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On the Move: Michon Lindstrom Joins SOS

Former Spectrum News 1 Producer and Anchor Michon Lindstrom has returned to Kentucky to join Secretary of State Michael Adams as his director of communications. Lindstrom is filling the spot left by Adams’ former communications director Miranda Combs who returned to Lexington, Kentucky, television news. “Michon Lindstrom is a trusted voice, with extensive knowledge of...

Rep. Kelly Flood Will Not Seek Re-Election

Democratic state Rep. Kelly Flood will not seek another term in the House of Representatives in 2022. Flood, D-Lexington, said in her last 15-months in office she will focus her efforts on women’s maternal rights, educating children through the pandemic, and increasing aid to families caring for loved ones at home. “The people in my...

Senate Approves $350M for Chance at Secret $2B Hardin Co. Economic Development Project

With a 30 to 3 vote the Kentucky state Senate approved an incentive that could bring a $2 billion economic development project to West Kentucky. Kentucky has a “chance” to bring a business to Hardin County with a minimum investment from the company of at least $2 billion. Many in the legislature have signed non-disclosure...

Senate Committee Advances Bill Creating COVID Antibody Administration Centers, Develop Vaccine Campaign

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee moved forward a bill with an 8-2 vote on Wednesday aimed at dealing with health ramifications related to the pandemic. Senate Bill 2, carried by Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, creates COVID-19 antibody administration centers, and promote a public service campaign aimed at getting Kentuckians vaccinated. The legislation had...

Former KY Rep. Brent Yonts Dies of COVID

Former state Rep. Brent Yonts, a Democrat, has died after a battle with COVID-19. Yonts, who had been under special care and in the ICU for the virus the last two weeks, passed away on Friday, according to friends and family. The former state Representative was 72-years old. The Greenville, Kentucky, Democrat was known for...

On The Move: Miranda Combs Announces Return to TV

After a year and a half with the Secretary of State’s Office in Frankfort, Kentucky, Miranda Combs is returning to television. Combs, who had been serving as the Communications Director for Secretary of State Michael Adams, announced her position with Fox 56 WDKY as their assistant news director on Tuesday via Twitter. “Secretary Adams taught...

Kerry Harvey Named KY Justice & Public Safety Cabinet Secretary

Former Eastern District U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey has been named by Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, as his new Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary. Harvey had been serving the Beshear administration as the Public Protection Cabinet secretary. “I have been blessed to have leaders in my administration who have tremendous talent and breadth of knowledge...

Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr Will Not Seek Re-Election

After 23-years in the General Assembly, state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, R-Lexington, has announced she will not seek another term in the upper chamber. “After much prayerful consideration, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for reelection in 2022,” Kerr announced on Wednesday evening. “I make this decision knowing that there are...

Rep. Bam Carney Dies at 51

Rep. Bam Carney, a school teacher, and the former House Majority Floor Leader has passed away at age 51. Carney fell ill in December 2019 diagnosed with pancreatitis, undergoing multiple surgeries in the months that would follow, according to reports from his family. The Campbellsville Republican returned home from the hospital in early June 2021,...