Lawmakers vote to expand rape law to include sex with teens
5 days ago
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Lawmakers vote to expand rape law to include sex with teens

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to expand rape statutes to include instances when older adults have sex with 16 or 17 year olds.
Panel OK’s bill to track substance abuse treatment efforts
5 days ago
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Panel OK’s bill to track substance abuse treatment efforts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky legislative panel has approved a bill to require health officials to track the success of state-funded substance abuse treatment programs. The bill cleared the House Health and Family Services Committee on Thursday. The proposal calls for the Health and Family Services Cabinet to develop a system to gauge the […]
Proposal would axe weather monitoring stations in Kentucky
5 days ago
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Proposal would axe weather monitoring stations in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A network of 69 weather monitoring stations used to issue warnings for tornados and flash floods across Kentucky would be eliminated under the latest budget proposal from the state’s Republican governor. Governor Matt Bevin has proposed cutting the $750,000 annual budget for the Kentucky Mesonet at Western Kentucky University. The program […]
Kentucky ‘adoption czar’ leaves post midway through 1st year
6 days ago
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Kentucky ‘adoption czar’ leaves post midway through 1st year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s “adoption czar” has left Governor Matt Bevin’s administration seven months into his appointment. The Courier-Journal reported Monday that a spokesman for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said that the state contract with Daniel Dumas had been terminated, but did not provide further details. Dumas didn’t respond to the […]
Kentucky governor readies for Medicaid legal challenge
7 days ago
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Kentucky governor readies for Medicaid legal challenge

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican governor says he will shut down the state’s expanded Medicaid program if the courts stop his plan for some people to work to keep their health benefits. Friday, the federal government approved Governor Matt Bevin’s plan to impose work requirements on some Medicaid recipients. Bevin also issued an executive […]
Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland
1 week ago
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Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

AP Photo/Steven Senne NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning intends to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military prison. Manning, 30, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, […]
Lundergan Grimes announces she won’t run for mayor of Lexington
2 weeks ago
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Lundergan Grimes announces she won’t run for mayor of Lexington

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes put the rumor mill to rest Friday by announcing she won't run for mayor of Lexington.
Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement
2 weeks ago
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Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said work and community involvement can make a […]
City adopts anti-discrimination law protecting LGBT rights
2 weeks ago
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City adopts anti-discrimination law protecting LGBT rights

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky city has become the ninth to adopt an anti-discrimination ordinance that protects the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender residents. News outlets report the Paducah City Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to repeal and replace the code governing the operations of the Paducah Human Rights Commission. The measure expands discrimination […]
A day after resigning, ex-GOP speaker riles with rule change
2 weeks ago
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A day after resigning, ex-GOP speaker riles with rule change

Jeff Hoover has forced a vote on a change to House rules that could make it more difficult for lawmakers to discipline each other.
The Latest: Gayle King downplays chance of Winfrey running
2 weeks ago
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The Latest: Gayle King downplays chance of Winfrey running

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes (all times local): 10 a.m. Oprah Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, is downplaying any suggestion that Winfrey might run for president. King, a CBS host, says that Winfrey is “intrigued by the idea” of a presidential bid in 2020, but that after […]
House panel advances 2 proposed constitutional amendments
2 weeks ago
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House panel advances 2 proposed constitutional amendments

A Kentucky House panel has approved proposed constitutional amendments that would expand legislative authority over regulations and change the timing of elections for statewide offices.
Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigns leadership post
2 weeks ago
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Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigns leadership post

Republican speaker of Kentucky's House of Representatives resigns.
State Representative Darryl Owens will not seek reelection
2 weeks ago
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State Representative Darryl Owens will not seek reelection

Louisville, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Representative Darryl Owens announced Monday he will not run for re-election. He is the representative for the 43rd legislative district and has held the position since 2005. Owens, who is a Democrat, began his legislative career under former House Speaker Jody Richards, who also announced Monday he would not seek […]
3 lawmakers named to scrutinize Kentucky speaker
3 weeks ago
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3 lawmakers named to scrutinize Kentucky speaker

Three lawmakers will be on a special committee to investigate sexual harassment allegations against Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover.
Complaint against Kentucky speaker going to bipartisan panel
3 weeks ago
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Complaint against Kentucky speaker going to bipartisan panel

AP Photo/Adam Beam FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A special bipartisan committee will decide what to do about a complaint by eight lawmakers seeking to oust Kentucky’s GOP House speaker after he secretly settled a sexual harassment complaint with a female legislative aide. In a case that had already roiled state politics, the formal disciplinary charges […]
Kentucky lawmakers to attend anti-harassment training
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky lawmakers to attend anti-harassment training

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers must attend training to prevent sexual harassment one day after the House speaker temporarily ceded power while investigators probe a secret sexual harassment settlement signed by four Republicans. Jeff Hoover had announced he would resign as speaker two months ago, shortly after acknowledging he secretly […]
Kentucky legislature begins with focus on pensions, budget
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky legislature begins with focus on pensions, budget

Kentucky's 2018 legislative session begins Tuesday with the budget and the pension system expected to be the focus.
Results of new approval poll for KY lawmakers released
1 month ago
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Results of new approval poll for KY lawmakers released

A new approval poll for Kentucky lawmakers and the president has been released by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research.
Top Kentucky Senate Democrat to run for Pike judge-executive
4 months ago
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Top Kentucky Senate Democrat to run for Pike judge-executive

Senate Majority Leader Ray Jones to run for judge-executive in Pike County.
Former Kentucky governor accused of sexual misconduct
6 months ago
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Former Kentucky governor accused of sexual misconduct

State Democrats are calling on a former governor to resign his current office as State Senator following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Appalachia’s approach to drugs at odds with AG policy
8 months ago
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Appalachia’s approach to drugs at odds with AG policy

In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders.
Biagi stepping down as Kentucky GOP executive director
8 months ago
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Biagi stepping down as Kentucky GOP executive director

