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The shooting in Florida has again sparked discussion among lawmakers here in Kentucky on what can be done on a legislative level to try and prevent violence like this.
To try and keep schools as safe as possible, many districts have paired up with Kentucky State Police to go over exactly what to do in situations like an active shooter.
A group of mothers were in Frankfort advocating for what they call "common sense" gun laws.
Supporters of a higher cigarette tax in Kentucky rallied at the State Capitol in Frankfort Thursday.
Net metering, which gives retail credit for surplus solar or other renewable energy fed in to the electrical grid, would see changes under a bill approved by the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee Thursday.
The Kentucky Senate passed legislation Thursday that would loosen regulation on the burgeoning business of blow-dry-only hair salons.
The Frankfort Police Department is asking for help finding two teenagers.
Demolition work at the Capital Plaza Complex, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 23, will cause the closure of some Frankfort streets.
The Kentucky House has passed a bill to expand rape statutes to include instances when older adults have sex with 16 or 17 year olds.
Find out what streets will be closed later this month in Frankfort during the Capital Plaza demolition.
The Frankfort Plant Board says there is an electric outage in the Collins Lane area.
Alonzo "Bernard" Palmer is the new police chief at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.
Kentucky lawmakers have canceled their session for Friday due to weather forecasts that the state could be hit by a mix of snow and ice.
The search is on for an ex-con who led police on a chase at speeds reaching nearly 100-miles per hour in Frankfort Wednesday night, according to the Franklin County sheriff.
Fire damages Frankfort restaurant.
The cold is revealing some of Kentucky's old infrastructure. Water Department crews responded to at least five pipe leaks Friday in Central Kentucky. One in Frankfort took a while to repair also because of the cold.
A water main break Thursday night damaged a road and iced it over in Frankfort leading to a temporary closure, according to the state.
Advocates for Planned Parenthood were out at the capitol Thursday rallying support for reproductive rights.
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.
Republican leaders in the Kentucky Senate say the 2018 legislative session will be overshadowed by work on the next state budget and proposed fixes to public pension systems.
The second year of Republican rule in Kentucky begins this week as lawmakers return to Frankfort for a 60-day legislative session.
The Capitol will soon have its first life-sized statue of a woman next year.
The Rosenwald Center for Families and Children has served the Frankfort community since 2013 and will continue to do so, just with a new name and purpose.
As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police say they took Marcus Tate of Franklin County into custody and charged him with possession of child pornography.
The shock over State Representative Dan Johnson's death continues to spread as people across the commonwealth, including lawmakers in Frankfort, react to the news.
With help from Santa Claus, Governor Matt Bevin pulled a Christmas tree-shaped lever Monday night to light a tree in front of the State Capitol to kick off the holiday season.
A taxpayer-funded investigation of a secret sexual harassment settlement signed by four GOP lawmakers in Kentucky was stymied because the lawmakers refused to talk about it or disclose documents.
Staff at the humane society say while the amount of cash stolen during these two thefts may seem minimal to most, it's had a huge impact on both the facility and employees.
The Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting is taking place on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Frankfort.
Walmart Foundation State Giving Grants totalling more than $500,000 awarded to nonprofits in Kentucky.
A Lexington-based developer has been chosen to design, build, finance and operate a new state office building and parking structure in Frankfort.
The FBI is now investigating sexual harassment and retaliation claims made by employees at Kentucky's state Capitol.
Kmart stores in Versailles and Frankfort will close by late January 2018, according to Sears Holdings.
Hundreds of public workers have rallied at the Kentucky Capitol in opposition to a proposed bill that would eventually close the state's pension system in favor of a 401(k)-style retirement plan.
A University of Kentucky student was arrested overnight Monday after meeting a 14-year old girl to have sex, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
A plaque attached to a statue of Jefferson Davis in Kentucky's Capitol will be removed because it refers to the only president of the Confederacy as a hero and a patriot.
A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky has filed legislation that would ban protesters from blocking the streets without a permit and shield drivers who unintentionally hit them from criminal and civil penalties.
Kentucky's Republican governor says he is close to calling state lawmakers back into session so they can make changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.
