Latest KIDS COUNT report reveals 'discomforting truths' for Kentucky kids

Kentucky’s kids are deeply impacted by their race, income, and where they live, according to a recent report which drilled into all 120 counties in...

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UPDATED: House committee investigating $11M road project delay fizzles after chairman resigns over subpoena spat

UPDATED FRANKFORT — The chairman of a House committee investigating the delay of an $11 million road project in Jessamine County has resigned...

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Attorney General Beshear releases online resource for law enforcement as untested rape kits get processed

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Andy Beshear unveiled a new online resource for law enforcement officials on Wednesday as more than 3,000 untested rape kits...

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GOP majority names 2017 - 2018 committee chairs

BOWLING GREEN — House Republican leaders spent three days combing through their now 64 member strong majority in an effort to find the...

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Former Ambassador Bailey working with delegation from Baltic States to ease concerns

WASHINGTON D.C. — With a transition of power taking place in Washington D.C. thousands of miles away in the Baltic region of Eastern Europe...

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University of Louisville placed on one-year probation by accrediting agency after Bevin reshuffles board

UPDATED — The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has placed the University of Louisville on one-year probation based on actions...

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Latest KIDS COUNT report reveals 'discomforting truths' for Kentucky kids

12/08/2016 02:21 PM

Kentucky’s kids are deeply impacted by their race, income, and where they live, according to a recent report which drilled into all 120 counties in the state. The headline is not new, but Kentucky Youth Advocates, the force behind the information found in the 2016 Kentucky KIDS COUNT data book, is trying to drive leaders and individuals to think about confronting those truths. “Our real push is that no kid’s outcome should be determined by the color of their skin, their... Read more 

UPDATED: House committee investigating $11M road project delay fizzles after chairman resigns over subpoena spat

12/08/2016 11:22 AM

UPDATED FRANKFORT — The chairman of a House committee investigating the delay of an $11 million road project in Jessamine County has resigned after he says House Speaker Greg Stumbo denied his request to subpoena a Democratic lawmaker who accused Gov. Matt Bevin of retaliating against him. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, submitted his resignation during a meeting Thursday, saying Rep. Russell Meyer, D-Nicholasville, ignored a letter requesting testimony under oath last week. When he wanted to subpoena Meyer on Nov. 30 because... Read more 

Attorney General Beshear releases online resource for law enforcement as untested rape kits get processed

12/07/2016 08:08 PM

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Andy Beshear unveiled a new online resource for law enforcement officials on Wednesday as more than 3,000 untested rape kits are processed by the state police crime lab. The online tool kit covers steps officers must take in the process under a new state law passed in this year’s legislative session and guidelines of a $1.9 million District Attorney of New York County grant plus tips on how to investigate the crimes and interview victims. The resource for... Read more 

GOP majority names 2017 - 2018 committee chairs

12/07/2016 04:51 PM

BOWLING GREEN — House Republican leaders spent three days combing through their now 64 member strong majority in an effort to find the best members for each of the key positions. House Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, spoke to reporters by phone after the GOP’s caucus in western Kentucky detailing the members in each position, and the changes to the committees — including one new committee. “We took a lot of time at our retreat, actually about three days to talk... Read more 

Former Ambassador Bailey working with delegation from Baltic States to ease concerns

12/06/2016 03:50 PM

WASHINGTON D.C. — With a transition of power taking place in Washington D.C. thousands of miles away in the Baltic region of Eastern Europe politicians are concerned about their standing and the possibilities of an aggressive Russia. Cathy Bailey, a Louisville native and former Ambassador to Latvia under President George W. Bush, is in Washington D.C. for several days of meetings with a delegation from the Baltic States trying to ease those concerns. With uncertainty of U.S. foreign relations and... Read more 

University of Louisville placed on one-year probation by accrediting agency after Bevin reshuffles board

12/06/2016 02:11 PM

UPDATED — The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has placed the University of Louisville on one-year probation based on actions by Gov. Matt Bevin in reorganizing the university’s board of trustees, which led to former President Jim Ramsey’s decision to exit the school. The university, which will maintain its accreditation, announced the accrediting agency’s decision in a news release Tuesday. SACS cited issues pertaining to the selection and evaluation of the university president, external influence and board... Read more 

Wrapping up first year in office, Attorney General Beshear lists highlights

12/06/2016 09:52 AM

With year one of a four-year term coming to a close, Attorney General Andy Beshear is looking back on his accomplishments during his first stint in public office. Calling the position of attorney general “the honor” of his lifetime, Beshear related his key moments from his first year, which he said fit into two categories — the macro and the personal. On the macro level, Beshear said transferring $4.5 million to the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab was a highlight... Read more 

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