Visitors To Kentucky's National Parks Can Earn Patch

Jul 15, 2015
National Park Service

Visitors to all five national parks in Kentucky can earn a special free commemorative patch in recognition of the National Park Service 2016 centennial.

Kentucky Youth Smoking Declines From 2011

Jul 17, 2014

A Centers for Disease Control report shows Kentucky's ranking in percentage of high school cigarette smokers has dropped.

Same Sex Marriage Now Legally Recognized In Kentucky

Feb 27, 2014

A fed. judge has signed an order directing officials in Ky. to immediately recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries.

Soldiers Win Victory In Ky. Election Case

Aug 28, 2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Soldiers deployed overseas will get an additional month to cast absentee ballots in three special elections this fall in Kentucky.

Ky. House to Vote on Austere Budget by Next Week

Mar 2, 2012

 FRANKFORT, Ky.  The House is expected to vote on an austere state budget by the middle of next week.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he doesn't expect a lot of changes from Gov. Steve Beshear's original budget proposal presented to lawmakers in January.

Beshear's $19.5 billion, two-year budget proposal includes 8.4 percent cuts to most state agencies.

The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee is expected tovote on the budget on Tuesday. The measure could then be considered by the full House on Wednesday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- More low-income Kentucky families would be able to send their child to public preschool under a plan to expand eligibility requirements.

Half-day preschool programs are currently open to 4-year-olds in families with income at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. In his budget proposal, Governor Steve Beshear would raise that income cap to 160 percent of the poverty level.