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Beshear signs bills to fund school construction, broadband

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has signed bills directing more than $1 billion in federal pandemic relief money for several big-ticket priorities.

Governor Beshear signs 10 bills relating to ‘protecting’ Kentuckians, vetoes 3

Each day Governor Beshear has signed bills into law this week he has created a focus theme, Tuesday's being protecting Kentuckians.

Several bills aimed at helping KY youth, non-profit weighs in

Several bills that would benefit young Kentuckians have made their way through the General Assembly.

New legislation to improve dementia care

Two recently passed bills aim to improve care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

No joke: Tupac Shakur needs unemployment benefit

Tupac Shakur lives in Kentucky and needs unemployment benefits to pay his bills.

Deputies warning businesses about counterfeit money

Businesses in Rowan County are being told to be on the lookout for counterfeit money. 

House committee to discuss sports gambling

Frankfort, Ky-- The House Committee on Licensing, Occupations, and Admin Regs will discuss HB 137 on Wednesday, January 15th. The bill was introduced by Rep....

Bills respond to Bevin’s flurry of last-minute pardons

Bills have been introduced to put checks on gubernatorial pardon powers and ensure victims are notified before their assailants are pardoned.

Kraft will pay your Mother’s Day babysitting bill

Moms across the U.S. can submit their Mother’s Day babysitter bills and Kraft will pay them. 

Lawmakers host school safety meeting

State lawmakers came together in Frankfort on Thursday to discuss school safety and what can be done to stop shootings and other violent incidents from continuing to happen.

Dyslexia intervention bills move to House floor

Bills that would help school districts identify and assist young students with dyslexic traits and provide a mechanism to fund district support for those students have passed the House Education Committee.

Moms Rally for “Common Sense” Gun Laws

A group of mothers were in Frankfort advocating for what they call "common sense" gun laws.

Lawmakers kick off 2018 General Assembly Session

A new year means a new session of the Kentucky General Assembly and today marked to beginning of what lawmakers expect to be a busy 60 days.

Proposal offers property tax relief in gentrifying areas

A Kentucky city is exploring a program to assist longtime homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods with property tax bills.

Lawmakers wrap up 2017 session with late night voting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- It was a busy day at the capitol as lawmakers worked well into the evening voting on dozens of bills during the last hours of the 2017 session.

Kentucky lawmakers begin 2-day wrap-up session

Kentucky lawmakers have stacks of bills to consider as they start a two-day wrapup session that will put the finishing touches on an agenda dominated by Republicans.

Bevin vetoes 3 bills passed by GOP-controlled legislature

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed three bills and a portion of a fourth bill passed by the new GOP-controlled legislature.

Senate OKs bill updating Kentucky law governing hemp growing

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to update state law governing hemp production.

Bevin: New laws will be in effect by Monday

All seven bills passed in the General Assembly on Saturday are expected to be signed into law Monday.

Lawmakers adjust 2017 session calendar; will meet in session tomorrow

The Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives will convene tomorrow (Saturday, January 7) under a change in the 2017 legislative calendar approved by legislative leaders.

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Estill County cancels school for remainder of week due to COVID

The district noted that it has seen a increase in students and staff who have tested positive for COVID or are in quarantine, prompting the "pause from 'in person' learning."

Two Nicholasville city workers put on National Guard hats, deployed

COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida have created needs for National Guard activation