Felons Voting Rights Bill

Josh James / WUKY

Hundreds gathered at the foot of the Capitol in Frankfort Wednesday to pay tribute to civil rights activists who braved the cold 50 years ago.

Josh James / WUKY

Legislation providing a path for some non-violent felons to regain their voting rights overcame a long-standing hurdle Wednesday.

A bill seeking to amend Kentucky's Constitution to restore voting rights for some felons has sailed through the state House.