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Supporters of higher cigarette tax rally at State Capitol

Supporters of a higher cigarette tax in Kentucky rallied at the State Capitol in Frankfort Thursday.

Kentucky population estimate up 0.4 percent from 2016

Kentucky remains the 26th largest state by population, based on newly released census data that shows an increase in residents of 0.4 percent from last year.

Officials warn drivers to watch for deer along roadways

Kentucky officials are urging motorists to watch for deer along roadways, especially over the next couple of months

Panel recommends increase for hunting, fishing licenses

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended increasing the fee for most hunting and fishing licenses.

Gas prices spike in Kentucky

Officials with AAA say Kentucky has seen one of the largest spikes in gas prices of any state in the U.S. in the week since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas.

Gasoline prices head higher while motorists panic

The spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has hit the accelerator.

State Fair attendance up from previous year

The 113th Kentucky State Fair drew 44,618 more people than last year during its 11-day run, according to officials.

Third Kentucky county votes to increase hotel room tax

A third northern Kentucky county has passed a tax increase on hotel rooms to help pay for an expansion of a convention center.

Safety tips will help during Fourth of July picnics

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department officials say they want to increase awareness of food safety as people head into the summer picnic season.

Settlement reached in LG&E, KU rate increase proposal

Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities have agreed to reduce their rate increase proposal, a move that Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office said will save ratepayers $90 million annually.

House votes to permanently increase police incentive pay

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill that would permanently increase annual incentive pay for police officers.

Elder abuse calls increase with tip line monitored around the clock

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Since taking the state’s Elder Abuse Tip Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Attorney General’s Medicaid...

Bill Seeks Higher Pay for Police, Firefighters

Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, has recently co-sponsored a bill to increase pay for police officers, firefighters, and volunteer firefighters.

Scott County School Board Votes to Raise Taxes to Catch Up With Growth

The votes are in. Scott County will soon have a second high school. The School Board voted Tuesday to increase taxes to help pay for the new school.

Public Meeting to be Held in Scott Co. on New HS, Tax Increase

A public hearing is being held Tuesday night in Scott County about a proposed tax increase to help pay for a new high school.

Report: Bill To Protect Miners’ Benefits Would Save Money

A new report says a bill to protect health care and pension benefits for about 120,000 retired coal miners would save money over the next decade.

UK officials see increase in racial incidents on campus

University of Kentucky officials say they've received an increased number of reports of racial slurs and incidents on campus since Trump's election.

Bevin announces pay raises for many transportation workers

At a press conference on Monday, Governor Matt Bevin announces a wage increase, affecting over 2,600 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) employees.

Attendance increasing at Kentucky Kingdom

Officials at Kentucky Kingdom say attendance at the amusement park keeps increasing.

PSC to hold public meeting on Columbia gas rate

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting Wednesday in Lexington to receive public comments on a rate increase requested by Columbia Gas of Kentucky.

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Tuesday night high school hoops (1/26/21)

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) - A few high school teams hitting the hardwood on Tuesday night around central KY. #4 North Laurel on the road...

Cats give big effort but fall at Alabama, 70-59

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (UK Athletics) - Jaden Shackelford scored 21 points to help No. 9 Alabama beat Kentucky 70-59 on Tuesday night and complete its...

Man accused of driving drunk, hitting pedestrian in Lexington

Lexington Police say the man who was hit by the car suffered serious injuries.

Georgetown residents sign petition for City to fix dangerous Old Oxford Road conditions

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (ABC 36) -"It’s very worrisome for the safety of everybody and their children" said Samantha Messenger, a resident of Georgetown. Messenger is one...