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President Donald Trump’s limo still has Akron-based Goodyear tires despite calls for boycott, promise to remove

The president's limo--called “The Beast”--still has Goodyear’s Kevlar-reinforced run-flat tires on it.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s torrent of falsehoods, Biden missteps

  Kanye West will appear on Kentucky presidential ballot

Daniel Cameron on Supreme Court short list, Trump says

Kanye West application for Ky. ballots under review

Judge suspended for misconduct

McGrath absent as McConnell describes ‘utter contempt’ Democrats have for rural America

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McConnell-McGrath debate may not happen

McGrath calls out AG on Breonna Taylor investigation; Cameron fires right back

Thousands face evictions as pandemic protections lift

  Some concerned lack of USPS relief funds could hurt neighbors, election

Beshear announces plans for November election

McConnell remarks on state aid land with thud with governor

Adams’ proposals stop short of mail-in voting for all

As in the primary, Adams is again suggesting the state use a combination of mail-in absentee balloting, early in-person voting and in-person Election Day voting.

Caravans in Louiville call for COVID-19 Relief

The caravan is calling for the HEROES Act to pass for economic relief.

Poll: Trump, McConnell enjoy big leads in Kentucky over Democratic rivals

New polling just out suggests President Donald Trump should once again collect Kentucky's eight electoral votes in his November bid for re-election.

  Kentucky calls on young people to help with poll worker shortage in November

Kentucky's Secretary of State is calling on young people to volunteer as poll workers during the November general election to help increase polling locations.

  Ky. Secretary of State claims no-excuse absentee voting unlikely in the fall

  Freelancers, technicians in arts and entertainment industry still uncertain about future

  Gov. Beshear leaves baseball tournament with son after observing a lack of COVID-19 precautions

  Mayor Greg Fischer appears on MSNBC to talk Breonna Taylor Case

  Lawyers, protesters say no felony was committed on Daniel Cameron’s lawn

  Court of appeals judge strikes down Gov. Beshear’s order limiting size of child care center classrooms

Beshear, Cameron take battle over COVID-19 rules to Twitter

Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron have taken their disagreement about COVID-19 rules from a courtroom to Twitter.

  McConnell urges use of face masks, has ‘total’ confidence in Fauci

Mitch McConnell was in Shelbyville on Wednesday, speaking with reporters and thanking frontline health care workers.

  Attorneys weigh in on legality of Kentucky’s mask mandate

Kentucky’s mask mandate went into effect Friday evening, but, several days later, some still question whether the order is legal.

Ky. appeals court rejects Beshear’s fast-track bid to reverse restraining orders

The governor used an 'extraordinary' approach to reverse the rulings, and the appellate court didn't buy it.

  McGrath discusses primary, COVID-19 and racial justice

With the 2020 Kentucky Primary Election in the books, Democrat Amy McGrath is looking to unseat Senator Mitch McConnell in November.

Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief to be sentenced

Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief when he is sentenced this week, but attorneys for Jerry Lundergan are seeking probation.

Read Gov. Beshear’s full mandatory mask order

Gov. Andy Beshear’s mandatory mask order takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday.

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says no-knock warrant ban has bipartisan support

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers on Thursday said he’s working on a bill that would ban no-knock warrants across the state.

  Jecorey Arthur, Cassie Chambers Armstrong detail plans for first terms on Louisville Metro Council

Jecorey Arthur and Cassie Chambers Armstrong won the District 4 and 8 seats Tuesday afternoon.

Charles Booker wins Jefferson County in Senate Democratic primary

Charles Booker and Amy McGrath are both looking to take on Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  Celebrities take part in March on Frankfort to demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Taylor's attorney bused dozens of people from Louisville to Frankfort, in an attempt to pressure on Kentucky's Attorney General to arrest the officers involved in her death.

  Kentucky secretary of state reflects on primary, discusses fall election vision

The Kentucky primary is now over. After results come in, focus will shift to the general election in November.

Michael Adams: Secretary of State blasts out-of-state critics, demands apology from Hillary Clinton

Kentucky’s secretary of state came out swinging a day after Tuesday’s closely-watched primary election.

  Injunction to keep polls open late denied

The legal petition was prompted by reports of extensive traffic delays around the Expo Center, which served as the sole polling location in Jefferson Co.

  No major snags at Louisville’s lone primary election polling site in early hours

Despite limited polling locations across the state, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams and the Jefferson County Board of Elections had predicted record voter turnout in Louisville.

Long wait times at Lexington’s only in-person voting site

Some people waiting in line to vote in-person at Kroger Field said they’d stood in line for about two hours. Some of them were understanding of the changes and just happy to vote, others not so much.

Metro Council President Joins Rotary Club discussion on race

Louisville Rotary Club meets to discuss racial relations.

  Gun sales rising in 2020, especially among first time buyers

Since March, sales at one gun shop have been higher than ever.

  Absentee ballot request deadline approaching, KY clerks processing record numbers

The Kentucky Primary Election is now less than two weeks away.

Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones endorses Charles Booker for US Senate

Booker is facing Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democrat Amy McGrath for the seat.

  Southern Indiana voters turn out with local issues, big picture on minds

From small community issues to the big picture, a lot was driving some Hoosiers to vote Tuesday, and they were doing it in the middle of a pandemic.

Beshear responds to news of effigy suspect’s termination from Kentucky auto dealership

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday responded to the news of the man who was fired from his job after video surfaced that allegedly showed the man participating in a hanging effigy of Beshear over the weekend.

Auto dealership employee fired for alleged involvement in hanging Beshear effigy

"The Neil Huffman Auto Group does not condone threats of violence in any form," a statement from Neil Huffman Auto Group said in part.

