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November 18, 2019

Kentucky’s expanding prison population has been a source of conversation and policy debate for years now, but probation and parole—two of the largest channels into the prison system—have largely been absent from these conversations.  

Kentucky’s recidivism rate, the rat...

November 14, 2019

Jersey signed by 17 year old homicide victim Devin Sesay's teammates and presented to his mother

Eleven months ago, we released our Voices of the Survivors: Louisville Metro Violent Crime Impact Report, which examined the emotional and financial impact of violent crime...

October 1, 2019

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has examined a snapshot of data from November 1 of last year and found that a majority of pretrial detainees were non-violent offenders.

The new analysis looks at a snapshot of those detained pretrial on November 1,...

July 31, 2019

It is quite common for politicians, especially those running for the Executive to pontificate about term limits. It's a sensible political strategy since the idea is extremely popular with voters. Polls in recent years have found support for terms limits for the US Con...

July 4, 2019

Independence Day arrives this week. All across the country, Americans will be eating grilled hamburgers and hotdogs while watching firetrucks, beauty queens, and politicians ride in parades. Later in the evening, the night sky shine as neighborhoods, towns, and cities...

June 27, 2019

Today Kentucky becomes one of 15 states that do not require a permit to carry a concealed firearm. The new law does not change where individuals can carry weapons, and with a small exception for certain misdemeanor convictions, does not change who can lawfully possess...

June 25, 2019

A study released earlier this month found that Kentucky is one of the worst states in the United States at retaining successful millennials. The study compared data from all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, looking at the inflow of millennials, loosely defined...

June 24, 2019

Every month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases area specific wage and employment data for metro areas. Kentucky is in a unique position for a few reasons.

A) There are nine different metro areas that have at least one Kentucky county in them, but only five are base...

June 17, 2019

In early May, Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services rolled out new proposed regulations for the tattoo industry, among them was a proposal to prohibit tattooing over all scars. The cabinet is looking to update these regulations for this first time in nearly...

June 6, 2019

Throwing economic sensibilities and consensus to the wind, the Trump Administration is pursuing significant tariffs on products from Mexico, one of America and Kentucky's largest trading partners. Late on the evening of the 5th, the President announced in a tweet...

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