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.
FRANKFORT (KT) - State Auditor Mike Harmon says the General Assembly should address the issue of procurement contracts between vendors and county jails to provide communications services for inmates.
CANTON (KT) – The next step in the effort to free a cruise ship that has been stuck on a sandbar in the Cumberland River near Lake Barkley since last week will get underway on Friday as salvage operations begin to unground it.
(TNS) Sixteen months after Gov Andy Beshear’s administration started searching for a business to overhaul Kentucky’s outdated technology system for handling unemployment insurance claims, the process is starting anew after several complications.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Only one elected position in Kentucky requires passing an examination before running for office, and that test, which is administered only once every four years, will be given this fall.
LEXINGTON (KT) – UK Healthcare experts are urging Kentuckians to be vaccinated against COVID-19, especially those in counties where the current vaccination rates are low, due to the Delta variant, which is easier to transmit from person to person.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Secretary of State Michael Adams on Monday testified virtually before the U.S. House Committee on House Administration, calling on Congress to give states breathing space to reform their election processes and insisting on bipartisanship in any election legislation.
LEXINGTON (KT) – A rise in work-related pedestrian fatalities has prompted the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program, or KOSHS, to issue a hazard alert notice.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has picked up a Republican opponent for his anticipated 2023 re-election bid in the person of Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon.
FRANKFORT (KT) – Recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding mask usage due to the COVID-19 pandemic when school classes resume for the fall semester has local districts in Kentucky going their own way on the issue.
FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said Monday that all county clerk offices in the commonwealth have been unable to process vehicle-related transactions due to intermittent system issues.