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FRANKFORT -- A key Kentucky lawmaker said Friday that former Gov. Matt Bevin's four last appointments to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were out of compliance with state law.

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FRANKFORT -- Looking to protect people with diabetes from being overwhelmed by high drug costs, a House committee approved a bill Thursday to cap out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin.

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FRANKFORT -- A bill that would strip a governor's power to appoint his or her own Transportation Cabinet secretary stems partly from former Gov. Matt Bevin's heavy use of the cabinet's discretionary road fund in the waning days of his administration, Senate President Robert Stivers told The …

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HENDERSON -- Opioid abuse and addiction is a significant problem in western Kentucky. It affects families, workplaces, schools and more.

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FRANKFORT -- Lawmakers are pushing a proposal to change how the state pension system -- and its $14.2 billion unfunded liability -- is supported in the future, with some public employers paying less than they presently do and others paying more.

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OWENSBORO ­­-- Delaney Flaherty, who was adopted from China in 2003 by Donna and Richard Flaherty of Owensboro, recently took a "23andme" DNA test, and found out she has a biological sister living in Colorado.

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MADISONVILLE -- Marcus Ray is a licensed funeral director. But these days, he's trying to prevent something from dying -- Kentucky's best-known civil rights organization.

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FRANKFORT -- A bill to ban physical discipline of students in Kentucky passed the state House on Friday, but not before one legislator recounted being paddled by another legislator while he was in school.

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FRANKFORT -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a long-delayed pay raise for roughly 33,000 state workers that would top the one that Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear included in his budget plan.

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FRANKFORT -- Faced with dangerously overcrowded county jails across Kentucky -- many of which house state inmates serving felony time -- two lawmakers are sponsoring bills in the General Assembly that would make it easier to transfer prisoners to jails with open beds and to give larger state…

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FRANKFORT -- Gov. Andy Beshear said gun-rights activists who brought their weapons into the state Capitol last week were allowed to do so, though security did not properly enforce rules prohibiting masks and requiring the weapons be safely secured.

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Several thousand tobacco farmers would get payouts under a plan approved Wednesday by the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association.

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MURRAY -- Northern Graves County residents Randy Rives and his uncle, Palmer Davidson, had no idea their lives would be in danger when they began a seemingly innocent boat venture Monday on Kentucky Lake.

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Eighteen municipalities across Kentucky have adopted nondiscriminatory LGBTQ "fairness" ordinances, and now, nine senators want to make it statewide.

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MURRAY -- Due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus that originated in China, Murray State University has temporarily suspended university-related or university-sponsored ventures to that nation for its students, faculty and staff.

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MAMMOTH CAVE -- Paleontologists working at Mammoth Cave National Park say they have discovered shark fossils that include part of a shark head and dorsal fins.

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued a scam alert Thursday to warn Kentuckians of the top five financial scams that are likely to trap families in 2020.

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WASHINGTON -- Amy McGrath, a former Marine combat aviator who has raised more than $16 million in her effort to challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell in November's election, said Friday that she was endorsing Joe Biden for president.

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LOUISVILLE -- Around 100 gun owners from across the state converged on the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort Friday for a rally in support of the Second Amendment.

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FRANKFORT -- An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia announced a management shakeup as it tries to complete financing for a long-promised Kentucky project staked to millions in taxpayer money, but the company's top executive later disputed that he had stepped down.

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FRANKFORT -- A Republican-backed bill to ban sanctuary policies by most public agencies in Kentucky started advancing after an emotional hearing Thursday. Opponents predicted the measure would spread fear among immigrants despite assurances that there's no cause for concern.

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FRANKFORT -- A state lawmaker is proposing a 10-year delay in controversial new rules for residential solar panel owners in Kentucky who want to sell their excess energy onto the utility grid.

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WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts has declined to read an impeachment trial question by Republican Sen. Rand Paul about the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint led to the investigation into President Donald Trump.

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FRANKFORT -- House Republicans filed a public assistance reform bill Monday aimed at encouraging people who receive public assistance to join the workforce. Among other things, the bill would allow the state to temporarily pay private health insurance premiums for Kentuckians who make up to …

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Officials with the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living came to Owensboro Monday night to seek input for redesigning the state's long-term care system and providing a more person-centered approach to services.

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FRANKFORT -- In a follow-up to last year's school safety law, the Kentucky Senate passed legislation Monday to require that police officers be armed when assigned to schools.

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FRANKFORT -- School choice advocates in Kentucky renewed their push Monday to create scholarship tax credits for private schools, a proposal that some public school supporters and the state's new governor oppose.

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HOPKINSVILLE -- A Kentucky prosecutor has been absent from court in the weeks following the release of the letter where he asked former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon a man convicted of sexual abuse.

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Senate Republicans wasted no time passing one of their highest priority bills of the 2020 legislative session on Thursday, easily approving a bill requiring Kentuckians to show government-issued photo identification in order to vote.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told The Washington Post that 45 Republicans are willing to dismiss the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress that President Donald Trump faces during the Senate's impeachment trial.

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FRANKFORT -- After receiving criticism that he called "painful," a state senator Tuesday withdrew his controversial bill that would allow police to stop people to demand identification if police think they might be about to commit a crime.

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FRANKFORT -- On Jan. 3, the longest serving commissioner in KSP history was reappointed to serve once again. The announcement from Gov. Andy Beshear came just days into the New Year and brought Rodney Brewer out of retirement to take the lead of an agency he has a 33-year history with.

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FRANKFORT -- Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday that his administration is exploring the possible purchase of two private prisons as part of its ambitious plan to address the steadily rising inmate population that drains hundreds of millions of dollars from Kentucky's state budget each year and d…

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FRANKFORT -- Late Thursday, Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield, introduced HB 273, the Kentucky Rural Jobs Act to ensure small business growth, job creation and local economic development in some of the commonwealth's hardest-hit rural and underdeveloped opportunity zone communities.

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BOWLING GREEN -- Even as it continues to hire temporary workers in preparation for adding a second shift next month, Bowling Green's General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant is transitioning nearly 60 hourly workers from temporary to full time.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's elections for governor and other constitutional offices would shift to even-numbered years, coinciding with presidential elections, under a proposal overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the state Senate.