Sarah Michels, Author at Bluegrass Live

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear speaks about the status of the construction of the Blue Oval SV Battery Plant during an interview at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 6, 2024.


Six months of Beshear (again): What’s he done?

Nearly every time he speaks, Gov. Andy Beshear shares that Kentucky is on its “biggest, best economic development win streak” in history. Six months into ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Saturday, June 22, 2024 1:33 pm

A calf peers out of a pen after being castrated by Dr. Roger Thomas, one of the owners of Thomas and England Veterinary Services in Smiths Grove, at WPH Farms in Allen County on Friday afternoon, June 21, 2024. Thomas said he travels far and wide to accommodate the high demand for large animal care as the Kentucky Rural Veterinary Loan Repayment Program, a new vet student loan repayment program approved by the state legislature this year that offers up to $87,500 in loan repayments over five years to vets who agree to practice on livestock in underserved rural areas or other shortage areas, aims to make a dent in a decades-long rural large animal vet shortage. (Grace Ramey McDowell/


‘All that can be done:’ State rural vet loan program to slow existential crisis

One day in mid-June, Dr. Timothy Gardner traveled from his Scottsville veterinary practice to Union County to Webster County to Hopkins County to take calls ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Saturday, June 22, 2024 1:16 pm


Two years post Roe, smaller abortion battles wage

If the Supreme Court justices thought overturning Roe v. Wade would spell the end of the abortion question, they’d be very wrong. Two years later, smaller ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Friday, June 21, 2024 10:51 am

Sarah Young, a second chance employee at Kentucky Dam Village Park, speaks at a Team Kentucky presser in Frankfort.


Kentucky employers give second chances

When Barbara Aker’s nephew was 10 or 11, he broke his arm. A painkiller prescription set him off on a slippery slope, she said. He ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Monday, June 17, 2024 10:28 am

The University of Kentucky campus on Friday, June 14, after the UK Board of Trustees voted to eliminate its university senate and overhaul shared governance.


‘Obsessed:’ UK Board votes to eliminate university senate, overhaul shared governance

LEXINGTON — Yes, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto is obsessed. He said so Friday morning before the UK Board of Trustees voted nearly unanimously ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Friday, June 14, 2024 12:53 pm

Elizabeth Newbould's daughter poses with a Dolly Parton Imagination Library book, the Little Engine Who Could.


‘Giant domino effect:’ Dolly Parton Imagination Library preps KY kids for Kindergarten

Dolly Parton wants Kentucky kids to be ready for Kindergarten. As of June, every preschooler in the Commonwealth is eligible to receive free, monthly, age-appropriate ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 10:29 am

Gov. Andy Beshear makes announcement on opioid drug overdose death decline in Kentucky.


‘Cannot do this alone:’ Fatal drug overdoses down, more work to be done

FRANKFORT — Once the de facto capital of the opioid epidemic, Kentucky is a now a national model for treatment, recovery and prevention. Thursday, Gov. ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Friday, June 7, 2024 3:47 pm


Students as experts: Kentucky chosen for national mental health program

Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman has a bachelor’s degree in education, a secondary education certification, a master’s degree and is nearly finished with her doctorate. But ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Friday, June 7, 2024 2:36 pm


Read to Succeed: Kentucky education officials provide early literacy update

PARIS – In 2022, the Read to Succeed Act changed the way Kentucky kids learn to read. Monday, several lawmakers, the current and incoming education ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Monday, June 3, 2024 5:23 pm


Top Kentucky senators talk leadership at WKU lunch

A pair of Kentucky state senators gave some insight into their leadership Thursday at a southcentral Kentucky event. The executive luncheon, hosted by the Kentucky ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Friday, May 31, 2024 2:08 pm

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