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State Pulling Workers Out of 31 Unemployment Offices

The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is pulling employees out of 31 unemployment centers across the state amid major cuts that the state blames on a lack of federal funding.

Agency Says UofL Probation Due to Governor’s Actions

The accrediting body for the University of Louisville says it has placed the school on probation because Republican Gov. Matt Bevin interfered with the board of trustees' decisions and did not use a "fair process for the dismissal of board members."

Bevin Inquiry Alleges Democrats Coerced Worker Contributions

An investigation by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is relying on interviews with 16 anonymous state workers to conclude officials in the previous Democratic administration committed "wholesale violations of state law."

Life Sentence Given for Fentanyl-Related Overdose Death

Federal prosecutors in Kentucky say the leader of a drug trafficking ring has been sentenced to life in prison for distributing fentanyl that led to an overdose death.

Oklahoma Gets $2 Million Grant for Career-Focused Education

Oklahoma is one of 10 states chosen to receive funding aimed at improving career-focused education for students.

AG: Human Trafficking One of Fastest Growing Enterprises

Attorney General Andy Beshear joined the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the Kentucky Hotel and Travel Industry, Free 2 Hope, the Kentucky Trucking Association, WDRB and Catholic Charities of Louisville on Wednesday to raise awareness about one of the nation’s fastest growing criminal enterprises – human trafficking.

LG&E, KU Take Top Two Spots for Highest Customer Satisfaction

On Wednesday, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company were named the top two ranking utilities in the Midwest/Midsize segment when it comes to electric business customer satisfaction.

Man Sentenced for Driving Through Memorial Day Crosses

A man has been sentenced to three years in jail for driving through a Memorial Day cross display in western Kentucky.

CHFS Seeks Funding for Opioid Abuse

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) says that recent federal legislation has made funding of up to $10 million dollars available to combat opioid use disorder in Kentucky over the next two years.

UPDATE: AG Willing to Defend State in Suit Against Ultrasound Law

Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office is willing to defend the state against a lawsuit seeking to block a new Kentucky law requiring women to get an ultrasound before an abortion.

Mitch McConnell Suggests Regulations Trump Should Nix

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants President-elect Donald Trump to overturn certain environmental regulations imposed by President Barack Obama.

Beshear Fires Investigator that Prompted Bevin’s Rebuke

Attorney General Andy Beshear has fired an investigator who is accused of giving false testimony that prompted Gov. Matt Bevin to call Beshear's office an embarrassment.