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Kentucky Office for the Blind to provide employment opportunities at state cafeterias

In support of Governor Bevin's Kentucky Work Matters Task Force, blind and visually impaired Kentuckians will soon have increased career opportunities in the food service industry.
Human Trafficking

New streamline human trafficking notification process to better assist victims

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Attorney General Andy Beshear and Catholic Charities of Louisville released the 2017 Human Trafficking Task Force Report that focuses on the...

Beshear: Louisville man indicted on 15 counts of seeking sex with minor

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit say that a 39-year-old Louisville man has been indicted on 15 counts of allegedly seeking sex with a minor and the distribution of obscene material.
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Kentucky election officials given cybersecurity training

Kentucky's secretary of state says county officials are receiving cybersecurity training as the state bolsters efforts to protect its elections from the ongoing threat of hacking.

Governor appoints judge for central KY vacancy

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Brian Privett to fill an opening for Circuit Court judge for Scott, Woodford and Bourbon counties.
Lexingt on Mayor Jim Gray

United Steelworkers endorse Jim Gray for Congress

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s campaign says that the United Steelworkers union has endorsed Gray’s bid for Congress.

Mitch McConnell releases statement on passing of Barbara Bush

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released this statement regarding the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush:
Matt Bevin

Bevin administration files motion to disqualify AG for conflict of interest in pension suit

Governor Matt Bevin filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court to disqualify Attorney General Andy Beshear and his office from the political lawsuit filed last week against Kentuckys recently enacted pension reform law (Senate Bill 151).

Bevin taps Parkinson to lead Education and Workforce Cabinet

Governor Bevin announces Don Parkinson is the new secretary of Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
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Less than week left to register to vote in Kentucky primary

Secretary of State is reminding voters that the deadline to register to vote in next month's primary is coming up soon.

Bevin: Kids “sexually abused” because of rally

Kentucky's Republican governor says he guarantees a child was sexually abused because they were left home alone after teachers forced the closure of more than 30 school districts to come to have a rally at the state Capitol.

UPDATE: The tax and budget bills are law after the state legislature voted to...

Senate overrides Bevin's veto on tax bill. 
Abortion, Law, Legal

Order stalls enforcement of new abortion law in KY

A federal judge in Kentucky has signed an order temporarily stalling enforcement of a new abortion law being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Spokesperson: Republican headquarters in Frankfort vandalized

Tres Watson, the spokesman for the Republican Party of Kentucky, says someone vandalized the headquarters on Friday.

Lexington teachers rally for future of education

Teachers from Beaumont Middle School, and some other schools in the area, held a rally of their own ahead of an upcoming rally at the State Capitol.
Kentucky Floods

Governor requests disaster assistance for 35 counties

Governor requests disaster assistance after a severe storm causes millions of dollars in damages.
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Federal lawsuit seeks to block Kentucky’s new abortion law

Federal lawsuit file to block a new Kentucky law putting more restrictions on abortions.

Attorney General sues to block pension bill

Attorney General Andy Beshear files lawsuit to stop pension bill.

Kentucky lawyer wins confirmation to serve as federal judge

Claria Horn Boom has won Senate confirmation to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

Kentucky teachers plan another rally for education funding

Teachers are planning more rallies this week over education funding.

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