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Group focuses on making sure felons understand their voting right

As many as 170,000 people may be eligible.

Voters league starts push to register eligible felons

Some 175,000 have had voting rights restored.

Senate OK’s bill to restore voting rights for some felons

The Kentucky Senate has approved a proposal to restore voting rights for some felons who have completed their sentences.

Lawmaker promotes measure to restore felon voting rights

Representative Charles Booker proposed a constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights for felons who complete their sentences.

Panel OKs bill to make it easier for felons to get jobs

Kentuckians trying to overcome their criminal past could no longer be automatically denied occupational licenses under a bill advanced by the House Judiciary Committee.

Committee OKs bill making it easier for felons to get jobs

A Senate committee has advanced legislation aimed at making it easier for Kentuckians with criminal records to land jobs in an effort to reduce the state's prison population.

Bevin signs law allowing some felons to erase their records

Some convicted felons in Kentucky will be able to ask a judge to erase their criminal records under a bill Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law.

Convicts testimony changes Republican minds in Kentucky

At least 62,000 convicted felons in Kentucky will have the opportunity to wipe their records clean in part because a 45-year-old man convicted of stealing car radios 27 years ago convinced a powerful Republican lawmaker to change his mind.

‘Second chance’ bill clears Ky. House, yet hurdles remain

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would let some convicted felons clear their records.

Bevin urges lawmakers to allow some felonies to be expunged

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has urged the state Senate to pass a law making it easier for some convicted felons to expunge their criminal records.

No voting rights automatically restored to felons

An official says no convicted felons had their voting rights automatically restored before Gov. Matt Bevin rescinded an executive order by his predecessor allowing the process.

Louisville ex-felons may get chance at Section 8 assistance

Louisville residents with a history of drug or violent felony offenses may no longer be barred from receiving federal Section 8 housing assistance.

Kentucky governor restores voting rights for some felons

The outgoing Democratic governor of Kentucky has signed an executive order to restore the right to vote and hold public office to thousands of non-violent felons who've served out their sentences.

Rand Paul stops in Louisville, promotes criminal justice reform

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)- Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has ventured into a mostly minority section of Louisville to promote criminal-justice reforms and tax breaks...

Authorities remove voting rights group from Senate meeting

Authorities removed a small group of protesters from a Senate committee meeting in Frankfort after they tried to read a statement demanding lawmakers vote on a bill that would restore the voting rights to some nonviolent convicted felons.

Expungement bill for low-level felons clears Kentucky House

The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would allow certain low-level felons to ask a judge to have their criminal records expunged.

Felons pushing for right to vote in Kentucky

Felons can't vote in Kentucky, but nothing stops them from lobbying for the right to do so.

Should Convicted Felons Ever Be Able To Vote?

The senate and house passed bills that would let you answer the question. The bill calls for the question to be on November's ballot as a constitutional amendment.

Sen. Paul To Testify In Support Of Restoring Some Felons’ Voting Rights

U.S. Senator Rand Paul is set to testify Wednesday in Frankfort in support of restoring voting rights to some felons.

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