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Disaster deadline now July 8; Lawrence, Perry, Madison, Rockcastle clinics set

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management announced Wednesday that FEMA staff will be...

Kentucky House passes bill that would change retirement benefits for new teachers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (ABC 36) Kentucky lawmakers debated on House Bill 258 for over an hour on Thursday. The bill would require teachers hired in 2022...

State approved for $400 supplemental UI program

As computers re-configured, be September before money shows up in checks

State pays out $107 million so far in jobless benefits

More than 275,000 Kentucky residents have filed for unemployment benefits in the past three weeks.

Attorneys general win federal lawsuit on healthcare benefits

Attorney General Andy Beshear and 11 other attorneys general announced they won a federal lawsuit that will protect essential health care benefits for Kentuckians on individual and small group health insurance plans.

Los Angeles teachers are ready for first strike in 30 years

Teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation’s second-largest school district, are ready to strike Thursday over a contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kentuckians recover $4.4 million in lost insurance benefits since 2016

If you cant locate a life insurance policy of a deceased relative, the Kentucky Department of Insurance has the investigative tool that can help you find both lost policies and annuity contracts.

10,000 lose access in Kentucky to food assistance program

As the economy has improved, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has slowly let most of those exemptions expire.

WATCH: Long-time Amazon workers losing benefits after minimum wage hike

Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a win for workers. But some longtime employees say they are losing out.

Senate OKs boosting benefits for families of slain officers

The Kentucky Senate has voted to increase death benefits for the surviving spouses and children of police officers killed in the line of duty.

Hundreds of teachers rally at the capitol against pension reform

Teachers from across the state spent Wednesday's snow day at the state capitol, rallying against the republican-backed pension reform bill.

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.

Kentucky educators announce pension reform plan

Leaders from several Kentucky education groups have announced a pension reform plan that they say is a sustainable approach.

Pension bill omits some police death benefits

A proposal to overhaul Kentucky's troubled public pension system would inadvertently eliminate line-of-duty death benefits for some police officers in roughly half of the state's law enforcement agencies, sending Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration rushing to fix the 505-page bill before calling a special session of the state legislature to vote on it.

Increase in Kentuckians on disability shows need for system reform

The state says it is now pushing for change in the way disability benefits are granted.

Medicaid changes would save money; others to lose benefits

Kentucky officials have altered their proposal to change the state's Medicaid program that would save state taxpayers an additional $27 million over the next five years while causing an extra 9,000 people to lose coverage.

UPDATE: Bill revamping black lung system passes

Kentucky lawmakers have completed quick work on a bill sought by the Senate's top leader to reduce the coal industry's costs to cover claims by workers suffering from black lung disease.

Clark Co. Public Schools to Hold Career Fair

A career fair will be held in the Central office Auditorium of Clark County Public Schools, located at 1600 West Lexington Avenue in Winchester, on Thursday, January 26 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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McConnell gets COVID booster shot, urges others to do the same

Polio survivor understands the value of vaccines.

Hospitals could see higher demand for travel nurses, here’s why

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The daily demand hospitals with covid patients face has forced facilities to enlist extra help. 26 year old Lexington native,...