The Republican Party of Kentucky says executive director Mike Biagi is stepping down to take a position with a Louisville-based lobbying group next month.
Polar opposites Trump, McConnell need each other now
9 months ago
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Polar opposites Trump, McConnell need each other now

President Donald Trump had just headlined a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was booed by home-state voters far more enamored with the president than with their longtime GOP senator.
Transy community now wondering if BuzzFeed post warned of today’s attack
9 months ago
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Transy community now wondering if BuzzFeed post warned of today’s attack

The president of Transylvania University is trying to unite students in the wake of this brutal attack but at the same time an online post many believe was written by the attacker is circulating on social media.
Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers
9 months ago
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Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

Attorneys general from 20 states, including Kentucky, and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers.
Kentucky Democrats hire Sanders’ alum as party director
9 months ago
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Kentucky Democrats hire Sanders’ alum as party director

The Kentucky Democratic Party has hired a former team leader of Bernie Sanders presidential campaign as its new executive director.
State officials update government transparency website
9 months ago
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State officials update government transparency website

State officials have updated Kentucky's government transparency website to include spending details of the judicial branch.
Yarmuth to seek re-election in 3rd District
9 months ago
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Yarmuth to seek re-election in 3rd District

The only Democrat in Kentucky's congressional delegation has announced that he'll run for re-election next year.
Bevin vetoes 1 bill, part of another after lawmakers adjourn
10 months ago
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Bevin vetoes 1 bill, part of another after lawmakers adjourn

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed bills that would have created a board to regulate the recreational therapy industry and scheduled how to pay for a veterans' nursing home in Bowling Green.
Bevin changes plan for free 2-year degrees
10 months ago
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Bevin changes plan for free 2-year degrees

A scholarship program that would have provided free community college for all new high school graduates in Kentucky has been trimmed back to pay for only specialized work certificate programs.
Sen. McConnell names new chief of staff
10 months ago
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Sen. McConnell names new chief of staff

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has named a new chief of staff in his Senate office.
McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster
10 months ago
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McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has the votes to bust a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as a showdown nears that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations.
Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts
10 months ago
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Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts

Defying President Donald Trump on the Republican Party's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare sounds like political suicide, especially in the congressional districts Trump won handily.
Bill revamping black lung system makes headway
10 months ago
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Bill revamping black lung system makes headway

The Kentucky Senate's top leader has presented a last-minute plan to reduce the beleaguered coal industry's costs to cover claims by workers suffering from black lung disease.
Lawmakers wrap up work on education bill
10 months ago
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Lawmakers wrap up work on education bill

Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up work on an education bill that would gradually repeal Common Core standards and give school districts more control in how to turn around low-performing schools.
House votes to override 2 of Bevin’s vetoes
10 months ago
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House votes to override 2 of Bevin’s vetoes

House lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to override Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of two bills regulating drones and deciding who gets to spend up to $100 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen.
Kentucky lawmakers begin 2-day wrap-up session
10 months ago
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Kentucky lawmakers begin 2-day wrap-up session

Kentucky lawmakers have stacks of bills to consider as they start a two-day wrapup session that will put the finishing touches on an agenda dominated by Republicans.
Kentucky’s new abortion law faces first legal test
10 months ago
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Kentucky’s new abortion law faces first legal test

Kentucky's new law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound exam before an abortion is about to get its first legal challenge in a federal courtroom in Louisville.
Bevin signs law allowing optional drivers’ licenses
10 months ago
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Bevin signs law allowing optional drivers’ licenses

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a law allowing Kentuckians to purchase voluntary travel IDs to replace their standard drivers' licenses.
Senate confirms Kentucky judge for sentencing commission
10 months ago
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Senate confirms Kentucky judge for sentencing commission

The Senate has voted to confirm an eastern Kentucky judge for a seat on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Ahead of Trump visit, Paul hopes health proposal will fail
10 months ago
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Ahead of Trump visit, Paul hopes health proposal will fail

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he hopes the Republican health care proposal will fail so that "true negotiations" can begin.
Congressman Hal Rogers blasts Trump’s budget proposal
10 months ago
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Congressman Hal Rogers blasts Trump’s budget proposal

President Trump's budget calls for an end to federal funding to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC,) an organization that fights poverty and promotes education and technology in Appalachia.
GOP Sen. Paul calls colleague McCain ‘a little bit unhinged’
10 months ago
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GOP Sen. Paul calls colleague McCain ‘a little bit unhinged’

Sen. Rand Paul has called fellow Republican Sen. John McCain "a little bit unhinged" after McCain said "the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin."
In Kentucky coal country, lawmakers open up to nuclear power
10 months ago
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In Kentucky coal country, lawmakers open up to nuclear power

Lawmakers in coal-producing Kentucky have voted to open the door to nuclear power, over objections from a legislator who called it a "kick in the teeth" to the beleaguered coal industry.
Bill would boost background checks of caregivers
10 months ago
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Bill would boost background checks of caregivers

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would close gaps in checking the backgrounds of people who work with children in schools and camps and as babysitters.
Panel OKs bill to make it easier for felons to get jobs
10 months ago
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Panel OKs bill to make it easier for felons to get jobs

Kentuckians trying to overcome their criminal past could no longer be automatically denied occupational licenses under a bill advanced by the House Judiciary Committee.
Bill raises amount people can give to campaigns
10 months ago
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Bill raises amount people can give to campaigns

Kentucky's Republican-controlled legislature has wrapped up work on a bill that would double how much money people can donate to political campaigns.
Zoning bill would exempt landfills, not churches
10 months ago
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Zoning bill would exempt landfills, not churches

Kentuckians could have to post a bond of up to $250,000 in order to appeal a zoning decision under a bill that has cleared the state Senate.
Bill to split up pension funds put on hold by sponsor
11 months ago
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Bill to split up pension funds put on hold by sponsor

A lawmaker says he's following Gov. Matt Bevin's request to temporarily shelve his bill to let local government pension funds break away from the Kentucky Retirement Systems.
House approves bill to cap attorneys’ fees in state cases
11 months ago
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House approves bill to cap attorneys’ fees in state cases

