State Rep. Joe Graviss, D-Versailles, is running for the 7th Senate District seat to replace Sen. Julian Carroll, who announced last spring that he will not run for reelection.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 9:43 a.m. on Jan. 18 to correct that Rep. Joe Graviss, D-Versailles, is the legislator Ethan Branscum contacted about the bill.
A woman who donated an organ to a complete stranger, then mounted a campaign to give paid leave to people who do likewise, told her story Thursday and moved a legislative committee that approved a bill giving the benefit to state employees.
Taylorsville native and country music star J.D. Shelburne made a stop at the Capitol Wednesday for the unveiling of the Kentucky Department of Tourism’s 2020 Official Visitor’s Guide, of which he graces the cover.
Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday announced he had overturned the decision of former Gov. Matt Bevin that teacher protests at the Capitol earlier this year were illegal work stoppages.
Josh Hicks, a Lexington attorney, Marine Corps veteran and former police officer, officially filed paperwork Thursday today to become a Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky.
Electronic cigarettes, which escaped taxation in the General Assembly last year and were labeled an epidemic among teenagers, are in line to get taxed when the legislature convenes Jan. 7.
Like any family who has moved into a new home, especially one that is over 100 years old, Gov. Andy Beshear says he plans to have some renovating done on the Governor’s Mansion.
On Dec. 9, as part of a POW/MIA ceremony at the Capitol, where the “Chair of Honor” commemorates American service men and women who are prisoners of war or missing in action, the flag was flown. The following day, in keeping with tradition, all flags were removed and new ones took their plac…
Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m. Saturday with contributions by Michael and Kimberly Dudgeon. The Dugdeons are incorrectly listed as non-Franklin County residents in the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.
Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron has appointed former Gov. Matt Bevin’s chief deputy general counsel as solicitor general, a newly created position where he will serve as the state’s advocate in cases before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
Shortly after Gov. Andy Beshear announced he was reorganizing the Kentucky Board of Education with new members, 10 members of the current board said they would challenge the action in court.
On a cold, blustery inauguration day, Gov. Andy Beshear wasted no time heating things up, using an executive order to make good on a campaign promise to replace the Kentucky Board of Education and saying he will file another executive order on Thursday to restore voting rights to nonviolent felons.
Frankfort 15-year-old Katherine Axon was honored at the Capitol following Tuesday’s inauguration for a poster she designed for the new first family’s poster contest.
Frankfort and Franklin County had a few marching bands representing the area in the Inaugural Parade on Tuesday.
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson, former interim president of Kentucky State University, is one of 11 2019 inductees into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
State Journal reporters take to the streets for this weekly feature in which we ask for your opinions on a variety of topics — some weighty, some light.
Outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin and Gov.-elect Andy Beshear came together Saturday night to light the Capitol Christmas tree after the Frankfort Christmas Parade.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Glenna Bevin was killed in a car wreck alongside daughter Brittiney. We regret the error.
There may be two privately owned properties used by the state that are tax-exempt in Frankfort but should not be, according to City Commissioner Eric Whisman.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race and setting the stage for divided government.
On the next-to-last Sunday before the election for governor, Andy Beshear’s pastor preached about showing gratitude. Matt Bevin’s pastor preached about the Holy Spirit’s influence on Christians.
With Election Day fast approaching, Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear have made President Donald Trump part of their strategies as they maneuver to motivate their respective bases.
Door-to-door efforts to identify, persuade and turn out voters might be the difference between victory and defeat in the Nov. 5 election for governor.
Many locals were stunned to learn that two parcels of prime downtown Frankfort real estate received only a single offer of $1,000 during Wednesday’s sealed bid opening at the newly dedicated Mayo-Underwood Building. However, supporters of downtown revitalization are grateful a developer is w…