Feedback sought in search for new education commissioner

The Kentucky Department of Education is administering a survey asking about the qualities the new education commissioner should possess.

UofL researcher wins national grant for green energy

A researcher at the University of Louisville is receiving a grant for renewable energy research

Young girl brings pizza to police on the job in Bowling Green

A young girl brought pizza to police in Bowling Green to help them stay warm and fed while on the job.

Voter ID bill advances in the Kentucky General Assembly

Legislation that would impose stricter voter identification requirements advanced in the Kentucky General Assembly on Wednesday.

Muslim students heckled during visit to State Capitol

A group of middle school-aged Muslim students were heckled by a group of men during a visit Wednesday to the State Capitol.

Bill banning female genital mutilation passes Senate, moves to House

The Kentucky Senate unimously approved a bill banning female genital mutilation and creating penalties for perpetrators of the act.

Kentucky adding regional offices to issue Real ID licenses

Regional offices will open in Somerset and Paducah for people to get Real ID licenses.

Several schools closed due to illness

A growing number of schools have called off classes the rest of this week due to widespread illness.

Bill to tighten sex offender limits clears House panel

House Bill 204 would ban future registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of publicly-leased playgrounds.

Medical marijuana advocates lobby at the State Capitol

Republican Representative Jason Nemes of Louisville is sponsoring the medical cannabis bill which he's done in previous sessions.
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Kentucky moving to a commercial hemp program state

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will use this year to transition from a hemp research pilot program to a commercial hemp program.

Louisville company found to be violating child labor laws

A Louisville-based franchisee of nearly 100 restaurants will have to pay a fine for violating child labor laws, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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John Yarmuth donates congressional salary to nonprofits

Congressman John Yarmuth is donating his congressional salary to 35 non-profit organizations in Louisville.  

Oldham County teacher uses Tik Tok to connect with students

A math teacher at Oldham County Middle School is engaging students beyond the classroom.

Bill to assist UofL with acquisition clears House panel

Kentucky lawmakers have started advancing a proposed $35 million state loan to help the University of Louisville with its purchase of Jewish Hospital.

Hospital in eastern Kentucky set to close by September

Bon Secours Health Systems says it will end acute and outpatient care in the Ashland and Tri-State communities by the end of September 2020.

Barren County passes resolution supporting Second Amendment

Barren County unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday affirming its support for the Second Amendment..

Dispute over mail delivery lands in federal court

The lawsuit says the Postal Service began delivering mail in bulk last month to each complex instead of delivering to it tenants’ mailboxes.

Kentucky high court asked to fix ‘badly broken’ bail system

The Department of Public Advocacy says Supreme Court action is needed to protect defendants' rights to reasonable bail.
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McConnell, Beshear team up to help expand wildlife refuge

Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Governor Beshear have teamed up on an effort to expand a new wildlife refuge in western Kentucky.

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