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Senate Panel approves bicycle-safety bill

Legislation aimed at increasing roadway safety for both motor vehicles and bicyclists passed the Senate Transportation committee today.

House approves homeschool sports bill, heads to Senate

Homeschool students would be able to participate in state-sponsored interscholastic sports under a bill that has cleared the Kentucky House.

Civics test to be required for high school grads

Kentucky high school students would have to pass a civics test in order to graduate under a bill that passed the state legislature.

House passes college governing board bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on the Kentucky legislature (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up work on a bill that would...

Charter schools bill clears Senate

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

Senate votes to expand background checks of caregivers

The Kentucky Senate has passed legislation aimed at closing gaps in checking the backgrounds of people who serve as caregivers for children.

Senate OKs bill updating Kentucky law governing hemp growing

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

Jailer: Inmate smuggles in drug that sends 6 to hospital

Kentuckians would have the option of purchasing a voluntary travel ID to replace their standard drivers' licenses under a bill that is advancing in the House of Representatives.

Bill would set guidelines for removing college board members

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to set guidelines for the governor to follow in removing board members at public universities.

Senate OKs Bill with Incentive to Start School Year Later

The Kentucky Senate has passed legislation that offers an incentive for school districts to voluntarily push back the start of the school year to late August.

With lawsuit pending, Bevin moves forward with grant program

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is moving forward with awarding $100 million for workforce training projects despite a warning from the top House Democrat that the actions could be illegal.

Proposal to guarantee victims’ rights clears House panel

A proposal aimed at amending Kentucky's Constitution to guarantee rights for crime victims has cleared another hurdle in the General Assembly.

Bill trimming horse park’s governing body passes Senate

A proposal to reduce the size of the Kentucky Horse Park's governing body has passed the Senate in a partisan debate focusing on the attraction's top manager.

Kentucky Senate OKs requiring ultrasounds prior to abortions

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what's seen to the pregnant woman.

Bill advances to make coal sector eligible for incentives

The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would make the hard-hit coal industry eligible for state economic incentives.

Former Paducah Sun publisher Frank Paxton dies

Frank R. Paxton, a former publisher of The Paducah Sun and a civic leader, has died. He was 88.

UPDATE: Bill Allowing Concealed Guns in Bars Passes Ky Senate

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried into bars and alcohol-serving establishments, so long as the carrier does not drink.

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High School Highlight Reel: 11/27/20

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More help or more charges? Discussion on manslaughter for overdose deaths.

As drug overdoses continue to increase during the pandemic, there's been talk about how to lower those numbers.

Firefighters battling house fire behind “The Cave” fire station in Lexington

Firefighters are battling a house fire in the 3400 block of Colonnade drive in Lexington off Man o' War near Bold Bidder Drive.

KSP investigating after man found dead in Herrington Lake

State police are investigating after a man was found dead in Herrington Lake in Garrard County.