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  Pension lawsuit argued in front of Kentucky Supreme Court

Justices will decide whether a lower circuit court ruled correctly in determining Senate Bill 151 was unconstitutional.

Kentucky legislation seeks fair treatment for pregnant workers

The act will make sure no pregnant woman is forced out of work while pregnant when a reasonable accommodation would keep her both healthy and on the job.

CIA Director Gina Haspel to speak on University of Louisville’s campus

Tickets to the event are free, but you must request them online.

GOP hopes testimony showdown on Monday can save Kavanaugh’s nomination

Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face of growing demands by GOP senators to hear directly from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, now a psychology professor in California.

Personnel Board votes to investigate Grimes

The Kentucky Personnel Board will investigate whether Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes broke state law by relying on politics to influence hiring decisions for state workers.

Activists protest Taylor Co. attorney’s animal cruelty deal

On Friday, dozens of people protested in front of Lisa Nally-Martin’s office, the prosecutor who struck the deal to dismiss 82 animal cruelty charges against a man running for Taylor County Judge Executive.

River City FOP endorses Angela Leet for mayor

The River City FOP has endorsed Councilwoman Angela Leet for mayor.

Senator gives feds ‘information’ on Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday she has notified federal investigators about information she received - and won't disclose publicly...

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Mitch McConnell says Mueller probe ‘should be allowed to be completed’

On the 17-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, McConnell addressed national security, among a host of other topics.

Mayor Fischer declines Jimmy Harper retirement offer

Harper was a Major with LMPD until he was demoted to Lieutenant by Chief Steve Conrad.

Passport issues: Texas veteran born at home faces citizenship scrutiny

More than two months after Daniel Jimenez applied for the passport, the State Department sent him a letter saying it cannot accept his birth certificate.

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

A senior Trump administration official writes an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda

Gov. Holcomb outlines Next Level Connections program

The Next Level Connections program will expand broadband services in rural Indiana grow the state’s systems of trails create more nonstop international flights and move up the completion of major highway projects.

Congressman John Yarmuth sets The Louisville Cardinal halfway to its fundraising goal

The Louisville Cardinal needs an additional $5000 to reach its goal.

Stiff contest expected for Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation

The confirmation battle over a coveted seat on the nation's highest court kicks off on Tuesday.

Jefferson Co. Democratic Delegation reveals labor-oriented agenda

Democrats aligned with labor told union members they need majorities in the state and federal legislatures to get the laws they want to see passed.

John Schnatter files second suit against Papa John’s

Schnatter claims the board of directors and CEO of Papa John's are harming the company.

Alison Lundergan Grimes' father indicted, accused of making illegal contributions to her 2014 campaign

Jerry Lundergan has been indicted on charges of campaign finance conspiracy

President Trump fires up supporters at Evansville MAGA rally

Historic visit aims to ramp up support for senate candidate Mike Braun

KY lawmaker wants to require schools to display 'In God We Trust'

The bill defines "a prominent area" as a school entryway, cafeteria or common area where students are likely to see the motto.

KY removes requirement for teachers to obtain master's degrees

Teachers were required to earn Rank II through a state-approved master's degree program in their first 10 years. Now, that timeline does not exist.

Mayor Fischer thanks jury for Harper trial outcome, looks to move forward

Fischer said the trial did expose the command staff LMPD Chief Steve Conrad has built - and the work being done to keep Louisville safe.

Bevin on state employees: 'Knock them out and drag them to shore'

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin did not apologize for using an analogy comparing public employees to a panicked drowning victim.

Bevin, Chinese ambassador discuss partnerships, not tariffs

Monday, Ambassador Cui Tiankai met with Gov. Matt Bevin, business owners and state economic development officials to discuss potential partnerships and Chinese investment in the Commonwealth.

Planned Parenthood supporters rally against Kavanaugh at McConnell's office

Allies and supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied outside Senator McConnell's Louisville office on Thursday to stop Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be featured speaker at 2018 Lincoln Dinner

The Republican Party of Kentucky has announced the speakers list for the 2018 Lincoln Dinner and heading the list is the White House Press Secretary.

The pros and cons of settlement offered to JCPS to avoid state takeover

The offer came with a deadline of just a couple days. However, the deadline has been extended and both sides are still talking.

Other documents handed to the Mayor about LMPD Chief revealed

While most of the coverage on Friday revolved around a previous investigation surrounding Conrad, dating back to 1998, Council President David James also made another delivery to the mayor.

Fancy Farm Picnic mixes politics, barbecue, jokes

Both sides of the Kentucky political aisle took jabs at each other between bites of barbecue at the 138th Annual Fancy Farm picnic in Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Tax changes impact church hosting Fancy Farm picnic

The church that hosts Kentucky's premier political event says it could take a $13,000 hit this year because of changes to the state's tax code.

'Grannies' flood downtown Louisville in protest

Grannies Respond is a grassroots, nationwide protest which stopped at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville on Thursday night.

Teachers to mount insurgency at Kentucky's campaign kickoff

Some Kentucky teachers plan to use a popular political picnic to launch a fall offensive on the midterm elections.

Kentucky to get more than $158 million in military spending

Kentucky is poised to receive more than $158 million for construction projects at its military bases.

Governor Matt Bevin awaits property tax decision on his Anchorage home

Governor Matt Bevin continued his fight on Friday, trying to avoid paying higher property taxes. Earlier this week, Bevin's attorney argued the Jefferson County PVA, the Property Valuation Administrator, overestimated the value of the Governor's Anchorage mansion by more than $1.5 million.

McConnell visits Louisville ICE office day after protest arrests

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he felt he needed to speak with those who work at the Louisville Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office Friday.

Leet calls for special audit involving police sexual misconduct; Mayor asks FBI to investigate

Lies and corruption. Those are words that Republican mayoral candidate Angela Leet had to describe the city's current administration. In response, Mayor Greg Fischer has called for an FBI investigation into her allegations.

Kentucky nonprofits confused about tax expansion

Get ready to pay more. Kentucky's new expansion of the 6 percent sales tax is about to hit everyone in the pocketbook. Pet care, landscaping services, and gym or club memberships will now get taxed. And in a bit of a surprise to many people, local charities will also be paying.

Bevin downplays EU tariff impact on bourbon

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's comments are in contrast to the more serious tone from members of congress, and from the bourbon industry itself.

Louisville attorneys helping detained families navigate immigration laws

Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to prevent the separation of families. But a Louisville attorney who traveled to Texas said the problem is far from over.