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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky General Assembly leaders are considering a rule change requiring witnesses who testify during legislative committee meetings to be sworn in under oath to stop a potential spread of false information. House Speaker David Osborne and Senate President …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — I nmate populations and deteriorating prisons are sapping the state of money needed for priorities like education and health care, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. Stepping up his push for criminal justice reform as the “fiscally responsible thing to do," Beshear …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Kentucky House are preparing to unveil legislation aimed at increasing the state's workforce by offering transitional support to ease people off public assistance. The measure is expected to be introduced next week and will be House Bill 1, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A fixture of Kentucky's Supreme Court for 25 years is retiring. Susan Stokley Clary, the clerk of the Supreme Court, will retire Feb. 1. Clary has been clerk for three chief justices and is responsible for the custody, control and storage of all Supreme Court …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Researchers are launching a three-year study of elk in Kentucky. The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are teaming up on the study, which begins this month and will focus on elk reproduction and survival, WFPL radio …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Employees on the front lines of helping the sick or victims of sexual assault in Kentucky would be exempted from a high-profile immigration bill under changes its lead sponsor is making. Republican Sen. Danny Carroll announced the pending changes Thursday in response …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's elections for governor and other constitutional offices would shift to even-numbered years, coinciding with presidential elections, under a proposal overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the state Senate. Attempts to do away with statewide elections in …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky leaders are encouraging people to join the fight against hunger. Gov. Andy Beshear joined lawmakers, advocates and others Wednesday at a Capitol rally to bring awareness to the problem and to gain support for solutions, according to a statement from Feeding …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After a much-criticized flurry of last-minute pardons by ex-Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers predicted Wednesday that lawmakers will try to modify the pardon process. The process has drawn intense scrutiny since Bevin, a Republican, issued …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Retired librarian Kaye Peterson sometimes has to dip into her savings to help pay for her insulin and other prescriptions stemming from her long battle with diabetes. She made a pitch Wednesday for legislation backed by a bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers that …
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 Bowling Green Daily News on a bill that could hurt local newspapers: Newspapers are businesses just like any other. Many of us who work at newspapers have families and children. We all pay city, state and federal taxes just …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky picked up bipartisan momentum Wednesday when a House committee voted unanimously to advance the measure that one estimate says would bring in about $22.5 million a year in new taxes. The measure sailed through the House …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former state representative in Kentucky has won a special election to fill an open seat in the state Senate. Republican Mike Nemes won the election Tuesday night for the district that covers southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County, news outlets …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A summit to promote local and sustainable food systems in Kentucky is planned for next month. The second annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center, according to a statement from the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reaffirmed his support for a teachers' pay raise and made a pitch to overhaul a criminal-justice system soaking up too much of the state's money as he delivered his first State of the Commonwealth speech to the Republican-dominated …
The prepared text of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's first State of the Commonwealth address, delivered Tuesday evening to lawmakers. Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the General Assembly, Lt. Governor Coleman and Chris O’Bryan, constitutional officers, our Kentucky Supreme Court, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twice a week for four years when he was in high school, gay student Zach Meiners underwent “conversion therapy,” a practice that attempts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Once the sessions ended, it took almost 10 years before he started …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are inviting a Planned Parenthood clinic to apply for a license to perform abortions after it was denied by former Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. If a license is approved for the Louisville clinic, it would become only the second abortion …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Public health advocates rallied at Kentucky's Capitol on Tuesday to push for legislation aimed at reducing smoking and e-cigarette use among young people. A group called the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow urged Kentucky lawmakers to impose an excise tax on the …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trainer Mick Ruis sued the California Horse Racing Board on Monday, alleging it intentionally failed to discharge its public duty when the board hid and subsequently dismissed Justify's positive drug test in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby. Ruis trained and owned Bolt d'Oro, …

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