Abortion Lawsuit and Budget Cuts

September 14, 2017

This week, Jazmin explains the lawsuit facing EMW Women's Center, the only abortion provider left in Kentucky, and Robert discusses the very large cuts being requested by the Bevin administration.  Plus, as always, QUICK HITS.


Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

September 3, 2017

This week, Robert interviews Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.  They discussed his background and why he became involved in electoral politics, the interplay between city and state governments (including a discussion of the War on Louisville bills), the city's commitment to Open Data, the impacts of the events on Charlottesville, VA on Louisville (we talked for a while about the Castleman statue), and a short discussion about the mayor's relationship with the Metro Council.

We stick to state politics mostly on this show, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask the Mayor about some city-level stuff.  Thanks to our listeners in other parts of the state for hanging with us!  Many thank-yous to the mayor for coming onto our show, we hope that you guys enjoy the episode!


Dr. William Barber, Bevin and Beshear in Court, Pension Reform, and Catch Up

August 31, 2017

This week on the show, Jazmin and Robert speak with Rev. Chris Hughes about Dr. William Barber's trip to Louisville to launch the "Poor People's Campaign".  Jazmin then brings the knowledge about two major topics: the next chapter in the ongoing saga of Gov. Bevin and Attorney General Beshear in the courts, plus a new report from the government's advisors about what pension reform will require.  Finally, Robert catches us up on several stories that we've been tracking.


Erik Jarboe of the New Kentucky Project

August 24, 2017

This week, Robert sat down with Erik Jarboe of the New Kentucky Project, the group led by Matt Jones and Adam Edelen.  They talked about the first year of the organization and it's plans for the future.


Kentucky & Charlottesville, VA, UofL’s request for more money rejected, & the end of Gov. Bevin’s house issue

August 17, 2017

On this episode, Jazmin discusses Kentucky's connection to the violence and unrest due to white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, VA and the impacts on policy in Kentucky.  Then, Robert and Jazmin discuss the state's refusal to give UofL more money to pay outside law firms, and the end of the saga of Gov. Matt Bevin's house


Joe Sonka & Answers In Genesis

August 9, 2017

Joe Sonka of Insider Louisville joins Robert and Jazmin this week to talk about the history of the Creation Museum and the Ark Experience, two attractions managed by Answers in Genesis in Northern Kentucky.  The group discusses what the attractions are, what the group believes, and how they interact with public policy in Kentucky


Gov. Bevin’s House Gets Inspected, Gov. Bevin gets sued, and the Curious Case of Eric C. Conn

August 3, 2017

This week on My Old Kentucky Podcast, Jazmin and Robert talk about Governor Bevin's house inspection by the Jefferson County Board of Assessment Adjustment, and the media circus that ensued.  Then, they talk about a suit from the ACLU against Governor Bevin, which seeks to unblock all the people has blocked on social media.  Finally, Robert brings us up to date with a wild story out of Eastern Kentucky about a Social Security lawyer who is on the lam after pleading guilty to a $550 million social security fraud.


Sen. Julian Carroll, Kim Davis, Yum Center, Operation Save America, & Executive Branch Ethics

July 26, 2017

Jazmin and Robert discuss five topics in this jam packed show.  They include:

  • Blockbuster allegations about former Governor and current State Senator Julian Carroll regarding an alleged sexual assault.
  • Kim Davis's actions will cost Kentucky taxpayers $220,000
  • The University of Louisville has agreed to pay more for it's lease of the Yum Center
  • Operation Save America invades Louisville, and
  • The Executive Branch Ethics Commission dismissing both complaints against Governor Bevin.

Kentucky Initiative, Budget Shortfall, Ethics Commission, and new UofL violations

July 20, 2017

Jazmin is gone this week, but in her stead Robert talks to Ethan Epping and Carmen Mitchell.  Ms. Mitchell talks to us at length about the KY Initiative, which seeks to recruit Kentucky Democrats to run for seats in the Kentucky House of Representatives.  Then, the gang talks about the measures taken to fill the budget shortfall, and the potential upcoming special session about taxes, as well as the newest member of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission and that commissions's rulings regarding Attornies General and Governors, and we wrap by talking about SACS' new investigations into potential violations by the University of Louisville.  And, as always, QUICK HITS.


Medicaid Waiver Update, Alison Lundergan Grimes v. Donald Trump, 6th Congressional District Update, & Bernie in Covington

July 15, 2017

** UPDATE ** This episode originally posted with the last several minutes cut out.  This is the full episode.


In this, the first episode featuring Jazmin and Robert bringing the news in a while, there are FOUR topics discussed!

  • First, some big changes to the Medicaid Waiver from the Bevin administration
  • Second, Alison Lundergan Grimes versus Donald Trump
  • Third, an update about the Democrats who are running and might be running for the 6th Congressional District, and
  • Fourth, Robert interviews Brandon Mims about Senator Sanders' visit to Covington on Sunday.