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  Congress steps closer to oversight of horse racing

The Horse Racing Integrity Act took another step closer to passage in the House as supporters testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Rep. Yarmuth donates congressional salary to Louisville non-profits

Group rallies in support of 2nd Amendment sanctuary status for Nelson County

Dozens voice concerns for the country at Louisville Women’s March

  Protesters make demands of McConnell as impeachment trial begins

  Kentucky sports betting passes first hurdle

Carpool Karaoke: Kentucky lawmakers square off

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Report: Euthanasia bill for terminally ill proposed in Indiana

Female genital mutilation bill introduced in KY

Scott County votes to affirm second amendment rights

Southern Indiana Pride pushes Jeffersonville to pass fairness ordinance

Daniel Cameron files paperwork for President Trump to be on Kentucky’s ballot

David James re-elected as Louisville Metro Council president

  Man found guilty of assaulting protester outside Trump rally in Cincinnati

Dallas Frazier, 30, of Georgetown, Kentucky, was charged with one misdemeanor count of assault.

KY Sen. Rand Paul: Soleimani’s death was 'an act of war’

“Our founding fathers had an answer for this,” Sen. Paul ranted. “Our founding fathers said that no president should have this power."

Beshear urges cooperation ahead of 2020 legislative session

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling for bipartisan cooperation during a legislative session that will be dominated by work on a new two-year state budget.

Daniel Cameron sworn in as AG during midnight ceremony at UofL

The ceremony took place just after midnight Monday at UofL’s Brandeis School of Law.

  New Mayor of Charlestown sworn in with promise to restore trust

Gov. Andy Beshear adds 2 to administration

  AG Daniel Cameron asks FBI to investigate Bevin’s pardons

  U.S. Attorney Coleman examining pardon recipient cases for possible federal crimes

State rep from Pike County says law enforcement has asked him about Bevin pardons

  Sources: Bevin under FBI Probe

Beshear: Bevin’s comments on child rape case ‘awful’ and ‘wrong’

Bevin said, "There was zero evidence, zero. Both their hymens were intact."

  Bevin pardons receive criticism over racial make-up

From questions of judgment to political corruption, the last minute pardons granted by former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin have received a wide range of criticism.

  ‘It’s not acceptable to me’: U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman talks Louisville violence, blames LMPD budget cuts

Coleman said, as of Friday afternoon, 287 shootings in Louisville have resulted in 93 deaths in 2019.

Kentucky legislator pre-files bill aimed at legalizing marijuana

A Kentucky congressman has pre-filed legislation that would allow home use and commercial sales of marijuana.

Daniel Cameron sworn in as Kentucky attorney general

Daniel Cameron was sworn in a few weeks early on Tuesday in Frankfort to fill the vacant office left by the now-governor Andy Beshear.

Holcomb not in favor of decriminalizing marijuana in Indiana

Holcomb says he's not in favor of decriminalizing marijuana because the federal government still categorizes it as a dangerous drug.

McConnell announces he’ll run for re-election next year

Sen. Mitch McConnell surprised nobody when he made the announcement in Frankfort just before 3 p.m. Friday.

  Matt Bevin’s Pardons: Who’s saying what?

Matt Bevin is catching some serious heat about some of the people he’s pardoned in his final acts as Kentucky’s governor.

Bevin tweetstorm addresses pardon backlash

Friday evening as Kentuckians were putting on their coats to head home for the cold weekend, former Gov. Matt Bevin began a tweet with “1/20.”

Dickie V says Bevin should be ‘ashamed’ over man he pardoned

Two sports personalities are weighing in on pardons made by former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

Beshear plans to restore 100,000 felons’ voting rights on Thursday

Kentucky and Iowa are the only states that still deny the right to vote to anyone convicted of a felony.

READ: Full texts of Gov. Beshear’s, Lt. Gov. Coleman’s speeches

Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman spoke Tuesday on the steps of the Capitol building in Frankfort, all part of Tuesday’s inauguration festivities.

