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Gov. Bevin will call special session for Friday

Gov. Matt Bevin will call the General Assembly into special session at 8 a.m. on Friday to deal with the pension issues for quasi-governmental agencies.

Attorneys general in Kentucky and Virginia fight to get Blackjewel miners paid

Kentucky AG Andy Beshear and Virginia AG Mark Herring have jointly asked for “the immediate payment” of all wages owed to Blackjewel employees.

Matt Jones loses TV show until he decides on Senate bid

Matt Jones, the popular host of the TV show "Hey Kentucky," has been pulled off the show until he decides whether or not he is running for Senate.

When it comes to Trump’s racism, the Republican silence is deafening

It's just as we expected. But it is still disappointing. After President Trump told four Congresswomen, all women of color, to "go back where they came from," we hoped that at least one Kentucky Republican would have the spine and the decency to call out the president for his obviously racist tweet. Instead, it's complete radio silence. Even in the face of overt racism from the leader of their party.

Commentary: If enacted, Governor’s pension bill would further undermine an already broken system

The Democrats in Frankfort don't like Bevin's bill, and they have an alternative that is faster, cheaper, and far more legal.

McGrath raises $2.5 million in her first day as candidate against Mitch McConnell

Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath brought in a whopping $2.5 million in the first day of her campaign to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to her campaign, a formidable number that could help her clear the field in a potential Democratic primary.

Kentucky special pension session likely to start July 19, House Republican leader says

July 19 is a "very likely" starting date for a pension-related special legislative session, Kentucky House Majority Leader John "Bam" Carney said Tuesday.

Groups across Kentucky join “Lights for Liberty” this Friday

In response to the Trump administration's use of family separation and concentration camps for immigrants, a group called Lights for Liberty is sponsoring a worldwide this Friday, July 12th. Hundreds of local vigils are planned, including across Kentucky.

AGs, including Beshear, trying to save your healthcare from Repubs and Trump

With all the other things in the news, plus the holiday weekend, you may have missed this: Republicans are trying once again to wreck your healthcare, and a group of state attorneys general, including Andy Beshear, are trying to save it.

KY Open Government Coalition: “SB 193 is unnecessary”

SB 193 is a bill that is supposed to improve our open records laws, but the KY Open Government Coalition explains why it actually makes things worse.

News Briefs

State Sen. Whitney Westerfield announces Kentucky Supreme Court campaign

State Sen. Whitney Westerfield announced Friday on his Twitter account that he will be running for the District 1 seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Passport Health Plan to be bought by national for-profit health company Evolent

Evolent Health, a national health management business, has agreed to buy a majority ownership stake in Passport Health Plan,

Kentucky tech chief — and Bevin’s friend — would have his huge salary slashed by new bill

The controversial $375,000 salary of Kentucky's chief technology official Charles Grindle would be cut way back under a bill filed in the General Assembly.

Kentucky Senate passes home birth legislation; bill moves to House

The Kentucky Senate passed legislation Thursday to license and regulate midwives statewide.

Paradise no more. TVA votes to close iconic coal-burning power plant in Kentucky.

In the end, not even a tweet from President Donald Trump could save an iconic coal-burning power plant in Western Kentucky.

AFL-CIO endorses Pugh for Senate special election

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has endorsed Democrat Darrell Pugh in the March 5 state Senate special election to succeed Ray Jones.

Schumer recruits famed fighter pilot to challenge McConnell in 2020

Sen. Chuck Schumer met with Amy McGrath to recruit her to run for the Senate against Mitch McConnell. McGrath listened and said she would consider it.

Kentucky Senate panel approves NRA gun bill on anniversary of Parkland school shooting

On the first anniversay of the Parkland school shooting, a KY Senate committee approved a bill allowing people to carry a concealed gun without a permit.

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