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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.

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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 

KDP accuses Barr of criticizing President Trump; Barr responds

10/11/2018 03:55 PM

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 taken at a Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon a little over a month ago. On the audio released by the party, you can hear Barr saying when talking about the economy, “The President is projecting five to six percent economic growth. We know the President has a tendency to exaggerate from time to time.” On... Read more 

McConnell: "The country is going to be just fine"

10/08/2018 02:52 PM

LOUISVILLE- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says despite deep divisions over the confirmation process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh—everything will be okay. While speaking to reporters Monday before heading to Washington D.C. for the swearing-in ceremony of the newest Supreme Court Justice, McConnell spoke about the nomination process, and the deep divide that the country is experiencing. “The country is going to be just fine, I think a lot of young people who have not experienced a lot of... Read more 

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