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Show me the money: How much might we get from stimulus?

The devil ultimately will be in the details as they are finalized and implemented, but the poush is on to try to get money out and in people's hands as fast as possible.

Braidy executives give update on plans for aluminum plant

Braidy Industries says it still needs to raise $500 million to build a $1.7 billion aluminum plant in eastern Kentucky.

Officials will vote on whether or not to increase taxes for Madison Co. jail expansion

Madison County Fiscal Court will vote on whether or not to increase taxes that would allow for expansion of the Madison County jail.

Kentucky lawmakers pass pension-relief bill

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a pension-relief bill and sent it to Gov. Matt Bevin.

Special Session estimated to cost taxpayers $66,433 a day

If the pension relief special session lasts the predicted five days, it would cost taxpayers more than $332,000, according to the LRC.

With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue paying benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. But the expected shortfalls will be covered by taxpayers instead of coal companies.

Company says aluminum mill construction remains on schedule

A private company trying to build an aluminum mill in the Ashland area, in part with taxpayer money, has extended its fundraising deadline.

Pension plan for teachers would cost taxpayers $4.4 billion

An analysis of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the retirement system for public school teachers shows it would cost taxpayers an extra $4.4 billion over the next 20 years.

Judge says Kentucky still must pay fees in gay marriage case

A federal judge says Kentucky taxpayers still owe nearly $225,000 in legal fees and court costs to the couples who sued a county clerk for refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her opposition to same-sex marriage.

Economists predict $155 million deficit for Kentucky

Kentucky taxpayers can expect a shortfall of more than $155 million after a panel of state economists have revised the state's official revenue forecast.

Crop insurance agent accused of defrauding taxpayers

A crop insurance agent in Kentucky is facing federal charges alleging she defrauded taxpayers of $169,000.

Economists to give first glimpse of projected 2018 shortfall

Kentucky taxpayers could get their first glimpse of a projected budget shortfall in 2018.

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for a county clerk who refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples.

Kentucky needs $700 million more per year for pension debt

Independent consultants say Kentucky taxpayers need to spend an extra $700 million each year to keep their troubled public pension systems afloat.

Bevin Inquiry Alleges Democrats Coerced Worker Contributions

An investigation by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is relying on interviews with 16 anonymous state workers to conclude officials in the previous Democratic administration committed "wholesale violations of state law."

State reminds KY taxpayers to guard personal information

As part of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week the Department of Revenue (DOR) is joining other state and federal officials to remind Kentucky taxpayers to safeguard their social security numbers and other personal information.

Return to sender: IRS tax payment addresses have changed

Income tax season will be here in a few weeks, and the Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers to mail their payments to the correct address.

Kentucky election puts Medicaid expansion in crosshairs

Kentucky could become the first state to repeal the expansion of its Medicaid program depending on the outcome of a closely contested governor's race.

Lawmaker: Taxpayers to be repaid for ‘In God We Trust’ signs

Kentucky taxpayers will initially foot the bill for "In God We Trust" signs that have been place in legislative committee rooms at the Capitol, but a lawmaker says the money will be reimbursed.

Noah’s Ark construction asks for tax dollars

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on a lawsuit filed by a Christian ministry building a massive Noah's Ark tourist attraction.

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Firefighters battling house fire behind “The Cave” fire station in Lexington

Firefighters are battling a house fire in the 3400 block of Colonnade drive in Lexington off Man o' War near Bold Bidder Drive.

KSP investigating after man found dead in Herrington Lake

State police are investigating after a man was found dead in Herrington Lake in Garrard County.