A Tide of Opioid-Dependent Newborns Forces Doctors to Rethink Treatment

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS July 13, 2017 RICHMOND, Ky. — Just 24 hours old, Jay’la Cy’anne Clay already was having a rough day. Convulsions rocked her tiny body as she lay under warming lights in the nursery of the Baptist Health...

In McConnell’s Home State, Fear and Confusion Over Health Care Bill

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG June 28, 2017 WHITESBURG, Ky. — Dewey Gorman, a 59-year-old banker who has struggled with opioid addiction, had just gotten out of the hospital in this tiny central Appalachian city when he heard the word from Washington:...

Legal Fight Could Make Kentucky Only State With No Abortion Clinic

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG May 2, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As states across the nation enact increasingly aggressive restrictions on abortion, perhaps nowhere has the political climate shifted as much as here in Kentucky, where the E.M.W. Women’s...

State G.O.P. Leaders Move Swiftly as Party Bickers in Congress

Republicans in Washington appear flummoxed by one-party rule, but rising party leaders in the states are quickly passing laws to further a conservative agenda.