A woman wanted for robbing a convenience store in Franklin County turned herself-in Friday morning, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
A new report issued Tuesday shows an increase of staggering proportions in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits. The report was prepared by Kentucky'
A group of nurses from Kentucky received a police escort upon their return home Friday in Frankfort after a week in Florida helping hurricane victims.
ABC 36 News has learned the alleged ringleader of a whiskey theft ring in Franklin County is scheduled to enter a plea in the case.
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments in six civil cases next week in Frankfort.
An Indiana man has been arrested in Kentucky in connection with seeking sex with a minor.
Two people have been arrested following a fatal shooting in Frankfort.
Man on most wanted list found shot to death.
FRANKFORT, Ky. - (WTVQ) A Frankfort man is dead from what seems to be a shooting. The coroner's office says 39-year-old Michael Gaines was found...
More than a hundred people packed into the state capitol rotunda this morning, to rally for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue.
The ‘Singing Bridge’ in downtown Frankfort will be temporarily closed Friday.
A Tennessee man was arrested in Franklin County after a chase along I-64, according to deputies.
Alex Risen and Bryan Kennedy break down the best action from around Central Kentucky!
Governor Bevin will ceremonially sign three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic.
Installation of the Floodwall closures will result in the temporary closing of multiple streets.
The deputy stopped the vehicle and noticed that the driver, Darlane Besand, appeared to be extremely drunk and was acting hostile.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - A five vehicle crash closed US 60 at Duncan Road for an hour Friday. The Franklin County Sheriff says a...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) -Someone shot a 17-year-old at Tierra Linda Apartments, on Hanly Road in Frankfort around 1 o'clock Friday. Police say the 17-year-old was...
A teenager was shot in the leg Friday afternoon in Frankfort, according to police.
A woman who died while trying to save her children from a house fire and a man who rescued a truck driver from a burning vehicle have been honored in Kentucky.
Officials say the state Division of Surplus Properties has set the spot-bid sale for Aug. 9. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort.
A Frankfort woman was injured in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday morning, according to investigators.
Bryan Kennedy has the report to kick off the preview series in 2017.
A post and a picture in the Facebook group 'Physician Moms Group' has gone viral. At the center of the post is a pregnant Kentucky obstetrician, Dr. Amanda Hess -- who delivered a patient's baby shortly before giving birth herself.
State Democrats are calling on a former governor to resign his current office as State Senator following allegations of sexual misconduct.
A human rights group says the Kentucky Department of Corrections is illegally censoring books the group has sent to prisoners.
More than a dozen sunken boats were pulled from the Kentucky River during a cleanup in Franklin County.
State Police say a Trooper shot a wanted fugitive in self-defense in Whitley County Tuesday afternoon.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to the Frankfort City Manager Cindy Steinhauser, Fire Chief Eddie Slone will be retiring from the department on July 31,...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Frankfort has a new sister city, Shimamoto, Japan. Sister city organizers say they're excited to share cultural exchanges and provide...
Two people have been charged with killing a toddler in Frankfort, police say.
The Grand Theatre in Frankfort has several events scheduled in July.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)-If you're hanging out by the lake to celebrate this weekend, there is no need to worry about sharks. The Department of Fish...
A Franklin County toddler has died from a suspected case of child abuse.
The vacancy is in the 1st Division of the circuit court judgeship in Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties.
The Kentucky Attorney General's office sued Purdue Pharma in 2007 for its deceptive marketing of OxyContin, an addictive prescription painkiller.
Frankfort Police are looking for a man who broke into a home and stabbed a neighbor on Holmes Street in broad daylight. ABC 36...
KYTC officials say there will be a temporary ramp closure Tuesday night at the Interstate 64/US 60 interchange in Franklin County.
FRANKFORT, KY. (WTVQ)- The heavy rains and storms Sunday caused some damage to power poles when trees fell on them. The Frankfort plant board says...
People in Frankfort are grieving after a teenager lost her life in a car crash. It happened around 2 A.M. Wednesday morning, a Ford...
Kentucky's criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state's opioid addiction woes.
A legislative committee has approved a Southern Baptist professor's $250,000 state contract to review Kentucky's troubled child welfare system.
A badly decomposed body was found Monday night in Rockcastle County, according to the county coroner.
