Stones unturned: A search for health care answers raises questions about Oldham women’s options

For The Oldham Era Published: April 9, 2015 By RAE HODGE In Kentucky and across the nation, crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) now outnumber reproductive health care clinics. Facing criticism from reproductive rights advocates both nationally and locally, CPCs often are accused of misleading their target audience: vulnerable women facing an… Continue reading

Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Requiring In-Person Visit With Medical Professional Before Abortion

For WFPL News Published: January 9, 2015 By RAE HODGE FRANKFORT — A bill that would delay women’s access to abortions passed through the Kentucky Senate without any delay at all. In less than 24 hours, Senate Bill 4 cleared a committee composed of 14 men and no women, then passed a… Continue reading

The First Week of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 Session, in Review

For WFPL News Published: January 10, 2015 By RAE HODGE FRANKFORT —In the first week of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session, lawmakers elected leadership, assigned committees and begun moving legislation through the Capitol at a fast pace. The Republican-controlled Senate was especially active. Here are the four bills that… Continue reading

Kentucky Democrats to Push for Statewide Minimum Wage Hike

For Kentucky Public Radio Published WED NOVEMBER 26, 2014 By RAE HODGE   The debate over raising the minimum wage is heating up in Louisville, and Democratic state lawmakers want to take the issue statewide in 2015. Rep. Rick Rand, who chairs the Kentucky House committee on Appropriations and Revenue, said the… Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Kentucky’s Next Lieutenant Governor, Crit Luallen

For Kentucky Public Radio Published SUN NOVEMBER 9, 2014 By RAE HODGE   Gov. Steve Beshear says his search for a new lieutenant governor started and ended with one candidate after Jerry Abramson got the call to serve in the White House. Kentucky’s next lieutenant governor, Crit Luallen, has near-bulletproof bonafides among… Continue reading