Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio

Frankfort Bureau Chief

Pages

Local/Regional News
12:58 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Kentucky Courts Furloughing Employees

For the first time in a generation, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts.  All state court employees will be furloughed on August 6, September 4, and October 15 of this year.

Read more
Local/Regional News
5:24 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Beshear Signs Road Plan, Urges Senate To End Session On Friday

Governor Steve Beshear signed Kentucky’s six-year road plan this afternoon and vetoed several projects in the state's two-year road plan.

Read more
Local/Regional News
7:33 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Special Session Under Way With No End In Sight

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Kentucky Senate President David Williams is renewing his call for Governor Steve Beshear to act quickly on an unfunded road plan that cleared the legislature last week.

Read more
Local/Regional News
9:42 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Lawmakers Returning To Frankfort For Special Session

Kentucky lawmakers are returning to Frankfort today to begin a special session called by Governor Steve Beshear.

Read more
Local/Regional News
3:46 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

First KY Obama Campaign Headquarters To Open In Louisville

Obama 2012 Campaign Button
barackobama.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign will open its first office in Kentucky this weekend.

Read more
Local/Regional News
8:50 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Prescription Drug Bill Stalled in Ky. Legislature

Sen. Tom Jensen, R-London (left), reviews the language of a bill to better regulate pain management clinics with Sen. Ray Jones, D-Pikeville, as Sen. Brandon Smith, R-Hazard, looks on. Photo by LRC Public Information

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Confusion and last-minute lobbying have potentially derailed what some Kentucky lawmakers considered the hallmark of the current legislative session.

Read more
Local/Regional News
3:49 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Lawmakers Delay Vote On Road Plan

Kentucky lawmakers are unlikely to approve new two-year and six-year road plans in time to override any gubernatorial vetoes.

Read more
Local/Regional News
8:07 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Legislative Leaders Reach Agreement on State Budget

House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, pores over budget documents with House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, during a meeting of the executive branch budget conference committee. - Photo by LRC Public Information

FRANKFORT, Ky. - After a long night of discussions, Kentucky lawmakers have finally reached a $19 billion budget agreement. House and Senate leaders resolved their differences shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.

Read more
Local/Regional News
1:01 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

House Speaker Stumbo Sees No "Deal-Breakers" In Budget Talks

FRANKFORT, Ky. - House Speaker Greg Stumbo says his chamber's priorities for the next two-year budget are not that different from the Senate's.

Read more
Local/Regional News
2:35 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Lawmakers Push Tax Relief For Tornado Victims

Morgan County, Ky. Tornado Damage
rawstory.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky lawmakers are planning to help home and business owners in tornado-stricken areas.

Earlier this month, tornadoes ripped through Northern and Eastern Kentucky, causing millions of dollars in damage. But lawmakers are working on legislation to give storm victims refunds on sales tax for building materials.
FRANKFORT, Ky. - The plan addresses a concern that people won’t rebuild destroyed towns.

Read more

Pages