The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would limit how much outside attorneys can be paid while representing the state in complex lawsuits.
Bevin, Beshear Reignite Political Feud
12 months ago
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Bevin, Beshear Reignite Political Feud

Kentucky's two most powerful politicians have reignited their long-simmering feud.
All-Powerful Kentucky GOP Tries to Avoid Unforced Errors
12 months ago
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All-Powerful Kentucky GOP Tries to Avoid Unforced Errors

Fellow Republicans considered preacher-turned-politician Dan Johnson to be a pariah during his campaign last fall after he kept racist images on his Facebook page disparaging Barack and Michelle Obama.
Gov. Bevin to Stump for Gillespie in Virginia Race
12 months ago
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Gov. Bevin to Stump for Gillespie in Virginia Race

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is planning a visit to Virginia to help Republican Ed Gillespie's bid for governor.
Capito Continues as Counsel to GOP Senate Leader McConnell
12 months ago
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Capito Continues as Counsel to GOP Senate Leader McConnell

West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she will continue to be counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the new Congress.
Grimes Meets with Chinese Embassy Officials to Promote Ky.
1 year ago
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Grimes Meets with Chinese Embassy Officials to Promote Ky.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she met with Chinese Embassy officials this week in hopes of helping cultivate a stronger economic and cultural relationship between the state and the world's most populous country.
New UofL Board Similar to Board Bevin Appointed Last Year
1 year ago
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New UofL Board Similar to Board Bevin Appointed Last Year

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a new board of trustees for the University of Louisville that is nearly identical to the one he created last year that lead to the school being placed on probation.
Beshear Fires Investigator that Prompted Bevin’s Rebuke
1 year ago
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Beshear Fires Investigator that Prompted Bevin’s Rebuke

Attorney General Andy Beshear has fired an investigator who is accused of giving false testimony that prompted Gov. Matt Bevin to call Beshear's office an embarrassment.
GOP Leaders Say Plenty Left to Do When Legislature Returns
1 year ago
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GOP Leaders Say Plenty Left to Do When Legislature Returns

After approving seven bills in five days with no opposition among their ranks, Kentucky Republicans are likely to tackle the thornier issues of taxes and criminal justice reform when they return to Frankfort.
Bevin: New laws will be in effect by Monday
1 year ago
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Bevin: New laws will be in effect by Monday

All seven bills passed in the General Assembly on Saturday are expected to be signed into law Monday.
UPDATE: Kentucky House Passes Abortion Ultrasound Bill
1 year ago
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UPDATE: Kentucky House Passes Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Pregnant women seeking an abortion would first have to undergo an ultrasound and listen to the fetal heartbeat under a bill that has cleared the Kentucky House of Representatives.
GOP Sen. Rand Paul Blasts Party Leaders for Ignoring Debt
1 year ago
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GOP Sen. Rand Paul Blasts Party Leaders for Ignoring Debt

Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blasted fellow GOP lawmakers for ignoring the government's spiraling debt problem in their rush to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.
Panel Adjourns Without Taking up UofL Governance Bill
1 year ago
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Panel Adjourns Without Taking up UofL Governance Bill

Legislation to reshape the University of Louisville's governing body remains in flux after a House panel adjourned without taking up the measure.
GOP Lawmakers Advance 2 Bills Targeting Labor Unions
1 year ago
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GOP Lawmakers Advance 2 Bills Targeting Labor Unions

House Republicans have advanced two bills targeting labor unions in Kentucky.
Kentucky Legislature ‘Likely’ to Meet Saturday, Speaker Says
1 year ago
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Kentucky Legislature ‘Likely’ to Meet Saturday, Speaker Says

Kentucky's Republican House Speaker says it is likely the state legislature will meet on Saturday to pass the first bills of the year.
Lexington Organization Looks to Decrease Post-Election Tension
1 year ago
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Lexington Organization Looks to Decrease Post-Election Tension

This year's election has created a divide among many Americans including right here in Lexington and one local organization is doing their best to dissolve the tension.
McGarvey Participates in White House Roundtdable Discussion
1 year ago
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McGarvey Participates in White House Roundtdable Discussion

Kentucky state Sen. Morgan McGarvey participated in two roundtable discussions at the White House this week.
UPDATE: Stumbo said Democrat’s testimony ‘irrelevant’
1 year ago
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UPDATE: Stumbo said Democrat’s testimony ‘irrelevant’

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he did not approve the subpoena of a Democratic lawmaker because he said the legislator's testimony is "absolutely irrelevant" in an investigation of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
New GOP Majority Chooses Committee Chairs for Kentucky House
1 year ago
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New GOP Majority Chooses Committee Chairs for Kentucky House

The incoming GOP majority for the Kentucky House of Representatives has chosen 13 men and four women to lead standing committees that will decide what bills will be heard when the legislature convenes in January.
House Republicans announce leadership team for next 2 years
1 year ago
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House Republicans announce leadership team for next 2 years

Republicans preparing to take control of the Kentucky House have selected the rest of their leadership team for the next two years, and it includes some newcomers to leadership.
Bevin consolidates building industry boards into 1 panel
1 year ago
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Bevin consolidates building industry boards into 1 panel

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has consolidated eight boards into one committee overseeing regulations for the state's construction sector.
Tips to avoid talking politics at the Thanksgiving table
1 year ago
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Tips to avoid talking politics at the Thanksgiving table

Even though the President-elect called for unity in a Thanksgiving message Wednesday, many people getting ready to celebrate the holiday are nervous about talking politics with their families after an extremely divisive election.
Review of 3 House races does not change election results
1 year ago
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Review of 3 House races does not change election results

A recanvassing of election results in three Kentucky House districts did not change the outcome of the elections.
Hoover names team to help transition to Republican rule
1 year ago
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Hoover names team to help transition to Republican rule

