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Governor Could Sign First Batch Of 2017 Bills Saturday

Jan 6, 2017
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Kentucky Republicans have stayed on a fast-break pace of advancing many of their priorities.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Republican leaders have tamped down expectations surrounding contentious “religious freedom” and transgender bathroom legislation in the weeks leading up to the 2017 session, instead emphasizing their business-friendly docket. But the cultural hot buttons, which could also impact the state's economy, appear alive and well in the General Assembly.

The Lexington Theatre Company

The Lexington Theatre Company began their mission to bring a professional theatre company to the city in 2015 and they made their grand entrance at the Lexington Opera House with 'Concert With the Stars.' Fast forward two years and the organization is thriving.

Josh James / WUKY

While the snow fell in Kentucky Thursday, there was a flurry of debate inside the state House and Senate as Republicans leveraged their supermajorities to pass their first bills – among them a 20-week abortion ban, "right-to-work" legislation, and new medical review panels.

Josh James / WUKY

Republicans flexed their new legislative muscle Wednesday, sending long-sought-after bills blocked in past sessions by Democratic House majorities out of committee and onto the larger chambers.

Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Capitol is covered in scaffolding for repairs, but inside another work is in progress as the GOP craft their new supermajority in the state House. On opening day of the 2017 legislative session, there was visible enthusiasm among Republicans.

US Attorney Kerry B. Harvey To Step Down Jan. 13

Jan 3, 2017
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U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey says he is resigning effective Jan. 13.  The top prosecutor for the Eastern District of Kentucky is stepping down before Republican President-Elect Donald Trump takes office this month. U.S. attorneys are political appointees who customarily step down when a person of another political party becomes president.

Longmeyer Sentenced In Kickback Scheme

Jan 3, 2017

Tim Longmeyer, a member of former governor Steve Beshear's personnel cabinet has been sentenced to five years for his part in a kickback scheme. 

Jobs Being Cut From KY Toyota HQ

Jan 3, 2017
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Toyota is beginning to move hundreds of jobs out of its northern Kentucky headquarters as part of a nationwide consolidation of the company's operations.

UPS Fined For Safety Violations

Jan 3, 2017

Federal regulators have fined UPS $73,800 for safety violations at the company's airplane hangar in Louisville.