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Kentucky’s senior senator is keeping a promise to push for the legalization of hemp.

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Kentucky’s top law enforcement official is taking aim at the state’s freshly-signed pension reform bill. Unions representing public school teachers and police are also lending their names to the lawsuit.

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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit to block a new Kentucky law putting more restrictions on abortions.

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UK Opera and Music Department singers and instrumentalists will be lending their talents for a good cause this weekend as part of the annual Spring Concert at Hunter Presbyterian Church in Lexington.  The event is a fundraiser for the church's choir scholars program which provides a stipend to students who regularly perform there.

Amid Teacher Protests Bevin Signs Pension Bill Into Law

Apr 10, 2018
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Defying the vocal objections of teachers, Kentucky's Republican governor signed a bill into law Tuesday that makes changes to the state's troubled public pension systems. Gov. Matt Bevin announced the signing on WHAS-AM. The law preserves most benefits for current and retired teachers but moves new hires into a hybrid plan that puts less risk on the state.

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is siding with President Donald Trump in calling special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt.” The senator worries the probe has expanded far beyond its intended scope.

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is reassuring residents the city has sufficient contingency funds socked away to deal with a potential spike in pension costs, no matter how the issue shakes out in the final days of the 2018 legislative session. The message was part of the mayor’s annual budget address Tuesday.

Former Kentucky Speaker Agrees To Settlement

Apr 10, 2018
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Kentucky's former House speaker has agreed that he violated state ethics laws by behaving in an "inappropriate" way toward a woman who once worked for the House Republican Caucus. The woman's allegations previously led to Jeff Hoover's signing of a secret sexual harassment settlement last year.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed the state budget and a hastily-passed tax overhaul approved by the GOP-led House and Senate – a decision has pit the governor against high-ranking members of his own party.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The Democrat argues the suit could strip the state of nearly $50 billion in federal funding for its Medicaid expansion over the next decade.

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