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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor has been absent from court in the weeks following the release of the letter where he asked former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon a man convicted of sexual abuse.Two judges in Christian County said there is an agreement between them and Commonwealth's …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state colleges and universities will ask for their first funding increase since the 2007-08 budget, lawmakers were told.Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, said public colleges will seek a 6.2% increase next fiscal year …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — College students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees can apply for scholarships offered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.The cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to prospective and current college …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters would be asked to show a government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot, under a bill that won state Senate approval Thursday — but the legislation provides some exceptions. People lacking photo IDs could present debit or credit cards or …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear's administration says it has handed over documents in multiple open records lawsuits that his predecessor, Gov. Matt Bevin, had sought to keep secret.The administration agreed to settle the suits by handing over documents in four cases and paying …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to require police officers assigned to Kentucky schools to be armed won unanimous approval Thursday from the Senate Education Committee.The committee action, advancing the measure to the full Senate, came on the second anniversary of the shooting at Marshall …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-saving care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by a Kentucky Senate panel Thursday.The measure sailed through the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican-led Senate panel on Wednesday loosened a bill requiring voters to produce a photo ID by adding other acceptable forms of identification. The proposal now heads to the full Senate.Under the revised version, people lacking photo IDs could present other forms …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Regional offices will open in Somerset and Paducah to help Kentuckians obtain new Real ID licenses that comply with federal requirements, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday.The governor also announced that Sarah Jackson will serve as the new Real ID project manager as the …
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:___Jan. 20The Bowling Green Daily News on legislation that would tighten parameters on the governor’s pardon powers:Right before former Gov. Matt Bevin left office in early December, he issued a number of controversial pardons that rightfully caused …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Department of Agriculture will continue operating its hemp program as a research pilot program for another year before transitioning to a commercial program, the agency said.Congress gave state agriculture departments the option to continue pilot programs …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling Kentucky's pretrial release system “badly broken," a state agency has asked the state Supreme Court to set “clear constitutional rules" to fix the process used to collect bail money from the accused.In a petition to the state's highest court, the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville's request for a $35 million state loan to assist in its purchase of Jewish Hospital started advancing in the Kentucky legislature on Tuesday.The measure cleared the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee with bipartisan support. The bill …
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A hospital in eastern Kentucky and several other care sites will be shutting down later this year, officials announced Tuesday. Bon Secours Health System said it will end acute and outpatient care in the Ashland and Tri-State communities by the end of September 2020, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear have teamed up on an effort to expand the new Green River National Wildlife Refuge in western Kentucky.The two leaders on Tuesday announced the approval of federal “Duck Stamp" …
Empire Maker, who won the 2003 Belmont Stakes to spoil Funny Cide's Triple Crown bid and went on to become a prolific stallion, died of a rare disease that compromised his immune system. He was 20 years old.Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, said Monday that Empire Maker died Saturday.He was …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky General Assembly leaders are considering a rule change requiring witnesses who testify during legislative committee meetings to be sworn in under oath to stop a potential spread of false information. House Speaker David Osborne and Senate President Robert …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — I nmate populations and deteriorating prisons are sapping the state of money needed for priorities like education and health care, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said.Stepping up his push for criminal justice reform as the “fiscally responsible thing to do," Beshear …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Kentucky House are preparing to unveil legislation aimed at increasing the state's workforce by offering transitional support to ease people off public assistance.The measure is expected to be introduced next week and will be House Bill 1, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A fixture of Kentucky's Supreme Court for 25 years is retiring.Susan Stokley Clary, the clerk of the Supreme Court, will retire Feb. 1.Clary has been clerk for three chief justices and is responsible for the custody, control and storage of all Supreme Court records. The …

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