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ACLU of Kentucky investigates “Bible Literacy” Courses

There's concern by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky that some schools are turning classrooms into pulpits with their "Bible Literacy" classes.

Riggs says he will not see re-election to Kentucky House

Kentucky state Rep. Steve Riggs has announced he will not seek re-election.

Secretary of State creates medical marijuana task force

One of Kentucky's top democrats is taking a big step towards bringing medical marijuana to the commonwealth.

Court stays order striking down medical review panel law

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has stayed a lower court's ruling striking down a state law requiring a panel of doctors to review medical malpractice cases before going to trial.

Amendment to allow car break-ins to rescue animals, if necessary

A Kentucky senator wants to add animals to a current law that allows people to break into cars in order to save a child.

Trial begins for Kentucky’s last remaining abortion clinic

A judge in Louisville is hearing arguments from Kentucky's last remaining abortion clinic as well as the Bevin administration.

Private lawmaker meeting prompts open-meetings complaint

A government watchdog group has asked Kentucky's attorney general to rule whether the state House of Representatives broke the law by holding a private meeting to discuss the state's pension systems.

McConnell says Senate to vote on straight repeal

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote "sometime in the near future" on repealing the Obama health care law.

Charter schools, Bible literacy among new laws in Kentucky

New laws are taking effect in Kentucky that allow charter schools, regulate Bible literacy classes in public schools and limit the supply of prescription painkillers.

Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.

Former Senator Sam Nunn praises Trump FBI pick

Former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia is praising President Donald Trump's pick for FBI Director.

Planned Parenthood of IN & KY, ACLU challenge new Indiana abortion law

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is suing over a new Indiana law that makes it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents knowledge.

Children’s Law Center names new executive director

The Children's Law Center has named a new executive director of the nonprofit organization.

Kentucky’s new abortion law faces first legal test

Kentucky's new law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound exam before an abortion is about to get its first legal challenge in a federal courtroom in Louisville.

Kentucky governor signs charter schools bill

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a law to allow charter schools in Kentucky.

Senate passes charter school bill

The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow charter schools in Kentucky for the first time.

Current, ex-Kentucky governors battle over health law legacy

As Republicans in Congress prepare to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, Kentucky's current governor and his predecessor are wrestling over the law's legacy -- and both sides claim the state as a case study of the law's impact.

Senate OKs bill updating Kentucky law governing hemp growing

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to update state law governing hemp production.

Program allows law students to graduate in 6 years

Kentucky Wesleyan College and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law are partnering to offer an accelerated program that allows students to obtain a juris doctorate in six years.

Gov. Bevin, AG Beshear Spar Over Abortion Law

Yet another bitter exchange between Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear unfolded Wednesday, this time over a recently passed abortion law in Kentucky, HB2, that requires doctors to present the results of an ultrasound to women considering an abortion.

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State hits second-highest COVID day with 1,018 cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - The state reported 1,018 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, the second highest single-day total since the outbreak began March 6. The numbers,...

KRDHD reports possible COVID exposure at church, grocery in Letcher County

Potential exposure was 10 days ago at church, last weekend at grocery.