Kentucky voter information is being sold on the dark web

Kentucky’s statewide voter registration list is being sold on the dark web. Anomali Labs researchers in partnership with Intel 471 uncovered the information disclosure of...

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Candidates can pay for childcare with campaign funds

LOUISVILLE- Candidates running for office in Kentucky, can use their campaign funds to assist with childcare costs on a case by case basis. Kentucky Registry...

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Judge blocks certification of Marsy's Law

FRANKFORT- A Franklin County Circuit Court judge has ruled against the wording of a referendum on changing the state constitution to create a bill...

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A display at the hemp event

More than 700 attend hemp open house event

ELIZABETHTOWN— More than 700 people went to Elizabethtown for a special hemp open house put on by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
From “hempcrete” to CBD oil, farmers and processors say they are excited about Kentucky’s hemp industry.
However, they are hoping Congress will make farming hemp easier.

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Criminal Justice Reform legislation likely in 2019

As Kentucky prisons continue to fill with low-level non-violent offenders—Several criminal justice reform bills will likely be taken up during the 2019 legislative session, after...

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KDP accuses Barr of criticizing President Trump; Barr responds

FRANKFORT- The Kentucky Democratic Party has released audio of Republican Congressman Andy Barr telling a group President Donald Trump exaggerates. KDP says the audio was...

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Kentucky voter information is being sold on the dark web

10/15/2018 05:01 PM

Kentucky’s statewide voter registration list is being sold on the dark web. Anomali Labs researchers in partnership with Intel 471 uncovered the information disclosure of United States voter registration databases. The report shows 19 states are affected and 23 million records—for just three of the states. Anomali believes more than 35 million records could be disclosed. The report says the seller indicates they receive weekly updates of voter registration lists from contacts within state government. Certain states require the seller to... Read more 

Candidates can pay for childcare with campaign funds

10/15/2018 02:14 PM

LOUISVILLE- Candidates running for office in Kentucky, can use their campaign funds to assist with childcare costs on a case by case basis. Kentucky Registry of Election Finance General Counsel Emily Dennis said campaign finance law in Kentucky doesn’t specifically address whether childcare can be covered with campaign funds but determined if childcare is a cost incurred from a candidate campaigning, then they are able to expense it. KREF said candidates are unable to use funds to pay for childcare... Read more 

Judge blocks certification of Marsy's Law

10/15/2018 02:13 PM

FRANKFORT- A Franklin County Circuit Court judge has ruled against the wording of a referendum on changing the state constitution to create a bill of rights for crime victims. The referendum known as Marsy’s Law will still appear on the ballot, but election officials will not certify the results until after an appellate court has made a ruling. Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled Monday the ballot question wasn’t worded correctly to inform people what they are voting on. Kentucky is... Read more 

On the Campaign Trail in Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District

10/12/2018 07:27 PM

It’s a Tuesday night in Richmond, Kentucky. And Amy McGrath is on tour. Since her campaign ad went viral last year, the candidate for Congress in Kentucky’s sixth congressional district has become a bit of a celebrity in the Bluegrass state and especially popular among veterans. “I know her core values. I know she’s honest. I know she’s committed and I know she has courage,” said Kenneth Morris, a veteran. The former marine fighter pilot who flew 89 combat missions has... Read more 

More than 700 attend hemp open house event

10/12/2018 07:08 PM

A display at the hemp event

ELIZABETHTOWN— More than 700 people went to Elizabethtown for a special hemp open house put on by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
From “hempcrete” to CBD oil, farmers and processors say they are excited about Kentucky’s hemp industry.
However, they are hoping Congress will make farming hemp easier.

 Read more 

Gov. Bevin's community forum in Greenville gets heated

10/12/2018 07:07 PM

Gov. Matt Bevin answers questions at a community forum in Greenville

GREENVILLE— Things got heated at a community forum held by Governor Matt Bevin in Greenville.

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Criminal Justice Reform legislation likely in 2019

10/12/2018 12:59 PM

As Kentucky prisons continue to fill with low-level non-violent offenders—Several criminal justice reform bills will likely be taken up during the 2019 legislative session, after a broad reform package stalled last year. State Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, says they will be introducing pieces of that broader package that includes reducing nonviolent crimes, like drug offenses, from felonies to misdemeanors and reducing the felony threshold for shoplifting. It also would have required pre-trial release from jail without bond. Bail reform is... Read more 

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