A State Journal reader looking to donate money where it would “do the most good” inquired about the Team Kentucky Fund, which was established and unveiled by Gov. Andy Beshear last week.
The Kentucky legislature continues to pass bills despite Gov. Andy Beshear's plea that it just pass a budget and anything related to the coronavirus, due to the social distancing needed to thwart it. He announced Saturday that he had signed more than 35 bills into law, many of them related t…
In the midst of leading Kentucky’s response to a worldwide pandemic that has infected more than 300 Kentuckians, Gov. Andy Beshear signed more than 35 bills this week.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced two COVID-19 related deaths in one day for the first time during his daily press conference on Friday.
A constitutional amendment to lengthen the terms of district judges, county attorneys and commonwealth’s attorneys — and greatly increase the experience requirement for district judges — is one step away from going to the voters on Nov. 3.
With a boost from Frankfort’s hospital, a bill headed for passage in the state Senate would make it easier for children with behavioral health problems to be transferred from hospitals.
In an effort to protect the health and safety of court employees, elected officials and the general public from coronavirus, all courts in the state will be handling cases differently starting Monday.
With a large number of state government employees, legislators, lobbyists and visitors coming and going each day, one State Journal reader wanted to know what steps are being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the Capitol.
As Scott Hall and his wife, Letti, were packing to start a new life in North Carolina, Scott drove to Kentucky from his Indianapolis home to visit his daughter.
After 23-year-old Ben Nolan announced his run for the state House District 56 seat, many State Journal readers wondered whether he should be allowed to run for that office at all.
Two bills awaiting passage in the state Senate are part of a three-pronged plan to overhaul local health departments and the state Department for Public Health and resolve their pension problems. The third prong is the state budget, still awaiting action in the House.
There were 10 more fatalities on Kentucky highways in 2019 than in the previous year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety announced Monday.
A bill to give Kentucky schools the opportunity to install cameras on school buses, to catch illegal passing while children are embarking or disembarking, passed the state House Thursday.
Two Frankfort residents were appointed recently to the Historic Properties Advisory Commission by Gov. Andy Beshear.
A bill to expressly prohibit sexual harassment by legislators and lobbyists was strengthened and approved by a legislative committee Thursday, on its second trip through the panel.
Franklin County’s representatives in the state House were cheered by Gov. Andy Beshear’s budget plan to boost education and give state employees a 1% pay raise in the fiscal year that begins in July and another 1% the following fiscal year.
State employees would get a 1% raise both this year and next year, with the help of what Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear called “moderate” tax increases in an “education first” budget he proposed to the Republican-controlled legislature Tuesday.
Educator Lamar Allen is running for the state House District 56 seat to improve education, the economy and health care.
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…