From Frankfort

Study: African-American youth interact with police at higher rate than others

10/05/2018 07:04 PM

The Administrative Office of the Courts presents information to lawmakers

FRANKFORT—In Kentucky African-Americans make up just 11 percent of the children.
However, they account for 22 percent of all the formal complaints against children. Senator Whitney Westerfield announced he plans to introduce a bill addressing that issue.

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Beshear talks pensions with retired teachers

10/04/2018 07:20 PM

SHELBYVILLE- Attorney General Andy Beshear provided an update on the pension lawsuit in front of a friendly crowd—retired teachers. Beshear spoke at a meeting of the 5th District of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association where he provided an update on what his office has been doing, before diving in to provide an update on pensions. Teachers and retired teachers have been some of the most vocal opponents to Senate Bill 151—and while the group was not chanting or cheering, their... Read more 

Attorneys for Jerry Lundergan want trial pushed back to September 2019

10/04/2018 04:21 PM

Jerry Lundergan arrives at the courthouse for his arraignment

LEXINGTON— Attorneys for Jerry Lundergan and Dale Emmons say they won’t be ready for trial by the scheduled trial date and have filed a motion for a continuance.

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Dozens rally in Louisville against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

10/03/2018 06:22 PM

Activists protest against Brett Kavanaugh

LOUISVILLE— Across the nation, including in Kentucky, people are protesting against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
In a protest in downtown Louisville, dozens took to the park behind the Federal Building to voice their opposition.

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Bevin asks for input on beard

10/03/2018 02:11 PM

FRANKFORT- Gov. Matt Bevin has been rocking a beard the past couple months—and now he’s asking Kentuckians to cast their vote on whether it should stay or go. The vote is being used as a fundraiser to benefit First Lady Glenna Bevin’s foundation, #WeAreKY! Inc, which supports foster care and adoption initiatives. Every dollar donated equals one vote. Voters have five options to chose from: The Samson- A continued full beard, inspired by the Old Testament judge The Anchorman-A 1970s-style mustache... Read more 

Economics expert speaks on how new trade policy will impact Kentuckians

10/03/2018 02:09 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump sit and talk

After weeks of uncertainty, people all over North America woke up to news of a new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The agreement, which replaces NAFTA, is called the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement, or USMCA.

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Bevin confident in appeal of abortion law strike down

10/02/2018 07:22 PM

WASHINGTON- Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, believes he’ll win the appeal of a ruling from a Sixth Circuit Court judge striking down a 20 year abortion law. While in Washington D.C., Bevin told Spectrum News he believes the ruling of U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers was made because the judge supports the abortion clinic. “To actually uphold the constitution, which is his job. Then he would have had to rule against this abortion clinic in Louisville,” Bevin said. “He clearly didn’t... Read more 

Federal judge strikes down abortion law

09/28/2018 07:51 PM

LOUISVILLE- A major development in the battle over Kentucky’s lone abortion clinic. The state law requiring Kentucky abortion facilities have written agreements with an ambulance service and hospital for patient care is void effective immediately. US District Judge Greg Stivers struck down the law today in the Western District declaring it unconstitutional. The fight between the Bevin Administration and EMW Women’s Surgical Center stems from 2017. Reproductive rights activist say Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, is weaponizing the 1998 state law... Read more 

Audit on KentuckyWired shows its $100M over budget

09/28/2018 07:49 PM

Auditor Mike Harmon presents his offices findings following an audit of KentuckyWired

FRANKFORT— State auditor Mike Harmon has released an audit of the KentuckyWired program and the news isn’t good.

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Marsy's Law goes on airwaves ahead of election

09/27/2018 01:13 PM

LOUISVILLE- Marsy’s Law for Kentucky has launched a statewide television ad campaign ahead of the November election. The campaign includes three ads encouraging voters to support the constitutional amendment on the ballot. The first series of ads is titled “One Day” and shows a victim coming face-to-face with their attacker. The other two ads in the series are similar with varying situations. Marsy’s Law, if ratified by voters in November, would create a Victims’ Bill of Rights within the Kentucky... Read more 

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