Local/Regional News

Republican Budget Would Restore Some Cuts

Mar 15, 2016

Here's the latest on the Kentucky House of Representatives' attempts to pass a budget (all times local):

McConnell: Clinton Sees Miners As "Statistics"

Mar 14, 2016
AP

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell is going on the attack over Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's admission that her policies would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."

Proposal To Guarantee Victims' Rights Clears House Panel

Mar 14, 2016
LRC Public Information

A proposal aimed at amending Kentucky's Constitution to guarantee rights for crime victims has cleared another hurdle in the General Assembly.

Democrats Say They Will Reject Bevin's College Budget Cuts

Mar 11, 2016
Lane Report

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the House will reject Gov. Matt Bevin's mid-year budget cuts to colleges and universities.

AP

With the first case of Zika virus identified in the commonwealth, Gov. Matt Bevin and state health officials say it's time to make sure residents are educated about the mosquito-borne disease.

AP

Legislation paving the way for charter school pilot programs in Fayette and Jefferson counties moved out of a Senate committee Thursday, but not without sustained questioning from opponents. 

AP

Thursday, members of the Senate Education Committee heaped praise on a bill creating a new elective Biblical literacy course for Kentucky high school students.

Associated Press

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has lost his bid to defend a state law designed to protect life insurance benefits.

Lexington Abortion Clinic Takes "Time Out" Until Hearing

Mar 10, 2016

A Lexington clinic has put off performing abortions until a judge rules on a request from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration to close the clinic.

Josh James / WUKY

Tuesday's special election results allow Kentucky Democrats to breathe a little easier during the 2016 legislative session, but party leaders contend an in-depth look at the returns bode well for the party's odds in November too.

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