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State lawmaker accused of using racial slurs in social media posts

Kentucky Democrats are calling out a Republican state senator for using racial slurs in social media posts.

Eastern Kentucky lawmaker will not seek reelection

Democratic State Representative Chris Harris is not running for reelection, citing too much time away from family.

Ex-lawmaker resigns job at Kentucky Education Department

A former Kentucky lawmaker has resigned from his job at the state Department of Education after his name surfaced in a deposition by the woman who accused the state's ex-House speaker of sexual harassment.

Pro-life caucus announces bills it will support this session

Thursday Frankfort's pro-life caucus announced it will support four bills this session.

Website reveals possible GOP challenger to Kentucky governor

A Republican Kentucky lawmaker who voted against an ill-fated pension bill last year is planning a political announcement.

Former Kentucky lawmaker Marshall Long dies

Long's tenure in the Kentucky House spanned the 1980s and 1990s, and he then served in the state Senate.

Kentucky lawmaker will challenge election he lost by 1 vote

A Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky says he will challenge the results of an election he lost by one vote.

Defeated Kentucky lawmaker sues Republican primary opponent

A state lawmaker from Richmond claims the campaign of the woman who beat him in a Republican primary sent out untrue mailers and video.

UPDATE: Wife loses bid to replace lawmaker who shot self

The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost a special election to fulfill the remainder of her husband's term.

Kentucky lawmaker in sexual misconduct deal won’t run in 2018

A Kentucky lawmaker who signed a secret sexual harassment settlement says he won't seek re-election in 2018.

Mourners file out after lawmaker’s funeral

A long column of motorcycle riders revved their bikes as they followed a hearse carrying the body of a Kentucky state lawmaker who apparently killed himself amid accusations of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Lawmakers react to Rep. Dan Johnson’s suicide

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.

Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

A state lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl has died in an apparent suicide.

GOP proposal would let Ky. governor appoint appellate judges

A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would let Kentucky's governor appoint the state's appellate judges.

GOP lawmaker: Bevin’s executive order concerning

A powerful Republican lawmaker says a significant number in the GOP-controlled state legislature believe Gov. Matt Bevin's use of executive orders threatens their independence.

McConnell delivers senate tribute honoring the life of Jim Bunning

Mitch McConnell delivered remarks Monday on the U.S. Senate floor honoring the life of Jim Bunning.

6 State Lawmakers Owed More than $100k in Pension Benefits

Kentucky taxpayers owe six state lawmakers well over $100,000 year in retirement benefits.

Kentucky lawmaker takes lead role in national group

A Kentucky lawmaker is the new president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators.

Former lawmaker John M. Berry dies

John M. Berry Jr., a Henry County lawyer and former state senator, has died at his home in Henry County. He was 81.

Auditor-elect names members of his management team

Kentucky Auditor-elect Mike Harmon has selected former state lawmaker Sara Beth Gregory as general counsel for the auditor's office.

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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.

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."