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Comer Reignites Rivalry With Bevin Over Tax Returns

1 hour ago
Associated Press

Republican U.S. Rep. James Comer has reignited an old political rivalry by publicly releasing his personal income tax returns and questioning why Gov. Matt Bevin has not done the same.

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Following the lead of Louisville, Lexington is seeking an exemption from California’s recently announced travel ban to states it considers hostile to LGBT rights.

Report: Overdose Deaths Climbed By 7.4% In 2016

5 hours ago
pixabay.com

Officials say overdose deaths in Kentucky have increased to unprecedented levels.  A report released Tuesday by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says there were 1,404 fatal overdoses in 2016, a 7.4 percent increase from the previous year. The report found that fentanyl contributed to at least 623 overdose deaths and heroin was a factor in 456 deaths.

Bevin Reluctantly Supports Senate Health Care Overhaul

5 hours ago
Associated Press

Kentucky's Republican governor said he reluctantly supports the Senate's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and blamed its shaky prospects for passage on "mushy moderates" who "don't have enough spine" to pass the bill.

Josh James / WUKY

City officials are thanking a “visionary group of donors” for moving the proposed Town Branch Park one step closer to reality. 

kysu.edu

Kentucky State University has been awarded a grant to work with high schools on science, technology, engineering and math education.

Kentucky Governor Seeks Dismissal Of Right-To-Work Lawsuit

Jun 23, 2017
Josh James / WUKY

Gov. Matt Bevin has filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss a legal challenge to Kentucky's new law banning mandatory union fees in workplaces.

Embattled U of L Foundation Fires Former President's Aide

Jun 23, 2017
louisville.edu

Amid financial turmoil highlighted in a recent external audit, the University of Louisville Foundation has fired a former president's chief of staff.

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate.

AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Kentucky is now part of a short but growing list of states California deems off limits for state-funded travel.

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