McKenna Horsley

McKenna Horsley

McKenna Horsley covers state politics for the Kentucky Lantern. She previously worked for newspapers in Huntington, West Virginia, and Frankfort, Kentucky. She is from northeastern Kentucky.

Louisville gunman legally purchased AR-15 six days before shooting

By: - April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE — The AR-15 rifle used to kill five people in Louisville was purchased legally, police said Tuesday. In a morning news conference, Louisville Metro Police Department officials said the gunman bought an AR-15 rifle on April 4 from a Louisville gun dealer — six days before he walked into his place of employment and killed […]

Beshear vetoes bill to stop automatic payroll deductions for certain public employee unions

By: - March 27, 2023

Calling it “an attack on unions and teacher associations that support and protect hard working Kentucky families,” Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill that would stop automatic payroll deductions for some public employees’ unions or association dues. In his veto message, the governor said Senate Bill 7 violates the Kentucky Constitution by “targeting public employees.” The Kentucky Education […]