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Beshear Announces Effort To Combat Opioid Crisis

Nov 6, 2017

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear plans to announce an initiative to combat opioid overdoses and deaths.

Paul Recovering From 5 Broken Ribs

Nov 6, 2017
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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator's Kentucky home, officials said.

Josh James

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Chris Bollinger, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton School, about the GOP's 500 plus page Public Pension Reform Bill, including the winners and losers if it should become law.

Legislative Research Commission

Kentucky's Republican House speaker has resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month.  Jeff Hoover announced his decision Sunday. He denied sexually harassing the staff member, but said he sent inappropriate text messages that were consensual.  Hoover's wife and two of his three daughters were in the room as he spoke.

Ky. Gov Says Some Lawmakers Should Resign

Nov 4, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky's Republican governor has called for the immediate resignation of any elected official who has settled sexual harassment allegations.  Gov. Matt Bevin held a news conference on Saturday at the state Capitol days after the Courier-Journal reported Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover had settled a sexual harassment allegation outside of court with one of his staffers.

Ky. House GOP To Investigate Sexual Harassment Claim

Nov 4, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

Republican leaders of the Kentucky House of Representatives say they plan to hire a law firm to investigate a report that the House speaker settled a sexual harassment claim outside of court with one of his staffers.

Police: Sen. Paul Suffers Minor Injury In Assault At Home

Nov 4, 2017
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A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.  Kentucky State Police said in a news release Saturday that Paul suffered a minor injury when 59-year-old Rene Boucher assaulted him at his Warren County home on Friday afternoon.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's GOP House Majority Floor Leader says party members remain united behind Speaker Jeff Hoover, despite reports this week that he quietly settled a sexual harassment claim by a female staffer outside of court.

Legislative Research Commission

The No. 2 ranking Republican in the Kentucky House of Representatives says Speaker Jeff Hoover has the full support of the caucus despite a report that he settled a sexual harassment claim with one of his staffers.

Josh James / WUKY

The day after it was announced that University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy will leave his post at the end of the year, the official met with UK employees at a regularly scheduled meeting.

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