FRANKFORT (AP) — A bill aimed at allowing Kentucky students to receive excused absences from school for mental health reasons won approval from the House Education Committee on Tuesday.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has signed legislation pushing back this year's filing deadline for political candidates in Kentucky — a necessary step as lawmakers rush to finish redistricting.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Bills redrawing Kentucky's legislative maps won key votes Thursday to stay on course toward final passage, as lawmakers openly pondered the reality of forging ties with new constituents or in a few cases running against colleagues due to shifting districts.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers quickly advanced legislation Wednesday that would push back this year's filing deadline for candidates seeking political office.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top Republican lawmakers want to extend an oddly shaped congressional district to add Democratic-leaning Frankfort to the solidly red 1st District in an apparent effort to shore up another district that for decades has swung between both parties.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear revealed plans Wednesday night to deliver an assistance package for Kentucky communities devastated by recent tornadoes, vowing to “rebuild every structure and every life” in a speech that stressed the state's resilience to recover from disaster.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met virtually with independent farmers and ranchers on Monday to discuss initiatives to reduce food prices by increasing competition within the meat industry, part of a broader effort to show his administration is trying to combat inflation.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky lawmakers prepare for a busy session dominated by the need for a new state budget, they find themselves in a unique yet enviable situation — large pots of unspent money are overflowing.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear set a blistering fundraising pace since launching his 2023 reelection bid, raising $1.3 million in the final three months of last year, his campaign said Monday.
FRANKFORT (AP) — A Kentucky ethics commission on Thursday charged Alison Lundergan Grimes with improperly using her office for personal and political purposes when she served as secretary of state, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
FRANKFORT (AP) -- Sebastian Kitchen, the deputy communications director for Gov. Andy Beshear, has been selected as the new executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party, party leaders said Friday.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Fresh off landing a record-shattering economic development deal with Ford Motor Co. that put Kentucky at the forefront of the green energy movement, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday launched a reelection run that will be tied to his aggressive actions to combat COVID-1…
BEREA — A Berea Community School science teacher has decided to throw his hat into the 2022 Election for the sixth district seat against incumbent Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY).
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who won reelection despite facing criminal charges for allegedly choking a woman and trying to “hog tie" her during a domestic dispute resigned on Tuesday.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's Republican senators split their votes Tuesday on a Senate-approved $1 trillion infrastructure plan, with Mitch McConnell supporting the measure and Rand Paul opposing it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations Tuesday in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19.
Two Republicans expected to compete to lead their party's ticket in 2023 took turns Saturday accusing Kentucky's Democratic governor of infringing on individual liberties with his pandemic-related restrictions, pressing GOP themes on the stage of the state's premiere political event.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved Monday to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to assist at-risk Afghan citizens flee Taliban violence as fighting intensifies ahead of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Republican Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon said Monday he's running for governor in 2023, getting an early jump on a potentially crowded slate of challengers seeking to unseat Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in a state that has continued to shift toward the GOP during Beshear's ti…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country's biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden declared America urgently needs a “generational investment” in its infrastructure, as he looks to sell voters on the economic benefits of the $973 billion bipartisan package that still faces an uncertain future in Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol would have 13 members and the power to subpoena witnesses, according to legislation released by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The House is expected to vote on the bill this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal was thrown in doubt Friday as Republican senators felt “blindsided” by his insistence that it must move in tandem with his bigger package, while the White House doubled down on the strategy and said it should have come as…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is announcing new efforts Wednesday to stem a rising national tide of violent crime as administration officials brace for what could be a turbulent summer. His plan focuses on addressing gun violence, providing money to cities that need more police and o…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin was unswayed Tuesday by civil rights leaders who implored him to rethink his opposition to a sprawling election bill that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said is crucial to countering a “Republican assault on our democracy."
FRANKFORT (AP) — The longtime state executive who inherited oversight of Kentucky's beleaguered unemployment insurance system during the COVID-19 pandemic is stepping down as labor secretary.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's new law allowing scholarship tax credits to support private school tuition drew a court challenge Monday from an education group, which argues that the program is unconstitutional and undermines support for public schools.
