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  Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg campaigns in Louisville

Hosted by LGBTQ nightclub Play, the event was organized and sold out in just a few days, according to the owner of the club.

Bevin-Beshear competition extends to fundraising

Mayor Pete Buttigieg to campaign in Louisville next week

Jerry Lundergan found guilty on federal charges related to daughter’s US Senate campaign

  Louisville e-cig seller to head to Washington after flavor ban laid out

In D.C., Mayor Fischer meets with Rand Paul, discusses ‘common sense’ gun reform

Lt. Gov. Hampton’s request to re-instate fired staffers denied

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Mayor Fischer heads to Washington to discuss gun control

2 Indiana projects halted by border wall funding shift

Attorney ‘disappointed’ he hasn’t heard from McGrath over ad

Indiana governor starts Japanese leg of weeklong Asia trip

Judge refuses to step aside from teacher ‘sickout’ case

Greater Louisville United Picnic brings union workers to Louisville Zoo

Bevin weighs in on Matt Jones as a senator: ‘Remarkably ill-equipped’

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin addressed state and local leaders Friday morning at the Galt House hotel in downtown Louisville.

  Sports talk show host Matt Jones steps closer to U.S. Senate bid

Sports talk radio host Matt Jones said he’s taking the next step toward a possible run for U.S. Senate.

Trump Jr. speaks to sparse eastern Kentucky crowd

Donald Trump Jr. has campaigned for Gov. Matt Bevin's reelection in a county that supported his father during the last presidential election

John Yarmuth speaks at Rotary Club luncheon, shares opinions on Matt Jones, Kentucky governor’s race

Yarmuth touched on several topics at the Rotary Club luncheon, including Matt Jones' possible Senate 2020 bid and the upcoming governor's race.

Broadcaster Matt Jones takes step toward Senate run

  Beshear announces more of his ‘Kitchen Table Agenda’ in Henderson

Bevin responds to Bernie Sanders Louisville visit

  Bernie Sanders criticizes Mitch McConnell during Louisville rally

  Food truck owners celebrate as ordinance is sent back to committee

March For Our Lives group has message for Mitch McConnell

Bevin not bothered by Democrats’ criticism of Wednesday’s Trump fundraiser

During the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau ham auction Thursday morning, Gov. Matt Bevin talked about President Donald Trump’s visit, saying Wednesday was a good day for the Commonwealth.

  True Story: Nike blowout led to McConnell’s fall, broken shoulder

You wouldn’t expect Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and basketball phenom Zion Williamson to have much in common, but WAVE 3 News has learned about a bizarre coincidence.

  Trump headlines private Bevin fundraiser during short visit

President Donald Trump wasn't just in town to speak to veterans Wednesday; he made a stop on the campaign trail for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

President Trump declines gun reform meeting with Louisville Mayor

Monday, Mayor Fischer sent the President a letter asking for a meeting to discuss gun reform.

Bernie Sanders announces weekend stop in Louisville

Sanders will speak at a “People vs Corporate Power Rally with Bernie Sanders” event at 4 p.m. on August 25.

  Trump protester cited for dumping water on Trump supporter

Trump protester cited by Louisville Metro Police after dumping water on a Trump supporter near The Galt House.

Leaving grass clippings on highways could be illegal if bill passes legislature

A Kentucky lawmaker has prefiled a bill which would make it a crime to leave unsafe amounts of leaves or mowed grass on highways.

Kentucky lawmakers push for $15 minimum wage

Sen. Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington, and Rep. Kathy Hinkle, D-Louisa, filed Bill Request 132 and Bill Request 237, respectively.

State teachers’ union responds to Bevin’s latest jab at educators

Kentucky educators are firing back at Gov. Matt Bevin following comments he made in a radio interview, suggesting sickouts in Frankfort this year were an excuse for teachers to get a paid day off.

Kentucky Democratic Party files complaint over Bevin fundraiser ‘scheme’

The Kentucky Democratic Party has filed a complaint over Gov. Matt Bevin's campaign fundraiser with President Donald Trump at the Seelbach Hotel on Wednesday.

