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State Rep. Leslie Combs Decides Not To Seek Re-Election (Updated W/Reaction)

Jan 26, 2016
Legislative Research Commission

Another veteran Kentucky House Democrat has decided not to seek re-election this year.  Rep. Leslie Combs of Pikeville announced on her Facebook page Tuesday that she will not be on the ballot when Democrats try to maintain their historic control of the House.

AP

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray's name will be on the ballot in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate race.  Today was the deadline to file and Gray was  in Frankfort turning in the paperwork this morning.

Answers In Genesis

A religious group building a massive Noah's Ark tourist attraction in Kentucky has won a legal battle over the state's withdrawal of a potential tax incentive worth millions.

AP

As Gov. Matt Bevin puts the final touches on his first biennial budget and State of the Commonwealth address, state agencies are bracing for the possibility of fresh cuts. The chief executive has taken tax increases off the table - meaning pensions, expanded Medicaid rolls, and other obligations could eat into any new post-recession spending. 

Legislative Research Commission

A member of the Kentucky House Democratic leadership team says he has decided not to seek re-election.  State Rep. Johnny Bell's decision could complicate efforts by Democrats to hold their fragile House majority. The Glasgow Democrat said Monday he has business interests he needs to tend to at home.

Writing and literature will be the subject of a local awards ceremony Thursday.

WUKY/Karyn Czar

The snow is no longer falling in Kentucky and roads continue to improve, but storms in other parts of the country are still causing flight delays and cancelations.

Blizzard 2016 Overview

Jan 25, 2016
AP/Timothy Easley

A massive blizzard that blanketed much of the eastern United States set records, paralyzed travel and damaged property. Here's a look at the storm's impact:

Josh James / WUKY

A day after declaring a state of emergency due to a winter storm, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was in New Hampshire to speak at a Republican forum.

Motorists Urged To Stay Off Roads - Fear Of Re-Freezing Cited

Jan 23, 2016
Charlie Barnes, District 7 Superintendent for Montgomery Co. Maintenance

Despite the best efforts of road crews to clear and treat snow-covered roadways, motorists are still encouraged to stay off the roads tonight as the threat of refreezing increases.

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