Incoming House Speaker Jeff Hoover has tapped a former Democrat speaker and the state's longest serving GOP legislator to lead the transition to Republican rule for the first time in nearly a century.
Lawsuit testing Bevin’s vetoes rests with new GOP majority
1 year ago
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Lawsuit testing Bevin’s vetoes rests with new GOP majority

The outgoing speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives says he hopes his replacement will continue a lawsuit challenging the validity of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's budget vetoes.
Senate Republicans Re-elect Mitch McConnell to be Majority Leader
1 year ago
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Senate Republicans Re-elect Mitch McConnell to be Majority Leader

Senate Republicans have re-elected Kentucky's Mitch McConnell to be majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January and starts working on Donald Trump's agenda.
House Republicans Nominate Jeff Hoover to be Speaker of Kentucky House
1 year ago
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House Republicans Nominate Jeff Hoover to be Speaker of Kentucky House

The House Republican super majority voted in a caucus meeting to nominate Jeff Hoover as their leader.
Beshear Announces Final Election Fraud Hotline Update
1 year ago
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Beshear Announces Final Election Fraud Hotline Update

The Attorney General’s Election Fraud hotline opened at 6 a.m. and as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern time the hotline has received 216 calls from 59 counties, said Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Congressional, Senate Candidates Make Final Push Before Election Day
1 year ago
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Congressional, Senate Candidates Make Final Push Before Election Day

Lots of door-to-door visits, as well as rallies by Kentucky Congressional and Senate candidates on Monday, one day before the general elections.
GOP hopes former Democrat will spur Kentucky House takeover
1 year ago
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GOP hopes former Democrat will spur Kentucky House takeover

Kentucky Republicans seeking to take over the only legislative chamber in the South that they don't control are getting some help from an unlikely place: a retired homicide detective from one of Louisville's most prominent Democratic families.
Grimes predicts 60 percent voter turnout on Tuesday
1 year ago
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Grimes predicts 60 percent voter turnout on Tuesday

Kentucky's top election official estimates 60 percent of the state's registered voters will cast ballots on Tuesday.
Deadline to Apply for Mail-In Absentee Ballots Tuesday
1 year ago
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Deadline to Apply for Mail-In Absentee Ballots Tuesday

Tuesday is the last day that Kentucky voters may apply to vote absentee by mail in the Nov. 8 general election.
Kentucky’s US Senate Candidates to Debate on KET, C-SPAN
1 year ago
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Kentucky’s US Senate Candidates to Debate on KET, C-SPAN

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates will meet on statewide television for the only debate of the 2016 campaign.
Spirited fight in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District
1 year ago
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Spirited fight in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District

After years of demoralizing losses in federal elections, Kentucky Democrats are left with little-known candidates to run in congressional districts long dominated by Republicans.
Independent Groups Pump Money Into Many State-Level Races, Including KY
1 year ago
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Independent Groups Pump Money Into Many State-Level Races, Including KY

The presidential race is not the only contest where hard-hitting political ads funded by independent groups are on the rise.
On Trump, Sen. McConnell has gone from quiet to mum
1 year ago
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On Trump, Sen. McConnell has gone from quiet to mum

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never had much to say about Donald Trump. But lately, he has fallen completely silent.
Nancy Jo Kemper and Andy Barr debate just weeks before election
1 year ago
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Nancy Jo Kemper and Andy Barr debate just weeks before election

With less than a month to go until we head to the polls, candidates for the 6th congressional district appeared on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night to make a final pitch to voters.
In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump
1 year ago
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In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump

Democrats in Kentucky are worried Donald Trump's appeal in Appalachia could topple their majority in the state House of Representatives.
Floyd declines spot on committee to investigate Gov. Bevin
1 year ago
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Floyd declines spot on committee to investigate Gov. Bevin

GOP state Rep. David Floyd has declined an appointment to a special committee to investigate Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
Stumbo appoints panel to investigate Gov. Matt Bevin
1 year ago
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Stumbo appoints panel to investigate Gov. Matt Bevin

The Democratic speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives has appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate whether the state's Republican governor broke the law in his quest to convince lawmakers to switch parties.
GOP group launches TV ads against Stumbo in eastern Ky.
1 year ago
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GOP group launches TV ads against Stumbo in eastern Ky.

A national group of Republican state leaders has paid for a TV ad criticizing Kentucky Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
Judge permanently blocks Bevin’s order abolishing UofL board
1 year ago
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Judge permanently blocks Bevin’s order abolishing UofL board

A Kentucky judge says Gov. Matt Bevin does not have the power to abolish and replace the University of Louisville's board of trustees.
GoVoteKY.com registers over 40K to vote
1 year ago
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GoVoteKY.com registers over 40K to vote

More than 40,000 Kentuckians have used the Commonwealth's online voter registration portal at GoVoteKY.com to register to vote or update their existing registration.
Kentucky governor’s spokeswoman leaving for Trump campaign
1 year ago
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Kentucky governor’s spokeswoman leaving for Trump campaign

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's spokeswoman is leaving to take a position with the Donald Trump campaign.
UPDATE: Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper to call for Bevin impeachment over bloodshed comments
1 year ago
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UPDATE: Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper to call for Bevin impeachment over bloodshed comments

Remarks made by Governor Matt Bevin over the weekend are getting a lot of attention on line.
Democrats rally around vulnerable House member
1 year ago
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Democrats rally around vulnerable House member

Some of Kentucky's top Democrats have rallied around a vulnerable House member as he introduced a bill that would exempt some veterans groups from state property taxes.
Republicans set to nominate Comer for special election
1 year ago
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Republicans set to nominate Comer for special election

Republicans in Kentucky's 1st Congressional district are expected to nominate James Comer for a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield.
Kentucky Rep. Ed Whitfield to resign from Congress next week
1 year ago
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Kentucky Rep. Ed Whitfield to resign from Congress next week

Retiring U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield says he will resign from office next week, triggering a special election that will give his successor a head start in Congress.
Democrats meet to discuss pensions, health care
1 year ago
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Democrats meet to discuss pensions, health care

