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GOP legislature targeting Democratic attorney general

Kentucky's Republican lawmakers are threatening to restrict the powers of its Democratic Attorney General on the last day of the legislative session.

“He is eroding our democracy”: Former Kentucky Governor responds to President’s address

Just after President Donald Trump's first address to Congress, former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the response from the Democratic Party.

Report: Road Project Retaliation by Bevin Can’t be Proved

A report written by an attorney for a special House committee says the panel couldn't prove that Gov. Matt Bevin stopped a road project in retaliation against a Democratic lawmaker who rejected the governor's request to become Republican.

Kentucky Rep. Yarmuth Decides to Skip Trump Inauguration

A Kentucky congressman says he won't attend President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration because he objects to Trump's recent behavior, including comments disparaging Rep. John Lewis.

UPDATE: House GOP Makes ‘Right-to-Work’ Top Priority

Ending mandatory labor union membership is the top priority of the new Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

No Spotlight on Kentucky Senate Race in Busy Election Year

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates have struggled to excite voters as they compete with the presidential race for attention.

Nancy Jo Kemper and Andy Barr debate just weeks before election

With less than a month to go until we head to the polls, candidates for the 6th congressional district appeared on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night to make a final pitch to voters.

In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump

Democrats in Kentucky are worried Donald Trump's appeal in Appalachia could topple their majority in the state House of Representatives.

GOP group launches TV ads against Stumbo in eastern Ky.

A national group of Republican state leaders has paid for a TV ad criticizing Kentucky Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo.

GoVoteKY.com registers over 40K to vote

More than 40,000 Kentuckians have used the Commonwealth's online voter registration portal at GoVoteKY.com to register to vote or update their existing registration.

Democrats rally around vulnerable House member

Some of Kentucky's top Democrats have rallied around a vulnerable House member as he introduced a bill that would exempt some veterans groups from state property taxes.

Yarmuth joins protest against Kentucky Farm Bureau

Kentucky's only Democratic congressman stood outside in support of gay-rights activists while others in the state's political elite ate breakfast inside a state fair venue at the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast.

UPDATE: Clinton still winner of KY primary, Sanders releases statement

A review of election results has not changed the outcome of Kentucky's Democratic presidential primary.

Clinton declares victory in Kentucky primary

The Democratic presidential primary in Kentucky between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is too close to call.

Clinton campaigns in Kentucky before Tuesday’s primary

Hillary Clinton is making a big final push in Kentucky, where rival Bernie Sanders hopes to extend his winning streak and further delay her clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.

Bernie Sanders wins presidential primaries in West Virginia

Bernie Sanders added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia on Tuesday

House Speaker files lawsuit against Governor

Kentucky Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo is asking a judge to throw out Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s vetoes of the state’s $68 billion operating budget.

Attorney general threatens suit over budget cuts

Kentucky's attorney general is calling Gov. Matt Bevin's mid-year budget cuts to higher education illegal and has demanded the governor rescind the order.

Kentucky lawmakers hopeful as budget talks resume

Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says lawmakers are making progress toward an agreement on how to spend more than $65 billion in public money over the next two years.

Bevin: Democrats hurt budget process by not negotiating

Tensions between Republicans and Democrats over Kentucky's more than $65 billion spending plan escalated overnight, with the Republican governor calling a news conference to blame House leaders for refusing to negotiate.

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Protesters arrested for second consecutive night in Lexington for blocking road

Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.

Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.

Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”