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Constitutional debate over governor’s COVID-19 emergency orders

Republican Representative Savannah Maddox's proposal would limit the scope of the governor's executive orders issued during a public health emergency and allow people to sue the state if such an order hurts their business.

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when one of the company’s drugs failed in a medical trial.

Library wants help defending against budget cuts

State lawmakers have rearranged their schedule so they can continue budget negotiations Wednesday. As they talk, organizations like the Lexington Public Library are asking people to fight for them in Frankfort.

Kentucky lawmaker in sexual misconduct deal won’t run in 2018

A Kentucky lawmaker who signed a secret sexual harassment settlement says he won't seek re-election in 2018.

Lawmakers react to Rep. Dan Johnson’s suicide

The shock over State Representative Dan Johnson's death continues to spread as people across the commonwealth, including lawmakers in Frankfort, react to the news.

Kentucky Representative Jim Wayne will not seek re-election

After 27 years in the Kentucky legislature, Representative Jim Wayne announces he will not seek another term

Gov. Bevin, Mayor Gray attend dedication of new Valvoline world headquarters

Valvoline will host a dedication of its new $35 million, 162,400-square-foot world headquarters in Lexington May 11.

Rep. Barr, Sen. McConnell weigh in on House American Health Care Act vote

Following a House vote which passed the American Health Care Act, a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, Representative Andy Barr, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (both Republicans,) have issued statements addressing the vote.

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.

Bill Seeks Higher Pay for Police, Firefighters

Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, has recently co-sponsored a bill to increase pay for police officers, firefighters, and volunteer firefighters.

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.

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.

Bevin shows emails in attempt to discredit lawmaker’s story

Emails from state transportation officials appear to show Democratic state Rep. Russ Meyer knew about problems with a road project in his district long before it was delayed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

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.

Yarmuth to file for re-election

The only Democrat in Kentucky's congressional delegation is making it official that he's running for re-election this year.

GOP state Rep. Bob DeWeese not seeking re-election

Republican state Rep. Bob DeWeese says he will not run for re-election in 2016.

Ethics panel steps up inquiry of Kentucky Rep. Whitfield

The House Ethics Committee is forming an investigative subcommittee to determine whether Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky violated House rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on issues related to her work with the Humane Society of the United States.

Representative files gas gouging bill for 2015 session

Rep. Donna Mayfield announced she has filed House Bill 184, which aims to protect Kentuckians from gas gouging.

Former State Official Assessed Ethics Fine

A former state representative and member of Gov. Steve Beshear's cabinet has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine for pressuring state employees to donate to the governor's re-election campaign.

Congressman-Elect Andy Barr Prepares For Washington

The newly-elected representative for Kentucky's sixth district said he's ready to get down to business.

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Beshear, Brown, Booker talk grand jury decision, won’t address ‘justice’ question

Say the way to honor Taylor's legacy is to continue the work that remains.

Louisville & Lexington mayors make “calls for calm”

Prior to the news of Breonna Taylor's case, Louisville and Lexington's mayors asked their cities to remain calm and respond in a peaceful, lawful manner.

Lane closures Thursday on New Circle, I-75

Bridge deck repair to cause lane closures