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In abortion debates, female lawmakers recount their rapes

As one Republican legislature after another has pressed ahead with restrictive abortion bills, they have been confronted with raw and emotional testimony about the consequences of such laws.

Kentucky lawmakers agree to pension plan

State lawmakers passed a bill that would let up to 118 quasi-governmental agencies leave the state's struggling retirement system.

Kentucky lawmakers vote to put ‘In God We Trust’ in schools

Public schools in Kentucky would have to display "In God We Trust" in a prominent location next school year under a bill that has cleared the legislature.

Lawmakers agree to borrow $75 million

Kentucky lawmakers have agreed to borrow $75 million to fix up the park system and woo companies to locate in Kentucky.

Kentucky lawmakers agree to reduce revenue by $105 million

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have agreed to reduce revenue by $105 million a year to give a tax break to some locally-owned banks and exempt nonprofits from some sales taxes.

Lawmakers advance bill to fine-tune foster care overhaul

Kentucky lawmakers are one step away from finishing work on a bill to fine-tune last year's overhaul of the state's child welfare system.

Measure seeks review of state response to hepatitis outbreak

Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a proposal that calls for a review of the state's response to a hepatitis A outbreak that became one of the country's largest.

Bourbon makers want equal treatment on wine bill in Kentucky

Kentucky's bourbon industry has a bracing message for its lawmakers, who are considering a bill to allow out-of-state shipments of wine shipments to Kentucky consumers.

Bill to restrict tobacco use to 21 fails in Kentucky

Lawmakers in one of the largest tobacco-producing states in the country have rejected a proposal that would have raised the smoking age to 21.

House speaker dismisses chances for quick pension agreement

Kentucky's House speaker is dismissing chances that lawmakers will find quick agreement to revamp one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.

Kentucky panel sets hearing for one-vote election challenge

Kentucky lawmakers have scheduled a hearing later this month to decide what to do about a former Republican lawmaker.

Kentucky lawmakers unveil school-safety measure

Kentucky lawmakers have unveiled a school-safety measure, nearly a year after two students died in a school shooting at a high school in the state.

Kentucky lawmakers push bipartisan medical marijuana bill

A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he "smoked a joint" when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago.

Dim prospect for ending shutdown soon

The partial government shutdown appears no closer to resolution.

Prosecutors seek new sentencing hearing for Paul attacker

Federal prosecutors seeking a new sentencing hearing for Sen. Rand Paul's attacker say the Republican lawmaker suffered chronic pain months after being tackled while doing yard work at his Kentucky home.

Bill would allow employers to discriminate against smokers

A state senator in Kentucky says companies should be allowed to discriminate against people who smoke.

Kentucky judge temporarily seals some harassment testimony

A Kentucky judge has temporarily sealed portions of the testimony of a woman who accused Republican lawmakers of sexual harassment.

GOP lawmakers seek to redact parts of harassment testimony

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Three Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have asked a judge to redact portions of a woman's testimony that details allegations of...

Medical marijuana supporters pitch lawmakers

Whether legalizing medical marijuana is the right prescription for Kentucky was pondered today by a state legislative panel.

WATCH: “My Brother’s Burden March” comes to Ky

Firefighters go to work every day to protect the lives of others. Now, they're walking to raise awareness and call on the government to help save theirs.

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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

Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.
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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.”