Kentucky will join lawsuit against Obama administration's transgender bathroom guidelines, Bevin says

UPDATED: Kentucky will join 11 other states in a federal lawsuit against transgender bathroom guidelines laid out by President Barack Obama’s administration, Gov. Matt...

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Attica Scott plans on taking progressive fight to Frankfort in January

After defeating 34-year incumbent Tom Riner in the Democratic 41st House District primary, Attica Scott has scooped up national attention and plans to make waves...

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New board at Kentucky Horse Park names new executive director during special meeting Thursday

LEXINGTON — After spending about an hour and a half behind closed doors during a special called meeting on Thursday, the newly reorganized Kentucky...

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Sanders picks up 13 votes in recanvass of Democratic pesidential primary, Clinton still the winner

FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced on Thursday that a statewide recanvass of votes in the Democratic presidential primary election on...

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Lawmakers at children's health summit share advice on how to move bills through legislature while Gov. Bevin promises receptive ear

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin promised a profound change in his administration’s attention to vulnerable children and lawmakers who specialize in health care offered...

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Gov. Bevin on removing former first lady from Ky. Horse Park Commission: Beshears "seem hung up on the idea of staying around"

FRANKFORT — After former first lady Jane Beshear decried her removal from the Kentucky Horse Park Commission as an escalation in the feud between...

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Kentucky will join lawsuit against Obama administration's transgender bathroom guidelines, Bevin says

05/27/2016 01:16 PM

UPDATED: Kentucky will join 11 other states in a federal lawsuit against transgender bathroom guidelines laid out by President Barack Obama’s administration, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Texas, follows a directive by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies on Wednesday, came in response to a directive by the Obama administration that individuals’ gender identities are covered by sexual discrimination laws and that schools could jeopardize federal education... Read more 

Attica Scott plans on taking progressive fight to Frankfort in January

05/27/2016 10:27 AM

After defeating 34-year incumbent Tom Riner in the Democratic 41st House District primary, Attica Scott has scooped up national attention and plans to make waves in the General Assembly. Scott, a former Louisville Metro Council member, is known for her activism. With no Republican opponent filed to contest the seat in the general election, Scott will attempt to turn that activism to action when she heads to Frankfort in January. “Because of my experience I’m able to talk to other... Read more 

New board at Kentucky Horse Park names new executive director during special meeting Thursday

05/26/2016 04:33 PM

LEXINGTON — After spending about an hour and a half behind closed doors during a special called meeting on Thursday, the newly reorganized Kentucky Horse Park Commission unanimously named Laura Prewitt as its new executive director. The former executive director of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Festival replaces Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director Jamie Link, who was appointed to the position in October 2014 and whose contract expires June 30. The decision comes two days after Gov. Matt Bevin abolished and then reauthorized... Read more 

Sanders picks up 13 votes in recanvass of Democratic pesidential primary, Clinton still the winner

05/26/2016 03:23 PM

FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced on Thursday that a statewide recanvass of votes in the Democratic presidential primary election on May 17 still show Hillary Clinton defeating Bernie Sanders. Sanders, had requested the recanvass after unofficial results on May 17 had him trailing Clinton by 1,924 votes. The results of the Thursday’s recanvass show Clinton leading by 1,911 voters. The 13 vote difference was attributed to provisional votes in two counties as well as a discrepancy in... Read more 

Lawmakers at children's health summit share advice on how to move bills through legislature while Gov. Bevin promises receptive ear

05/25/2016 11:09 PM

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin promised a profound change in his administration’s attention to vulnerable children and lawmakers who specialize in health care offered their advice to professionals in the field during the Kentucky Summit on Access to Care for Children and Youth Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, National Governors Association and National Conference of State Legislators, aimed to bring together stakeholders in government, medicine and insurance to brainstorm strategies to improve... Read more 

Gov. Bevin on removing former first lady from Ky. Horse Park Commission: Beshears "seem hung up on the idea of staying around"

05/25/2016 06:35 PM

FRANKFORT — After former first lady Jane Beshear decried her removal from the Kentucky Horse Park Commission as an escalation in the feud between ex-Gov. Steve Beshear and first-year Gov. Matt Bevin, the current governor says it’s time for his predecessor to move on. Bevin abolished and then re-organized the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, shrinking its size from 17 members to 15. Five members were reappointed, and all but two spots on the commission were filled. Jane Beshear was among those eliminated... Read more 

Trio of Democratic lawmakers will appeal higher ed. decision; state should generate more revenue via tax reform, Rep. Wayne says

05/25/2016 12:23 PM

After a Franklin Circuit Judge ruled that first year Republican Gov. Matt Bevin followed the law in ordering 2 percent allotment reductions for state colleges and universities, a trio of Democratic lawmakers is appealing the ruling to the state Supreme Court. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, is among the three lawmakers who have joined party to the suit which was first filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear. Wayne said he personally feels “strongly” about their chance of winning the suit... Read more 

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