LEXINGTON — (TNS) Republican majorities in the House and Senate overrode Gov. Andy Beshear’s vetoes of bills that redraw the state’s House and U.S. Congressional District maps on a busy Thursday that also included impassioned speeches and lawsuits over the new maps.
LEXINGTON — (TNS) Citing “unconstitutional political gerrymandering,” Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday vetoed the Republican legislature’s new maps for its own 138 House and Senate districts and Kentucky’s six congressional districts.
FRANKFORT – (KT) Legislation to provide $200 million in aid to the western Kentucky counties devastated by the severe weather outbreak on Dec. 10-11 is on its way to the governor’s desk after receiving final legislative approval on Wednesday, which included involving a rarely used rule.
FRANKFORT – (KT) Gov. Andy Beshear delivered his third State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night before a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate, addressing such topics as economic development, natural disasters, and, of course, COVID-19.
FRANKFORT – (KT) Kentucky lawmakers will return to the State Capitol on Tuesday for the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly with legislative redistricting and a two-year state budget at the top of their agenda.
FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has launched a service to help tornado victims in the Mayfield area obtain or replace the operator licenses, permits and identification cards that will be critically important to their disaster recovery efforts.
FRANKFORT – (KT) Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday the launching of a new website, governor.ky.gov/tornadoresources, to better assist those impacted by the severe weather outbreak Dec. 10-11, and updated recovery efforts following the disaster.
MAYFIELD (KT) – Law enforcement agencies are continuing to maintain an enhanced police presence in the tornado damaged areas of western Kentucky, especially in Graves County and the city of Mayfield.
FRANKFORT (KT) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron Friday led a coalition of 15 states in filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the First Amendment right of a Virginia church to define who is a minister under its own religious doctrine.
FRANKFORT (KT) – With COVID-19 cases increasing at the fastest rate of the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Saturday he is calling a special session of the General Assembly starting Tuesday at 10 a.m., to deal with issues that have resulted.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Hoping that the fifth time is the charm, a Kentucky lawmaker announced Thursday he will propose legislation for the 2022 General Assembly that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by July 2026.
LEXINGTON — (TNS) Sixty-five percent of Kentucky’s nearly 100 hospitals are experiencing critical staffing shortages, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday, and Kentucky has so far requested 40 additional ventilators from the national stockpile of medical supplies.
FRANKFORT (KT) – While it won’t be like the devastation seen along the Gulf Coast and the deep South over the weekend, the remnants of Hurricane Ida are still expected to have a significant effect on Kentucky’s weather over the next couple of days.
(KT) Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr has proposed legislation in Washington, aimed at keeping funds of the government of Afghanistan out of the hands of the Taliban.
FRANKFORT — This week, KET will begin airing a series of interviews by KET’s Renee Shaw with members of Kentucky’s Congressional delegation. The one-on-one interviews, each a half-hour in length, were recorded earlier this month.
(TNS) In a momentous legal defeat for Gov. Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Supreme Court in a rare Saturday decision ruled on the Democratic governor’s challenge of Republican-backed laws that limit his authority to enact emergency orders to help control the coronavirus pandemic.
FRANKFORT – (KT) A federal judge has struck down Gov Andy Beshear’s mask mandate for schools, but at this point the ruling only affects the Catholic Diocese of Covington schools.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Many are likely familiar with the Interstate Highway System, U.S. highways and state routes, but may not be aware that there is also a U.S. Bicycle Route System, three of which now cross Kentucky.
FRANKFORT - Gov. Andy Beshear and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Mike Berry recently announced VaxandVisitKy, the commonwealth’s latest effort to encourage Kentuckians to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
FRANKFORT (KT) – A trademark battle is brewing between the University of Kentucky and the state, over the Beshear administration’s use of the term “Team Kentucky.”
FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved an emergency regulation Thursday to require all individuals inside public school facilities to wear a face covering. The move came at an emergency meeting in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant.
Drug-overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 49% in 2020, according to the state’s latest annual report.
