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See the new state laws now in effect

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Laws taking effect that day include measures on the following topics: Abstinence Education. Senate Bill 71 will require the inclusion of...

New service tax to go in effect Sunday

Sales tax is being added to several services you are not used to paying taxes on at all.

Lake at Kentucky historic site lowered due to leak in dam

UNION, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say the water level is being lowered at a lake at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in...

Teacher election upset leaves many wondering what’s to come in November

Many are calling it one of the biggest upsets and most telling races of Tuesday's primary election, Rockcastle County teacher Travis Brenda's victory over Jonathan Shell, Kentucky's republican house majority leader.

Governor launches new apprenticeship pilot program

Governor Bevin announced the launch of a new apprenticeship pilot program on Tuesday which will help students interested in a state government career gain on-the-job skills and opportunities.

State announces partnership with UK and U of L to help state medical examiners

We've talked a lot about the opioid crisis in Kentucky. It's causing all kinds of problems and it's putting a strain on the state's medical examiners.

State seeks takeover of Kentucky’s largest school district

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's interim education commissioner has recommended the state take over management of one of the country's largest public school districts. Wayne...

Poster series created to highlight 16 Kentucky State Parks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky State Parks Foundation has announced a poster series that will highlight 16 state parks. A foundation statement says artists...

EKU prepares for $25 million budget cut

 Eastern Kentucky University is warning students and staff of major cuts to come if the current state budget proposal makes it through Frankfort.

Bill advances to limit fees to outside attorneys

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced a bill to limit how much money outside attorneys can earn when hired by the state to pursue cases against corporations.

State providing financial assistance to family foster caregivers

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is allocating additional resources to determine eligibility of financial assistance payments to certain relative and fictive kin caregivers with children placed in their home by CHFS.

Labor Cabinet says on-site visits save companies from fines

Kentucky's Labor Cabinet says it saved companies up to $434,000 in potential fines by conducting five on-site visits last month for employers across the state.

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.

Court stays order striking down medical review panel law

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has stayed a lower court's ruling striking down a state law requiring a panel of doctors to review medical malpractice cases before going to trial.

Developer chosen for new Frankfort state office building

A Lexington-based developer has been chosen to design, build, finance and operate a new state office building and parking structure in Frankfort.

Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.

Kentucky to move all new hires to 401(k)-style plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican leaders say they will close the state's troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style...

Kentucky governor says pension announcement coming soon

Kentucky's Republican governor says he is close to calling state lawmakers back into session so they can make changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.

Car crashes into Winchester home

According to the Clark County Fire Department, the driver lost control in a sharp curve on Log Lick Road.

Jobless rates increase in 85 Kentucky counties

Kentucky officials say unemployment rates rose in 85 of the state's 120 counties between August 2016 and August 2017.

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Power outages, fallen tree limbs causing traffic hazards in KY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Rain and wind gusts were strong Sunday throughout Central Kentucky. Some trees and limbs caused power outages across the State. According to...

Beshear reports COVID positivity rate at 3.28%

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Governor Andy Beshear is urging counties to get competitive when it comes to which county has the most people vaccinated. Currently,...

Lexington family makes a “team effort” to find a cure for ALS

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - This Mother's Day, a Lexington family is rallying around their mom a little differently this year because of an ALS...
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A Mix of Sun and Clouds to Start the Workweek

A warm front lifting north will pick up rain chances throughout this evening.