On Friday, Senator Jared Carpenter was recognized as a “2021 Partner for Commonsense Justice” by local business and community leaders. The award from the Kentucky Partnership for Commonsense Justice (PCJ) recognizes state legislators who went above and beyond in Frankfort to protect small bu…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Friday blocked creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in a show of party loyalty to former President Donald Trump, aiming to shift the political focus away from the violent insurrection by his GOP supporters.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said on a radio show he won't be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but that he might change his mind if people who previously contracted the disease are getting reinfected at a greater rate than those who are vaccinated.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have proposed to lower Medicare’s eligibility age to 60, to help older adults get affordable coverage. But a new study finds that Medicare can be more expensive than other options, particularly for many people of modest means.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In agreeing to hear a potentially groundbreaking abortion case, the Supreme Court has energized activists on both sides of the long-running debate who are now girding to make abortion access a major issue in next year’s midterm elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite sharing pleasantries at the White House, Republican congressional leaders signaled no willingness Wednesday to embrace President Joe Biden's ideas for a massive infrastructure investment, insisting instead on a much smaller package and rejecting the idea of raising …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's second largest county has banned state-licensed providers from practicing discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children. .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is so determined to stop a sweeping elections overhaul pushed by congressional Democrats that he will personally argue against it, armed with a stack of amendments at a Senate hearing this week as Democrats advance the bill toward a vote.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — The Kentucky League of Women Voters will host a statewide virtual town hall to discuss the state's upcoming redistricting process.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old children, a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan being unveiled Wednesday in an address to Congress.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky will maintain its six seats in the U.S. House with the new political dynamic of Republicans now being fully in charge of the upcoming round of mapping district boundaries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden’s admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death is “not enough” for a nation confronting a legacy of police violence.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the cyber hacking of federal agencies.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's governor stood aside and let a bill become law that protects an array of businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits. But he warned Monday that the measure is likely to draw a court challenge.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker, whose unabashedly progressive campaign in Kentucky came up just short in last year's Senate primary, said Monday that he's forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a follow-up race in 2022 against Republican incumbent Sen. Rand Paul.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more “elegant,” he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavory accounts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation Friday into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a bro…
FRANKFORT (AP) — Flexing their political muscle, Republican lawmakers on Monday swept aside the Democratic governor's vetoes of bills to change retirement benefits for new teachers and potentially shield legislative records from public scrutiny.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mood is so bad at the U.S. Capitol that a Democratic congressman recently let an elevator pass him by rather than ride with Republican colleagues who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s election.
FRANKFORT — The coronavirus pandemic played a part in preventing the General Assembly’s born alive bill from becoming law during the 2020 General Assembly.
FRANKFORT – Lawmakers are shortening the Kentucky General Assembly for a second time due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, giving them little time to act on the governor’s vetoes or pass additional legislation.
- Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
- Roads, bridges, jobs: Biden selling big infrastructure deal
- House to vote on bill launching probe of Jan. 6 insurrection
- Key GOP senators balk at terms of Biden infrastructure bill
- Biden anti-crime effort takes on law-breaking gun dealers
- Cicadas were flying; for hours, Biden's press plane was not
- Civil rights leaders don't budge key senator on voting bill
- Beshear announces change atop Kentucky Labor Cabinet
- Lawsuit challenges key part of new Kentucky education law
- Senator Jared Carpenter recognized as a 2021 Partner for Commonsense Justice
- GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol
- Rand Paul says he's skipping vaccine for now, may reconsider
- Medicare for 60-year-olds not guaranteed to be a better deal
- Supreme Court throws abortion fight into center of midterms
- Biden courts Hill leaders, but GOP won't budge on big deal
- Discredited conversion therapy banned in Fayette County
- McConnell poised for starring role in voting bill fight
- Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not an indefinite one
- League of Women Voters to host town hall on redistricting
- Biden to propose free preschool, as speech details emerge
- Countering Biden, GOP pitches $568B for infrastructure
- Census: Kentucky will maintain its 6 congressional districts
- After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws
- US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking
- Bill shielding businesses from COVID lawsuits becomes law
- Charles Booker forms exploratory committee for US Senate run
- Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court
- Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanes
- Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens
- Republican lawmakers plunge into veto overrides in Kentucky
- Fallout from riot, virus leaves toxic mood on Capitol Hill
- Plan gives lawmakers authority over spending federal aid
- McConnell backs new process to fill Kentucky Senate vacancy
- House panel OKs bill to allow education opportunity accounts
- Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation
- Senate panel revises bill creating open-records restrictions
- Dozens of Democrats demand Cuomo's resignation
- Kentucky House to vote on bill limiting no-knock warrants
- Senate confirms Merrick Garland to be US attorney general
- Senate eyes vision tests for drivers renewing licenses
- School board elects new chair, vice chair
- Funding for new Model facility in proposed budget
- Goble resigns as President of Chamber after 14 years
- Police chief requests ballistics resistant rescue vehicle following another standoff
- Sale of Berea industrial property paves way for more jobs
- Superintendents react to Beshear education budget
- Ferry Authority gives discipline powers to captains
- KYTC "forcing" pre-treating routes ahead of expected winter weather
- Central Kentucky Regional Airport expanding services
- County sees 1,000 positive cases in five days