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Sports wagering bill passes out of House committee

An advertisement for sports betting at a casino in Mississippi, which has legalized such wagering.

A bill that would legalize and regulate wagering on sporting events in Kentucky and earmark tax revenue to the state pension system easily passed through …

Commentary: The sunlight fades in Kentucky

By Amye Bensenhaver

In an era when virtually every public official gives lip service to the importance of transparency and accountability, what is it that motivates a legislator to introduce a bill that abridges these twin goals?

Amye Bensenhaver


Passport sues ‘surprised’ state over rate cuts


It seems there will be no impasse for Passport Health Plan and the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Passport Health filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Circuit Court “to protect our business and our almost 700 employees …

State probation and parole officers to receive 12 percent raise

Justice Secretary John Tilley | Photo courtesy of Kentucky.Gov

In an effort to stem the high turnover rate of parole and probation officers, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has approved a plan to give all of its officers …

RiverLink collected more than $100 million in tolls in 2018

The Abraham Lincoln Bridge and John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge are two of the three tolled bridges. | Courtesy of Riverlink

Tolls collected across the Ohio River’s three tolled bridges amounted to $106.3 million in 2018, up from $80.1 million …

Passport looking to end dispute with state over Medicaid rates

Passport Health Plan is building a new headquarters at 18th Street and Broadway in west Louisville. | Photo by Boris Ladwig

An impasse between Passport Health Plan and the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services could be resolved soon.…

Edelen backs smoking ban for workplaces, increasing cigarette tax

Adam Edelen | Photo courtesy of campaign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen announced Monday that he would support legislation to “stand up to Big Tobacco,” including a statewide ban on smoking in workplaces and raising taxes on packs of cigarettes.…

Investigative reports put Secretary of State Grimes on defensive

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

A three-part investigative series by the Lexington Herald-Leader and ProPublica this week highlighted alleged wrongdoing by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, including her approval of a no-bid contract for a questionable company owned …

Bevin running for re-election with state Sen. Ralph Alvarado

Gov. Matt Bevin and state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester | Screenshot via WLKY

Gov. Matt Bevin filed to run for re-election on Friday, just after announcing at a press conference that his running mate will be state Sen. Ralph Alvarado …