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GOP ready to block elections bill in Senate showdown

The Democrats’ expansive elections and voting bill is all but certain to be rejected in a key Senate test vote.

Assumptions add unfunded liabilities in teacher pension fund

A new set of assumptions approved by the Teachers’ Retirement System of Kentucky will add $3 billion in unfunded liability to its books.

Judge pauses loan forgiveness program for farmers of color

A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers.

Bernie Sanders, ex-lawmaker Booker attend Kentucky rally

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has spoken at a rally with a former Kentucky state lawmaker who is considering another run for the U.S. Senate.

Covington mother charged with murder after toddler ingests fentanyl

Lauren Ashley Baker told police she “took a shot” of fentanyl Thursday prior to taking a nap with her son.

Woman who gave birth alone in cell secures $200k settlement

She had filed a lawsuit in 2018 alleging that Franklin County Regional Jail ignored her while she screamed in pain during her labor in May 2017.

Kroger is latest victim of third-party software data breach

It says it is notifying potentially impacted customers and offering them free credit monitoring.

Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial

He is the first president twice impeached and the only one to face a trial after leaving office.

Louisville officer demoted for ignoring orders

A Louisville police major who was in charge of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor has been demoted for ignoring an order to stay out of investigations.

Less than half Kentucky long-term care staff vaccinated

Less than half of staff members at Kentucky long-term care facilities have been vaccinated for COVID-19, in part because many refused vaccination.

UPDATE: Judge issues order blocking part but not all of veto override

An attorney for Kentucky's governor says a new state law threatens to undo many of the orders meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Kentucky parents file suit seeking to resume in-person class

A group of Kentucky parents have sued several public school districts, seeking to put an end to online learning and return students to classrooms in-person, nearly one year after the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to pivot to virtual or hybrid models.

Read the Response: AG Cameron urges dismissal of impeachment petition

In doing so, Attorney General Daniel Cameron is fighting back against allegations by three grand jurors from the Breonna Taylor death investigation.

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Larry King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87.

1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

One winning ticket has been sold in the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Nestlé recalls 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets.

In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill

In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto.

Kentucky man rescues injured bald eagle during bird count

A Kentucky man participating in an annual bird-watching hike has helped rescue an injured bald eagle.

Stimulus Deal: $300 jobless benefits, $600 checks, not money for states; likely January before checks arrive

Top negotiators in Congress have sealed a deal on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package.

Kentucky county and city look to waive restaurant, bar fees

Daviess County Fiscal Court and Owensboro City Commission are preparing to waive license fees for restaurants and bars to help ease the burden of the coronavirus pandemic.