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Phones around the country will buzz with the 1st national emergency alert test Wednesday

NATIONAL (ABC NEWS) - On Wednesday at 2:18 p.m. EDT almost all the cell phones in the country will go off in the first...

Pension bill omits some police death benefits

A proposal to overhaul Kentucky's troubled public pension system would inadvertently eliminate line-of-duty death benefits for some police officers in roughly half of the state's law enforcement agencies, sending Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration rushing to fix the 505-page bill before calling a special session of the state legislature to vote on it.

Kentucky governor traveling state to pitch pension plan

Kentucky's Republican governor is traveling the state to promote a bill that would make significant changes to one of the country's worst funded public pension systems.

Private lawmaker meeting prompts open-meetings complaint

A government watchdog group has asked Kentucky's attorney general to rule whether the state House of Representatives broke the law by holding a private meeting to discuss the state's pension systems.

GOP speaker says governor, others should tone down rhetoric

Kentucky's GOP House speaker says the state's Republican governor and others need to tone down the rhetoric used when debating the future of the state's troubled pension system.

Appalachian summit set for August 4 in Pikeville

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System plans to participate in the Shaping Our Appalachian Region summit next month.

Judges tell lawmakers to hire more social workers

A group of family court judges and adoption attorneys says the best way for Kentucky to improve its struggling child welfare system is to hire more social workers.

Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system

Kentucky's Republican governor wants to overhaul the state's troubled child-welfare system, inspired by his own family's failed attempt to adopt a young girl.

Pension system’s woes could be worse than previously thought

Kentucky's public pension system, which officially faces an $18.1 billion unfunded liability, might be in worse shape than previously thought.

Report Suggests Louisville Flood Protection, Sewer Upgrades

Engineering consultants say Louisville's Metropolitan Sewer District needs to spend up to $4.3 billion over the next two decades on its sewage and Ohio River flood protection systems.

Kentucky’s retirement systems continue downward slide

Kentucky's troubled pension systems have continued their downward slide in 2016, with plans covering teachers and state employees losing more than $1.8 billion in value while obligations are increasing.

Plexaderm Moisturizing System 9-22

Lifestyle Melinda McKinsey comes to the studio to tell Meteorologist Eric Burke about a special offer for the remarkable Plexaderm Moisturizing System that can enrich and enliven you skin.

PFM Group wins contract to review Kentucky pension systems

A Philadelphia-based consulting company has won a contract to review Kentucky's struggling public pension systems.

State investigates Martin County water system

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has launched an investigation on the Martin County Water District.

Satellite built by MSU students will head to space

On Tuesday NASA made an announcement that a satellite built by Morehead State University students called “Lunar Ice Cube” will be on the new space launch system rocket bound for the Moon.

eFiling system for Kentucky courts now available statewide

The Administrative Office of the Courts' eFiling system is now available statewide.

Dole recalls some spinach after salmonella found in sample

Dole Fresh Vegetables says it's recalling some of its bagged spinach distributed in 13 states as a precaution after a random sample tested positive for salmonella.

Panel looks for fixes to Teachers’ Retirement System

A work group formed by Gov. Steve Beshear has started trying to craft recommendations to shore up the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System.

LexCall to celebrate 3,110,000th call

LexCall, the city's service request phone system, hit the landmark call June 30th, and will hold a celebration July 15th.

Funds awarded to expedite cases through judicial system

Prosecutors' offices throughout Kentucky are receiving funds to help expedite cases through the judicial system.

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Judge pauses loan forgiveness program for farmers of color

A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers.

More storms on Sunday

Heavy rain is on it's way out! Patchy fog is possible overnight and into early tomorrow morning.

Flooding, water rescue keep Laurel County crews busy

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - First responders had a busy day and night Friday because of flood waters. One of the most serious was at...

Great American Brass Band Festival happening this weekend

DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) - With the reopening of Kentucky, festivals like Danville's 31st Great American Brass Band are celebrating being back together again. After having...