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Expungement bill passes

Legislation to expand the number of Kentuckians eligible to have low-level felonies expunged from their criminal records is headed to the governor.

Legislature could uncork direct wine shipments

Direct shipment of wine to consumers would become legal under a bill that advanced in the state Senate Tuesday.

GOP leaders say pensions, budget to overshadow session

Republican leaders in the Kentucky Senate say the 2018 legislative session will be overshadowed by work on the next state budget and proposed fixes to public pension systems.

Slain lawmakers’ seat likely to be filled by special election

A legislative seat formerly held by a Republican Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself following sexual assault allegations will likely be filled with a special election.

Lawmakers override veto of mental health bill

A bill that would allow judges to order people with mental illnesses into outpatient treatment will become law despite a veto by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Civics test to be required for high school grads

Kentucky high school students would have to pass a civics test in order to graduate under a bill that passed the state legislature.

State of the Commonwealth: Bevin Says Tax Plan Will Not be Neutral

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said some people will have to pay more under a proposal to overhaul the state's tax code.

Legislature to Vet Charter Schools, Criminal Justice Reform

Kentucky lawmakers are focusing on charter schools and criminal justice reform as they return to work following a month-long recess.

Georgetown-Scott County Airport receives money for improvement projects

The Georgetown-Scott County Airport will receive $1.5 million to fund airport pavement renovations.

Senate approves bill to clear path for felon voting rights

The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill that would let voters decide whether to change the state's constitution to let lawmakers restore the voting rights of some convicted felons.

Fayette County judge-executive urges elimination of his job

Fayette County Judge-Executive John Roberts has asked Kentucky lawmakers to put a measure on the statewide ballot to abolish his job.

Anheuser-Busch sheds Kentucky distributorships

The world's largest brewer has shed its two distributorships in Kentucky after the state legislature passed a law banning them from owning one.

Candidates outline strategy to push agenda

Republicans wanting to become Kentucky's next governor have outlined how they would push their agenda through a politically divided legislature.

After 3 years of trying, Ky. passes bill fighting heroin

Taxpayers will spend money to keep heroin dealers in prison longer and to give addicts a steady supply of clean needles under a bill that has passed the state legislature designed to curb Kentucky's alarming increase of overdose deaths.

Kentucky legislature agrees to screen newborns for Krabbe

Every newborn baby in Kentucky will be tested for a rare genetic disorder that can be fatal if not treated at birth under a bill that has passed the state legislature.

Ky. Senate passes bills in flurry of action

Kentucky Senate Republicans have passed bills dealing with abortion, medical malpractice and the prevailing wage in a flurry of action that drew objections from Democrats.

Senate panel OKs bill to combat heroin use

A bill aimed at tackling Kentucky's growing heroin problem cleared a legislative committee and appears on a fast track in the state Senate.

State Legislature To Consider Medical Marijuana

Kentucky lawmakers will consider medical marijuana during the General Assembly. House Speaker Greg Stumbo supported a bill to make it legal for people to smoke marijuana for medical purposes.

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New outreach program serving in local communities

Community outreach programs have teamed up to bring resources and hope directly into communities in need.

Hops and Vine Festival celebrates local business

Apollo Pizza turns 40 this year and held it's birthday celebration during the annual Hops and Vine Festival.

Music comes to Midway with first local music festival

Local sponsors put on the first music festival in Midway on Saturday.

The Nest hosts first in-person event of the year

This year's annual Family Fun Day by The Nest was themed "safety".