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Counties prepare for start of early voting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - In-person early voting opens Tuesday and based on early indications, many county clerks across the state expect use of in-person...

Feds reach deal on $2 trillion aid package

The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have struck an agreement on a sweeping $2 trillion measure

“Bourbon and politics never go well together”: Lexington bar bans political talk

Chevy Chase Inn in Lexington has banned political talk among its patrons.

House committee to discuss sports gambling

Frankfort, Ky-- The House Committee on Licensing, Occupations, and Admin Regs will discuss HB 137 on Wednesday, January 15th. The bill was introduced by Rep....

Beshear urges cooperation on eve of 2020 legislative session

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling for bipartisan cooperation during a legislative session that will be dominated by work on a new two-year state budget.

Democrat Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor in midnight swearing

Democrat Andy Beshear was sworn in as Kentucky's governor during a private ceremony early Tuesday, just after midnight in the Governor's Mansion.

Incoming Attorney General Daniel Cameron makes appointments

Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron has made appointments of two attorneys to lead his criminal and civil divisions.

Bevin sets special election for Kentucky state Senate seat

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Dan Seum of Louisville.

Hampton says fired deputy will continue assisting her

Kentucky's lieutenant governor has indicated she'll defy a decision by Gov. Matt Bevin's administration to dismiss her deputy chief of staff.

Politicians look to make hay at Kentucky Derby

In some sections of the famed track, another type of horse race will have politicians vying for attention and perhaps cash to support their campaigns.

Governor Bevin vetoes pension bill

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed a pension bill that was aimed at providing relief to some state-funded agencies struggling with ballooning retirement payments.

Pelosi says Democrats to sue over Trump’s wall

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will sue to prevent what they say is President Donald Trump's "stealing" of billions of dollars from federal programs and diverting it to building barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week

President Donald Trump says he will close the nation's southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not immediately stop illegal immigration.

Kentucky lawmakers agree to pension plan

State lawmakers passed a bill that would let up to 118 quasi-governmental agencies leave the state's struggling retirement system.

Judge extends temporary ban on 2 new Kentucky abortion laws

A federal judge has extended a temporary order preventing two new Kentucky abortion laws from taking effect while the court determines their constitutionality.

Bevin makes appointment to Kentucky Supreme Court

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed the Honorable David Cowan Buckingham to the office of Justice for the First Supreme Court District of Kentucky.

Pension decision looms over Kentucky legislature’s last day

Kentucky's Republican governor says he will sign a bill that would weaken one of the country's worst-funded pension systems while helping some independent but state-funded agencies avoid bankruptcy.

Judge cautions lawyers to watch language in abortion case

A judge has cautioned lawyers to watch their language when responding to a lawsuit challenging two Kentucky laws aimed at restricting abortion.

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Lexington Police ask for help identifying crime suspects

Lexington Police are trying to identify suspects in cases involving everything from burglary to mail theft.
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Balloon release held for elderly Lexington woman killed in drive-by

Purple balloons were released for 82-year-old Alice Carter.

Clay City clerk faces DUI charges, newspaper reports

The Clay City clerk faces several charges, including DUI and possession of marijuana, according to the Clay City Times.

Camera mistakenly left on during early voting in Breathitt County

Official says a camera that was mistakenly left on at an early voting location did not record any ballots.