doing this reporting, and I’m even more glad it’s from here in Kentucky instead of folks from outside.
link to ‘Mayfield candle factory’s labor practices under scrutiny in wake of deadly tornado – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville’
School buses are the most common form of public transit around here, and we still can’t do that right.
link to ‘Fayette schools considers spending $440,00 for outside drivers | Lexington Herald Leader’
Oh good, we’re making the national news on this.
link to ‘Kentucky Schools Struggle With Coronavirus Outbreaks - The New York Times’
Central Kentucky libraries apparently have summer reading programs for adults, and I can’t remember the last time I was this excited.
Today is the primary for the 2019 state elections here in KY, and I’m really missing Michigan’s open primaries. Not being able to vote today may be what finally pushes me to declare a party affiliation after more than a decade of not doing so.
A U.S. Rep from Kentucky recently criticized John Kerry for having a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; I’m afraid he’ll come for me soon when he finds out I’m teaching technology courses despite only having a Doctor of Philosophy.
Emailed my Kentucky General Assembly representative this morning to express concern about a bill and got a personal answer back by afternoon. Way better than responses I get from US House/Senate.