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  Mueller report: Congress, public await key findings in 2-year Russia probe

Mueller will be issuing no more indictments, meaning questions will swirl about the many elements of the investigation that did not result in criminal charges.

Local politicians respond to end of Mueller investigation

  Local union leaders say they feel betrayed after Metro Council’s vote

  Metro Council votes down plan for tax increases, must now go through budget to find millions to cut

Bullitt County school board joins JCPS in asking state to drop request for teachers’ names

  Living Room Program concerned about funding ahead of Metro Council budget vote

KY governor signs sixth pro-life law he’s pushed for since taking office; judge blocks it

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Kentucky Gov. Bevin says none of his 9 kids has been vaccinated for chickenpox

  Gibson Co. Schools adding cameras to bus stop-arms

  Battle begins over strict KY abortion law

Bevin recognizes All God’s Children at annual Prayer Breakfast

McConnell addresses Kentucky’s opioid crisis

  Manual HS students’ music video about Gov. Bevin, pensions goes viral

For $525, you can have a Bible possibly signed by Donald Trump

The listing says it comes with a certificate of authenticity, though that is not shown in the accompanying photographs.

Planned Parenthood issues statement on new Kentucky abortion law

Planned Parenthood has issued a statement on Kentucky’s controversial new law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks. Planned Parenthood advocates said may be too early for many women to even know they are pregnant.

  Last day of legislative session keeps KY lawmakers busy

Lawmakers passed a lot of bills in the final hours of this legislative session in Frankfort on Thursday.

  Plan combining tax increase, budget cuts moves to full Metro Council

The budget committee passed an ordinance Thursday that raises insurance taxes -- but not as much as the mayor wanted.

KY education commissioner demands teacher attendance records in wake of sickouts

ACLU files lawsuit challenging Kentucky anti-abortion bill

  Proposed tax hikes may be more painful for Louisville small business owners

  Sickouts still happened despite district’s plan with union, so who organized them?

  Pressure mounts as construction on city projects remains at standstill

Oldham Co. votes to change calendar, will be in session Friday, March 15

Notable bills fizzle out in final days of KY legislative session

After Wednesday, there are only two legislative days left on the calendar, scheduled for Thursday and March 28.

KY Lawmaker: There’s no will to slip private school scholarship tax credits into revenue bill

Members of a conference committee did not discuss private school scholarship tax credits in their meeting Tuesday. Instead, they focused on making fixes to the way nonprofits are taxed.

JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio weighs in on sickouts

Dr. Marty Pollio says he's disappointing the deal between JCPS and JCTA fell through.

  SB 250 passes House, 54-42, heads to Bevin’s desk

Senate Bill 250, one of several education-related measures being considered during the final days of the legislative session, passed the House late Tuesday afternoon.

  Governor Bevin’s post on ‘sick of sickouts’ gets reaction

The governor's social media post was all the buzz in Frankfort. GOP sources said it was really about a deal struck between JCPS and JCTA -- a deal that fell through.

Yarmuth slams Trump budget proposal in hearing with acting OMB chief

Kentucky Congressman and Chairman of the House Budget Committee John Yarmuth opened Tuesday’s hearing with the Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought with some harsh remarks about President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal.

Trump’s budget includes money for new Louisville VA hospital

The president’s budget has been sent to Congress, where lawmakers must approve the funding.

Governor signs KY bill into law allowing concealed carry without permit

It allows anyone 21 and over who can legally own a gun to carry a concealed weapon without a permit in the state of Kentucky.

  Bevin says he’s ‘sick of sickouts,’ JCTA union president denies governor’s ‘bizarre’ claims

The potential for another sickout led to a heated social media exchange Monday night between Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and the president of the Jefferson County Teacher’s Association.

  Fischer halts city construction projects

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer ordered a halt to city construction projects in response to the Metro Council’s vote to suspend a bond ordinance that provides funding.

  WAVE 3 News Guest Editorial: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on pension payment

We run a lean government. Among peer cities, we have the fourth lowest ratio of city employees to population. Now, we’ve been hit by a large pension bill from the state, which is the main factor in a $65 million budget hole over the next four years.

  Bill requires ‘In God We Trust’ to be displayed in KY schools

The official national motto of the United States, “In God We Trust”, is on some license plates and on the money Americans use everyday. Now, lawmakers in Kentucky want that same motto to be displayed in all public schools across the commonwealth.

  Resolution to look into hep A outbreak response passes committee

The Hep A outbreak has claimed several lives and infected hundreds.

  KEA asks teachers not to sickout ahead of ACT testing day

JCPS announced it has rescheduled the ACT test planned for Tuesday to April 24.

  Trump reviving his border wall fight with $8.6 billion budget request

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

  Metro Council members bring budget talks to the people

Time is ticking for Metro Council as they try to weigh their options on how to close the $65 million budget gap.

  Notable bills headed for final stretch of KY legislative session

There are only four legislative days left this session. Those are the days when lawmakers can vote on bills.

  Teachers concerned proposed SBDM amendment will be slipped into student prayer bill

Last year’s unprecedented sickouts, in protest of the Kentucky legislature, have grown more common.

Nick Sandmann’s dad in Frankfort to support anti-doxing bill, headed to full Legislature

Nicholas Sandmann’s father, Ted Sandmann, testified in support of Kentucky Senate Bill 240.

VP Pence stumps for Bevin in Lexington

Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Lexington for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday. Tickets for the fundraiser at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky cost $1,000 apiece.

