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4:07pm

Mon May 4, 2015
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Record Number of Voters Registered for May Primaries

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More Kentuckians are registered to vote than ever before ahead of the May 19 primaries as Republicans continue to close the registration gap with Democrats across the state.

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3:54pm

Tue April 28, 2015
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107 of 138 Kentucky Legislators Support State’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Of the 138 members of the Kentucky General Assembly, 107 have signed a brief in support of Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, which is part of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.

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8:57am

Tue April 28, 2015
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Democratic Candidate for Governor Says He's Being Slighted in Ky Primary Race

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Geoff Young says he is being unfairly slighted in Kentucky's primary election.  The retired state engineer appeared Monday on KET'S Kentucky Tonight.  Young is suing his opponent Attorney General Jack Conway and other powerful state democrats, claiming he is illegally being dismissed as a candidate before voters have a chance to make their choice.  "I just strongly disagree with that idea," said Young. "It's not democratic.  It resembles more like an organized crime operation than it does a political party."

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4:35pm

Wed April 22, 2015
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Candidates Face Midnight Deadline for Fundraising Totals

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Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear says he has $1.5 million in cash available to spend less than a month before the primary elections.

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11:57am

Fri April 17, 2015
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Comer Promises Tuition Reimbursements, More Technical Education If Elected Kentucky Governor

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Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says if he’s elected governor he’d essentially offer Kentucky students a $20,000 degree to University of Kentucky and University of Louisville if they can graduate in four years and then stay in the state.

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4:46pm

Wed April 15, 2015
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State Auditor Launches Investigation Into Kentucky’s Untested Rape Kits

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Kentucky has hundreds or possibly thousands of untested rape kits sitting in local law enforcement offices, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen.

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4:39pm

Wed April 15, 2015
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Judge Denies Requests to Seal Depositions in Harassment Case

Kentucky Rep. Sannie Overly (D-Paris), left, speaking with Rep. Johnny Bell (D-Glasgow)
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A Franklin County judge has denied the request of lieutenant governor candidate Sannie Overly to seal her deposition in a legislative sexual harassment case.

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4:34pm

Wed April 8, 2015
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Fallout from Attack Ads Surfaces at GOP Gubernatorial Debate

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Kentucky's Republican primary for governor has turned negative with the airing of attack ads by an outside group supporting Hal Heiner's campaign.

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3:34pm

Tue April 7, 2015
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Paul Set to Challenge Washington and GOP Establishment

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As he launches his presidential campaign, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is delivering a challenge both to Washington and to his fellow Republicans.

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5:08pm

Wed April 1, 2015
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Prominent Democrats Skipping Obama Visit to Kentucky

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Democrats topping their party's ticket in Kentucky's off-year election are skipping a visit by President Barack Obama this week.

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4:13pm

Wed April 1, 2015
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Ark Project Using Kentucky’s Religious Freedom Law to Sue State

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A religious freedom law, similar to the one that has recently drawn national attention in Indiana, has been on the books in Kentucky for two years and is currently being used as an argument to sue the state.

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4:44pm

Tue March 31, 2015
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Beshear Plays Both Sides of Gay Rights Debate

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Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Kentucky's religious freedom law similar to one signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence last week should be clarified to include protections for the LGBT community.

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4:45pm

Thu March 19, 2015
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Kentucky Lawmakers Still At Odds Over Sentencing Heroin Traffickers

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Kentucky lawmakers say they’ve come a long way in coming up with a legislative solution to the state’s heroin epidemic, but no consensus has emerged on the biggest sticking point—how to punish heroin traffickers.

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5:00pm

Mon March 16, 2015
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Ky Governor Hopeful Takes Giant Leap - From a Plane

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Will T. Scott took a giant leap in an effort to bring attention to his candidacy for governor of Kentucky: He jumped out of an airplane.

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10:44pm

Wed March 11, 2015
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Three High-Profile Bills Likely Dead in the Kentucky State Senate

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Bills for the local option sales tax, public-private partnerships and a statewide smoking ban won’t likely win approval during the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly session.

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5:13pm

Wed March 11, 2015
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Ky Students Get Hard Lesson in Politics from Lawmakers

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A group of bright-eyed, clean cut high school students are learning a hard lesson about politics in Kentucky's state legislature.

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5:24pm

Tue March 10, 2015
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Tax Check Off Proposal Clears Kentucky House

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The Kentucky House has passed a bill to create tax check off programs to support rape crisis centers and pediatric cancer research.

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5:09pm

Tue March 10, 2015
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Ky House Blocks Attempt to Double Campaign Contribution Limits

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The Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives has refused to agree to a bill that would double the amount of money people can donate to political candidates.

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4:52pm

Tue March 10, 2015
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Kentucky Senate Committee OKs Tobacco Settlement Bill

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The Kentucky state Senate is poised to pass a bill that would restore funds to several programs associated with the 1998 tobacco settlement.

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4:26pm

Wed March 4, 2015
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Craft Breweries Win Battle Over Who Can Distribute Alcohol

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Craft breweries have won a victory over Anheuser-Busch after the state Senate voted to force the beverage giant to sell the two Kentucky companies it owns that distributes its products.

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3:21pm

Wed March 4, 2015
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Ky Senate Passes No Jail Jailers Bill

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The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill that would place more accountability requirements on counties that have jailers but no jails. 

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2:19pm

Tue March 3, 2015
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House-Approved Kentucky Dating Violence Bill Heads To Full Senate

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Kentucky is one step closer to providing victims of dating violence with the same protections given married victims.

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4:14pm

Mon March 2, 2015
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KY General Assembly Enters Final Stretch of 2015 Session

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Kentucky lawmakers have entered the final stretch of the 2015 General Assembly, with hundreds of bills awaiting action before the final gavel falls later this month.

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4:38pm

Mon February 23, 2015
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Bill Would Exempt Some Pastors from Workers' Comp Insurance

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House lawmakers have advanced a bill that would exempt some pastors from paying workers' compensation insurance.

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4:21pm

Wed February 18, 2015
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Kentucky House Postpones Meeting Until Monday

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The Kentucky House has canceled its meetings for the rest of the week after another winter storm dumped 3 more inches of snow in the state's capital city.

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3:25pm

Fri February 13, 2015
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Bill to Combat Heroin Use Passes Kentucky House

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The Kentucky House has passed its version of legislation to combat the state's growing heroin problem.

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11:45am

Fri February 13, 2015
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In State with Tobacco Ties, Kentucky House OKs Smoking Ban

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The Kentucky House has endorsed a statewide smoking ban in public buildings and most workplaces in a landmark vote in a state with historic ties to tobacco.

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4:15pm

Thu February 12, 2015
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Paul Positions for Presidential Campaign with Kentucky Caucus Request

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul is asking Kentucky Republican leaders to change the party’s state primary to an early caucus. 

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5:52pm

Thu February 5, 2015
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Abortion-Related Bill Clears Kentucky Senate

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The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and describe what the procedure shows to pregnant women.

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5:10pm

Wed February 4, 2015
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Lawmaker Who Fired State Worker Added to Harassment Lawsuit

Johnny Bell, right, fired Yolanda Costner this month after he became House majority whip.
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One of the top-ranking Democrats in the Kentucky House of Representatives has been added to an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit in Franklin County.

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