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  Proposed bill would allow nurses to work in Indiana, Kentucky with one license

Right now, if you want to be a nurse and work in both Kentucky and Indiana, you need two licenses.

Rep. Yarmuth jokingly calls for ban on teens wearing MAGA hats

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

Free offers for federal workers over MLK weekend

Louisville police, EMS worried over mention of budget cuts in State of City address

Louisville Mayor says possible cuts, taxes needed to offset state pension costs

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Congressman Yarmuth proposes Muhammad Ali Legacy Act

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

Government shutdown putting stress on area businesses

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

Educators welcome governor’s call for increased teacher pay

Report: Leaked testimony says Jeff Hoover harassed young woman almost daily

  Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

So far, William Barr's comments have pointedly departed from Trump’s own views and underscored his efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to the president.

Gov. Holcomb calls for Indiana hate crimes law

The words, delivered during Holcomb’s State of the State address Tuesday night, received a standing ovation.

  Sen. Rand Paul responds to criticism of trip to Canada for surgery

Paul said he sought help from the Canadian facility because of its strong reputation for good care.

Louisville airport workers address government shutdown

Supported by their unions, the air-traffic controllers held an informational gathering, to let travelers know what's going on with the government. The signs they carried called on Washington to work out the politics and to let them get back to a regular workload with a regular paycheck.

KY Attorney General Andy Beshear officially files to run for governor

Gov. Eric Holcomb delivers State of State address

Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

KY legislative group scraps past, sets to work toward fresh pension fix

Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

  Education Commissioner announces Student Ambassador Initiative

The new initiative gets students to come up with ways they can serve their community and peers educationally.

KY Senate Republican leader agrees with credit agency’s pension statement

The President of the Kentucky state Senate stated this week he agrees with statements made by the Fitch Ratings agency that Kentucky’s pension crisis may not crater the state’s credit rating, as Governor Bevin feared.

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

Castro was San Antonio mayor for five years and was housing secretary during President Barack Obama’s second term.

First part of Kentucky legislative session comes to close, lawmakers adjourn until next month

The first part of the regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly has now come to a close, after four days.

KY Legislators: Public pension reform might not pass this session

A special session failed to provide a fix to Kentucky’s pension crisis. Now, one week into the 2019 regular session, there are still no substantial efforts materializing on chamber floors aimed at finding a solution.

Government employees miss first paycheck, local groups step up to help

In Louisville, essential government employees are still reporting to work, despite not receiving their first paycheck of 2019.

Holcomb’s budget plan for education draws praise, criticism

The Senate Democrats' budget leader said Holcomb’s proposal won’t be able to boost teacher pay and that it doesn’t get schools ahead of the inflation rate.

New Albany Municipal Election Campaign Season Begins

New Albany Republicans gathered for a meet and greet to kick off the political season

Government shutdown eliminates big portion of FAA safety operations in airports

Local union leaders said 90 Louisville employees in charge of aircraft safety inspections and oversight are not working.

Bevin confirms he will seek re-election as Kentucky governor

Bevin did not mention a running mate.

Four bills restricting abortion introduced in Kentucky legislature

Several bills restricting abortions are making their way through the Kentucky legislature.

Indiana bill seeks to improve student safety by strengthening school bus laws

A new bill is being proposed in the Indiana Senate that would better protect kids and increase penalties for drivers breaking the law.

Senate Education Committee passes SB3; bill moves to floor

State lawmakers on Thursday debated a bill that some believe could hurt public education and pave the way for charter schools.

Activists urge state lawmakers to tackle term limits this session

A small group of activists is hoping those in the Kentucky state legislature will help them set term limits for U.S. congressmen and women.

At border, Trump says ‘we can declare a national emergency’ over wall

The president visited a border patrol station for a roundtable on immigration and border security.

Report: Bevin will file for re-election by Jan. 29 deadline

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday told a small group of reporters that he plans to file paperwork for his re-election by the Jan. 29 deadline.

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

Meat and poultry inspections are conducted by another agency, however right now, cheese, infant formula and produce aren't being inspected.

KY lawmakers introduce bill aimed at increasing school safety

The School Safety and Resiliency Act is being called a “first step” by the sponsors.

Group proposes IN cigarette tax should go up $2

Raise it for Health said recent polling found 70-percent of Hoosiers support the move.

KY lawmaker admits to using marijuana during medical marijuana debate

Thursday, a bipartisan push was made to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Local federal employees brace for first missed paycheck due to shutdown

The fear 800,000 federal employees share due to the partial government shutdown will become real when they miss their first paycheck Friday.

Trump walks out of meeting with Democrats, says GOP is unified in shutdown showdown

The president also called the meeting a “total waste of time" in a tweet afterward.

Government shutdown to blame for Louisville mother’s inability to register for classes

A Louisville mom can't register for the spring semester until the university gets an IRS transcript.

On first day, big issues arise for 2019 KY legislators

Both sides agree it is an ambitious agenda for a 30 day session.

Republican Robert Goforth announces run for Kentucky governor

Another Republican has thrown his name into the race for Kentucky governor.