Kentucky House Democrats have held an election-year special meeting to discuss the state's public pension crisis and a proposal from Gov. Matt Bevin to change the Medicaid program.
Bevin voicemail warns of ‘impact’ of not switching parties
1 year ago
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Bevin voicemail warns of ‘impact’ of not switching parties

Democratic Kentucky state Rep. Russ Meyer says Republican Gov. Matt Bevin left him a threatening voicemail after Meyer declined to switch political parties ahead of the legislative session.
McConnell: Federal health care overhaul is ‘crashing’
1 year ago
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McConnell: Federal health care overhaul is ‘crashing’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts the federal health care overhaul is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the presidency and which party has the upper hand in Congress.
House Republicans to skip Tuesday meeting on pensions
1 year ago
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House Republicans to skip Tuesday meeting on pensions

House Republicans say they will not attend a special meeting called by Democratic Speaker Greg Stumbo.
Stumbo calls meeting of House to discuss pension system
1 year ago
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Stumbo calls meeting of House to discuss pension system

Kentucky's Speaker of the House has called a meeting of all state representatives to discuss the beleaguered public pension system.
Paul, Gray disagree on farm policy during forum
1 year ago
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Paul, Gray disagree on farm policy during forum

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates have disagreed over the federal government's role in the state's farming industry.
Court: Judicial candidates can declare their political party
1 year ago
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Court: Judicial candidates can declare their political party

A federal appeals court has struck down a rule preventing judicial candidates in Kentucky from declaring their political affiliations.
Bevin To Appeal Judge’s Order In Public Pension Lawsuit
1 year ago
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Bevin To Appeal Judge’s Order In Public Pension Lawsuit

Gov. Matt Bevin's attorney says he will appeal a judge's ruling that temporarily reinstates a member of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees.
Bevin praises ruling blocking Obama’s school bathroom policy
1 year ago
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Bevin praises ruling blocking Obama’s school bathroom policy

Governor Matt Bevin has praised a federal judges' ruling blocking President Barack Obama's bathroom order for public schools, saying it reaffirms the right of local control.
Bevin combines 3 boards amid questions of executive power
1 year ago
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Bevin combines 3 boards amid questions of executive power

Kentucky's Republican governor has abolished and replaced three more boards and commissions as a state judge is considering whether he has the authority to take such action.
Bevin extends public comment period on Medicaid proposal
1 year ago
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Bevin extends public comment period on Medicaid proposal

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is giving people more time to comment on his proposal to change the state's Medicaid program.
Senate hopefuls to be together for first time at Fancy Farm
1 year ago
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Senate hopefuls to be together for first time at Fancy Farm

Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates will make their first appearance together at the rowdy Fancy Farm political picnic amid a turbulent national election year.
Sen. Ralph Alvarado to speak at Fancy Farm in support of Trump-Pence campaign
1 year ago
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Sen. Ralph Alvarado to speak at Fancy Farm in support of Trump-Pence campaign

The Republican Party of Kentucky announced Wednesday that Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado (R, Winchester) will speak on behalf of the Trump-Pence Presidential campaign at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic, Saturday, August 6.
Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid changes rile dentists
1 year ago
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Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid changes rile dentists

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program would end routine dental and vision coverage for able-bodied adults in a state where more than half of population over 18 have had a tooth extracted because of decay or gum disease.
Bevin approves contract to probe Beshear administration
1 year ago
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Bevin approves contract to probe Beshear administration

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has approved a contract of up to $500,000 to an Indiana law firm to investigate his Democratic predecessor's administration.
Paul has more than $300,000 in unpaid campaign bills
1 year ago
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Paul has more than $300,000 in unpaid campaign bills

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, known as an anti-debt crusader, piled up more than $300,000 in unpaid bills from his failed presidential campaign.
Kentucky chief justice elected president of national group
1 year ago
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Kentucky chief justice elected president of national group

Kentucky's chief justice has been elected president of the Conference of Chief Justices and chair of the National Center for State Courts board of directors.
State judge temporarily blocks order creating new UofL board
1 year ago
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State judge temporarily blocks order creating new UofL board

A state judge has temporarily blocked Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's executive order abolishing and replacing the University of Louisville board of trustees.
AG: UK trustees should have kept minutes from dinner session
1 year ago
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AG: UK trustees should have kept minutes from dinner session

The Kentucky attorney general's office says the University of Kentucky board of trustees wasn't required to post a detailed agenda for a meal before its regular meeting but violated the Open Meetings Act by not keeping minutes from the dinner session.
Rand Paul holds campaign town hall in Lexington
1 year ago
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Rand Paul holds campaign town hall in Lexington

Senator Rand Paul is holding a campaign town hall in Lexington on Wednesday.
Gray calls for roads, technology to help coal regions
1 year ago
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Gray calls for roads, technology to help coal regions

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray says he would spend more money on technology and improve roads in eastern Kentucky to help the region recover from the devastating effects of a declining coal industry.
Paul reports more than $2 million, leading Senate challenger
1 year ago
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Paul reports more than $2 million, leading Senate challenger

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has raised more than $1.2 million in the fundraising quarter that ended June 30.
Bevin wants foster care settlement thrown out
2 years ago
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Bevin wants foster care settlement thrown out

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration wants a judge to throw out a court settlement made under former Gov. Steve Beshear that would ensure that church-run foster care programs don't try to proselytize to children.
Judge lets attorney general intervene in retirement suit
2 years ago
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Judge lets attorney general intervene in retirement suit

A state judge has ruled Kentucky's Democratic attorney general can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Republican governor's decision to remove the chairman of the state's retirement system board of trustees.
With RNC speech, Alvarado to focus on Hispanic opportunity
2 years ago
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With RNC speech, Alvarado to focus on Hispanic opportunity

Kentucky state Sen. Ralph Alvarado is preparing to speak to the Republican National Convention about the opportunities Hispanics have in the United States.
Sentencing delay sought in Longmeyer bribery case
2 years ago
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Sentencing delay sought in Longmeyer bribery case

