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  Interrupters’ contractor asks for his own deal with the city

  Bevin and Beshear to battle at the ballot box in November

  Recap: Kentucky primary yields no major surprises

  Kentucky Primary: Republican Attorney General candidates vie for votes

Polls open for Kentucky Primary

McConnell pushes to move smoking age to 21

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Parks and Recreation seeking other options in wake of pool closures

Democratic candidates for governor talk policy, plans for Kentucky over breakfast

  Goforth claims internal and Twitter polls have him surging ahead

Bevin weighs in on anti-abortion legislation; Attica Scott responds

  D.C. group behind 240,000 letters detailing Kentuckians’ past voting patterns

  Democratic candidates for governor debate for last time before election

  Bevin’s proposal for special session gains support in Kentucky Senate

It appears more lawmakers are getting on board with Gov. Matt Bevin’s alternative version of a quasi-government agency pension relief bill.

Theatair X appeals license revocation in court

The appeal comes after a unanimous vote by the Clarksville Town Council to uphold the license revocation.

  Some Kentucky candidates go on the attack as primary election nears

Are attack ads in Kentucky going too far?

  Democratic candidates for governor debate days before KY primary

In just eight days, Kentucky voters will head to the polls for the primary election. Democratic candidates for Governor battled for votes in a KET debate Monday.

AG Beshear announces lawsuits against 23 drug makers

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law

Mayor defends using city funds to entertain Derby guests in wake of budget crisis

  Residents at odds over pending Castleman statue move

  Sports betting comes to Indiana

Judge refuses to block subpoenas sent over teacher sickouts

McConnell capitalizes on attack with ‘Cocaine Mitch’ shirts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign is capitalizing on a fellow Republican's attack, selling "Cocaine Mitch" shirts on his campaign's website.

  Future of Metro golf courses discussed at budget hearing

As we enter the summer months, Metro Parks is preparing for big changes as the city looks at drastic budget cuts to offset rising pension costs.

Indiana joins list of states legalizing sports betting

Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed legislation making Indiana the latest state to legalize sports gambling

In letter to General Assembly, Bevin says he’s ready to prevent ‘financial ruin’ to quasi-agencies

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday issued a three-page letter to the General Assembly, declaring he is “prepared to call members ... into extraordinary session” but acknowledging there aren’t currently enough of them supporting his alternative pension bill.

  Kentucky lawmakers reviewing governor’s pension bill

The goal for the bill is to give relief from the pension crisis to quasi-governmental agencies, like regional universities, rape crisis centers, mental health centers and some local health departments.

  Incumbent Jeff Gahan to be Democratic nominee for New Albany mayor

Democratic voters in New Albany approved giving the incumbent mayor another chance at an additional term.

Bevin could call special session to focus on pension

Lawmakers have not been given official notice but there are rumblings in Frankfort Governor Matt Bevin will call the session for May 6.

KY Teacher of the Year skips White House ceremony to protest Trump administration’s policies

Two state teachers of the year, including one from Louisville, have skipped a White House ceremony to protest President Donald Trump’s administration’s education policies.

Bevin joins Trump, Pence, speaks at NRA Conference in Indianapolis

Kentucky’s governor expressed pride in The Bluegrass State for passing the constitutional carry bill.

  Mayor Fischer’s new budget proposal would cut more than 300 city jobs

Cuts include the reduction of about 40 LMPD officers and eliminated school resource officer positions in JCPS schools.

  Bevin blasts Kentucky teachers again, says sickouts are to blame for girl being shot

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin took another swipe at Kentucky teachers Thursday, claiming their recent sickouts were to blame for the shooting of a young girl.

Metro Council approves changes to Airbnb regulations

With the passing of the ordinance, new short-term rental properties have to be at least 600 feet apart.

  KY democratic candidates for auditor debate ahead of primary

The goal was to help voters understand what’s at stake when it comes to the office of state auditor.

Indiana to host NRA-ILA Leadership Forum welcoming Trump, Pence

President Donald Trump will be in Indianapolis on Friday at the annual NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum.

  Councilwoman: It’s time for homeless urban campground in Louisville

Other cities have successful urban campgrounds. In Louisville, with more people choosing to live outside, there’s a push to make it happen.

Monday marks deadline for Kentucky voter registration

Kentucky’s primary is a month away, but Monday, April 22 is the deadline to register to vote in those elections.

Congressman Yarmuth speaks out on redacted Mueller report

Yarmuth wants Congress to conduct its own investigation into possible collusion.

  Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls look for votes in Louisville

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Louisville, candidates Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen and Rocky Adkins all spoke of their support for the city as the state's leading economic engine.

Mueller Report: McConnell, Yarmuth, Braun share their reactions

Thursday's highly-anticipated release of a redacted version of the Mueller report prompted heavy reaction among local and state leaders.

  Gray Television’s Greta Van Susteren on the impact, fallout of Mueller Report

Gray Television’s National Political Analyst Greta Van Susteren spoke with 14 News Sunrise Anchor Dan Katz on Thursday about the release of the Mueller Report.

  Indiana animal cruelty bill to become law in July

House Bill 1615, approved 92-0 in the House Wednesday, will update Indiana’s animal cruelty statutes to crack down on people who choose to harm animals.

  Forum brings Democratic Secretary of State candidates to Louisville

The Democratic Clubs of Louisville hosted the forum on Wednesday night.

  McConnell video reveals his re-election campaign message to voters, potential opponents

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign Wednesday.

  Louisville Metro Council to consider public policy legislation following viral traffic stop

The council is pushing for change, but those supporting police say officers are getting results.

