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Ky lawmakers to meet this week to address school safety

Senator Alice Forgy Kerr and Representative George Brown Junior will be in attendance.

Protesters rally for Poor People’s Campaign in Frankfort

On Monday people across the country kicked of the 40 day Poor People's Campaign which looks to bring awareness to issues affecting the vulnerable in our country.

Teachers ask lawmakers to vote for bill they’re against

Teachers were back out in Frankfort Friday, not for pension protests, but to rally for the budget bill.

Amid teacher protests, Kentucky governor signs pension bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor has signed a bill into law that makes changes to the state's troubled public pension systems over...

Hoover admits violation of ethics statute

Former house speaker Jeff Hoover has agreed to a plea deal in connection to an ethics complaint about sexual harassment.

KEA encourages teachers to return to classrooms

As spring break comes to an end in Fayette County and other school districts, the Kentucky Education Association is calling on teachers to return to the classroom.

Kentucky ethics commission holding sexual harassment hearing

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - An ethics commission in Kentucky is holding a hearing about four Republican lawmakers who signed a secret sexual harassment settlement...

Kentucky residents could pay sales taxes on some services

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers have reached a deal to charge sales taxes on some services as part of an overhaul of the...

After lawmakers pass surprise pension bill, hundreds of teachers swarm the capitol in anger

Several school districts called off today because so many employees called in sick after last night's pension vote, at the capitol.

Bill restricting abortions passes through senate committee

A bill that would ban certain types of abortions for pregnant women here in Kentucky has passed one of its final steps in Frankfort.

Hundreds of teachers rally at the capitol against pension reform

Teachers from across the state spent Wednesday's snow day at the state capitol, rallying against the republican-backed pension reform bill.

Lawmakers vote to update laws against price gouging

Kentucky lawmakers have voted to update laws against price gouging in times of emergencies.

Bill advances to limit fees to outside attorneys

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced a bill to limit how much money outside attorneys can earn when hired by the state to pursue cases against corporations.

Bill advances to put mental health workers in schools

Motivated by a deadly shooting rampage in their own state, Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill to put mental health professionals in schools.

Teachers spar with lawmakers as pension bill passes committee

Kentucky's republican-backed pension reform bill cleared its first hurdle in Frankfort Wednesday.

Hearing set for Kentucky lawmakers accused of harassment

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - An ethics commission in Kentucky has scheduled a hearing for four Republican lawmakers who signed a secret sexual harassment settlement. The...

Lawmakers and teachers clash over pension reform

At the state capital Wednesday, lawmakers had their first hearing for one of the defining issues of this general assembly, he republican plan to overhaul the financially troubled public pension system.

Debate Over Armed Teachers in Schools Heats Up

Senate Bill 103 was filed back in January after the shooting at Marshall County High School.

Republican lawmakers talk new pension bill

After the long-awaited public pension reform bill was filed Tuesday night, republican lawmakers are sharing more details now on how they say it will prop up the system that currently faces a close to $40 billion funding shortfall.

Lawmakers call for action in wake of gun violence

The shooting in Florida has again sparked discussion among lawmakers here in Kentucky on what can be done on a legislative level to try and prevent violence like this.

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High School Highlight Reel: 09-25-20

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) - COVID-19 led to numerous postponements and cancellations for the high school football schedule. Despite the problems, high school team still...

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.”