Why Political Reporters Can Seem So Shallow


Political reporters can come across as shallow because they spend too much time covering process over substance.

Pitman Creek

Wendell Keith Muse circa 1991

Venturing up a small stream in southern Kentucky, a middle-aged man re-imagines his father—and himself.

Federal Judge: Kentucky Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages from Other States

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A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states or jurisdictions.

RAW STORY: Kentucky Legislature Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp Production

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This historic legislation puts Kentucky in position to be first in line if and when the federal government legalizes production of industrial hemp.

Uncle Tried to Save Family From Burning Home

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Gino Cima rushed into the burning home to try to save the family inside.

Maker’s Mark Broadens Target Audience for Their Whisky


Will watering down their whisky water down Maker’s Mark’s reputation? The premium whisky distiller becomes a case study in branding.

Mystery Still Surrounds Shooting Death of Firearms Expert Keith Ratliff

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He was surrounded by weapons but was somehow unable to defend himself.

The Cornbread Mafia: The Outlaw Pot Growers In the Bluegrass of Kentucky

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Mervyn Kaufman reviews a book about the biggest Marijuana bust in American History.

What’s a Sexual Assault Victim to Do When the Justice System Fails Her?


Cooper Fleishman hopes 17 year-old sexual assault victim Savanna Dietrich will be shown the same leniency in sentencing for violating a gag order that her attackers were shown in their punishments.

“Don’t Screw up the Whiskey”: A Day With Maker’s Mark


Jonathan Soroff takes a close personal look at the makers of Maker’s Mark bourbon.

March Madness: The Fiction Special

Carlton Suede is about to dunk the ball. Without an ounce of grace — his mutt of a mother used to call him “our clubfooted son” — he is rising through the lower ether. Above the marshmallow-thick white soles, higher than the tense, ribbed socks, surpassing even the shiny mesh culottes of his despairing opponents. […]

Why John Calipari is a Good Coach


John Calipari inspires strong emotions on all sides, but Oliver Bateman thinks we need to put emotions aside and acknowledge that this guy is very, very good at preparing his players for the next level.

Kentucky Hoop Fans Fight Kidney Disease & Each Other

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Jamie Reidy comments on a fight between two male patients/college basketball fans at a Kentucky dialysis center.

Rooting Against Kentucky is the Right Thing to Do


John Calipari has taken cheating to new heights.

VCU Gives Us the Story We Want

Shaka Smart

VCU’s odds of making the Final Four were 821 to one. Based on the regular season, it’s one of the most improbable achievements in sports history.

The 10 at 10


Stanford is your kid’s dream school, all the jobs are in Kentucky, and how to right wrongs.