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Rep. Nelson re-files nursing home minimum standards bill

Representative Rick Nelson is retiring from the Kentucky General Assembly after his term ends this year. But he isn’t leaving before making one last effort to improve nursing home standards in the state.

Obama notes politicians’ ‘utter loss of shame’

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is taking aim at the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more."

FHA announces $3 million for emergency repairs to flood-damaged roads and bridges

The Federal Highway Administration today announced the immediate availability of $3 million in Emergency Relief program funds to help begin repairs on flood-damaged roads and bridges in Kentucky.

Former child welfare boss alleges discrimination, harassment

An attorney for Kentucky's former child welfare commissioner says she was subject to repeated acts of discrimination that included sexually harassing comments from her male colleagues.

Kentucky attorney general files 7th opioid lawsuit

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has sued a St. Louis-based pharmaceutical manufacturer for misrepresenting the addictive nature of their opioid-based drugs.

Trump calls nominee Kavanaugh a ‘judge’s judge’

President Donald Trump has introduced his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as "a judge's judge" and cited his "proven commitment to equal justice under the law."

Bevin administration ordered to pay for withholding records

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has been ordered to pay the Courier Journal's legal cost because it refused to release public records identifying shareholders of a company planning to build a state-subsidized $1.5 billion aluminum rolling mill near Ashland.

Enforcement of Call-Before-You-Dig Law to begin soon

In just over a week the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will begin pursuing enforcement actions against excavators who violate Kentucky’s call-before-you-dig law and damage natural gas or hazardous liquid lines.
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Beshear: AG’s office offering Kentuckians one more way to stay connected

Attorney General Andy Beshear is offering Kentuckians one more way to stay connected with his office – email or text message direct news updates.

On July 4, Americans celebrate their union, rue divisions

Americans are marking Independence Day with parades, fireworks and, for some, a renewed sense of pride in their 242-year-old nation. For others, a sense of a United States divided weighs heavy on its quintessential holiday.
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Gov. Bevin files motion urging court to fully decide constitutionality of Pension Reform Law

Gov. Bevin's legal team filed a motion Friday urging the court to resolve whether the 2018 pension reform legislation, Senate Bill 151, violates the inviolable contract and the Contracts Clause of the Kentucky Constitution.
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Kentucky receives federal grants to advance licensing reform and eliminate employment obstacles for veterans

As part of its Occupational and Licensing Review and Reform Program, the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Commonwealth of Kentucky two grants totaling $1.95 million.

Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says he is retiring. That will give President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

Politicians visit border amid outrage on family separation

Politicians and advocates are flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the Trump administration amid a growing uproar over its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

Senator Carroll files bill to allow sports wagering at horse tracks, off-track wagering facilities

Kentucky Senator Julian M. Carroll has filed legislation Friday to set the framework to allow any horse racing track or off-track wagering facility to offer sports wagering.
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Lobbyist says payments to state official were friendly loans

A veteran lobbyist says his multiple cash payments to a high-ranking state official were loans between friends and not bribes meant to maintain a lucrative state contract for his corporate client.

Kasich attacks GOP for not opposing Trump on tariffs, DACA

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is pushing Republican leadership to stand up to President Donald Trump on tariffs and immigration. In a...

Former UK player Derrick Ramsey appointed new cabinet secretary

Kentucky's Republican governor has appointed former NFL player Derrick Ramsey as secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Giuliani: Briefing may prompt calls to end Russia probe

President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

UPDATE: Kentucky clerk who was jailed faces ’14 opponent

A county clerk in Kentucky who went to jail three years ago for denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples now knows who her challenger will be in the fall election.

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