Attorneys on both sides of the bribery case involving Attorney General Andy Beshear's former deputy have asked that sentencing be postponed by about a month.
Former KRS chairman set to argue against removal in court
2 years ago
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Former KRS chairman set to argue against removal in court

The former chairman of the beleaguered Kentucky Retirement Systems is heading to court to challenge his removal by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
Trump tweets his VP choice: Indiana Gov. Pence
2 years ago
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Trump tweets his VP choice: Indiana Gov. Pence

Donald Trump says on Twitter that he's picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
Bevin announces review of business regulations
2 years ago
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Bevin announces review of business regulations

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he wants to eliminate or revise some of the state's 4,500 regulations governing private businesses.
Bevin appoints new judge-executive for Webster County
2 years ago
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Bevin appoints new judge-executive for Webster County

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a new judge-executive for Webster County in western Kentucky.
Bevin’s choice for pension board declines appointment
2 years ago
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Bevin’s choice for pension board declines appointment

A western Kentucky dermatologist who was selected to replace a state pension board's chairman has declined Gov. Matt Bevin's appointment.
UPDATE: Gray wins Democratic Senate nomination, speaks after victory
2 years ago
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UPDATE: Gray wins Democratic Senate nomination, speaks after victory

A big victory Tuesday night for Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, as he handily won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator.
Opinion says governor can’t remove retirement trustee
2 years ago
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Opinion says governor can’t remove retirement trustee

A Kentucky attorney general's advisory opinion says the governor isn't allowed to remove a trustee from the board of the Kentucky Retirement Systems before the trustee's term has expired.
Clinton aims for Kentucky win to break Sanders’ momentum
2 years ago
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Clinton aims for Kentucky win to break Sanders’ momentum

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is seeking to avoid primary losses in Kentucky and Oregon.
Clinton, Sanders to return to KY prior to primaries
2 years ago
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Clinton, Sanders to return to KY prior to primaries

Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will be returning to Kentucky ahead of Tuesday's primaries to stump for votes.
Full slates of legislative candidates to be set Tuesday
2 years ago
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Full slates of legislative candidates to be set Tuesday

Democrat Cluster Howard won by the slimmest of margins in 2014, ousting a freshman Republican House member by a mere 14 votes in eastern Kentucky. Now Republicans are aiming to make him a one-and-done lawmaker in their quest to consolidate power in Kentucky's Capitol.
Candidates in Kentucky’s contested congressional primaries
2 years ago
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Candidates in Kentucky’s contested congressional primaries

Kentucky's Republican and Democratic primary elections are Tuesday
4 Republicans vying for Kentucky’s open congressional seat
2 years ago
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4 Republicans vying for Kentucky’s open congressional seat

Four Republicans are vying for the only open seat in Kentucky's congressional delegation this year.
Democrats facing tough odds in Kentucky Senate race
2 years ago
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Democrats facing tough odds in Kentucky Senate race

Kentucky Democrats are looking to rebound from two straight lopsided defeats, but they face another daunting task, and that is toppling incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.
Chelsea Clinton opens mother’s campaign office in Lexington
2 years ago
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Chelsea Clinton opens mother’s campaign office in Lexington

Weeks away from Kentucky's primary, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination opens a campaign office in Lexington.
Beshear: Bevin “started this… food fight!”
2 years ago
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Beshear: Bevin “started this… food fight!”

The gloves are all but off as governors past and present continue to "duke it out" over accusations made in a press conference last week by Republican Governor Matt Bevin.
Beshear seeks investigation of Bevin as feud escalates
2 years ago
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Beshear seeks investigation of Bevin as feud escalates

Attorney General Andy Beshear has asked the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to investigate whether Republican Governor Matt Bevin has used campaign contribution records as grounds for firing state workers.
Bevin appoints inspector general to aid Beshear inquiry
2 years ago
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Bevin appoints inspector general to aid Beshear inquiry

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a former U.S. marshal to aid an investigation into what he says are potential illegal practices of former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.
Bevin restores some money to colleges and universities
2 years ago
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Bevin restores some money to colleges and universities

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has restored some state funding to public colleges and universities.
AG issues statement in response to Gov. Bevin allegations
2 years ago
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AG issues statement in response to Gov. Bevin allegations

Attorney General has issued a response to allegations from Governor Bevin Tuesday morning that Beshear received "questionable" campaign contributions while running for his office.
Hampton among Kentucky’s RNC delegates
2 years ago
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Hampton among Kentucky’s RNC delegates

Republicans in Kentucky's 2nd congressional district have chosen Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton as one of three delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Lawmaker offers parting gift to colleagues
2 years ago
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Lawmaker offers parting gift to colleagues

Retiring state Rep. Leslie Combs had a parting gift for her colleagues in the Kentucky House - a card that included a bullet and a Kentucky-shaped pin.
Stumbo calls legislative session a success
2 years ago
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Stumbo calls legislative session a success

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is calling this year's legislative session a success as lawmakers prepare for a last round of action before final adjournment.
Budget, road construction on tap for legislature’s final day
2 years ago
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Budget, road construction on tap for legislature’s final day

The Kentucky legislature has convened for the final day of the 2016 session to consider dozens of important bills before a midnight deadline.
1st congressional district elects 3 delegates
2 years ago
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1st congressional district elects 3 delegates

Republicans in Kentucky's 1st Congressional District have selected three delegates to the Republican National Convention who say they are not committed to a candidate.
Lawsuit against Bevin over college cuts could come Monday
2 years ago
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Lawsuit against Bevin over college cuts could come Monday

A spokesman for Andy Beshear says the Democratic Attorney General will not file a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin before Monday.
4 independent candidates file statements of candidacy for 2016 general election
2 years ago
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4 independent candidates file statements of candidacy for 2016 general election

Four independent candidates filed paperwork to run in various offices in the 2016 General Election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced.
Attorney general threatens suit over budget cuts
2 years ago
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Attorney general threatens suit over budget cuts