  KY Sen. Rand Paul addresses opioid epidemic, Brent Spence Bridge, border wall

FOX19 NOW’s Jessica Brown sat down with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul one-on-one and asked him some questions viewers at home wanted to know.

  Democratic council members propose alternative plan to fix budget crisis

The full Metro Council will vote on a proposal on March 21.

  Bills protested by teachers see little movement, but remain viable

While teachers protesting House Bill 525 could cheer about it not receiving a vote Thursday, House leadership said the bill could still come to the floor next week.

  New plan would allow JCPS teachers to protest in Frankfort without shutting down schools

A deal is in the works that would allow nearly 500 JCPS teachers to protest in Frankfort without the threat of another sickout and missed classroom time.

Bill to legalize medical marijuana goes to House

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky will head to the House after a committee advanced it.

  Protests focus on different bill, teachers remain watchful of past legislation

Teachers taking to Frankfort during another sickout came protesting multiple bills Wednesday.

  Who is JCPS Leads? New group of teachers forms, successfully organizes ‘sickout’

Teachers from JCPS rallied in Frankfort on Wednesday in opposition of SB 250.

  Divided room debates private school scholarship tax credit bill

It’s not the same bill that prompted a teacher sickout across Kentucky last week, but a different piece of legislation put red shirts in seats Tuesday in Frankfort.

In radio interview, Bevin accuses Louisville leaders of ‘political theater’ over Passport Health

Speaking to WEKU-FM radio in Frankfort on Tuesday, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin criticized Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth for their comments on Passport Health.

  Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said unequivocally that she is not running for president following her failed run in 2016.

  Educators remain concerned about private school tax credits, pension board bill

The controversial pension board bill, House Bill 525, which prompted a sickout across the state last week, saw its first opportunity to be passed by the House.

  President Trump to help fund new Louisville VA Medical Center

Senator Mitch McConnell says ground will finally be broken for the new Robley Rex VA Medical Center in 2020.

  House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

  Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins 2020 presidential race

John Hickenlooper is the second governor to enter the sprawling field and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump.

  Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results

The U.S. and North Korea previously offered contradictory accounts of why last week's summit in Vietnam broke down, though both pointed to American sanctions as a sticking point.

  Tax increase vs. budget cuts: Council members speak out

The countdown is on as council members try to decide what to do about Louisville’s budget crisis.

Paul, Guthrie speak at GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner

The 2019 Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner was held at the Augenstein Alumni Center on Western Kentucky’s campus Sunday. Members of the Warren County Republican Party gathered to remember and celebrate the history of the GOP.

  Bevin promises to sign bill eliminating permits for concealed carry

Senate Bill 150 allows anyone 21 and over to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

Pension board bill continues advancing despite teacher sickout

It’s a step in the legislative process teachers were hoping they wouldn’t see.

  KY legislature passes bill allowing concealed carry without permit, training

Senate Bill 150 has passed both the House and Senate and now heads to Gov. Matt Bevin.

Pence coming to Kentucky, will help Bevin’s bid for re-election

Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Kentucky to help raise funds for Gov. Matt Bevin’s re-election.

People pack Metro Council for public budget crisis meeting

There are two options on the table -- deep budget cuts or a tax increase on most types of insurance.

  Will there be any legal repercussions for teacher ‘sickout’?

Under Kentucky state law, public employees like teachers can't strike, but they can call in sick.

  Pension Bill passes out of House Standing Committee

Thursday’s passage comes despite the presence of thousands of teachers from across the Commonwealth who packed the Capitol to protest House Bill 525, which would impact the management of the state retirement system.

  Thousands of KY teachers show up in Frankfort to protest HB 525

Educators marched on Frankfort on Thursday to follow House Bill 525, which could ultimately affect their pensions.

  Troubled officer de-certification bill moves to Senate for next vote

This week, Frankfort made a move to make it easier to kick out the few bad apples by making it easier to take their officer certifications away.

Gun background check bill passes House, heads to Senate

The bill would close a loophole that allows unlicensed gun sellers to avoid performing background checks on their customers.

  Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

Both leaders left their Vietnam meeting early and canceled a planned signing ceremony.

  Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

The two men continued offering hopeful words as talks began anew at their second summit on curbing Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, a problem that has bedeviled generations of leaders.

  Michael Cohen casts Trump as a ‘conman’ who directed lies and cover-ups

Michael Cohen begins a three-year prison sentence in May after he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 and committing campaign finance violations while he was working for Trump.

Activists rally for LGBTQ rights in Frankfort

The fairness rally was organized in support of two LGBTQ initiatives in the Kentucky General Assembly.

Cohen says he will tell ‘my story’ in public hearing

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide "exactly who is telling the truth" when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight and Reform committee.

House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall.

  Kentucky distillers upset, left out of wine delivery bill

Right now, Senate Bill 99 would allow for each person to receive up to 24 cases of wine from a seller annually. Bourbon is excluded.

Trump, Kim facing big issues after big welcome in Hanoi

Although many experts are skeptical Kim will give up the nuclear weapons he likely sees as his best guarantee of continued rule, there was a palpable, carnival-like excitement among many in Hanoi as the final preparations were made for the meeting.

  Bill to regulate lab-grown meat passes KY House

Some lawmakers claim fake meat may be the food of the future and they want to prepare Kentucky for it now.

Louisville mayor makes passionate plea to raise taxes outside hospital ER

If the tax hike isn’t approved, three ambulances could be cut from service.

Rep Yarmuth speaks to African-American vets

This was at the 13th Annual Community Dialogue for African-American Veterans, held at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage on West Muhammad Ali Blvd., in honor of Black History Month.