Sarah Michels, Author at Bluegrass Live


‘Zero tolerance:’ House passes bill raising penalties for sex crimes involving minors

According to recent CDC data, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18. An estimated 325,000 ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Monday, February 26, 2024 4:46 pm


Week in review: State lawmakers tackle bus safety, governor pardons, vaping

FRANKFORT — Lawmakers are picking up the pace after the midpoint of the 2024 legislative session. Last week’s grab bag of policy priorities included bills ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Friday, February 23, 2024 12:18 pm


‘Let our kids be kids:’ Child labor law mirroring less restrictive federal law passes House

Eighteen Republicans joined House Democrats in opposition to a bill loosening child labor restrictions Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to stop it from passing. The ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Thursday, February 22, 2024 5:12 pm


‘Can’t take away our humanity:’ Fairness Rally follows religious freedom bill vote

FRANKFORT — Less than an hour after a legislative committee voted 14-6 to expand the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, dozens of Kentuckians gathered for ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:46 pm


Bill barring source of income discrimination bans makes ground in Senate

A bill supporters are calling a property rights bill and opponents are criticizing as discriminatory has progressed after a 25-11 Senate vote. House Bill 18, ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:24 pm


Richmond Circle K sees first NEVI-funded EV charging station in southeast U.S.

Gov. Andy Beshear’s gas station stops wouldn’t normally be news. But Monday, he appeared in a suit and tie to make a big announcement at ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Monday, February 19, 2024 4:53 pm


School choice, felon voting rights and governor pardons: A breakdown of proposed constitutional amendments

This November, Kentucky voters will flock to the polls to elect the next U.S. President, as well as a host of state and local representatives. ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Monday, February 19, 2024 12:23 pm


Daniel Cameron talks new role fighting “woke corporations,” political future

Former Attorney General and Republican governor candidate Daniel Cameron is reluctant to put all of Kentucky’s hypothetical eggs in the renewable energy basket. In an ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Friday, February 16, 2024 1:37 pm


House committee approves bill loosening child labor standards

A bill weakening Kentucky’s child labor laws got committee approval Thursday morning. House Bill 255, sponsored by Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, would remove many current ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Thursday, February 15, 2024 2:03 pm


Amid substitute teacher shortage, House passes bill lowering requirements

A few weeks ago, Rep. Timmy Truett, a McKee Republican and elementary school principal, called his assistant principal to see how things were going. She ... Read more

by Sarah Michels, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 2:04 pm

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