- Jennifer Garner urges lawmakers to fund children's program Updated: Feb-09-16 2:56 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program.
- House agrees to double donor limit ahead of pivotal election Updated: Feb-08-16 7:36 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House Democrats and Republicans agreed to double how much money people can donate to political candidates, potentially raising the stakes for the November elections that could determine who controls state government.
- Some Kentucky judges limit domestic offenders access to guns Updated: Feb-06-16 10:46 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Just eight years ago, most of the domestic violence deaths in Louisville were from strangulation. Today, more than 71 percent are from guns.
- Political leaders attend Powers' funeral Updated: Feb-05-16 6:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bidding farewell to Georgia Davis Powers, her family, friends and admirers turned the civil-right icon's funeral into a celebration of a life that broke down barriers for women and African-Americans.
- State leaders pay tribute to Georgia Davis Powers Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - When Regena Thomas took office last decade as New Jersey's secretary of state, her thoughts turned to her mentor in Kentucky - civil rights icon and longtime state legislator Georgia Davis Powers.
- Ky. House panel defeats bill dealing with prevailing wage Updated: Feb-04-16 12:17 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A Kentucky House committee has defeated a Republican-backed bill to exempt public school projects from the state's prevailing wage.
- Kentucky governor signs abortion bill as soon as it arrives Updated: Feb-02-16 8:20 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed an abortion-related bill into law Tuesday after a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him in his Capitol office.
- Kentucky House Democrats opposed to governor's spending cuts Updated: Feb-02-16 5:24 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House Democrats said Tuesday they likely will not approve $650 million worth of state spending cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, setting up a budget battle one month ahead of four special elections that could shift the balance of power in the legislature.
- Kentucky lawmakers finish work on informed consent bill Updated: Feb-01-16 8:17 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Ending years of stalemate on the abortion issue, Kentucky lawmakers on Monday gave final passage to legislation allowing real-time video consultations between doctors and women as an option to fulfill "informed consent" requirements before an abortion.
- House panel advances bill to raise Ky. minimum wage Updated: Jan-28-16 1:44 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A bill to gradually raise Kentucky's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has cleared a House committee, but it drew opposition from Republicans and business interests.
- Bill advances to make coal sector eligible for incentives Updated: Jan-28-16 10:52 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's struggling coal industry would become eligible for some state economic development incentives under a bill advanced by a state House committee.
- Bevin proposes $6 billion road plan to Kentucky legislature Updated: Jan-27-16 7:24 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has proposed spending $6 billion on roads and bridges over the next six years.
- Member of House leadership decides not to seek re-election Updated: Jan-25-16 7:38 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - State Rep. Johnny Bell, a member of House Democratic leadership, said Monday that he has decided not to seek re-election this year as his party tries to maintain its fragile majority in the chamber.
- Kentucky House passes safe-haven extension bill Updated: Jan-25-16 7:01 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would give parents more time to decide whether to turn over their newborn infants at state-approved safe places.
- Kerr withdraws from State House race Updated: Jan-23-16 2:59 pm
TAYLOR MILL, Kentucky - Northern Kentucky lawmaker Tom Kerr has withdrawn from the State House race.
- Kentucky House panel approves expungement bill Updated: Jan-13-16 5:39 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Rebecca Collett was overcome with emotion Wednesday after a Kentucky legislative committee advanced a bill that would allow some nonviolent felons like her to have their criminal records expunged.
- House panel OKs bill to help prosecutors combat sex crimes Updated: Jan-13-16 4:57 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has gone before a legislative committee to push for a bill he says would help prosecutors crack down on sex crimes against children and vulnerable adults.
- The Latest: Obama takes 'one more look at this thing' Updated: Jan-12-16 10:43 pm
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- GOP leader wants to freeze university tuition in Kentucky Updated: Jan-12-16 6:03 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The chairman of the Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus wants to freeze tuition and fees at state universities for the next four years.
- Bill to allow some distilleries to serve cocktails advances Updated: Jan-12-16 4:09 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Bourbon tourists taking in the sights and smells of Kentucky distilleries could start sipping cocktails as part of the experience if a bill that cleared a legislative panel on Tuesday becomes state law.
- Democrats apparently thwart GOP plan to pick off members Updated: Jan-11-16 6:27 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democrats appear to have thwarted a Republican plan to pick off at least one of their members as the two parties continued to struggle for power in the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats.