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KY jailer concerned over proposed budget cuts, policy expert weighs in

Beshear proposed his budget last week, which includes a 40-million dollar cut to jails' budgets. One jailer is concerned.

Spending cuts, special session likely to address state budget shortfalls

The state is bracing for a $456.7 million General Fund revenue shortfall and a nearly $162 million shortfall in the state Road Fund this fiscal year, based on revised estimates.

Police department reorganized amid budget cuts

The police chief of Kentucky largest city has announced a reorganization amid budget cuts and a shrinking workforce.

KSU to eliminate positions in cost-cutting move

Kentucky State University on Monday announced layoffs and position eliminations to potentially save $2.3 million in salary and benefit costs.

Morehead State University budget cuts lead to job cuts

Morehead State University President Jay Morgan reported to the institution’s Board of Regents last month that he had to cut nearly $10 million in personnel costs to balance the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Library wants help defending against budget cuts

State lawmakers have rearranged their schedule so they can continue budget negotiations Wednesday. As they talk, organizations like the Lexington Public Library are asking people to fight for them in Frankfort.

EKU prepares for $25 million budget cut

 Eastern Kentucky University is warning students and staff of major cuts to come if the current state budget proposal makes it through Frankfort.

Morehead State University to offer buyout before budget cuts

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Morehead State University has announced voluntary employee buyouts in response to budget cuts and rising pension costs. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports...

Education commissioner: Budget cuts will hit schools hard

Education Commissioner says Governor Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts would leave many school districts broke.

Beshear will not comply with Bevin’s budget cut request

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says he will not comply with the Republican governor's request for a plan to cut spending by more than 17 percent.

Kentucky prosecutors warn budget cuts would devastate system

Kentucky prosecutors say the state's criminal justice system will effectively shut down if they are not exempted from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts.

Beshear calls Bevin’s plan for spending cuts illegal

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says the Republican governor's plan to cut state spending by more than 17 percent is illegal.

Officials weigh in after judge rules Bevin’s higher ed cuts legal

Governor Matt Bevin says Attorney General Beshear's position on the issue was irresponsible and unsustainable for government to take. While Beshear says the governor is usurping "dangerous levels of power."

Kentucky lawmakers brought to an impasse after bipartisan budget meeting

bipartisan budget committee met for hours on Sunday. The committee was trying to reach on agreement on a two-year, $21 Billion dollar budget for the state, but called it quits at around 11:30 Sunday night.

Chief justice: Cuts could put 17,000 awaiting trial in jail

Kentucky's chief justice says proposed budget cuts would mean the judicial system would likely send 17,000 defendants back to county jails because there would be no officers to supervise them while they are awaiting trial.

Firefighter cancer bill advances to the Senate

Kentucky firefighters cleared an important legislative hurdle Tuesday as they fight to get benefits for families of firefighters who die of cancer.

KSU President: School could close under Bevin budget cuts

Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse says Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts would create a dire financial situation that could require the school to close.

Chamber says cuts coming to Fort Campbell

The head of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce says the Fort Campbell area should be prepared for budget cuts to happen at the military post.

Lexington Student Starts Facebook Page To Save Arts Programs

A Lafayette High School Senior used facebook to drum up support for art programs in the district.

UPDATE: Fayette Schools Hosting Two Open Forums On Budget Cuts

Fayette County Schools announced it would host two public meetings as it looks at ways to cut its budget by $20 million.

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