Will the third time be the charm for pension reform in 2019?

The 2019 Kentucky General Assembly goes into session Tuesday with its hands full.

Field for Kentucky governor’s race getting a bit more crowded

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has not officially filed for re-election. But there are plenty of people who want to take his job.

Bill Cochran: Longtime southern Indiana lawmaker dies

The New Albany native served 34 years as a state representative.

Breweries stuck waiting for labels during goverment shutdown

Far away from Washington and its politics, brewers in New Albany are surprised to find this government shutdown could impact their business.

Trump to address nation, plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to begin passing individual bills to reopen agencies in the coming days, starting with the Treasury Department to ensure people receive their tax refunds.

Adam Edelen announces candidacy for Kentucky Governor

Former Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen and his running mate Gil Holland launched their campaign in Lexington this morning

No breakthrough in shutdown talks as Trump stands by demands

With talks stalled, House Democrats plan to start approving individual bills to reopen shuttered departments, starting with the Treasury to ensure Americans receive their tax refunds.

Louisville lawmaker decides against run for governor

A Democratic state lawmaker from Louisville says she has decided against making a run for Kentucky governor this year

Local programs to protect domestic violence, sexual assault survivors in jeopardy

As the partial government shutdown continues, ripple effects become more apparent across the country.

Partial government shutdown putting pressure on local federal employees

Going nearly two weeks with zero income, a Jeffersonville Census Bureau employee is starting to lose hope she’ll come out of the shutdown financially stable.

Days before 2019 session, Bevin talks pension reform

Just days before the Kentucky General Assembly is set to begin, Governor Matt Bevin was once again talking pension reform.

Edelen, Holland raising funds for 2019 governor’s race

Former state auditor Adam Edelen has taken a step toward running for governor. According to the paperwork, Louisville businessman and philanthropist Gill Holland would be his running mate.

Attorney General Beshear appeals ACA ruling

Attorney General Andy Beshear is appealing a federal judge’s decision overturning the Affordable Care Act.

  City releases plan on spending more than $500,000 for homeless relief

The money focuses on the most immediate needs of the city's homeless population.

Indiana lawmaker deals blow to hate crimes bill

A top Statehouse Republican dealt a potential setback to those wanting hate crimes legislation in Indiana Friday.

State extends key deadline for JCPS to find special education chief

JCPS was supposed to hire a Chief for Exceptional Child Education Services by Jan. 1, 2019.

Indiana lawmaker proposes new rules for food labels

The law would require meat and dairy products to specify whether they come from a farm or a lab.

Government shutdown, divided country closes doors to Lincoln Birthplace site

The Lincoln Birthplace site and the museum are all parts of a Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail.

Kentucky Secretary of State gives birth to son

Crawford Case Grimes, the couple's first child, was born just after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Paul says he supports Trump’s decision on Syria

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said he supports President Trump’s decision to pull 2,000 troops out of Syria.

City of Shively’s first African American mayor sworn in

Saturday, one local woman broke down a barrier in the City of Shively and created a new legacy. Hundreds of people came out to watch history being made. On Saturday afternoon, Beverly Chester-Burton was sworn in as the City of Shively’s first African American mayor.

Yarmuth chosen to chair House Budget Committee

Yarmuth has represented the Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District since 2007.

Gov. Bevin’s special session adjourned until January

Speaking in House Chambers at about 7:35 p.m., Acting House Speaker David Osborne said the special session needed to end, prompting large applause from his colleagues.

Pension plan revealed in special session similar to sewer bill previously fought by teachers

Tuesday, the public learned what was in bills crafted during the special session in an effort to solve the state’s public pension funding crisis.

Bevin says state pension discussion can’t wait 3 weeks

As lawmakers tried to hammer out a pension bill following Gov. Matt Bevin’s order of a special session, the governor spent part of Tuesday in Louisville.

The White House releases the First Family’s official Christmas photo

The official White House 2018 Christmas portrait has been released.

First night of special session on KY pension reform produces little action

After mostly meeting behind closed doors, lawmakers adjourned.

KY teachers show up in force for sudden special session on pension reform

Minutes after the governor announced a hastily-called special session, teachers called for a rally in Frankfort on Monday night.

Mayor Fischer discusses challenges, opportunities heading into third term

Fischer touted development as one of his biggest success stories, but added that more people need to be touched by the benefits of it.

Kentucky’s Pension Crisis: How we got here

Kentucky’s pension shortfall has been decades in the making, but it’s taken center stage over the past two years.

Why the Kentucky high court struck down the pension bill

The Kentucky Supreme Court has affirmed a lower courts decision that a sewer bill, turned into legislation concerning the pension of public employees, passed last March is unconstitutional.

Kentucky CBD retailers adapt to changing market as Farm Bill awaits signature

Provisions within the Farm Bill, which has passed through Congress and would need to be signed into law, would help legalize hemp nationwide, which is used to make CBD products. Users and sellers say CBD helps them with things like pain and anxiety.

Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

President Donald Trump's attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.