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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — About 20 years ago, a distribution company went out of business and Russell Webber lost his job, forcing him to rely on unemployment benefits until he could find something else.Now, as a Republican member of the Kentucky legislature, Webber has sponsored a bill to cut …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Kentucky expanded their aggressive legislative agenda on Thursday by unveiling a proposal that would require abortion providers to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions that the procedure can be reversed.The House Health and Family Services …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to borrow $50 million to fix up the state's park system.The House voted 93-6 on Thursday to pass House Bill 268. It would allow the Cabinet for Tourism, Arts and Heritage to borrow and spend up to $50 million …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky state Senate has passed a bill to make possessing a "child sex doll" illegal.The Courier Journal reports Senate Bill 102 would prohibit owning anatomically correct dolls or robots that resemble minors and are meant for sexual purposes.Republican Sen. …
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame thoroughbred Silver Charm is celebrating his silver anniversary birthday, and Old Friends retirement facility is hosting a party for him.The farm says fans can submit an original greeting card on paper or in digital format for a card contest to wish Silver …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon industry teamed with leaders of Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Wednesday to promote legislation aimed at reducing drunken driving by increasing the use of a device that block vehicles from starting if the driver isn't sober.The bill advancing …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Four words caused a spirited discussion Wednesday as Kentucky lawmakers started advancing a bill to require public schools to display the national motto, "In God We Trust."The measure cleared the House Education Committee, putting it on a path to reach the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans in Kentucky are trying again to change the state's troubled public pension plan for teachers, tapping two public school employees to put forward a bill they hope will avoid a repeat of last year's massive protests that closed schools across the state.The …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky took the first step to legalizing sports betting on Wednesday as a legislative committee strongly endorsed a bill that one estimate says would bring in at least $20 million a year in new taxes.Kentucky seems to be in a race with its neighbors to make sports …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says a film manufacturer plans to expand its facility in Simpson County and add 30 jobs.A statement from Bevin's office says RKW North America Inc. is a German-owned manufacturer of industrial film that plans to invest $18 million on the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky want to borrow $150 million to fix up the state's park system, starting with a $20 million infusion on July 1 amid what is expected to be a contentious race for governor.The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee approved House Bill …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a rebuke against one of the state's top Democrats, the Kentucky Senate voted Tuesday to limit Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' influence over the State Board of Elections.The Republican-dominated Senate passed the bill on a 27-8 vote, sending the proposal …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In the summer of 1861, Kentucky lawmakers convened at what was once the state Capitol in Frankfort to discuss whether they should join the Confederacy in the Civil War.But first, something smelled.The legislature appointed a special committee to investigate a strange …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It was nearing 10 p.m. on a Tuesday when six friends finally sat down to eat dinner in an apartment-like dorm on the Indiana University-Southeast campus in New Albany.The group doesn't usually eat so late. But since the friends learned they each struggle to afford …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawmakers in coal-loving Kentucky have approved a bill that could make solar panels less lucrative for residential customers beyond 2020.The House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 100 on Friday in a 71-24 vote. It would let the Public Service Commission, a board …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill that would allow direct out-of-state shipments of wine to Kentucky consumers has won overwhelming approval in the state Senate.Senators voted 29-5 on Friday to pass the bill, which now goes to the state House.Republican Sen. Max Wise, the bill's lead sponsor, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky took a step closer toward preparing for a possible post-Roe v. Wade era on Friday.The state House overwhelmingly passed a bill to ban most abortions in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark decision that legalized the procedure …
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world."I am thrilled to join our team as we …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky State Police detective who lied in court about a slaying he was investigating has been sentenced to two years of probation.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell handed down the sentence Thursday for Charles J. …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Backed by a powerful gun-rights group, a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training was passed by the Kentucky Senate on Thursday.The measure has the blessing of the National Rifle Association but was denounced by an activist …

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