There is a heartbreaking story out of Frankfort where a mother and her toddler were found dead.
Frankfort police said they are investigating the death of a mother and child.
Kentucky's Republican governor says a special session of the state legislature will happen after Aug. 15.
Last month, the Labor Cabinet recouped $325,445.06 in unpaid wages for Kentucky workers.
Frankfort Police and Frankfort Fire and EMS went to great lengths to save a dog that ended up trapped at the bottom of a ravine after a fall.
Frankfort police have arrested three people in connection to multiple robberies and a murder that happened last week.
Frankfort Police are looking for two suspects in connection to a robbery and shooting Friday night that left a man dead.
Fallen state troopers and officers are honored at Memorial Service at KSP Training Academy in Frankfort.
Lane E. Boldman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, will discuss "Climate Change: Impact on Kentucky and the World" at a program in Frankfort on Monday.
Police in Frankfort are asking for help from the public in identifying three suspects in an armed robbery on Saturday.
A potentially devastating wreck shut down I-64 eastbound for a portion of Tuesday morning.
The Republican Party of Kentucky says executive director Mike Biagi is stepping down to take a position with a Louisville-based lobbying group next month.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Governor Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin hosted hundreds Saturday at the Governor's Downtown Derby Celebration in Frankfort. The free event featured...
Kentucky State Police Detectives are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area off of Sol Hollow Road in the Oneida community of Clay County.
Kentucky State Police are crediting a rarely used fingerprint analysis technique for netting a guilty plea in a sex abuse case out of Campbell County.
Typically, journalists try to stay out of their stories, but this week a Kentucky newspaper is the story. The Frankfort State Journal is searching for a thief stealing its papers, a thief it calls "extreme".
Boats, motors, vehicles, weapons and other items will be available at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' spring public auction of surplus and confiscated items next week.
Meteorologist Eric Burke heads to the Frankfort Chik-fil-A to take a look at what the restaurant is serving up for breakfast!
Meteorologist Eric Burke heads to the Frankfort Chik-fil-A to take a look at what the restaurant is serving up for breakfast!
Meteorologist Eric Burke heads to the Frankfort Chik-fil-A to take a look at what the restaurant is serving up for breakfast!
The Kentucky Arts Council says poet, author and teacher Frederick Smock has been named as Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2017-2018.
Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business.
A truck carrying tigers blew a tire in Kentucky, necessitating an impromptu stop at the Century Plaza off of 127 S in Frankfort on Tuesday.
A bill that would allow judges to order people with mental illnesses into outpatient treatment will become law despite a veto by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up work on an education bill that would gradually repeal Common Core standards and give school districts more control in how to turn around low-performing schools.
Power has been restored to utility customers in Franklin and Scott counties, according to the Franklin County sheriff.
A Facebook post from the Frankfort Plant Board says that customers in Frankfort are experiencing widespread power outages.
In a post to the Franklin County Sheriff's Facebook page, Sheriff Pat Melton says there has been a rise in the amount of firearms being encountered by deputies and detectives, causing an increased threat to law enforcement officials.
The Franklin Co. Sheriff's office says no injuries reported after a truck caught on fire Monday morning.
Police in Frankfort are releasing additional information about a fatal shooting Monday afternoon.
Kentucky's juvenile justice department will soon begin accepting applications for a grant program that supports alternatives to detention for low-level juvenile offenders.
The Franklin County coroner identified a construction worker who fell to his death on Wednesday.
Kentucky high school students would have to pass a civics test in order to graduate under a bill that passed the state legislature.
Kentuckians will have the option of purchasing "voluntary travel IDs" to replace their driver's licenses under a bill headed to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's desk.
The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow charter schools in Kentucky for the first time.
A bill that would take away some powers from the attorney general and give them to the governor likely will not pass this session.
Kentuckians trying to overcome their criminal past could no longer be automatically denied occupational licenses under a bill advanced by the House Judiciary Committee.
Kentucky's Republican-controlled legislature has wrapped up work on a bill that would double how much money people can donate to political campaigns.
The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in eight cases next week including an appeal in a death penalty case.
State lawmakers passed a bill that allows vintage bottles of spirits to be put back into circulation in Kentucky.
Kentucky lawmakers have voted to send a message to Planned Parenthood.