LEXINGTON – Building on its success with previous COVID-19 vaccine and studies, the University of Kentucky has been selected as a site for a trial to assess dose levels of a Johnson & Johnson booster shot.
FRANKFORT – (KT) Gov. Andy Beshear’s powers to issue executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic were once again the subject of filings with the Kentucky Supreme Court on Wednesday, this time involving the school mask mandate he issued on Tuesday.
(TNS) Citing exponential growth of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across Kentucky, K-12 schools are now required to enforce universal masking among students and staff, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday, as he reported 2,500 new cases — the most reported in a single day since early …
WASHINGTON – (TNS) As schools wrestle with mask mandates and government agencies grapple with in-office work, Rand Paul is promising to pick a fight against continued coronavirus restrictions.
FRANKFORT (KT) – On Wednesday, Kentucky saw its largest number of new COVID-19 cases in six months, with 2,583 reported to state public health officials.
FRANKFORT (KT) – The Kentucky National Guard is scaling back some training activities this month, due in part to expenses incurred while deployed to the U.S. Capitol following the Jan. 6 insurrection.
(TNS) The leader of a vocal parent group on Monday appealed to new Fayette Superintendent Demetrus Liggins to allow family choice on masks, as Lexington awaits the district decision.
(TNS) Mitch McConnell is confronting a dynamic this week he hasn’t faced before during Joe Biden’s presidency: A fractured Republican Senate caucus.
LOUISVILLE (KT) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville, with help from officers at the National Targeting Center Antiquities Unit, intercepted a shipment containing 13 pieces of ancient artifacts from the 10th century.
FRANKFORT (KT) – As the delta variant continues to cause a spike of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, a new testing and vaccine program at state-run health care facilities was announced on Monday.
FRANKFORT – (KT) Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Friday that he has joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing an amicus, or friend of the court brief, before the United States Supreme Court in a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade and other cases that established aborti…
WASHINGTON – (KT) U.S. 6th District Congressman Andy Barr voted for Republican legislation to preserve longstanding provisions in federal funding bills that prevent taxpayer funding for abortions.
FRANKFORT – (KT) In the wake of explosive growth in the number of cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear has issued recommendations, but not mandates, as schools prepare for the fall semester, which will begin in the coming weeks.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined a coalition of 26 states to defend the Second Amendment in a case that will be heard before the Supreme Court of the United States later this year.
FRANKFORT (KT) – The continued spike of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky has led Gov. Andy Beshear to strongly urge everyone to get vaccinated, while stopping short of imposing the mandates that were in place earlier during the pandemic.
FRANKFORT – (KT) Dr. M. Christopher Brown II resigned effective immediately as Kentucky State University president at a special-called meeting of the KSU Board of Regents Tuesday morning.
FRANKFORT – (KT) Kentucky is one of the states that has announced a settlement with four pharmaceutical firms in the opioid pandemic and will receive $460 million in compensation over 18 years.
FRANKFORT (KT) — Dr. M. Christopher Brown II resigned effective immediately as Kentucky State University president at a special-called meeting of the KSU Board of Regents Tuesday morning.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr., made his case for judicial redistricting during a meeting of the General Assembly’s interim State Government committee on Tuesday.
(TNS) Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, accused each either other of lying Tuesday while they argued again over COVID in a Senate meeting.
FRANKFORT – (KT) An increase of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky due to the Delta variant has led Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health officials to recommend that some people resume wearing masks in public settings as well as continuing to urge Kentuckians to get vaccinated.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a settlement Friday with an eastern Kentucky fuel retailer and convenience store, resolving allegations of price-gouging in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, earlier this year.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Sunrise Children’s Services and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services agreed to a new annual contract last week after a 22-month negotiation process.
ELIZABETHTOWN (KT) – A Hardin County auto supply company is actively recruiting employees as it is adding 150 permanent, full-time jobs due to an increase in business.
FRANKFORT (KT) – The Kentucky Hemp Association is fighting back in the courts after what they say were several police raids of lawful hemp retail stores throughout the state.