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Nelson GOP scolds local Republican legislator on taxes

The Republican Party of Nelson County is going after its Republican state representative, Rep. Chad McCoy, on the issue of taxes.

Courier Journal files suit to see Charles Grindle’s 466 pages of blacked-out emails

The Courier Journal has filed suit against Gov. Bevin's administration, seeking an order to open hundreds of blacked-out government emails to the public.

Bevin and Trump administrations cite SNAP work requirements in push to reverse Medicaid ruling

They point to work reqs in use by food-aid programs as a reason the Court of Appeals should reverse a decision striking down their Medicaid overhaul.

What is KentuckyWired, and why is it such a mess?

Kentucky’s ambitious plan to improve high-speed internet access across the state is behind schedule and over budget. Why? Here's a quick summary.

McConnell files bill to raise legal age to buy tobacco products to 21

Senator McConnell has introduced his bill to raise to 21 from 18 the legal age to buy tobacco products in the United States.

Beshear outlines labor policies

In an interview with contributor Berry Craig, Andy Beshear delivered a bullet list of labor policies he will adopt if elected governor in the fall.

Foes since both took office in 2015, it’s Bevin vs. Beshear for Kentucky governor in 2019

ANALYSIS: Kentucky Dems, after months of debate, chose Andy Beshear on Tuesday as their best chance to defeat Republican incumbent Matt Bevin in the fall.

2019 Primary: Statements and videos

Here are statements about the results of the 2019 primary, as well as the videos from KET of the victory and concession speeches. Enjoy!

2019 Primary: selected Twitter posts

From our "KY Media" list on Twitter – Here are some selected tweets about the primary from the great reporters we have across Kentucky.

2019 Primary: Some interesting maps of the results

The SOS site provides some great features for looking at election results, including maps. We grabbed a few that we found interesting. Enjoy!

News Briefs

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.

Dem first up on TV in state Senate special election

Darrell Pugh, running for state Senate from Senate district 31, is the first candidate in the race with a television ad. It began running Wednesday.

Massie votes with Dems to pull troops out of Yemen

In a vote against President Trump, Rep. Thomas Massie voted for a House resolution telling the President to pull U.S. troops out of Yemen within 30 days.

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