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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.

District raising taxes for new schools, to offset fund cuts

Kentucky's third largest school district has raised local property taxes to offset state funding cuts and new school expenses.

Thousands of county employees worried about future of pensions

It is a story that hits thousands of Kentuckians right in the pocketbook. People count on having a pension when they retire, but the state's pension system is in crisis and will run out of money in the next five years, according to the state.

Judge dismisses charges against GOP lawmaker in Kentucky

A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Republican state representative in Kentucky.

Kentuckians react to failure of Republican healthcare bill

Kentuckians on both sides of the aisle, have been reacting to the continuing developments of the republican's health care bill all day today.

HS state baseball schedule notes

The state semifinals are Friday, but Saturday's title game has a time change.

Kentucky wants to opt out of federal gas program

Kentucky's Republican governor wants to opt out of a federal program credited with reducing pollution while jacking up gas prices in the traffic-clogged northern part of the state.

State prisoner sentenced to 129 months in federal prison on tax fraud conspiracy

A prisoner in eastern Kentucky has been sentenced to 129 months after pleading guilty to conspiring to submit false tax returns using the names of other prisoners.

Ex-state official admits ethics violations, agrees to fine

A Lexington man who served in the Personnel Cabinet during former Gov. Steve Beshear's administration has admitted to ethics violations that allege he raised political contributions at work on state time.

State officials discuss Zika threat, response measures at summit

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), renowned experts and response partners gathered in Lexington on Thursday for the 2017 Kentucky Zika Summit.

State Sen. Reginald Thomas receives Public Health Hero Award

State Senator Reginald Thomas was honored with the 2017 Dr. Rice Leach Public Health Hero Award at a Lexington-Fayette County Health Department board meeting Monday night.

Kentucky budget director predicts $113 million shortfall

Kentucky's budget director says the state is likely headed toward a $113 million shortfall when the fiscal year ends June 30.

State officials update government transparency website

State officials have updated Kentucky's government transparency website to include spending details of the judicial branch.

SUV going wrong way hits car in Kentucky, 2 killed

Police say two people have died after an SUV traveling the wrong way collided with a car in Lauren County.

BBQ fest moving out of downtown Danville

Big news for Kentucky barbecue lovers.

Lawmakers wrap up 2017 session with late night voting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- It was a busy day at the capitol as lawmakers worked well into the evening voting on dozens of bills during the last hours of the 2017 session.

Solid Blue fans react to Elite Eight loss

About a hundred people were at the Bluegrass Airport Sunday night to welcome home the Cats from Memphis after a tough loss in the Elite Eight.

Kentucky returns $302 million in tax refunds

State officials say they have returned more than $302 million in refunds to Kentucky taxpayers.

Universities to compete for funding

Kentucky's public universities would be competing against each other for more than basketball and football victories under legislation headed to Gov. Matt Bevin. They'll be vying for state funding.

Officials vote to implement new tax, avoid state takeover

Officials in a financially troubled northern Kentucky county have approved a new tax on workers in an effort to avoid having the state take over its finances.

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