  Beshear offers first public response to effigy hanging: ‘I will not be bullied’

Gov. Andy Beshear addresses the state each weekday at 5 p.m. to give an update on the coronavirus crisis. Tuesday, however, he opened his daily briefing by addressing an incident at the state capitol on Sunday.

  Gov. Beshear hanged in effigy at 2nd Amendment protest at Capitol

Protesters hung an effigy of Governor Andy Beshear Sunday. Some argued it was a peaceful protest.

  Voters concerned with absentee ballot discrepancies as June primary approaches

People in Kentucky are being encouraged to vote with absentee ballots for the June 23 primary election. However, some voters say they are worried about apparent issues in the process.

Kentucky church files lawsuit against Beshear over in-person services

The lawsuit specifically mentions Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Eric Friedlander.

AG Daniel Cameron threatens lawsuit asking Beshear to allow in-person church services

Previously named as a defendant in a complaint filed over Gov. Andy Beshear’s state travel ban, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is now a plaintiff.

  McConnell suggestion of bankruptcy for states raises questions

Federal law currently does not allow states to file for bankruptcy, but in an interview Wednesday with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would favor changing the law rather than sending states and cities direct federal aid.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo jabs McConnell, Kentucky

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted Mitch McConnell again Friday, and took a few shots at the Senate Majority Leader's home state as well.

  Demonstrators circle Capitol in vehicles protesting restrictions on business, social distancing

Demonstrators drove laps around the Capitol building Friday, blowing horns and waving flags in protest of Gov. Andy Beshear’s orders closing businesses and urging social distancing.

  Lawmakers hopeful Beshear won’t veto business re-opening proposals

Essential businesses vs. non-essential: It may be the difference between surviving and folding during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Kentucky Lt. governor talks unemployment, state response to coronavirus pandemic

Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman has been working alongside Governor Beshear since taking the oath of office in December.

Kentucky AG says abortions must cease amid coronavirus crisis

Kentucky’s attorney general says abortions should cease as part of the governor’s order halting elective medical procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump, Kerry blast Kentucky congressman against coronavirus bill: ‘Grandstander,’ ‘A--hole’

'He is a disaster for America, and for the Great State of Kentucky!'

  Rand Paul says he did not self-quarantine after being tested for COVID-19

After announcing he tested positive for the coronavirus, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is taking heat from critics, including some fellow Republicans, for continuing to come into contact with colleagues and others after getting tested on March 16.

New Facebook group delights Kentuckians with Beshear memes

A new Facebook group celebrating Gov. Andy Beshear is giving Kentuckians exactly what they need right now -- laughter.

Indiana officials considering delay of May primary election

State Democratic Chairman John Zody said he believed conducting the primary largely by mail was the best option.

Mayor Fischer says his wife has coronavirus

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that his wife has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Kentucky primary elections postponed from May to June

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that the state’s primary elections, scheduled for May 19, have been pushed back to June 23.

Beshear advocates for mental health funding amid coronavirus outbreak

Before Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on the spread of COVID-19 Thursday afternoon, he took some time to show his support for groups backing mental health.

Bevin stirs pot with sarcastic ‘Chicken Little’ tweet about coronavirus

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin implied in a sarcastic tweet Wednesday that people are overreacting to the coronavirus. It didn’t go well.

Coronavirus: Beshear says senior citizens are most vulnerable

At his daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear urged anyone 60 years old or older to avoid planning air travel or a cruise.

Kentucky mom advocates for more waiver slots as son spends years on wait list

A Kentucky mom is upset after learning about some changes made to the state budget as it passed out of the House on Friday.

Senator Mitch McConnell defends funding for rural Kentucky schools

Senator Mitch McConnell joined in the push to prevent funding from being cut on rural schools.

  New site gives convicted felons more accessibility to voting

Thanks to an executive order signed in December, 152,000 Kentuckians with non-violent criminal records regained their right to vote.

  Crash survivor fights to help other Kentuckians with brain injuries

Chelsea Hogue was a 23-year-old UofL student whose life changed forever when a drunk driver slammed into her car in 2016.

  JCPS superintendent makes case for higher taxes for schools

Pollio on Wednesday outlined a variety of changes needed because JCPS has operated the same way since he started in the district as a teacher more than 20 years ago.

Family Foundation wants AG to investigate UofL’s OB/GYN training program

The Family Foundation wants Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to determine if the University of Louisville's Obstetrics and Gynecology training program is disregarding state law when it comes to abortion training and the EMW Women's Surgical Center.

Beshear continues push to add more social workers

A standing-room only crowd of college students joined Beshear at a rally at the State Capitol in Frankfort.

  Senate Bill 8: Beshear to require schools to arm resource officers

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday that he’ll sign Senate Bill 8 into law, meaning schools across the state will be required to arm their resource officers.

  Beshear renews call for 350 additional social workers

Some Kentucky children in need of the most help aren’t getting as much support as they should be, according to the arguments behind part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s budget proposal.

  Cancer survivors fight for Kentucky funding

Cancer is a disease that many Kentucky families unfortunately know too well.

Kentucky House passes medical marijuana bill

The House passed a bill Thursday that would legalize and regulate medical marijuana in Kentucky.

Beshear first Kentucky governor to attend Fairness Rally

Supporters of universal rights regardless of sexual or gender orientation gathered in Frankfort on Wednesday.

  AG Daniel Cameron inspires students at Minor Daniels Academy

During Black History Month, students at Minor Daniels Academy heard Wednesday from a speaker who is currently making history himself.

Mitch McConnell announces $4 million UofL apprenticeship program grant

The UofL program will use the grant money to partner students with companies and organizations in several different workplace sectors.

Beshear announces grants for multiple projects in eastern Kentucky

Beshear set aside $2.4 million for a regional airport in Morehead, and $250,000 for a trail system there.