Bevin announces deep cuts and program reductions, but pension funding and other investments in budget address

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, announced deep cuts, but increased spending in other areas in his 2018 State of the Commonwealth and Budget Address...

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Beshear introduces Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit

FRANKFORT- Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, announced Tuesday the creation of a Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit to investigate cold sexual assault cases and implement...

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Minority Caucus Chair says it will be hard to conduct business with sexual harassment scandal still hanging over body

NEWPORT – A northern Kentucky state representative believes that even though the House agreed to table Rule 23A and disband the eight member special investigative...

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Northern Kentucky NACCP president says nation needs to look back and learn the lessons taught by Dr. Martin Luther King

NEWPORT – Fifty years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered on Monday in Northern Kentucky at the 14th Annual Dr. Marin...

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Sen. Bowen announces he is not seeking re-election; Rep. Castlen says he will run for Bowen's seat

State Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro, will not be seeking a return to Frankfort in 2018, but a freshman Republican in the state House has announced...

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer will not run for Secretary of State in 2019

FRANKFORT – After considering a run for Secretary of State in 2019, Republican Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has decided not to run...

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Bevin announces deep cuts and program reductions, but pension funding and other investments in budget address

01/16/2018 07:35 PM

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, announced deep cuts, but increased spending in other areas in his 2018 State of the Commonwealth and Budget Address to the General Assembly. Bevin’s budget proposal, which is expected to be filed as a bill on Wednesday, calls for spending reductions in almost all areas of state government, with an across-the-board cut of 6.25 percent to most agencies. He’s also proposing “strategic cuts” to programs and the the complete elimination of 70 programs, according to... Read more 

Beshear introduces Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit

01/16/2018 01:54 PM

FRANKFORT- Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, announced Tuesday the creation of a Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit to investigate cold sexual assault cases and implement a statewide plan of action to improve justice for victims of sexual assault. The unit is funded through a $3 million U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant that was awarded to the Attorney General’s office. “These funds are allowing us to create a dedicated cold case... Read more 

Minority Caucus Chair says it will be hard to conduct business with sexual harassment scandal still hanging over body

01/15/2018 04:52 PM

NEWPORT – A northern Kentucky state representative believes that even though the House agreed to table Rule 23A and disband the eight member special investigative committee investigating whether sexual harassment charges against Representative Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, were valid and warranted further investigation, the body will still have a hard time conducting business. Rep. Dennis Keene,D-Wilder, believes that as long as the Legislative Ethics Commission investigation into the circumstances of a confidential sexual harassment settlement between four members of the House... Read more 

Northern Kentucky NACCP president says nation needs to look back and learn the lessons taught by Dr. Martin Luther King

01/15/2018 04:14 PM

NEWPORT – Fifty years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered on Monday in Northern Kentucky at the 14th Annual Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. Community Luncheon hosted by the Northern Kentucky Branch of the NAACP in Newport. The day featured singing and music, reflections on the life of the civil rights leader, as well as a look at how Americans today can apply the teachings of Dr. King to make a better country. NAACP Northern Kentucky Branch President... Read more 

Sen. Bowen announces he is not seeking re-election; Rep. Castlen says he will run for Bowen's seat

01/15/2018 10:50 AM

State Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro, will not be seeking a return to Frankfort in 2018, but a freshman Republican in the state House has announced he will seek the now open seat. Bowen has served in the Senate since 2011; he previously served in the state House for a term in 2005. “It’s been a good ride with a lot of good folks doing a lot of good things but for me it’s time to hang up my spurs. Thanks... Read more 

Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer will not run for Secretary of State in 2019

01/13/2018 10:03 AM

FRANKFORT – After considering a run for Secretary of State in 2019, Republican Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has decided not to run for the statewide office. Thayer, who has served in the Senate since 2003, said that he did not want the distraction of running for a statewide office to get in the way of the work that he’s currently doing in the Senate. “I have determined that the best way to serve my district, my caucus, my party... Read more 

Bevin announces approval of 1115 waiver, threatens termination of Medicaid expansion

01/12/2018 02:02 PM

FRANKFORT- Highlighting the health challenges facing Kentucky, Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, announced the approval of the new 1115 Medicaid waiver program, Kentucky HEALTH. The approval of the Medicaid work requirement makes Kentucky the first in the nation to apply work requirements to Medicaid recipients. Nine other states have applied for similar waivers. “Kentucky will lead the way and show other states how Medicaid can be changed, other states will follow our example.” Bevin said. Bevin administration officials highlighted the changes to... Read more 

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