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McConnell: Congress working on funding to get children back in class

Senator Mitch McConnell says he knows it will be expensive to get children back in the classroom this fall amidst the pandemic.

Comer moves up on congressional oversight panel

Will have role watching Democratic probes.

Democrat Josh Hicks running for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District thanks supporters

Democrat Josh Hicks thanked his supporters Tuesday night, telling them as of 10 p.m. nine of the district's 18 counties were reporting partial vote totals that had him leading with 70% of the vote across the district. 

Mitch McConnell wins GOP nomination in bid for 7th term

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has easily won his party’s nomination in Kentucky in his bid for a seventh term.

State gets $97 million to help expand coronavirus testing

The state has received more than $97 million in federal funds to pay for existing coronavirus testing and expand testing across the state as part of efforts to reopen the state's economy.

Trump, Congress near deal on small business, hospital aid

The Trump administration and Congress are laboring toward an agreement on an aid package of more than $450 billion to boost a small-business loan program that has run out of money.

Governor talks stimulus, budget, reducing restrictions

Beshear hopes Congress will quickly act on a second round of stimulus that meets the needs of small business and just as importantly, gives assistance to state and local governments.

Treasury wants to start issuing checks next month, foreclosures suspended

It's part of $1 trillion plan to invigorate the economy.

President seeks $850 billion stimulus, could include checks to Americans

Congress could act this week, addresses needs of many industries.

Congressman Yarmuth quarantines after coronavirus exposure

Contact c ame at event last week, person later tested positive

Resolution to make DST permanent moves to Senate

The Kentucky House passed a resolution urging Congress to allow Kentucky and other states to permanently adopt daylight saving time, or DST.

Democrat Hicks’ campaign video seeks to unseat GOP Rep. Barr

Democrat Josh Hicks says Congress needs more members who understand what it’s like growing up poor.

Trump’s tough talk on Iran prompts Senate vote on war powers

Political unease over the White House's tough talk against Iran is reviving questions about President Donald Trump's ability to order military strikes without approval from Congress.

Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump.

Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

Manafort scheduled to learn sentence for tax, bank fraud

When former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is sentenced for tax and bank fraud, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III will likely issue the same lecture he gives to drug dealers and bank robbers.

Cohen says he’s ‘humbled’ after testimony

Trump is distancing himself from Cohen in a tweet from Hanoi, Vietnam, where he has traveled for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Senators urge pharma CEOs to rein in lobbyists

Seven top pharmaceutical executives are telling lawmakers they do not withhold their drugs from potential competitors to stop them from developing cheaper versions.

McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP leader who’s often the behind-the-scenes architect of intricate legislative maneuvers to resolve bitter partisan stalemates.

House elects Pelosi speaker as Dems take control

The House has elected Nancy Pelosi as its speaker as Democrats take command of the chamber for the new Congress.

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UPDATE: Man wanted for rape, robberies, kidnapping in KY captured in TN

Harlan Eddie McIntosh has been found and arrested in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, according to Kentucky State Police. 
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President Trump rescinds VISA policy for international students; UK student breathing sigh of relief

"It doesn't put our international students immediately in jeopardy. So, that is a huge relief to us to our students and to everybody," Roberts said.
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87 people arrested as protesters bring demands to KY Attorney General’s house

87 people were arrested Tuesday night after protesters brought their demands for a swifter investigation into Breonna Taylor's death to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's house, according to Louisville ABC affiliate WHAS-TV. 

Nine Wildcats tabbed Preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele

LEXINGTON, KY (UK Athletics) - Nine University of Kentucky football players have been tabbed preseason All-Southeastern Conference by Phil Steele's College Football. Senior punter Max...