General Assembly

Elections
2:05 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Sen. McConnell Using PAC Dollars to Help Kentucky GOP Win State House Seats

Senator McConnell in recent visit to Ft.Knox

Kentucky Republicans hoping to win the state House in elections this fall are getting a helping hand from the party’s leader. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has used his leadership PAC to dole out at least $54,000 dollars to Republican lawmakers in the last three months.

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Politics
3:55 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Legislator Wants to Lift Kentucky's Election Day Alcohol Law

A Northern Kentucky lawmaker will again try to reverse a ban on alcohol sales on election days. Democratic Representative Arnold Simpson will present his proposal to an interim legislative committee Friday.

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Regional
5:00 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Kentucky Law Limiting Pseudoephedrine Sales Goes Into Effect this Week

On Thursday, dozens of laws passed in this year’s legislative session will become active. One of those laws limits the amount of pseudoephedrine a person can buy from a pharmacy. Pseudoephedrine, or PSE, is used in many cold and allergy medicines. It’s also a key part of meth production.

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Politics
4:00 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Lawmakers Looking to Compensate Lawyers Who Represented Redistricting Efforts

Legislative leaders are going to take another crack at approving payments to lawyers who fought to defend last year’s redistricting maps. The Legislative Research Commission hired the attorneys earlier this year to fend off challenges to new district maps.

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Politics
3:50 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Kentucky Democrats Eying Opportunties to Pick Up State House Seats

With no statewide races on the ballot this year, the Kentucky Democratic Party is focusing its efforts on the General Assembly. Republicans have made taking over the state House a priority and have pledged to raise $1 million dollars to do so.

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Politics
9:23 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Two Kentucky Lawmakers Return Special Session Pay

Two members of the Kentucky General Assembly have refused to be paid for a week long special legislative session held earlier this year. The two lawmakers have returned nearly $7,000 to the State treasury.

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Politics
9:11 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Influential Kentucky Lawmaker Reveals He was Sexually Abused as Child

One of Kentucky's leading voices against child abuse is speaking out about abuse he suffered as a child. State Rep. Tom Burch is the chairman of the House Health and Welfare committee. Burch wrote a letter to the Lexington Herald-Leader that mentioned that he was sexually abused by a priest as a middle schooler and was also physically abused by his father.

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Politics
1:53 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Furloughs to Close Kentucky Courthouses

Warren County Justice Center

For the first time in a generation, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts. Workers in the judicial branch were notified this morning that furloughs will be necessary for three days. All state court employees will be furloughed on August 6, September 4, and October 15 of this year.

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Controversial Measure Becomes Law
11:42 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Governor Beshear Signs Pill Bill into Law

Kentucky lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear are applauding the passage of a bill aimed at reducing prescription pill abuse.Beshear signed the pill bill today, inviting key legislators and law enforcement officers to take part in the ceremony.

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Politics
1:15 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Bad Omen for 2013? Kentucky Senate President Says House Negotiated in Bad Faith

David Williams, at left, speaks with Senators last week in Frankfort
LRC

The President of the Kentucky Senate says he’ll never again negotiate with Democrats in private. Cumberland County Republican David Williams says House Democrats reneged on a previous agreement regarding transportation projects in his district.

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