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  Recap: Kentucky primary yields no major surprises

For a little while, it looked like Rocky Adkins was going to pull off the biggest upset of the night, but once Andy Beshear assumed control of the Democratic gubernatorial contest, the Kentucky primary produced few surprises, if any.

Polls open for Kentucky Primary

McConnell pushes to move smoking age to 21

  Goforth claims internal and Twitter polls have him surging ahead

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

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

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

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  Democratic candidates for governor debate for last time before election

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

  Some Kentucky candidates go on the attack as primary election nears

  Democratic candidates for governor debate days before KY primary

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law

  Sports betting comes to Indiana

Indiana already has 13 casinos in 10 counties and will soon add a new one in Terre Haute.

Judge refuses to block subpoenas sent over teacher sickouts

A federal judge has refused to block the subpoenas issued by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration as part of an investigation into teacher sickouts that closed some schools

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

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

  Kentucky lawmakers reviewing governor’s pension bill

  Incumbent Jeff Gahan to be Democratic nominee for New Albany mayor

Bevin could call special session to focus on pension

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

  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.

Although the Mueller report is out, ‘it isn’t over’ Van Susteren says

Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren says that Congress could call for their own investigations, but hopes that it's not for political gain.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

  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.

  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.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

  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.

  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.

2nd woman recounts unwanted touching by Joe Biden

The allegations by multiple women could leave Biden appearing out of touch with his party as the Democratic presidential primary begins.

  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.

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.

Kentucky finally outlaws bestiality

It’s now illegal to have sex with animals in Kentucky.

KY law to soon require everyone convicted of DUI to install ignition interlock

The law stiffens the penalty for first time DUI offenders.

  Council members from both sides vow to find solutions following tax-hike rejection

Tuesday, a bipartisan group of council members who defeated the tax explained how they plan to move forward.

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

  JCPS, other districts send list of sickout teachers to state officials

Teachers across the state staged sickouts to attend protests in Frankfort of bills they believed would hurt public education.

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

Lawmakers, political parties respond to summary of Mueller report

Kentucky politicians and political parties weighed in on Sunday after Attorney General William Barr issued a summary of principal conclusions of the Mueller report.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

  Nonprofit, religious group tax relief could impact fish fry operators

House Bill 354, which partially aims to clean up the taxes unintentionally imposed on nonprofits and some religious organizations, is waiting for the governor’s signature.

Local politicians respond to end of Mueller investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller sent his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday afternoon.

  Local union leaders say they feel betrayed after Metro Council’s vote

Union leaders are bracing for the worst, even though some council members say public safety won’t be touched.

  Metro Council votes down plan for tax increases, must now go through budget to find millions to cut

There will be no tax increase for Louisville residents.

Bullitt County school board joins JCPS in asking state to drop request for teachers’ names

The two districts have aligned themselves against the state, standing with teachers.

  Living Room Program concerned about funding ahead of Metro Council budget vote

The Living Room is a 24/7 safe space where adults in crisis are connected with resources they need.