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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A coalition of open government advocates including The Associated Press is opposing a Kentucky bill that they argue would weaken the state's open records law. The bill imposes a residency requirement on open records requests and gives lawmakers the ability to deny …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky pushed ahead Tuesday with a bill to remove the Democratic governor's ability to make his own choice if a U.S. Senate seat should become vacant. The bill — which passed the Senate and now goes to the House — reflects the GOP's …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor toured parts of his state hard by heavy rains Tuesday and pledged to seek federal assistance after massive flooding inundated several areas. Gov. Andy Beshear said “parts of cities are underwater in eastern Kentucky” and Kentucky National Guard …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky continued to record lower virus case numbers on Tuesday as the state readies to receive another large dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. There were 1,080 new cases of the virus reported on Tuesday, and 19 new deaths, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The positivity rate, a …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky students could apply for an extra year to retake courses under a bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday in response to the pandemic-related disruptions on schools. The measure, which now goes to the House, would allow requests that K-12 students be given …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers continued to advance a bill aimed at easing the financial struggles of many people with diabetes by capping their out-of-pocket costs for insulin. The measure sailed through the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday, sending it to the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation that would provide broad protections to shield Kentucky businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits won approval from the state Senate after a long debate Monday evening. Senate President Robert Stivers described the measure as a necessary step to help …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters could decide whether to give lawmakers the option to extend the number of days they meet under a proposal that won Senate approval Monday. The proposed constitutional amendment cleared the Senate on a 31-4 vote and now returns to the House, which will …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said fewer Kentuckians are going to hospitals with COVID-19, positivity rates are dropping and the state just recorded a seventh straight week of declining cases. Beshear presented a burst of positive news on the virus front during his daily …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A total of $5.9 million in tobacco settlement funds will go to nearly 600 farm projects across Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission selected 592 projects in 86 counties to receive the funding, Beshear and Energy and …
UTICA, Ky. (AP) — The daytime temperature was 19 degrees on Wednesday and snow surrounded Eric and Brooklyn Foster’s barn with 17 thoroughbreds that were waiting their turn for their daily workout. “With the weather like it is, we’ve been lucky to be able to jog the horses,” Eric …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear visited Louisville Friday and urged Black Kentuckians to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Beshear joined NAACP leaders to speak about the hesitancy among some in the Black community with getting the shot. The governor visited the NAACP's west Louisville …
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Some soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are heading to Florida to help with the vaccination effort there. About 130 soldiers deployed Friday, according to a news release from Fort Campbell, the sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House on Friday wrapped up its quick work on legislation that would make early voting a permanent feature in the state's elections. The bill, introduced this week, passed the House on a 93-4 vote, sending it to the Senate. It would allow three days of …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate advanced a bill Friday that would allow the state to waive the overpayment of some unemployment claims, but bickered over the long delays many people have endured in seeking jobless assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers recounted …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Volunteers are being sought in nearly half of Kentucky's counties to review cases of children in the foster care system, officials said. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards want people who can review cases to ensure that foster children are placed in safe, permanent …
FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — A bill that would limit the use of “no-knock” warrants passed the Kentucky Senate unanimously Thursday, the latest effort to reform law enforcement tactics after the death of Breonna Taylor, a woman who was fatally shot when Louisville police broke down her door in …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House passed a measure Thursday that's aimed at adding language to the state constitution to ensure it doesn’t offer protections for abortion rights. The proposed constitutional amendment cleared the Republican-led House on a 76-20 vote after a long and …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky requires a vision screening for new drivers but not for people renewing their licenses later in life. That would change under a bill passed by the state House on Thursday. The measure would require a vision screening whenever someone renews their driver’s …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has more than 400 COVID-19 vaccination sites after adding 119 new sites this week, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. More than 646,000 Kentuckians have received a first dose of the vaccine so far, the governor said. "Vaccinations are going incredibly well …

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