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Kentucky Lawmakers Begin 2-Day Wrapup Session
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:22 PM
Kentucky lawmakers have stacks of bills to consider as they start a two-day wrapup session that will put the finishing touches on an agenda dominated by Republicans. The GOP-led House and Senate convened Wednesday after a nearly two-week break to allow Gov. Matt Bevin to sign or veto legislation. This year's session ends Thursday. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said lawmakers have ...
Ref Target of Death Threats After Kentucky Loss
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:47 AM
Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he's received death threats after Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Higgins reported threats on his home phone, which has an unlisted number, and on the office phone for his roofing company. The person requested anonymity ...
McConnell: Exec Order Good for KY Coal Communities
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:22 PM
At the beginning of this year, I sent a letter to then President-elect Trump urging him to work with Congress and use his executive authority to provide regulatory relief to Kentucky coal miners and their families. Last month, he stepped in to offer a much-needed reprieve from the so-called Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation, which tried to extend the reach of the federal bureaucracy into ...
Bevin Vetoes 3 Bills Passed by Legislature
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:11 PM
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed three bills and a portion of a fourth bill passed by the new GOP-controlled legislature. Records show Bevin issued his vetoes on Monday. Lawmakers could override those vetoes when they reconvene on Wednesday for the final two days of the legislative session. Bevin vetoed Senate Bill 91, which would let judges order people with mental illnesses to undergo ...
Waters: Shakespearean Take On a Farmer's Tragedy
Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:11 PM
To try, or not to try, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer ...
Louisville's Mayor Fischer to Seek Third Term
Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:01 PM
Democrat Greg Fischer says he will seek a third term as Louisville's mayor in 2018. In a statement to The Courier-Journal, Fischer said Friday his administration has accomplished "great things" for Kentucky's largest city, but said there's more work to do. Fischer, a 59-year-old businessman, was first elected mayor in 2010 in a tight race against Republican Hal Heiner. He was re-elected ...
Kentucky's New Abortion Law Under Attack
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:25 PM
Kentucky's new law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound exam before an abortion has come under attack by opponents seeking a court order to block it. A federal judge in Louisville heard more than six hours of arguments and testimony Thursday on a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to halt the law passed by the state's Republican-led Legislature in January. The law took effect ...
Woman Pleads Guilty to Putting Infant in Trash Can
Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:34 AM
A Bullitt County woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of her newborn daughter in a department store bathroom. WDRB-TV reports Jessica Price also pleaded guilty Friday to tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. She was originally facing a murder charge, but it was amended down in the plea agreement, which also includes a total of 10 years in ...
Kentucky Returns $302 Million in Tax Refunds
Friday, March 24, 2017 11:32 AM
State officials say they have returned more than $302 million in refunds to Kentucky taxpayers. The Kentucky Department of Revenue said in a news release it has received more than 1.1 million tax returns, with more than 1 million of those returns having been processed. Nearly 98 percent of the returns were filed electronically. The deadline to file state tax returns is April 18. This ...
Beshear Seeks to Intervene in Records Lawsuit
Friday, March 24, 2017 4:58 AM
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking to intervene in another open records dispute between a university and student publications. Beshear said in a statement on Thursday that he filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Western Kentucky University against its student newspaper, the College Heights Herald, and the Kentucky Kernel, the student newspaper at the University of ...
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