The Bluegrass Theatre Guild is a community theatre in Frankfort that has been presenting quality shows, both musical and non-musical, for over 30 years.
Police in Frankfort say a woman was taken to UK hospital after being stabbed multiple times Friday morning.
11th region boys quarterfinal action is featured.
Golf carts could become part of a package-delivery company's fleet if a bill advancing in the Kentucky legislature becomes law.
The Kentucky House has passed a bill to shake up the state's medical malpractice system by creating panels of medical providers to review cases.
Kentucky children could be placed with close family friends after being removed from their homes under a bill that has won final legislative approval.
Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at giving online retailer Amazon a tax break on the purchase of jet fuel as part of its decision to locate a major air hub in northern Kentucky.
The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a proposal aimed at helping the Louisville Arena Authority pay off debt for the Yum Center.
Lexington arts organizations received grant money on Arts Day in Kentucky on Friday.
Alex Risen and Kennedy Hardman break down the district title action across Central Kentucky.
A Franklin County Sheriff Deputy uses Narcan to save a female overdosing from heroin.
The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would limit how much outside attorneys can be paid while representing the state in complex lawsuits.
The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would permanently increase annual incentive pay for police officers.
The Kentucky House has passed legislation aimed at creating elective Bible literacy courses in public schools.
Kentucky's public colleges and universities would have to compete with each other for shrinking state tax dollars under a bill that has cleared the state Senate.
New "E-Commerce Safe Zones" have been created in front of the Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office.
Health was the focus of a Black History Month event at the state capitol in Frankfort on Tuesday.
A key committee chairman has introduced legislation that would allow charter schools to open in Kentucky.
Disabled parking placards have proliferated across Kentucky, and a state lawmaker says it's time to crack down on abuses in issuing the decals.
Members and supporters of Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Americana World Community Center, and the International Center of Kentucky went to Frankfort on Thursday to hold the fourth annual Refugee and Immigrant Day.
A team of students at Capital Day School in Frankfort won 'Best in Nation' in the fifth annual Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge for their Waste Free America mobile app idea.
Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across Kentucky traveled to the State Capitol in Frankfort Thursday and met with lawmakers about the need to improve quality of life for cancer patients and others with serious illness, by establishing a state advisory council to support access to patient-centered and family-focused palliative care.
Whatever your thoughts on Valentine's Day, whether you love it or think it is a big joke, we can probably all agree that seeing it spent creatively gives us a warm chuckle.
According to the Acting United States Attorney Carlton S. Shier, IV, Daniel R. Goodwin, an attorney from McLean, Virginia, has been convicted of defrauding a Laurel County construction company, in connection with a purported project to build a “green recycling center” in Manchester, Ky.
Justice Laurance B. VanMeter was ceremonially sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said some people will have to pay more under a proposal to overhaul the state's tax code.
A new billboard with a simple message is up in Frankfort along Hwy. 127 as drivers enter downtown.
A bipartisan program has been introduced in the Kentucky State Senate to encourage children with disabilities to participate as pages in the Senate.
Kentucky lawmakers are focusing on charter schools and criminal justice reform as they return to work following a month-long recess.
Holding rallies at the Capitol is nothing new. People do it often to try and convince law makers to support their causes.
The Rally to Solve Hunger was held in Frankfort on Tuesday, bringing attention to the number of people facing food insecurity in the state.
About 1,000 elected officials, community leaders and private citizens from across the Commonwealth joined Gov. Matt Bevin Tuesday morning for the 51st annual Kentucky Governors Prayer Breakfast at the Frankfort Convention Center.
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.
Several hundred people have braved snowy conditions to attend a rally outside the Kentucky Capitol advocating for school choice.
Kentucky's unemployment rate stayed at 4.8 percent in December.
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton alongside County Attorney Rick Sparks announced Friday, two juveniles involved in the kicking of a Frankfort dog face charges of animal cruelty and complicity.
For the first time in its history, the Fayette County Board of Education hired a lobbying firm to represent its interests in Frankfort and beyond.
Franklin County's sheriff expects updates in the investigation of three juveniles and an elderly dog, kicked in the head on video.
