Grimes, Homeland Security prepare for threats against local elections

FRANKFORT — Local election officials met in one of the first in the nation statewide trainings on cybersecurity and threats to elections. Secretary...

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Judge looks to make decision as soon as possible in lawsuit opposing pension reform bill

FRANKFORT – The question of whether Senate Bill 151, the pension reform bill, passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Matt...

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WKU "Big Red Poll" shows low approval ratings for Bevin, Legislature

BOWLING GREEN- Western Kentucky University Social Science Research conducted “The Big Red Poll”, a student run survey about politics in Kentucky. The survey asked 531...

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AG Beshear files suit against pharmaceutical company over deceptive marketing scheme

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday his fifth law suit against a pharmaceutical manufacturer, which, in his opinion, is accountable for...

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Republican PAC promises to spend $1.8 million on ads in support of Barr

A Republican super PAC is announcing a massive campaign ad reservation in an effort to support incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, of Lexington. Congressional...

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Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigns post after pressure from Bevin appointed board of education

Dr. Stepehen Pruitt, the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, resigned his post on Tuesday after two-years in the role, one day after Gov....

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Grimes, Homeland Security prepare for threats against local elections

04/19/2018 04:58 PM

FRANKFORT — Local election officials met in one of the first in the nation statewide trainings on cybersecurity and threats to elections. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Kentucky, convened a meeting of Kentucky’s Election Integrity Task Force on Thursday before the announcement, in an effort to protect elections bringing in stakeholders from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, Kentucky State Police and the state Board of Elections. After the meeting... Read more 

Judge looks to make decision as soon as possible in lawsuit opposing pension reform bill

04/19/2018 04:52 PM

FRANKFORT – The question of whether Senate Bill 151, the pension reform bill, passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin is legal, is at the heart of the matter of the latest lawsuit against the Bevin administration. Thursday, legal teams for the Kentucky Attorney General and Bevin’s administration appeared before Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd. No decision was made at the 45 minute hearing, but Shepherd did say that he understands the need... Read more 

WKU "Big Red Poll" shows low approval ratings for Bevin, Legislature

04/19/2018 03:36 PM

BOWLING GREEN- Western Kentucky University Social Science Research conducted “The Big Red Poll”, a student run survey about politics in Kentucky. The survey asked 531 participants about their approval of various candidates and issues from April 11-15. The responses showed low disapproval ratings for most of Kentucky politicians, with the Kentucky General Assembly receiving the lowest approval rating of all. The survey found only 32 percent of Kentuckians approve of Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, 56 percent disapprove his job and... Read more 

AG Beshear files suit against pharmaceutical company over deceptive marketing scheme

04/18/2018 03:57 PM

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday his fifth law suit against a pharmaceutical manufacturer, which, in his opinion, is accountable for contributing to an illicit drug market that has fueled Kentucky’s opioid epidemic. The lawsuit filed today in McCracken Circuit Court, alleges that Johnson and Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Ortho-McNeil subsidiaries, allegedly told doctors and patients that their opioid medications were safer than other alternatives, and misrepresented that opioids were “rarely... Read more 

Republican PAC promises to spend $1.8 million on ads in support of Barr

04/18/2018 11:15 AM

A Republican super PAC is announcing a massive campaign ad reservation in an effort to support incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, of Lexington. Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican group endorsed by House Republican leadership, announced an ad reservation of $1.8 million for broadcast and cable television advertising in the General Election. The Kentucky race is in the top ten races for the GOP super PAC in funding. Barr’s race and 29 other Republican races will also get $10 million in... Read more 

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigns post after pressure from Bevin appointed board of education

04/17/2018 08:30 PM

Dr. Stepehen Pruitt, the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, resigned his post on Tuesday after two-years in the role, one day after Gov. Bevin appointed multiple new members to the Kentucky Board of Education, which oversees Pruitt. Pruitt was appointed to the post shortly before Bevin took office. The Board of Education named Wayne Lewis, a charter schools advocate, as the interim commissioner. New Bevin appointed members were sworn in the special meeting held Tuesday, which remained in... Read more 

Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

04/17/2018 08:12 PM

Former First Lady and Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush, and mother of George W. Bush, has died Tuesday evening at the age of 92 years old. Jim McGrath, the Bush family spokesperson, broke the news on Twitter Tuesday evening in a statement posted on social media. Bush declined further medical treatment this week, instead focusing on “comfort and care.” Bush suffered from pneumonia in 2013, according to news reports. Barbara is survived by her husband, former President... Read more 

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