Kentucky's attorney general is calling Gov. Matt Bevin's mid-year budget cuts to higher education illegal and has demanded the governor rescind the order.
Bill extending incentives to steel mill passes legislature
2 years ago
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Bill extending incentives to steel mill passes legislature

Kentucky lawmakers have agreed to extend and sweeten economic development incentives in hopes of rejuvenating idled operations at a northeastern Kentucky steel mill.
Lawmakers pass bill to let some felons clear records
2 years ago
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Lawmakers pass bill to let some felons clear records

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to legislation aimed at giving some nonviolent felons a second chance by letting them seek to have their criminal records erased.
Bevin: State working to fix problems in benefits system
2 years ago
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Bevin: State working to fix problems in benefits system

Gov. Matt Bevin says his administration is working to fix problems in the roll out of Kentucky's new public benefits system that led to some Kentuckians getting erroneous notices that their benefits are being cut off.
KY lawmakers deadlock on budget, could lead to partial government shutdown
2 years ago
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KY lawmakers deadlock on budget, could lead to partial government shutdown

Kentucky lawmakers say they have reached an impasse on budget negotiations, putting a two-year spending plan in jeopardy and risking a partial government shutdown.
Lawmakers complete work on bill aimed at bourbon tourists
2 years ago
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Lawmakers complete work on bill aimed at bourbon tourists

Bourbon tourists could soon start sipping cocktails during distillery tours as Kentucky lawmakers have finished crafting more lenient rules for distillers to sell their products where the whiskey is made.
Lawmakers pass bill to help prosecutors fight sex crimes
2 years ago
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Lawmakers pass bill to help prosecutors fight sex crimes

Kentucky lawmakers have finished work to close a legal loophole blamed for shielding sexual predators whose young victims can't say exactly when and where they were abused.
Bevin: Democrats hurt budget process by not negotiating
2 years ago
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Bevin: Democrats hurt budget process by not negotiating

Tensions between Republicans and Democrats over Kentucky's more than $65 billion spending plan escalated overnight, with the Republican governor calling a news conference to blame House leaders for refusing to negotiate.
Chief Justice makes final appeal for funds
2 years ago
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Chief Justice makes final appeal for funds

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he does not think lawmakers will reach an agreement on a two-year state spending plan.
With midnight deadline looming, Kentucky budget talks resume
2 years ago
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With midnight deadline looming, Kentucky budget talks resume

House and Senate leaders are meeting privately to come up with an agreement on how to spend more than $65 billion of state and federal tax dollars over the next two years.
Rand Paul to hold Town Halls across Eastern KY
2 years ago
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Rand Paul to hold Town Halls across Eastern KY

On Monday, March 28th, and Tuesday, March 29th, U.S. Senator Rand Paul will hold Town Hall events in Eastern Kentucky.
Senate approves budget cuts for courts, but changes possible
2 years ago
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Senate approves budget cuts for courts, but changes possible

The Kentucky Senate has approved spending cuts of 9 percent to the court system that the state's chief justice says could lead to 600 layoffs and force thousands of people facing criminal charges to sit in jail while awaiting trial.
Kentucky House passes bill for 1 marriage license form
2 years ago
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Kentucky House passes bill for 1 marriage license form

Kentucky's state House has passed a bill that would create one marriage license form for both gay and straight couples in an effort to defuse controversy over the licensing of gay marriages.
Kentucky House rejects Senate budget proposal
2 years ago
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Kentucky House rejects Senate budget proposal

The Kentucky House of Representatives has officially rejected the state Senate's budget proposal and appointed a conference committee to work out a compromise.
Kentucky House rejects Senate budget proposal
2 years ago
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Kentucky House rejects Senate budget proposal

The Kentucky House of Representatives has officially rejected the state Senate's budget proposal and appointed a conference committee to work out a compromise.
Senate budget includes most of Bevin’s budget cuts
2 years ago
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Senate budget includes most of Bevin’s budget cuts

Senate Republicans have promised to slash spending across most of state government and use the money to bolster Kentucky's struggling public retirement systems in a budget proposal that sets up a showdown with House Democrats in an election year.
KET to host House & Senate candidates on Kentucky Tonight
2 years ago
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KET to host House & Senate candidates on Kentucky Tonight

Voters can hear from the candidates for the 2016 primary races for U.S. House and U.S. Senate starting Monday on KET's Kentucky Tonight program.
Kentucky chief justice blasts proposed House budget
2 years ago
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Kentucky chief justice blasts proposed House budget

Kentucky's chief justice says a proposed two year spending plan in the House of Representatives would be catastrophic for the state's court system.
McConnell: Court pick won’t get vote this year
2 years ago
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McConnell: Court pick won’t get vote this year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the American people must have a voice in November on filling the Supreme Court vacancy.
Democrats reject Bevin’s cuts for colleges
2 years ago
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Democrats reject Bevin’s cuts for colleges

Kentucky Democrats and Republicans are scheduled to release a pair of dueling budget plans, but Democrats most likely will have the votes to win.
Governor Bevin appoints Commissioner of Veterans Affairs
2 years ago
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Governor Bevin appoints Commissioner of Veterans Affairs

Governor Bevin has appointed Retired Brigadier General Norman E. Arflack as the new Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA).
Bill would exempt business filing fees for military veterans
2 years ago
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Bill would exempt business filing fees for military veterans

Military veterans who own more than half of a new business would not have to pay filing fees to the Secretary of State's office under a bill that cleared the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Early voting bill passes Kentucky House
2 years ago
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Early voting bill passes Kentucky House

A bill aimed at boosting voter turnout in Kentucky by allowing early voting without an excuse has been passed by the state House despite some lawmakers' concerns about strapping county clerks with extra costs.
Bill seeks to put new restrictions on abortion clinics
2 years ago
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Bill seeks to put new restrictions on abortion clinics

A bill aimed at putting new restrictions on abortion clinics has overwhelmingly passed the Kentucky Senate.
Bill to abolish death penalty fails in House committee
2 years ago
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Bill to abolish death penalty fails in House committee

