kentucky house of representatives

House Speaker Appoints Adoption Task Force

Apr 19, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover has appointed a task force of lawmakers to study how to improve Kentucky's adoption and foster care system.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky House Republicans have chosen their leaders for the upcoming legislative session, but incoming Speaker Jeff Hoover says the team's priorities are still taking shape.

LRC Public Information

Republicans dominated the dais at the annual Fancy Farm political picnic in western Kentucky over the weekend, but Democrats did gather for their annual soup bean supper at Kentucky Dam Village - and one prospective candidate sounded the alarm on the party’s uncertain future in the commonwealth.

Josh James / WUKY

Democrats’ thin majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives just narrowed further with the promotion of prominent Hopkinsville Rep. John Tilley.

Democratic Kentucky House Member Switching Parties

Nov 19, 2015
Legislative Research Commission

A Kentucky state House representative says he has switched parties and will run for re-election as a Republican.  Rep. Denver Butler filed for re-election on Thursday as a Republican, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office. His switch means Republicans are just four seats short of a majority, something they have not had in nearly a century. Kentucky is the only southern state to have a Democratic controlled House of Representatives.