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Report: Kentucky is nation’s leading whiskey exporter

Kentucky is the nation’s leading exporter of whiskey, which includes bourbon and rye, according to 2019 export reports.

Gov. expands emergency declaration to more flooded counties

The governor expanded an emergency declaration for flooded areas in the southeastern part of the state. Anyone with damage should contact their county's emergency manager

House panel approves bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

A bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs has passed out a Kentucky House committee.

Bill would change process to select transportation chief

A Republican-led Senate committee has approved a bill to rein in Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's power to select the state's transportation secretary.

Chief justice warns of potential job cuts in judicial branch

Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. says if lawmakers go along with Beshear's budget proposal, the judicial branch would have to cut 387 positions.

State of Emergency declared in eastern Kentucky due to flooding

The governor declared a State of Emergency for eight counties and three cities in southeastern Kentucky due to flooding.

Rules on what can be brought into statehouse under review

Governor Andy Beshear says rules that decide what people can and cannot bring into the state Capitol are being evaluated.

Beshear joins GOP lawmaker to promote sports betting bill

Beshear and a Republican lawmaker teamed up Thursday to call for passage of the sports wagering measure.

African-American owned distillery coming to Lexington

A new African-American owned distillery is set to open later this year in Lexington, creating 25 new jobs, according to the state. 

3 Kentucky schools to get fitness centers

Beshear and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils announced in a statement on Monday that three schools will get fitness centers.

Key lawmaker says pension funding a top House priority

House budget committee chairman Steven Rudy says pension funding will be a top priority in two-year state budget plan.

Financial scams to watch out for in 2020

Find out which financial scams to watch out for this year.

Annual ‘Shop & Share’ drive to help domestic abuse survivors is this weekend

Shop & Share, an annual drive to support survivors of domestic violence, will be held on Saturday.

Beshear backs spending increases for education, health care

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has proposed spending increases for public education from kindergarten through college and for health care in his first budget plan.

Beshear administration hands over records sought by media

The Beshear administration says it handed over records that Matt Bevin had sought to keep secret.

Kentucky adding regional offices to issue Real ID licenses

Regional offices will open in Somerset and Paducah for people to get Real ID licenses.

Hospital in eastern Kentucky set to close by September

Bon Secours Health Systems says it will end acute and outpatient care in the Ashland and Tri-State communities by the end of September 2020.

Kentucky high court asked to fix ‘badly broken’ bail system

The Department of Public Advocacy says Supreme Court action is needed to protect defendants' rights to reasonable bail.

McConnell, Beshear team up to help expand wildlife refuge

Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Governor Beshear have teamed up on an effort to expand a new wildlife refuge in western Kentucky.

Ousted board of education members take case against governor to federal court

Ousted Kentucky Board of Education members take their case against the governor to federal court in partnership with the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions.

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Judge blocks Kentucky virus limits on racetracks, child care

A judge has blocked some limits on auto racetracks and child care facilities implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, reasoning that they are value judgments best left to individuals.
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UPDATE: 38-year-old New Circle victim identified

Two vehicle crash has raod still closed.

City at crossroads, should rename Cheapside, business owners say

Time to recognize the "atrocities perpetrated there."