Democratic floor leader thinks Linda Belcher will win in 49th District special election

FRANKFORT – Democratic House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, feels that former Democratic Rep. Linda Belcher is poised and ready to win her...

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Bill which regulates constitutional officers' contracts with outside counsel passed by House

FRANKFORT – A bill which would regulate contracts the attorney general or other constitutional officers could enter into for outside counsel on a contingency fee...

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Bill would establish a new minimum age for marriage in Kentucky

FRANKFORT – A Senate bill, which would establish a new minimum age for marriage in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, was introduced on Thursday during a...

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Bevin blames video games and culture for school shooting

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is responding to the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead and at least 14 hurt. Bevin appeared on a talk...

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Senate President Stivers now says don't expect pension bill until next week

FRANKFORT – Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, who yesterday thought a pension bill could be filed as early as Thursday, now says that he doesn’t...

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As Kentucky leads the nation in parental incarceration, advocates offer solutions to protect kids

Among incarcerated Kentuckians, three out of every five inmates have children, and that rate of parents behind bars could have profound impacts on children in...

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Kentucky State Police Identify Marshall County High School Shooter

02/16/2018 05:35 PM

BENTON- The Kentucky State Police have released the name of the 15-year-old charged with killing two and injuring more than a dozen others at Marshall County High School. Gabriel R. Parker, 15, was arraigned in Marshall County Court on Friday. Kentucky State Police say a Marshall County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Tuesday, charging Parker with two counts of Murder and fourteen counts of First Degree Assault. Parker is being charged as an adult. The Shooting at Marshall... Read more 

Democratic floor leader thinks Linda Belcher will win in 49th District special election

02/16/2018 01:34 PM

FRANKFORT – Democratic House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, feels that former Democratic Rep. Linda Belcher is poised and ready to win her old seat back in the 49th district special election on Tuesday. Belcher is competing against Rebecca Johnson, the wife of former State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, who committed suicide on December 13 after he was accused of molesting a teenager in 2013. Dan Johnson had defeated Belcher for the seat in 2016 by just 156... Read more 

Bill which regulates constitutional officers' contracts with outside counsel passed by House

02/15/2018 05:55 PM

FRANKFORT – A bill which would regulate contracts the attorney general or other constitutional officers could enter into for outside counsel on a contingency fee basis was passed by the Kentucky House of Representatives by a 52-40 vote. House Bill 198, sponsored by Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, requires the Attorney General, as well as other constitutional officers, to make written finding of the need for contingency fee contracts and setting limits on the amounts of contingency fees. In addition, the Finance... Read more 

Bill would establish a new minimum age for marriage in Kentucky

02/15/2018 01:55 PM

FRANKFORT – A Senate bill, which would establish a new minimum age for marriage in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, was introduced on Thursday during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary. Senate Bill 48, sponsored by Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, would set the floor for marriage at the age of 17, currently there is no floor for marriage. The bill would require judicial approval with established criteria that must be accessed by the judge in order to ensure... Read more 

Bevin blames video games and culture for school shooting

02/15/2018 01:46 PM

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is responding to the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead and at least 14 hurt. Bevin appeared on a talk radio broadcast on Thursday, saying he is heartbroken over the shooting, mere weeks since the Marshall County High School shooting took the lives of two people, injuring 17 others. Bevin again said guns are not the cause of the school shootings — blaming culture and violent video games, and other media. The first-term governor compared... Read more 

Senate President Stivers now says don't expect pension bill until next week

02/14/2018 04:17 PM

FRANKFORT – Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, who yesterday thought a pension bill could be filed as early as Thursday, now says that he doesn’t expect one to surface until at least Tuesday of next week when the General Assembly returns from a 3-day holiday weekend. Stivers said the delay is due to the process of putting together such a complex, 200-page bill. “When you reference and you put in bills, references to statutes and how they interplay with each other, especially... Read more 

As Kentucky leads the nation in parental incarceration, advocates offer solutions to protect kids

02/14/2018 02:16 PM

Among incarcerated Kentuckians, three out of every five inmates have children, and that rate of parents behind bars could have profound impacts on children in the state, advocates warn. Kentucky is currently ranked second in the United States for the number of parents behind bars. For those 32,700 children whose parent is incarcerated they face short-term impacts, like housing stability and education, and there are also long-term impacts from the trauma children experience when they are separated from a parent. Long... Read more 

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