  Gov. Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor

Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman, his lieutenant governor, were sworn in at a private ceremony just after midnight, before the public inauguration Tuesday afternoon.

Beshear taps Coleman for dual role, former Lexington mayor for transportation cabinet

The governor-elect will be sworn in on Dec. 10 in Frankfort.

Yarmuth files to run for 8th term

John Yarmuth, 72, filed his paperwork for an eighth term this afternoon at the Kentucky Secretary of State's office in Frankfort.

Official recanvass numbers show Beshear beat out Bevin by more than 5,000 votes

The Kentucky State Board of Elections voted unanimously Thursday to certify election results.

  Charlestown mayor calls for recount after slim loss in election

If a judge rules that the recount can proceed, a commission would then be created and the votes would be tallied again.

Special election for vacant state senate seat to be held Jan. 14

There will be a special election Jan. 14 to fill a state senate seat left vacant by Rep. Dan Seum of Louisville.

  McConnell discusses impeachment, gubernatorial race

After receiving his award, McConnell discussed Governor-elect Andy Beshear’s recent win and the current presidential impeachment process.

  Beshear hopes for better ‘tone’ in Frankfort

Some members of Beshear’s transition team acknowledged the challenge ahead for the new administration.

Radio host says he won’t run to unseat Mitch McConnell

A Kentucky radio host returned to the airwaves Friday after a hiatus to announce he won’t enter the race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020

  Local leaders react to Bevin’s concession, Beshear’s victory

Bevin highlighted his accomplishments as governor during his concession speech on Thursday.

  Bevin concedes: ‘We’re going to have a change in the governorship’

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday that he won’t contest the results of the recanvass that took place today, nine days after a nailbiting election night that ended with Democratic challenger ahead by approximately 5,000 votes.

  Bevin warns of ‘people that would try to hijack our political process’

Bevin said there are “very good odds” Andy Beshear could be the next governor.

Beshear’s transition team accepting applications

Governor-elect Andy Beshear revealed a new website for his transition into the governor’s seat

KSR’s Matt Jones says he wasn’t going to run for senate

He took to social media Thursday night to update his fans.

  Couple turned away at the polls: ‘It wasn’t an issue’

Bevin fell short of re-election by about 5,000 votes to Andy Beshear, leaving people wondering if the claims are significant or common election hiccups.

  Lawmaker: Bevin should show significant fraud or move on

Following Wednesday’s news conference at which Bevin outlined a few of what he said were irregularities, several lawmakers told WAVE 3 News that when a race is as close as the Kentucky governor’s race was, asking for a recanvass to double check the vote totals makes sense.

Matt Jones steps down from radio show, blasts McConnell after GOP complaint

Matt Jones, whose Kentucky Sports Radio airs on 35 radio stations across the state, wrote in a statement that he “won’t be on KSR in the near future.”

Rick Pitino uses popular ‘Seinfeld’ meme to troll Matt Bevin

One of the more popular "Seinfeld" episodes taught us that hand is tough to get, but in his relationship with apparently-defeated Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Rick Pitino has it.

  Bevin explains voting ‘irregularities’

Hours after choosing not to concede his office to apparent election winner Andy Beshear, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday elaborated on his claim from Tuesday night that irregularities tainted election night.

NKU professor: Bevin ‘has nobody but himself to blame’

'We have to look at the toll issue pushing it over the top'

  Beshear declares victory; Bevin won’t concede

Watched closely by many across the country, Kentucky’s contentious race for governor has tilted in Andy Beshear’s favor, but the Associated Press is reporting that the race is too close to call.

  Educators rejoice as Beshear declares victory; Marshall keeps JCPS board seat

Public education had been a hot topic in the governor's race, as teachers waged war on Matt Bevin over his pensions proposals.

Indiana Mayors: Mike Moore re-elected in Jeffersonville; Jeff Gahan wins again in New Albany

Gahan, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Mark Seabrook, with 55 percent of the vote. Seabrook claimed 40 percent, while independent Dan Coffey picked up 5 percent of the votes.

