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Trainer: Gun owners should still take safety courses

Courtesy of Pixabay By Dave Thompson | The Paducah Sun When Kentucky’s new concealed carry law goes into effect, residents ...
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Justice Cabinet halts promised raises for probation and parole officers, blaming ‘former leadership’

Justice Secretary John Tilley | Courtesy of Kentucky.Gov The Kentucky Department of Corrections informed state probation and parole officers on ...
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General Assembly passes flurry of bills on last day before veto period

The last legislative day of the session will take place on Thursday, March 28. | Photo by Olivia Krauth The ...
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Sports wagering bill likely dead for this session, says sponsor

Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger The lead sponsor of legislation to legalize and regulate wagering on sporting events in Kentucky says ...
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Amendment viewed as threat to Medicaid expansion may be pulled from bill

Rep. Kim Moser, R-Taylor Mill | Photo via LRC Public Information State Rep. Kim Moser stated in a tweet Thursday ...
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Medical marijuana bill receives first-ever vote, passes House committee

House Bill 136 sponsors Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, (left) and Rep. John Sims Jr., D-Flemingsburg, after its passage in the ...
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Bill forcing workers to sign arbitration agreements advances

Republican Senate President Robert Stivers | Photo by Joe Sonka A bill that would allow Kentucky employers to force workers ...
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General Assembly passes bill to allow concealed carry of gun without training, permit

Courtesy of Pixabay The state House passed Senate Bill 150 on Friday, which would do away with the current legal requirement ...
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Expert: Kentucky lawmakers take ‘a wrecking ball’ to Open Records Act with House bill

The State Capitol dome in Frankfort | Photo via Legislative Research Commission By John Cheves | Lexington Herald-Leader A Kentucky ...
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Bill would allow Metro Council to retain its own legal counsel outside of County Attorney’s office

Metro Council President David James | Photo by Joe Sonka A state House committee passed a bill on Wednesday that ...
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House committee unanimously passes bill to cut Bevin appointee’s $375,000 salary nearly in half

CIO Charles Grindle (left) speaking on a panel at AT&T annual business summit in September 2017 | Screenshot from YouTube ...
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Beshear calls for a positive Democratic primary. Not so fast, say opponents.

Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman, in a screenshot from the video announcing their run for governor and lieutenant governor of ...
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Bevin dismisses low poll numbers, welcomes Trump’s help

Screenshot Lexington Herald-Leader By Lesley Clark | For the Lexington Herald-Leader WASHINGTON — Gov. Matt Bevin dismissed polling that shows him ...
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Bill could cut $375,000 salary of state technology chief nearly in half

Charles Grindle Republican House Floor Leader Bam Carney has filed a bill that would dramatically reduce the contentious $215,000 raise ...
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Bill slashing Kentuckians’ unemployment benefits advances in House

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy analysis of House Bill 317 lowering unemployment insurance benefits A House committee advanced a bill ...
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Bill seeks to raise gas tax by 10 cents, charge $175 fee for electric cars

Via Public Domain Pictures A bill was introduced Wednesday in the Kentucky General Assembly just before the filing deadline for ...
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Kentucky tries for pension reform again with educators at the lead

Gov. Matt Bevin announced a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly. | Screengrab via governor’s Facebook page After failed ...
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Neil Ramsey resigns from KRS board (officially, this time)

Kentucky Retirement Systems trustee, Anchorage City Council member and Ramsey Financial founder Neil Ramsey | Photo via Conficare website Neil ...
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Urban League seeks volunteers for free expungement clinic, as bills to lower filing fee stall

Urban League President Sadiqa Reynolds The Louisville Urban League’s next free felony expungement clinic on March 2 is already fully ...
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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 ...
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News Analysis: What are Bevin’s chances of winning re-election? A data-driven early look at the governor’s race

Screenshot Gov. Matt Bevin on Facebook By Perry Bacon Gov. Matt Bevin is unpopular — a poll released in January ...
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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, ...
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Passport sues ‘surprised’ state over rate cuts

Screenshot It seems there will be no impasse for Passport Health Plan and the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services ...
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Ramsey remains KRS trustee, two months after announcing resignation

Kentucky Retirement Systems trustee, Anchorage City Council member and Ramsey Financial founder Neil Ramsey | Photo via Conficare website Despite ...
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TVA votes to close 2 coal plants, despite political pressure

By James Bruggers | InsideClimate News Brushing aside pleas from coal-friendly politicians, Tennessee Valley Authority’s board voted Thursday to retire ...
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Senate committee advances bill to allow concealed carry of gun without a permit

Courtesy of Pixabay A Senate committee advanced a bill Thursday morning that would no longer require Kentuckians over the age ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Kentucky Department of Corrections commissioner and operations director fired

Former Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner James Erwin | Photo via KDOC A spokesman for the Justice and Public Safety ...
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New filings in cases that could affect abortion access in Kentucky

Planned Parenthood and the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin both filed motions recently in two separate cases that could ultimately ...
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Finance Cabinet rejects firm’s protest of contract amendments for ‘trusted partner’ AT&T

The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet has rejected a Louisville IT company’s formal protest lodged in September, which asserted that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Attorney General Beshear tells legislators that anti-abortion bill is unconstitutional

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear sent a letter to state legislative leaders on Thursday informing ...
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Here are the candidates running for statewide office in Kentucky this year

With the candidate filing deadline for statewide offices expiring a 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the field is now set for ...
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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 ...
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House health committee chair opposes Thayer’s bill to restrict local syringe exchanges

Rep. Kim Moser, R-Taylor Mill | Photo via LRC Public Information The Republican chair of the House Health and Family ...
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LG&E heralds hydro revamp as broader clean-power fight looms

The boost in generating capacity is almost entirely thanks to the design of the new, propeller-like “runners” installed at the ...
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Passport CEO: Bankruptcy is possible by summer without change to reimbursement rate

Passport Health Plan CEO Mark Carter told a legislative committee in Frankfort on Wednesday that the health care nonprofit could ...
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