Newly-reelected 6th District Representative and frequent Dodd-Frank Act critic Andy Barr says he wasn’t one of the lawmakers who inserted language loosening bank restrictions in the legislation into the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill passed last week. But he supports the move.

State Representative and co-chair of the Kentucky Public Pension Oversight Board Brent Yonts says he’s open to the idea of a comprehensive audit of the state’s debt-ridden pension system.

The government's annual drug use survey finds that electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens.

Louisville could become the first Kentucky city to enact its own minimum wage law.

Longtime educator and administrator George Edwards will assume the role of interim chancellor for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System starting next month.

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Gerald Neal has been elected to the National Board of Directors of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.  Neal recently became the first black person elected to a leadership post in the Kentucky General Assembly. He has been a member of the Senate since 1989 and represents a Louisville district.

One spot on the committee tasked with screening potential Fayette County Superintendent candidates was decided by the flip of a coin Monday.

Libraries across the state are keeping a close eye on the Court of Appeals in Elizabethtown, as the outcome of a case there could slash funding for about a hundred locations.

Saving Stories: Bourbon Tales Coming To A Television Near You

Dec 15, 2014
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A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.  The documentary draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.   In this special edition of Saving Stories Alan Lytle talks with Center Director Doug Boyd about "Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business."

Alan Lytle

Six Kentucky sites, including the Charles Young Community Center and Park in Lexington's East End Neighborhood have been approved by a state review board for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  The nominations by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board will be sent to the National Park Service for a final decision on eligibility.