Become a member today and support independent, investigative journalism in the commonwealth.

KyCIR content is free to all on the web. We intend to keep it that way. But this work takes time, resources and money. We need your support.

Your donation will directly fund our newsroom and our newsgathering efforts. And in addition to backing our public service journalism, you garner benefits like membership to Louisville Public Media, which operates three public radio stations in addition to our newsroom.

We believe investigative journalism is a necessity, not a luxury. Your support helps fill our gas tanks as we drive across the state, knocking on doors, digging through records. It pays for our equipment, our reporting tools, our telephone lines. It helps in our fight for public documents that public agencies try to keep hidden.

Online advertising is a difficult gambit and will not solely sustain high-quality journalism. Public service journalism and watchdog reporting are not top click-getters on the Internet. If clicks was our goal, we’d post cat videos, buzz worthy lists, celebrity gossip. In these first formative years, we rely heavily on philanthropic giving and memberships. In time, we will diversify our revenue sources and membership streams. But we need start somewhere.

That’s where you come in. Like what your read or heard? Thought we provided useful information, provoked thought, affected change? Want to assist in our fight for public transparency and access? Support us.