  Downtown Louisville businesses prep for presidential visit

Traffic was flowing smoothly down Main Street on Tuesday, but the roads soon will look a little different.

  Trump Visit: Traffic delays are definite in downtown Louisville

By 6 p.m. Wednesday, President Donald Trump should be on his way out of Louisville after an eventful day that includes speaking to the AMVETS National Convention at the Galt House Hotel and a private fundraiser for Gov. Matt Bevin at the Seelbach Hotel.

  Secret Service prepares for Trump visit to Louisville

When President Donald Trump comes to town, it takes a lot of work to make sure things go smoothly for him, and the public.

Judge calls on Bevin, Hampton to settle hiring spat on their own

This comes after Lt. Gov. Hampton filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court over the firing of two of her staff members. She claims she is in charge of her staff and can block the governor's actions.

More than 1,000 teachers broke Kentucky law during sickouts

The report from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary found the teachers who called in to work to protest the General Assembly violated state law against work stoppages.

  Downtown businesses get ready for Trump’s visit next week

As President Donald Trump’s visit to Louisville nears, some local business owners are preparing for some new customers downtown.

  Ahead of Trump’s Louisville stop, Bevin says to expect even more before November

President Donald Trump will be addressing veterans next Wednesday at the AMVETS National Convention, and attending a re-election fundraiser for Gov. Matt Bevin.

  Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton files lawsuit against Gov. Bevin over fired staffers

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton is taking the Bevin administration to court after two of her staffers were fired against her wishes.

  AG candidate Daniel Cameron on racial slur: ‘I’ve been called worse’

A Louisville attorney is now being called out nationally after she made a racial comment about GOP Kentucky Attorney General candidate Daniel Cameron.

President Trump to campaign for Bevin in Louisville

The president will headline a re-election campaign fundraiser.

  Indiana senator calls for tougher gun background checks, red flag laws

His position is similar to that of other Republicans, including President Donald Trump. But Braun said he draws the line at imposing checks on private sales or closing the so-called gun-show loophole.

  McConnell signals new openness to gun reform in radio interview

Facing mounting pressure over an unwillingness to consider new gun-control legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled a willingness to take a new direction.

Twitter locks Sen. Mitch McConnell campaign account

'Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell's campaign account'

  Moms Demand Action sending letters to Sen. McConnell ahead of another protest

Mothers Demand Action will be delivering the notes to McConnell across the same desk where two bills regarding guns and background checks currently sit.

  Protesters demand action outside of McConnell’s Louisville office

Protesters Tuesday demanded McConnell convene the Senate out of an August break to pass gun control measures that expand and strengthen background checks.

  Photos on social media raise stakes for McConnell supporters, critics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday night asking Mitch McConnell for a response to a photo of his supporters appearing to grope and kiss a cardboard cutout of her.

Matt Bevin, Greg Fischer slap each other on Twitter following McConnell protests

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Political leaders are trading jabs on social media.

Pence to visit Kentucky on Thursday

The Vice President is coming to Kentucky this week.

  Experts advise parents on talking to children about mass shootings

Dr. Bryan Carter a clinical pediatric psychologist from Norton Children's Hospital said if you want to talk to your children about mass shootings find out what they already know.

President Trump orders flags to half-staff in honor of mass shooting victims

All individuals, businesses, organizations who fly American or state flags are also encouraged to fly their flags at half staff.

TESTING: WATCH: Trump to address gun violence, wants stronger background checks, but has backed off in the past

Trump, who will make remarks to the nation later Monday, tweeted about the weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 29 dead and dozens wounded. He said: "We can never forget them, and those many who came before them."

Sen. Rand Paul has surgery to remove lung tissue damaged in 2017 assault

Senator Rand Paul is recovering after a weekend surgery

Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder in fall at home

According to a spokesman, McConnell suffered the injury on his outside patio, and has been treated for the fracture.

KY politicians react to mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton

Kentucky politicians are responding on social media to the mass shootings around the country, in which 29 people were killed and dozens more injured.

