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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 

Attorney General Andy Beshear proposes statewide grand jury for special cases

09/27/2018 01:11 PM

FRANKFORT— Attorney General Andy Beshear is supporting legislation that would allow Kentucky’s Supreme Court to convene a special grand jury for multi-jurisdictional crimes.

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Bill addressing sexual harassment complaints filed

09/26/2018 02:24 PM

FRANKFORT- After sexual harassment complaints consumed the start of the 2018 session—lawmakers are hoping to tackle the issue head on. An ethics bill that addresses inappropriate behavior and creates a legislative tip line has been prefiled. The bill sponsored by Reps. Ken Fleming, R-Louisville, and Kim Moser, R- Taylor Mill, creates a well-defined process and sets up boundaries to address inappropriate behavior of employees of the legislative branch. This new bill would cover legislators, legislative agents or the director of... Read more 

SPECTRUM NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Governor Matt Bevin talks hemp, bourbon and 2019 in one-on-one interview

09/26/2018 01:43 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Washington reporter Eva McKend sits down with Governor Matt Bevin for an exclusive interview.

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Opponents try to kill buzz surrounding medical marijuana

09/21/2018 01:08 PM

FRANKFORT- Medical Marijuana opponents were hoping they could Friday, Lawmakers heard from those who oppose legalizing marijuana for medicinal use—including Kevin Sabet, Director of the Drug Policy Institute who expressed concerns about potential risks he says could arise from making the drugs medically available. To begin with he says there is no difference between medical and recreational marijuana. “Often times the products are sold very similarly. In Colorado, basically what most stores did was install a curtain in the middle... Read more 

Sewer-Pension Bill brings big crowds to Kentucky's Supreme Court

09/21/2018 09:46 AM

Teachers, lawmakers and both attorney react to the Supreme Court hearing of Senate Bill 151, a bill originally written to address sewers, but rewritten to reform pensions.

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Kentucky's High Court hears pension lawsuit arguments

09/20/2018 01:56 PM

FRANKFORT- The fate of retirement benefits for thousands of workers now lay in the hands of the high court. The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments from the Bevin Administration and Attorney General Andy Beshear on the constitutionality of Senate Bill 151. A lower court in June ruled the pension bill unconstitutional and void because the General Assembly violated the Kentucky Constitution, specifically when it came to the three reading requirement and the majority vote requirement. The arguments heard Thursday were similar... Read more 

Emotions run high at the State Board of Elections Meeting

09/18/2018 07:50 PM

A wide shot of a meeting of the State Board of Elections

A call for an ambulance, raised voices and a threat to call security marked the September meeting of Kentucky’s Board of Elections.

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Midterms 2018: A look at 60-day campaign finances

09/17/2018 04:32 PM

This list will be updated as more reports are published There is less than two months to go until the November elections—and some candidates are raising big money to ensure they have a seat in Frankfort come January. We’ve broken down some of the more costly—or close races to watch for based on the campaign finance reports filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. SENATE RACES 4th Senate District In what is a tight and expensive race—Incumbent Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, has... Read more 

State Personnel Board opens investigation that Alison Lundergan Grimes' office misused voter data

09/17/2018 09:23 AM

Alison Lundergan Grimes at a special meeting of the Board of Elections

Kentucky’s Personnel Board voted to start an investigation into allegations that the Secretary of State’s office mis-used voter data.

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