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AG Beshear Files Fifth Opioid Lawsuit

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a fifth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about the financially troubled effort to bring broadband internet to all 120 Kentucky Counties.  In the face of mounting criticism lawmakers provided additional monies to keep the project going.

Kentucky Gov. Bevin Apologizes For Child Sex Abuse Remarks

Apr 15, 2018
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.

WUKY News Captures Six Associated Press Awards

Apr 15, 2018

91.3 WUKY took home six honors at the most recent Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.

Kentucky Lawmakers Begin Final Day Of Tumultuous Session

Apr 14, 2018
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Kentucky lawmakers have convened for the final day of a tumultuous legislative session. A day after the GOP-led legislature voted to override Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of the main budget bill and a tax measure, lawmakers quickly took up another veto.

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The axiom that "politics makes strange bedfellows" held true in Frankfort Friday, with the GOP-led Kentucky General Assembly walking back sweeping vetoes of the entire two-year state budget and tax bill by a Republican governor and Democrats in rare alignment with their chief political foe.

Kentucky's House Overrides Governor's Tax Bill Veto

Apr 13, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's House of Representatives has overridden Gov. Matt Bevin's veto of a $480 million tax hike that helps pay for increases in public education spending.

Order Stalls Enforcement Of New Abortion Law In Kentucky

Apr 13, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

A federal judge in Kentucky has signed an order temporarily stalling enforcement of a new abortion law being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Hundreds of clinicians and researchers from across the Commonwealth and the country are in Lexington Friday for a conference on the Opioid Crisis in Kentucky.  It’s being presented by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.  WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with center director Dr. Philip A. Kern, and Conference Chair, Dr. Sharon Walsh, director of the UK Center on Drug and Alcohol Research.

Thousands Of Kentucky Teachers Rally For Education Funding

Apr 13, 2018
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Thousands of Kentucky teachers hoisted signs and chanted "we love our children" on Friday as they called on legislators to reject the Republican governor's vetoes and restore increases in education spending.

Josh James / WUKY

The war of words between Gov. Matt Bevin and the statewide professional association representing teachers is escalating as the legislative session nears its end. Meanwhile, educators and their allies continued staging walk-in protests Thursday ahead of a planned demonstration at the Capitol while rallies sprang up at public universities.

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