Thursday's record snowstorm has prompted Fayette County Public Schools and the University of Kentucky to cancel classes for Friday. UK says only Plan B (essential) employees are required to report to work. UK HealthCare Hospitals and Clinics will remain open.
Lawmakers entering the Senate State and Local Government committee passed by voting rights demonstrators on the way to their seats Wednesday. The decision not to vote on a measure restoring voting rights for most nonviolent felons led to vocal protests.
The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming. In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should hold off on submitting plans to cut carbon dioxide from power plants, as the rule would require.