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Judge Sets Hearing in Suit Challenging Kentucky Abortion Law

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for next month on a lawsuit seeking to block a new Kentucky law that requires doctors to perform an ultrasound prior to an abortion.

AG: State Police Violated Open Records Law in Bodycam Case

The Kentucky attorney general's office says state police violated the state's open records law by refusing to turn over a copy of bodycam video from a fatal shooting involving a suspect and Russellville police.

UPDATE: AG Willing to Defend State in Suit Against Ultrasound Law

Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office is willing to defend the state against a lawsuit seeking to block a new Kentucky law requiring women to get an ultrasound before an abortion.

Bevin: New laws will be in effect by Monday

All seven bills passed in the General Assembly on Saturday are expected to be signed into law Monday.

Controversial Abortion Bills Pass in Frankfort

In a rare weekend session, the Republican-led legislature approved two controversial abortion bills Saturday.

Court Says Mentally Incompetent Ky. Man Cannot Seek Divorce

The Kentucky Supreme Court says a man who has been declared mentally incompetent by the courts cannot file for divorce.

Appeals court upholds local ‘right-to-work’ laws in Kentucky

A federal appeals court says two Kentucky counties can pass a law prohibiting companies from requiring its workers to join a labor union.

“Third time’s the charm”: Lexington lawmaker re-files “Tim Tebow” legislation

A Lexington lawmaker is proposing a bill nicknamed the "Tim Tebow law" again. This is the third time representative Stan Lee has filed legislation that would allow homeschooled kids to play on a sports team at their local public school.

Lexington law enforcement helping first responders in Baton Rouge

First responders from Lexington will soon be heading to Louisiana to help with flood relief. They plan to give law enforcement officers who have been working around the clock a break.

Felon whose testimony led to law change has record cleared

The convicted felon whose emotional testimony convinced a powerful Republican lawmaker to change his mind and led to the adoption of an expungement law has had his criminal record officially cleared by a judge.

Bevin asks judge to disqualify Beshear from UofL lawsuit

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says a conflict of interest should bar Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear from suing him.

Judge sides with House Republicans against health care law

A federal judge has ruled that the Obama administration is unconstitutionally spending federal money to fund the president's health care law.

KY HS students to receive CPR training SB 33 signing

Governor Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 33 on Saturday, April 9, which will improve Kentuckians' chances of surviving sudden cardiac arrest.

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.

Nonprofit forms to help support Kentucky State Police

The mission of the Kentucky State Police Foundation is to support the agency, its employees and the families of troopers who die in the line of duty.

Senate passes bill aimed at expanding dogfighting law

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at fixing a flaw in the state's laws against dogfighting.

Group rallies for state-wide LGBT anti-discrimination laws

A group in Kentucky wants to expand Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act to include the LGBT community.

Kentucky House votes to amend informed consent law

The Kentucky House has voted to amend the state's informed consent law to allow real-time video consultations between doctors and women at least 24 hours before an abortion.

UofL law school celebrating its namesake’s court appointment

The University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is planning a celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of its namesake's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Task force formed to support police after Richmond slaying

A central Kentucky man has formed a new task force to push for changes in state law, as well as judicial and correctional systems, in the wake of a fatal shooting of a Richmond police officer last year.

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High School Highlight Reel: 09-25-20

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Protesters arrested for second consecutive night in Lexington for blocking road

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Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.
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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”