Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio

Frankfort Bureau Chief

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Local/Regional News
8:11 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Conservative Kentucky Group Joins Lawsuit Against IRS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A conservative Kentucky group that was targeted by the IRS last year is now suing the agency and the federal government.

The Kentucky 9/12 Project, with help from the American Center for Law and Justice, is joining  conservative groups from other states in filing suit.

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2:07 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Gov. Beshear Vetoes Medicaid Bill, Promises Investigation Of Late Payment Claims

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo that would require prompt payment in the Medicaid managed care system.

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2:05 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Three Women To Serve On State Supreme Court

Judge Michelle M. Keller
Credit wcpo.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. - In a historic appointment, Governor Steve Beshear has named Court of Appeals Judge Michelle M. Keller of Fort Mitchell to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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9:06 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Amended Hemp Bill Passes Kentucky Legislature

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State lawmakers have approved a bill to allow a regulatory framework to be set up for industrial hemp in Kentucky, if the crop is legalized at the federal level.

Senate Bill 50 will give control of licensing of future hemp farmers to the state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, while allowing Kentucky State Police to do background checks on the farmers.

The Department of Agriculture will oversee many administrative roles involved in industrial hemp.

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8:29 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Kentucky Lawmakers Approve Pension Deals, Avert Special Session

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's legislative leaders have passed two bills to shore up the state's underfunded pension systems for government employees, effectively staving off a special session on the issue.

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8:01 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Deal Reached on Kentucky Military Voting Legislation

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A last-minute deal on legislation that would allow help streamline the voting process by overseas military personnel has cleared the Kentucky General Assembly.

Working until the last minute of the 2013 session, lawmakers went back to the original Senate version of the military voting bill, which allows for electronic sending of ballots to overseas military but snail mail return of the ballot.

State Senator Jimmy Higdon says the measure also sets up a task force to study the electronic return of ballots.

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4:02 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Agreement Reached On Pension Reform, Vote Expected Today

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky legislative leaders have reached agreement on a plan aimed at shoring up the state's underfunded pension systems, staving off the need for a special session of the General Assembly.

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7:44 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Ky. Lawmakers Continue Work on Pension Reform, Compromise Appears Uncertain

House Speaker Greg Stumbo - photo by Kentucky LRC Public Information

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With only one day left in this year's legislative session, Kentucky House leaders are hopeful they have a deal to up shore up the state's underfunded pension system. But there may not be time to get it through the legislature.

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10:03 am
Wed March 6, 2013

GOP Lawmakers Would Run Against Each Other Under Redistricting Plan

Kentucky's state House districts under a newly proposed plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Kentucky redistricting plan would pit Republican against Republican in the next election cycle.

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