After approving seven bills in five days with no opposition among their ranks, Kentucky Republicans are likely to tackle the thornier issues of taxes and criminal justice reform when they return to Frankfort.
All seven bills passed in the General Assembly on Saturday are expected to be signed into law Monday.
Before lawmakers gathered for a weekend session, a shooting in Frankfort sent a man to the hospital.
Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced a Winchester man has been arraigned in Clark County Circuit Court for alleged abuse and neglect during his time as a group home caregiver.
Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced an Indiana man has been arrested in Frankfort for seeking sex with a minor.
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.
Kentucky Republicans have stayed on a fast-break pace of advancing many of their priorities.
Construction workers hired for publicly financed projects would earn less money under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives.
A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky has filed a bill to ban transgender bathroom use in public buildings.
Tuesday morning, lawmakers met in Frankfort for the first time this year but it was for the first time in nearly 100 years that Republicans took over the Kentucky House of Representatives.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - The Franklin Co. Sheriff says a Chevy Tahoe may have been involved with the theft of a 2015 Polaris Razor...
Police in Frankfort say a man is behind bars after a standoff on Timothy Drive overnight.
A close friend of the young man found dead Tuesday in Frankfort says his friend had no enemies.
Police in Frankfort are calling a death "suspicious," after finding a body in a car.
The city of Frankfort is asking for input from the public in regards to changing traffic flow on a portion of West Main Street.
Recruits from the Frankfort and Georgetown Fire Departments, joined by Franklin County Fire Fighters, participated in a joint training exercise on Monday at Frankfort’s training facility on Kentucky Avenue.
A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted 40-year old Toma Washington for the shooting death of 24-year old Jaleesa Robinson on December 13, 2016.
Frankfort Police say a woman was airlifted to UK Hospital after being hit by a car while trying to cross Versailles Road.
Early morning protesters on the steps of the state house in Frankfort hoped to sway electors meeting in the capitol to cast votes in the 2016 presidential election.
A national call for protests on Monday as the electoral college meets will include demonstrations in Frankfort.
Kentucky Senate Democrats have re-elected two of their top leaders.
The year is almost over and Frankfort Police are investigating the city’s first homicide of 2016.
Frankfort Police say Toma Washington, suspected in the shooting death of Jaleesa Robinson at a Frankfort apartment complex, has turned himself in.
Big Rivers Electric Corp. could potentially provide wholesale electric power to as many as nine Kentucky cities under a contract approved by the state's Public Service Commission.
The Franklin Co. Sheriff is asking for help from the public in identifying a man who he says broke into the Western Hills High School.
A Franklin County mother admitted to neglecting her three children to a circuit court judge last week.
Veterans and supporters from across Kentucky met in front of the capitol building to express their support for the Standing Rock protesters and to also call on state and federal lawmakers to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A major restoration project is underway at the State Capitol in Frankfort.
In solidarity with protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, local organizers are planning a protest of their own in Frankfort this Sunday at noon.
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says that a man is behind bars after a shooting on Bald Knob Road that sent another man to the hospital.
A Kentucky judge has cleared the way for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to appoint six administrative law judges to help ease the backlog of workers' compensation cases.
An atheist's request for a personalized license plate saying "IM GOD" was denied by the state of Kentucky, which said it might distract other drivers, and would be in bad taste.
Republicans are keeping their same leadership team in the Kentucky Senate as the GOP prepares for a new era of complete control of the General Assembly.
A Democratic lawmaker who says Republican Gov. Matt Bevin threatened him to switch parties has called for an investigation about why a road project was delayed in his district.
The Franklin County Sheriff is asking for help from the public in a murder investigation.
Incoming House Speaker Jeff Hoover has tapped a former Democrat speaker and the state's longest serving GOP legislator to lead the transition to Republican rule for the first time in nearly a century.
The House Republican super majority voted in a caucus meeting to nominate Jeff Hoover as their leader.
So much to do in downtown Frankfort at their 36th Annual Candlelight Tradition! From great restaurants and shopping, to an art walk, to the "Bourbonanza," and even a steampunk themed bike race, ABC 36's Sarah Pannell previews the Christmas kickoff in this week's "Mom 2 Mom".
The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated Thursday in response to the numerous wildland fires across the Commonwealth.