Fancy Farm: Bevin, Beshear prepare to trade jabs -- again -- at annual picnic

Saturday, incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear will go head to head at the Fancy Farm Picinic.

  ‘I’m not going to let that guy intimidate me,’ says man attacked outside Trump rally

Dallas Frazier is charged with misdemeanor assault and will face a judge Friday afternoon.

Bevin accuses Beshear of taking ‘blood money’ from abortionists

Gov. Matt Bevin said a July 31, 2019 fundraising event for Attorney General Andy Beshear's gubernatorial campaign was done by two people who perform abortions in Kentucky.

  Middle school project leads to prefiled bill in Kentucky legislature

Dylan Kissling and Rep Josie Raymond, (D) Jefferson County pre-filed the bill that would help with cyber-bullying.

Yarmuth part of delegation headed to U.S.-Mexico border

Congressman John Yarmuth is headed to America’s southern border at the end of this week.

Trump tweets support for Kentucky AG candidate, ‘new star’ Daniel Cameron

The Hardin County native, who currently practices law in Louisville, would be the first African-American attorney general in state history.

WATCH: Rep. Sen. Dan Seum endorses Democrat Andy Beshear in governor’s race

Republican State Sen. Dan Seum announced on Monday his support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear.

  UPDATE: Louisville Democratic Party issues statement after headquarters vandalized

The vandals sprayed phrases such as “witch hunt” and “racist AOC.”

Sen. Mitch McConnell to speak at Fancy Farm Picnic

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will attend Fancy Farm, the traditional start of the general-election campaign season

  Tax change concerns raised, KY filmmakers celebrated at Flyover Film Festival

Some directors say Kentucky boasted the best film tax incentives in the country, but that was before some changes made by the state legislature over the last two years.

  Federal legislation proposed to address black vultures eating animals alive

Farmers said black vultures have been eating their cattle alive and they cant do much about it. But an Indiana member of the U.S. House of Representatives wants to help.

  Bevin signs pension-relief bill; special session comes to a close

The quasi-government pension relief bill Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin laid out survived the full, five-day special session with no changes.

  Bevin-backed pension relief bill clears tight House vote, heads to Senate

A pension relief bill laid out by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s narrow special session proclamation cleared a major hurdle in Frankfort on Monday.

  Bevin pension relief bill passes committee, opposing plans fail

Democrats introduced two plans Saturday as alternatives to the governor’s plan, but their hopes were ultimately squashed as both bills failed in committee.

  Kentucky lawmakers address pension crisis in long-awaited special session

Lawmakers said the goal is to provide relief to quasi-government agencies that saw a spike in pension costs this month.

Gov. Bevin lends hand at Mercedes Benz of Louisville ribbon cutting

The new location is a large campus just off Old Henry Road in east Louisville.

Food truck vendors sue Metro Council over open records request

A small group of food truck vendors announced a lawsuit against four Metro Council members.

Gov. Holcomb visits Clark County Fair, promises relief for farmers

Holcomb promised relief for farmers whose crops have been devastated by all the recent rain.

  Kentucky lawmakers called into special session for pension relief bill

In May, Gov. Matt Bevin said he wouldn't call a special session unless the votes needed to pass legislation to give immediate relief and provide long-term options were available.

Sen. Rand Paul ‘dumbfounded’ by criticism of United States by immigrant congresswoman

Sen. Paul said Rep. Omar is off base in her accusations against the United States and President Trump.

Bevin urges state lawmakers to outlaw sanctuary cities

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday proposed legislation that would prohibit sanctuary cities in the Commonwealth.

McGrath Senate campaign says she raised $2.5M in 24 hours

According to a news release, donations to the Marine combat aviator came in the form of 69,188 individual contributions.

KY criminal justice reform forum set to take place July 15

A forum in Louisville next week will bring together lawmakers with people who’ve had a personal experience with the system.

  Amy McGrath launches campaign to unseat McConnell

McGrath is following a surprising strategy to appeal to Trump supporters.