Kentucky Republicans pick up several re-election wins

Outside of the governor’s race, it was a big night for Kentucky Republicans.

How 7 Kentucky counties could be early indicators in governor’s race

As voters go to the polls in Kentucky's contentious governor's election, voters in seven counties could be a good barometer into how the race will end.

  Local students learn about importance of voting

Many schools around WAVE Country closed on Tuesday for Election Day, but one school in session took the opportunity to teach kids about the importance of voting.

DECISION 2019: Find your polling location

Tuesday is Election Day, and you need to know where to vote. We’ve got you covered.

  Close race, few public polls lead to heightened speculation on outcome of gubernatorial election

The Commonwealth’s 2019 gubernatorial election appears to be heading down to the wire with no clear front-runner.

  President Trump makes trip to Lexington for Bevin, met with support and protests

People after the rally said they were excited, and energized before Election Day, but there were also people outside of Rupp Arena protesting.

Protesters gather around ‘Baby Trump’ balloon ahead of president’s visit to downtown Lexington

Protesters are flying a “Baby Trump” balloon ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Lexington.

Trump to stump for Bevin in Lexington

President Donald Trump will visit Lexington to stump for Gov. Matt Bevin.

Beshear, Bevin make campaign stops over the weekend heading into Election Day

Attorney General Andy Beshear and Governor Matt Bevin are making last minute campaign stops around the state of Kentucky this weekend in preparation for the upcoming governor’s election.

House Democrats introduce bills aimed at restoring voting rights for felons who have already served sentences

With fewer than a third of registered voters expected to cast a ballot in Kentucky’s General Election on Tuesday, state lawmakers on Friday unveiled a plan to boost that number next year.

Gov. Bevin, VP Mike Pence make whirlwind tour through central Kentucky

Vice President Mike Pence addresses voters in Laurel County with Governor Matt Bevin on Nov. 1, 2019.

Beshear hits 5 Kentucky towns Thursday

In the race for governor, Democratic candidate Andy Beshear was traveling across the state on the Team Kentucky bus Thursday.

  Beshear says he’s ready to beat Bevin

Just days before the election, Attorney General Andy Beshear walked into a coffee shop on Louisville's busy Bardstown Road and was greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Andy, Andy."

  Bevin campaigning hard to stay in governor’s mansion

Matt Bevin has battled with Kentucky teachers, and for a while, held the title as the nation’s most unpopular Governor. But at crunch time, Bevin is polling neck and neck with Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Democratic candidates rally in Louisville

As Election Day inches closer, several Democrats running for state offices met with voters at a Louisville union hall.

Bevin recognized by National Association for Gun Rights

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has received an award from the National Association for Gun Rights.

  Former mayor takes on current mayor for top job in Jeffersonville mayoral race

In Jeffersonville, voters will have to decide between their current mayor and the former mayor, as Democrat Tom Galligan takes on incumbent Republican Mike Moore.

  3 candidates vying for votes in New Albany mayoral race

The race has been a battle in town as both Republican Mark Seabrook and Independent Dan Coffey are working to unseat incumbent Democrat Jeff Gahan.

  Kentucky, Indiana leaders react to ISIS raid

One of the biggest leaders of ISIS is now dead, President Donald Trump said at a Sunday morning press briefing.

  Young Republican, former educator hope to claim open special election seat

On Election Day, those in Grayson County and part of Hardin County will be voting in a special election.

  Hearing for man who admitted to raping child moved to January

He's the man who police say hit an 8-year-old girl with a shovel a few months ago, then raped her, but there's a big problem with the case of Cane Madden.

Bevin administration had right to fire Hampton’s 2 staffers, judge rules

Hampton’s chief of staff Steve Knipper and administrative assistant Adrienne Southworth were fired this year, both by the Bevin administration.

Bevin weighs in on Trump’s ‘lynching’ comment

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin told WAVE 3 News on Wednesday he’s excited about President Donald Trump coming back to the Commonwealth to campaign for him next month in Lexington.