House OKs boosting benefits for families of slain officers

Bill that would boost death benefits for slain officer's families moves to the Senate.

Detention center asks Kentucky to lift state prisoner limits

Boyd County Detention Center asks to have limits lifted on number of state inmates in can hold.
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Kentucky National Guard aviators deploying to Middle East

The Kentucky National Guard has held a farewell ceremony for aviators deploying to the Middle East.

Kentucky regulators OK hike for troubled water district

An emergency rate increase for a Kentucky water district that is on the brink of collapse has been approved by state regulators.
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Bevin orders flags to half-staff to honor fallen officer Scotty Hamilton

Governor Matt Bevin orders U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Sunday, March 18 until sunset on Monday, March 19, as a mark of respect for fallen Pikeville Police Department Officer Scotty Hamilton.

Opioid tax won’t pass Kentucky Senate, leader says

The Kentucky Senate will reject a proposed first-in-the-nation tax on prescription opioids, with the chamber's top Republican leader saying the idea has too many legal problems for it to be in the foundation of a two-year state spending plan.

Kentucky city releases 2-year plan to fight drug epidemic

A new plan by the city of Louisville to battle the opioid epidemic addresses early intervention, treatment and help for those transitioning from recovery centers to jobs.

Kentucky House votes to put mental health workers in schools

Mental health professionals could be placed in Kentucky schools under new bill introduced in the House.

NY Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, born in KY, dies

New York Representative Louise Slaughter, who was born in Kentucky, died Friday at the age of 88.

Prosecutor: Police justified in shooting of homeless man

Prosecutors in Louisville say police were justified in shooting a homeless man.

Kentucky child marriage ban headed to governor’s desk

Governor Bevin is expected to get the child marriage bill to sign soon.
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Jobless rates drop in 119 Kentucky counties

Unemployment rates fell in 119 counties in Kentucky in the last year.
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Bill would create “Day of Prayer” for Kentucky students

An annual day of prayer for Kentucky’s students would become part of state law under a bill passed Thursday in the House.
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Gang violence legislation moves to Senate

Criminal gang members could face felony penalties for gang recruitment and spend more time in jail under a bill that has cleared the Kentucky House.

Revenge porn bill passes in Senate committee

Find out what "revenge porn" is and why a state Senate committee passed a bill criminalizing it.

Bill advances to limit fees to outside attorneys

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced a bill to limit how much money outside attorneys can earn when hired by the state to pursue cases against corporations.

After officer’s death, Kentucky seeks to increase benefits

Two days after an eastern Kentucky police officer was killed on the job, some state lawmakers have voted to greatly increase benefits for his widow.

Suspect in murder of Pikeville officer arrested

Kentucky State Police announce they have arrested John Russell Hall, the man wanted in connection to the murder of Pikeville police officer Scotty Hamilton.
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House approves police protection bill

A bill that would punish people who intentionally expose police officers to diseases such as HIV was approved by the Kentucky House of Representatives Wednesday.

Police searching for missing Wayne County girl

WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - Kentucky State Police are looking for a girl missing from Wayne County and they believe she may have run...

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