Abortion became illegal in Kentucky Friday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 6-3 decision overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that created a limited constitutional right to the procedure.Kentucky is one of 13 states with "trigger" laws that were passed to ban abortion…
RECON KY, a consortium working to promote long-term recovery in Kentucky, recently honored its 2022 Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame inductees.
As directed by Kentucky House Bill 250 — an emergency crisis for Kentucky State University that led them to receive $23 million in appropriations to stay afloat in April — the Council on Postsecondary Education must provide reports to the Interim Joint Committee on Education “detailing the s…
COVID-19 vaccinations for children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years were finally approved Saturday. This was the only age group left in the U.S. that are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, other than infants.
By June 19, 2023, Gov. Andy Beshear is hoping to make Juneteenth a state holiday. The holiday is already recognized federally.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — William Arflack, of Frankfort, interned for U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, this summer in McConnell's Washington, D.C., office. Arflack is a senior at University of Kentucky majoring in print journalism and minoring in political science.
The Kentucky State Board of Agriculture recently selected Woodford County’s Dr. Kerry Barling to serve as the new deputy state veterinarian. He began his new post on June 1.
The Kentucky State University Department of Music in conjunction with the Sen. Gerald Neal, D-Louisville, and Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, will host a performance by the Urban Strings Columbus Youth Orchestra 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Capitol Rotunda.
Several elected officials and their representatives were on hand at the Franklin County Conservation District building on Thursday to celebrate the organization's 75th anniversary.
With news that state government employees will receive an 8% across-the-board pay hike starting July 1 and inflation causing everything from gasoline to groceries to be more expensive, one reader inquired why state government retirees won’t receive a cost of living increase.
A new state Senator will represent the recently created 20th District and a local mayor will face off against the incumbent in the 56th House District.
More than a dozen Commonwealth and Franklin County officials were on hand at the Fiscal Court building Wednesday afternoon as Gov. Andy Beshear presented the Franklin County Fiscal Court with $135,870 in funding for resurfacing rural roads in the northeastern part of the county.
As part of House Bill 1, also known as the executive branch budget, state employees will receive an 8% across-the-board raise in the next fiscal year.
The governor and first lady are asking Kentuckians to lend their artistic talents to the Team Kentucky Gallery, which is located in two main halls of the state Capitol.
State Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) Michael Harmon announced Monday that his office will conduct a special examination “to review the governance and certain financial activity of Kentucky State University.”
CASA of the Bluegrass will always need volunteers. Although CASA and its Court Appointed Special Advocates continue to serve children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the court system.
In addition to allocating $3.5 million for the pedestrian bridge on Broadway, House Bill 242 also funds several other road and infrastructure projects in Franklin County.
Late Thursday on the final day of the session the Senate confirmed Gov. Andy Beshear’s appointments to the Kentucky State Board of Regents.
The Kentucky Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that the 2021 state individual income tax filing deadline is just a few days away, although some residents of western Kentucky will have additional time.
On Monday Gov. Andy Beshear signed House Bill 242, which allocates $3.5 million for the construction of a pedestrian bridge in fiscal year 2024 to take the place of the Broadway Bridge.
COVID-19 cases are on the wane across Kentucky, but influenza cases are on the rise and one person has been reported as dying from a co-infection of both.
Legislation to help financially-troubled Kentucky State University was among the bills Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law on Friday, after lawmakers provided additional funding, as well as more oversight of the Frankfort school.
Franklin County will be worse off as the northern tip of the eastern appendage of the First Congressional District, a former county magistrate and Frankfort’s state legislator testified Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the new map.
A Democratic redistricting expert testified Wednesday that the new map of state House districts has “perhaps the most extreme advantage for one party in a legislative map that I’ve ever seen,” and a Republican lawyer spent hours trying to discredit the expert and the methodology he used.
A state Democratic Party official testified Tuesday that the new Republican-drawn maps of 100 state House and six Congressional districts severely harm his party in favor of Republicans and could affect his party’s ability to run statewide races.
Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced the appointment of eight members to the Kentucky State University Board of Regents, under legislation passed by the General Assembly earlier this month, and includes two former statewide elected officials.
Legislation to help financially-troubled Kentucky State University passed the Senate and House on Wednesday, after adding additional funding, as well as more oversight of operations of the Frankfort school and is now headed to the governor's desk.
Legislation appropriating additional funding to Kentucky State University, to keep them from finishing the current fiscal year and the next two in the red, was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, but not before adding many conditions, including more oversight.
Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed legislation that would cut the number of weeks Kentuckians can claim unemployment benefits, although supporters say it would strengthen the UI program.
Nearly filling up the Capitol Rotunda, and surrounding the statue of Abraham Lincoln in its center, the Rally to Encourage Voting met to hear from Kentucky lawmakers and concerned citizens speak about the importance of expanding voting rights and access.
A bill directing Gov. Andy Beshear to name new members to the Kentucky State University Board of Regents won final passage in the General Assembly on Thursday after the Senate agreed to changes made by the House.
A major project will begin soon to repair and renovate the Capitol dome, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday, that is expected to take two years to complete.
While Senate Bill 98 initially gained traction in the Senate, it has hit a few speed bumps in the House.
The Rally to Encourage Voting will take place this Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. It will feature appearances by District 13 Sen. Reginald Thomas (D), Cindy Heine of the League of Women Voters and Angela Evans, a candidate for Fayette County Attorney. Secretar…
A Senate bill directing Gov. Andy Beshear to replace the eight gubernatorial appointments to the Kentucky State University Board of Regents was approved by the House Education Committee on Tuesday, but not before making some changes.
A bill to have Gov. Andy Beshear appoint replacements for the Kentucky State University Board of Regents, was approved during a Monday night meeting of the Senate Education Committee.
Legislation that would direct Gov. Andy Beshear to replace the Board of Regents at financially-troubled Kentucky State University, has been introduced in the state Senate.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the dome of the Kentucky State Capitol would be blue and the front of the Governor’s Mansion yellow Wednesday as a show of support for the people of Ukraine.