Welcome to the KyCIR Website

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting launched last summer in order to expand on the news services provided by Louisville Public Media and 89.3 WFPL. KyCIR provides a new source for investigative journalism in the public interest that digs deep into issues that impact on you, your community, your Commonwealth. Today, we invite you to explore our new website. It features the investigative work we have published to-date, including a brand new project out of eastern Kentucky from R.G. Dunlop. This site is now our home and will soon feature more enterprise stories and online tools that we hope will serve as a resource for our community.

KyCIR Awarded Grant From National Investigative Journalism Group

A philanthropic group has awarded the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and journalist R.G. Dunlop a substantial grant for an upcoming investigative project. The Fund for Investigative Journalism last month named KyCIR reporter R.G. Dunlop a recipient of a $5,000 grant. The award will help support Dunlop’s digging, reporting and production of a series set to debut later this year. “I’m very pleased that the work of our new investigative reporting center is already attracting the attention of national organizations such as the Fund for Investigative Journalism,” said Donovan Reynolds, president of Louisville Public Media. The Fund for Investigative Journalism, based in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1969 and underwrites stories “that break new ground and expose wrongdoing — such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power — in the public and private sectors,” according to its website.