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Stories with organization: Kentucky state government
  • APNewsBreak: Grimes wants Keystone pipeline OK'd 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:10 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes called Wednesday on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

  • Harsh winter is costly for Kentucky road crews 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:04 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The harsh winter was a costly one for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Taxes, minimum wage top issues in November 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:43 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The biggest political fallout from the just-ended legislative session won't be about what lawmakers did, but what they did not do.

  • Ky. speaker: Hacker tweeted anti-McConnell remarks 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:26 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked into his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:59 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead

  • Senate leaders ask for special session 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:53 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The support of the governor, attorney general and leaders of both parties in the state legislature was not enough to pass a bill strengthening sentences for serious heroin dealers and expanding the state's substance abuse treatment programs.

  • Ky. lawmakers finish work highlighted by budget 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:24 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers boosted state funding for schools, revamped the juvenile justice system to lock up fewer kids and legalized a medicinal oil derived from marijuana to ease the suffering of children stricken with seizures.

  • Lawmakers fail to approve bonding for Rupp project 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:57 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena.

  • Lawmakers toughen accountability for districts 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:01 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A bill aimed at strengthening accountability standards for Kentucky's school districts has won final approval from state lawmakers.

  • Lawmakers OK expanding coalfield scholarship bill 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:52 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Lawmakers have given final passage to a bill expanding a scholarship program for students in Kentucky's struggling coal regions.

  • Road-spending plan passes Kentucky legislature 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:55 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky House and Senate lawmakers agreed Tuesday to a $4.1 billion road-spending plan on the Legislature's final day, avoiding an expensive special session.

  • Grimes raised $2.7 million in first quarter 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:57 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Mitch McConnell in the past three months, but the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate still trails the Senate Republican leader by a 2-to-1 margin in available funds.

  • House approves ethics reform 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:19 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Legislative Ethics Commission on Monday in an attempt to quell the political storm that erupted last week after the panel did not punish a former lawmaker accused of sexual harassment.

  • Police: Ky. man charged for burning cat in stove 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 pm
  • HARLAN, Kentucky - Police say a Harlan County man who allegedly threw a cat into a wood-burning stove during an argument has been charged with a felony.

  • Gov. clears way for broader projects at colleges 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:52 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday that he vetoed language in the state budget bill that threatened to scale back an ambitious round of construction projects at community and technical college campuses in Kentucky.

  • NRA endorses McConnell in Kentucky GOP primary 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:50 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun.

  • State police dispatching for conservation officers 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:07 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky State Police are now providing dispatching operations for the Department of Fish and Wildlife Services.

  • Beshear signs cannabis oil bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:20 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky farmers can grow hemp, and now Kentucky doctors can use it for medicine.

  • Kentucky budget surplus less likely 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:19 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's general fund tax revenues increased 2.4 percent in March - enough to ward off a deficit but not enough to promise a surplus.

  • Women give Grimes blessing to keep donation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:02 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Two women at the center of a sexual harassment scandal told U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to keep a $250 campaign donation from a former Democratic lawmaker accused of sexually harassing the two women at the state Capitol.

  • Troopers warm of possible phone scam 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:10 am
  • SEBREE, Kentucky - Kentucky State Police troopers are warning of a possible scam involving a caller offering money because of a medical problem.

  • Beshear raised $1 million for attorney general 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:48 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Andy Beshear says he has raised more than $1 million in his bid to become Kentucky's next attorney general.

  • Beshear announces automotive industry trade group 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:11 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday he wants Kentucky to be as synonymous with the auto industry as Detroit.

  • Kentucky reports rise in heroin use 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:56 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Some states, including Kentucky, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Kentucky

  • Ky. Senate hopeful Bevin spoke at cockfight rally 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:50 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin spoke at a rally in Kentucky meant to build support for legal cockfighting.