Ky. Senate Reveals Its Two Year Spending Proposal

7 hours ago
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Judges and circuit court clerks could get their first raises in more than a decade, but only if lawmakers pass an overhaul to the public pension system that has prompted fierce opposition from public workers.  The Republican-controlled state Senate unveiled the first part of its two-year spending proposal Tuesday. It would make at least $8.2 million available for raises to judges and circuit court clerks, which are both elected positions in Kentucky.

Judges Would Get Raises Under Senate Budget Plan

9 hours ago
Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Senate is proposing raises for the state's judges and circuit court clerks, but only if lawmakers pass an overhaul to the public pension system that has prompted fierce opposition from public workers.

Ky. Senate To Reveal Two Year Spending Proposal

14 hours ago
Josh James / WUKY

The Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate is preparing to reveal its two-year state spending plan.  The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee will meet twice on Tuesday to debate two-year spending plans for the state's executive, legislative and judicial branches.

4 People Injured When Trains Collide, Derail In Kentucky

Mar 19, 2018
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Two freight trains collided and derailed shortly before midnight, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to evacuate, authorities said Monday.


24/7 Wall Street recently ranked Kentucky as the fifth least business friendly state due in large part to an undereducated work force.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets reaction from Dr. Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.  Dr. Box also shares the results of a recent system-wide economic impact study.

Kentucky Child Marriage Ban Headed To Governor's Desk

Mar 17, 2018
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A bill that would ban most child marriages in Kentucky is now headed to the governor's desk.  The state House of Representatives unanimously approved Senate bill 48 on Friday. It would ban any marriage in Kentucky if one of the parties is 16 or younger. Seventeen-year-olds can still get married, but they would need approval from a judge and their parents.

Stivers: Opioid Tax Won't Pass Kentucky Senate

Mar 17, 2018
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The Kentucky Senate will reject a proposed first-in-the-nation tax on prescription opioids, with the chamber's top Republican leader saying the idea has too many legal problems for it to be in the foundation of a two-year state spending plan.

Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the Bluegrass Thursday to meet with families of overdose victims. The country’s top lawyer said it’s time to toughen penalties for sellers of the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

The Latest: Pension Bill In Peril As Bevin Blasts Teachers

Mar 14, 2018
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

In a rare public rebuke, Kentucky's top House leader on Wednesday chastised fellow Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for criticizing teachers who have mobilized to oppose a plan to revamp one of the nation's worst-funded public pension plans.  Acting House Speaker David Osborne told reporters that the governor's remarks were "inappropriate" and "show a lack of understanding of the people who are impacting the lives of young people in our state."

Students Rally In Frankfort To Protest Gun Violence

Mar 14, 2018
Associated Press

Hundreds of Kentucky high school students, including survivors of a campus shooting this year, joined a nationwide gun violence protest Wednesday by rallying in frigid weather at the state Capitol.