  ACLU Kentucky hopes to shine light on juvenile justice reform

The ACLU of Kentucky opened the door to discuss juvenile justice reform during a six-part series at the Louisville Urban League.

  Dubai leader accused of holding daughter hostage could be banned from Derby

Sheikh Mohammed operates two horse racing farms in Kentucky and 10 of his horses have raced in the Derby.

  Beshear calls on Bevin to withdraw subpoenas following teacher sickouts

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear told Gov. Matt Bevin in a letter Tuesday that he'll take Bevin and his Labor Cabinet to court over the subpoenas recently issued related to this year's teacher sickouts.

  West Louisville Tennis Club fights to save court as budget cuts loom

Without the clay courts, the club’s one big USA Tennis sanctioned tournament, the Arthur Lloyd Johnson Memorial Tournament, might not happen.

Control of public education boards debated in KY Supreme Court

The battle in Frankfort continues over whether Gov. Matt Bevin can use executive action to overhaul state boards that oversee public education.

  Metro Council passes animal abuse registry ordinance

Proponents of a new Louisville ordinance claim Kentucky’s animal abuse laws rank last in the nation.

  More school districts receive subpoenas from Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Five Kentucky school districts have received subpoenas from the state Labor Cabinet this week regarding teacher sickouts during the legislative session.

Bevin celebrates Purple Up Day with military children in Fort Knox

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was among those celebrating students with parents in the military in Fort Knox on Thursday.

State subpoenas JCPS teacher sickout records

The Bevin administration has subpoenaed records from JCPS regarding last month’s teacher sickouts across the district.

Republicans and Democrats surprised by Bevin veto

On Tuesday, the governor vetoed House Bill 358, the legislature’s plan to give relief to what are described as quasi-governmental agencies.

Bevin vetoes pension bill, announces plans to call special session

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday vetoed House Bill 358, aimed at shielding quasi-governmental agencies like regional universities, rape crisis centers and domestic violence centers, among others, from insolvency due to the ongoing pension crisis.

AG Andy Beshear issues alert about 2 possible medical scams

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued an alert regarding two medical billing scams across the state.

Bevin seeks federal disaster declaration following winter flooding

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky counties impacted by flooding in February and March.

Edelen calls for decriminalizing marijuana

Adam Edelen said no one should be held in jail for weeks for having a small bag of marijuana.

  City unions challenge metro council on possible pay freeze

In a show of solidarity, union leaders blame the Metro Council for voting down Mayor Greg Fischer’s plan to avoid cuts by raising insurance taxes, as carpenters, corrections officers, teamsters and firefighters all rejected the possibility of losing wages and jobs.

McConnell, in Louisville, outlines Farm Bill

Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and other government leaders explained the rollout of hemp provisions in last year’s Farm Bill.

Edelen proposes relaxed marijuana laws, punishments

Democratic candidate for governor Adam Edelen on Monday touted his plan for the decriminilization of marijuana.

  Council member remains confident in Algonquin Park despite city budget cuts

Included in Mayor Fischer's budget cuts, all four outdoor Metro pools will be closed for the summer.

Indiana lawmakers order changes to active shooter training following controversial drill

The school safety bill now says students, teachers or staff members can be shot with projectiles during a drill.

  City asks union workers to accept pay freeze to address budget deficit

The proposal was recently sent out to workers through metro government’s Human Resources department.

Appeals court gives Bevin key pro-life win

A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions.

  Kentucky home birth families celebrate midwife law

It will license certified professional midwives in Kentucky, lay out framework for how home births will be transferred to hospitals if needed and provide oversight through an advisory board.

Report: McConnell says closing border with Mexico would be ‘catastrophic’

President Donald Trump told NBC reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday he is “100 percent” ready to shut down the border.

Clark County could get new courts sooner than expected

An amendment to Indiana HB 1155 could mean the Clark County gets two new judges in July, a year and a half earlier than requested.

  Criminal justice reform advocates, Bevin celebrate First Step Act with Trump

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was among those at the White House celebrating criminal justice reform, including the First Step Act.

Measure that would have required citizenship-test passage for HS diplomas shot down in Indiana

The proposed new graduation requirement had been approved by the Senate, but the House Education Committee eliminated it.

Bevin goes to Washington, questions federal judge’s Medicaid ruling

Gray News’ Washington bureau asked Matt Bevin about the latest judicial setback, with a federal judge again blocking new rules that would require many of those seeking to stay on Medicaid to get a job, go to school or volunteer.

McConnell’s UofL visit draws hecklers

Sen. Mitch McConnell spoke Monday at the center at UofL named in his honor.

  Last day of General Assembly sees lawmakers override vetoes, pass new legislation

The last day of this legislative session meant a late night for lawmakers in Frankfort.

Animal abuse offender registry efforts move forward in the metro

Anyone convicted of animal abuse would be placed on the registry for two years and would not be able to adopt a shelter pet or purchase an animal from a pet store.

Federal judge blocks proposed work requirements for Medicaid in KY

Work requirements would apply to able-bodied adults, who would need to get a job, volunteer or go to school to keep receiving health benefits.

  Kentucky lawmakers prepare for final legislative day

Thursday is the last day Kentucky state lawmakers can pass bills or override vetoes this session.

  Marshall County School shooting victims remembered as SB 1 signed into law

The law encourages more SRO's in schools and increases the amount of mental health professionals required to help students.

Education commissioner urges teachers to use personal, not sick leave for protests

Lewis sent a memo to 10 superintendents whose district was temporarily closed due to a high number of teacher absences.