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February 28, 2017

In 2015, the US experienced a 3.9% increase in violent crime nation-wide, and while national data isn’t yet available for all of 2016, the FBI’s mid-year report indicates that violent crime was up 5.3% from the first half of 2015. According to a New York Magazine...

February 21, 2017

There have been many questions and concerns, and a great deal of confusion surrounding Senate Bill 120. This bill is corrections oriented, and focuses on improving prisoner re-entry and reducing recidivism rates. Simply put, if successful, less recidivism means less vi...

February 14, 2017

A recent article featured in The Atlantic, offered a peak into the city of Manchester and Clay County and just what the opioid crisis looks like in Eastern Kentucky. Manchester has a population of only 1,500, occupies just 1.5 square miles as a city, and is home to 11...

February 14, 2017

Senator Westerfield has filed Senate Bill 120, a culmination of the first efforts of Gov. Bevin’s Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council. A large portion of the bill is focused on reducing recidivism and helping inmates who have paid their debts transition back int...

February 8, 2017

Do the people of Louisville love their city? New survey results suggest that this answer is not so easy to come by.  While overall it seems that Louisvillians enjoy their home, closer inspection of the results paints a clear division between East and West.

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February 3, 2017

After a packed first week followed by several weeks off, the Kentucky General Assembly will return on Tuesday for the remainder of this short, odd year session. Of the bills that have been filled, or are going to be filled, these are five that we are watching*.

1) ...

February 3, 2017

“Everybody’s got hope; you just got to bring it out”

In 2016, The Greater Clark Foundation joined with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to talk about bringing back life to the Winchester and Clark County, Kentucky. Last week, they released their findings in a...

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