A bill aimed at abolishing the death penalty in Kentucky has been defeated by a House committee.
Bill aims to spare teens from felony for sexting
2 years ago
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Bill aims to spare teens from felony for sexting

Teenagers caught sending nude photographs of themselves or their friends via cell phones or online would be spared a felony offense under a bill advancing in the Kentucky General Assembly.
Chief justice warns House panel of Bevin’s budget proposal
2 years ago
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Chief justice warns House panel of Bevin’s budget proposal

Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. has told a legislative panel that the governor's proposed budget cuts would effectively shut down the courts temporarily.
Ky. Supreme Court rules in judicial campaign case
2 years ago
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Ky. Supreme Court rules in judicial campaign case

Kentucky's Supreme Court has set some conditions on what types of political comments judicial candidates can make when running for judgeships.
Regulator for Gov. Bevin’s office resigns from super PAC
2 years ago
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Regulator for Gov. Bevin’s office resigns from super PAC

A top regulator from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has resigned as a director of Kentucky's major Republican super PAC after a newspaper inquired about potential conflicts in holding both roles.
Health care, economy focus of Paul’s town hall events
2 years ago
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Health care, economy focus of Paul’s town hall events

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he will help Gov. Matt Bevin get a waiver from the federal government this summer to begin charging Medicaid recipients for their health insurance.
Bill would make men confirm marriage for ED medication
2 years ago
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Bill would make men confirm marriage for ED medication

A Kentucky state lawmaker has filed a bill that would require men have at least two office visits and swear on a Bible they are married before a doctor could prescribe them erectile dysfunction medication.
Bevin responds to Beshear, says his focus is fixing ‘fiscal crisis’
2 years ago
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Bevin responds to Beshear, says his focus is fixing ‘fiscal crisis’

A statement from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's opposition to his plan to dismantle the state health care program known as Kynect is an effort to promote his political legacy.
After Paul bows out, some Kentucky supporters go to Rubio
2 years ago
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After Paul bows out, some Kentucky supporters go to Rubio

Some of Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's top supporters in the state legislature are endorsing Marco Rubio ahead of the state's Republican presidential caucus next month.
Kemper files for Congress against Republican Andy Barr
2 years ago
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Kemper files for Congress against Republican Andy Barr

The former director of the Kentucky Council of Churches has filed to run for Congress against Republican Andy Barr in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.
Bill: Drunken drivers would have to wait 10 years to clear records
2 years ago
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Bill: Drunken drivers would have to wait 10 years to clear records

Drunken drivers would have to wait 10 years for convictions to come off their records under a bill that has cleared the state Senate.
House panel OKs bill enlisting AG in human trafficking fight
2 years ago
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House panel OKs bill enlisting AG in human trafficking fight

Kentucky's attorney general would be empowered to join the fight against human trafficking if a bill approved by a state House committee becomes law.
Paul asks party leaders to include him in prime-time debate
2 years ago
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Paul asks party leaders to include him in prime-time debate

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has asked party leaders to include him in Thursday's televised debate.
Kentucky House panel approves expungement bill
2 years ago
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Kentucky House panel approves expungement bill

A bill aimed at allowing some nonviolent felons in Kentucky to have their criminal records expunged has won approval from the House Judiciary Committee.
Senate panel OKs update to informed consent law
2 years ago
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Senate panel OKs update to informed consent law

A Kentucky Senate panel has approved a bill to require any woman seeking an abortion to have a face-to-face meeting with a medical professional before the procedure.
GOP leader wants to freeze university tuition in Kentucky
2 years ago
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GOP leader wants to freeze university tuition in Kentucky

The chairman of the Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus wants to freeze tuition and fees at state universities for the next four years.
Bill allowing some distilleries to serve cocktails advances
2 years ago
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Bill allowing some distilleries to serve cocktails advances

Bourbon tourists could sip cocktails and purchase more bottles from Kentucky distilleries in wet territories under a bill that has won approval from a state Senate committee.
Bill would exempt school projects from prevailing wage
2 years ago
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Bill would exempt school projects from prevailing wage

State officials would not decide how much to pay construction workers on public school projects under a bill approved by a Senate committee.
McConnell to host former coal miner at State of the Union Address
2 years ago
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McConnell to host former coal miner at State of the Union Address

A 4th-generation coal miner, Howard Abshire of Pike County, will be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guest at the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Kentucky moves ahead with plans to dismantle health exchange
2 years ago
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Kentucky moves ahead with plans to dismantle health exchange

Kentucky's new Republican administration is moving forward with plans to shut down the state's health insurance exchange, becoming the first state to cut ties with one of the key pieces of President Barack Obama's signature health care law because of a political promise.
Democrats apparently thwart GOP plan to pick off members
2 years ago
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Democrats apparently thwart GOP plan to pick off members

Democrats appear to have thwarted a Republican plan to pick off one of their members as the two parties continued to struggle for power in the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats.
Senate president’s wife hired as deputy cabinet secretary
2 years ago
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Senate president’s wife hired as deputy cabinet secretary

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says the wife of Senate President Robert Stivers has been hired as a deputy cabinet secretary.
We Are Kentuckians rally held in Frankfort
2 years ago
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We Are Kentuckians rally held in Frankfort

Kentucky lawmakers weren't the only ones at the capital building on Tuesday.
State legislature convenes as parties fight for power
2 years ago
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State legislature convenes as parties fight for power

The Kentucky state legislature has gaveled in to begin work on a two-year state spending plan under a new Republican governor.
Yarmuth: Democrats might not have viable US Senate candidate
2 years ago
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Yarmuth: Democrats might not have viable US Senate candidate

One of Kentucky's top elected Democrats said Monday he is concerned the struggling party will not be able to field a viable candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in November.
Kentucky state House special elections set for March 8
2 years ago
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Kentucky state House special elections set for March 8

Gov. Matt Bevin has scheduled special elections on March 8 for four vacant state House seats.