From Frankfort

Misunderstanding keeps state in Kentucky Wired Deal

09/14/2018 10:17 AM

FRANKFORT- The embattled Kentucky Wired program was once again the topic of a committee meeting Thursday. Members from the Program Review and Investigations Committee heard from the state’s chief procurement officer. He says the state could have opted out of the program in 2015 for around 9 million dollars—but a misunderstanding of a federal education grant caused officials to green light the project “The e-rate funding equated to around $11 million, which was 39 percent of the project with regard to... Read more 

More people speak out against the name for Kentucky's Real ID license

09/13/2018 04:38 PM

A template for Kentucky's Voluntary ID

Starting in October 2020, Kentuckians won’t be able to get through TSA with their current driver’s license.
Instead they will need a Real ID approved license- which Kentucky is calling a Voluntary ID.

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Jerry Lundergan pleads not guilty in Federal Court

09/12/2018 09:53 PM

Jerry Lundergan arrives at the courthouse for his arraignment

Jerry Lundergan, the father of Alison Lundergan Grimes, pleads not guilty to all charges related to Grimes’ 2014 Senate campaign.

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Kentucky Democrats announce plans to pre-file 13 labor related bills

09/10/2018 07:01 PM

Kentucky Democrats took the Labor Day weekend to announce 13 bills they think will help workers in Kentucky.

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Animal legislation prevalent in Kentucky's pre-filed bills

09/07/2018 09:28 PM

A kitten at Louisville Metro Animal Services

Rep. Kevin Bratcher ® Kentucky 29th District) has pre-filed 2 bills relating to animal abuse.

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KY Judiciary Committee hears from family who says they need medical marijuana

09/07/2018 08:34 PM

The Everett family listens as lawmakers explain a bill that would allow medical marijuana in Kentucky

For the second time in as many weeks, medical marijuana was on the agenda in Frankfort.
Along with hearing more about a bill that Representatives Diane St. Onge and Jason Nemes are working on, lawmakers also heard from a family who says medical marijuana would benefit them.

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Bevin talks minimum wage, pensions at community forum

09/07/2018 05:48 PM

LAWRENCEBURG- Things turned slightly contentious during a community forum in Larwrenceburg Friday. Gov. Bevin answered questions about rural cell phone service, and Medicaid expansion before the crowd began expressing their objection to his viewpoints on part-time work. While Republicans have been touting low unemployment—one woman in the crowd wanted to know how to fix the problem of people working low wage, no benefit part-time jobs. Bevin attributed companies only hiring part time workers to the Affordable Care Act, causing... Read more 

Kentucky Office of Drug Control says drug overdoses at record high

09/05/2018 07:29 PM

FRANKFORT- As the number of overdose deaths in Kentucky continue to rise the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy is using all available funds to help curb the epidemic. 1,565 Kentuckians died from overdoses in 2017, the highest number on record. 52 percent of those overdoses are from Fentanyl. “That’s almost five people everyday in this commonwealth. In our nation, it’s nearly 200 people everyday. 72,000 Americans lost their lives last year in a totally preventable death.” said Kentucky Office... Read more 

"It's a choice between bad and awful"; Group pushes healthcare tax reform

09/04/2018 03:58 PM

A group of hospital officials are behind a new non-profit policy group pushing for comprehensive healthcare tax reform. The group Balanced Health Kentucky’s goal is a change in the state healthcare tax code to help fund the nearly $300 million shortfall the Medicaid system is facing—in order to save Medicaid expansion. The group is proposing the General Assembly consider taxing all the 18 healthcare categories that makeup the healthcare economy in the state—however, they have no position on which ones—or... Read more 

Jerry Lundergan to appear before a judge September 13

09/04/2018 01:32 PM

Jerry Lundergan campaigns with his daughter, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in 2014

Jerry Lundergan, the father of Kentucky’s Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will be arraigned in Federal Court in Lexington on September 14.

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