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Trump to stump for Bevin in Lexington

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will visit Lexington to stump for Gov. Matt Bevin next month.

  City sends a bill to President Trump and other presidential candidates

KY Democratic Party pleased with court ruling to reinstate 175,000 Kentucky voters

  Campaigns for governor enter crunch time

Anti-abortion group reaffirms endorsement of Bevin

Report: President Trump, Vice President Pence to visit Kentucky before November election

  Judge rules against lawsuit claiming attorney general candidate did not meet qualifications

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New Beshear ad features teacher criticizing Bevin

  McConnell ad cashes in on impeachment

Bevin, Beshear wrangle over gambling in afternoon debate

Beshear shares details of public education plan

Rep. Reginald Meeks arrested in Hardin County

  AG race heats up as Cameron picks up endorsement, and a lawsuit

Frazier Museum, JCPS team up to help students register to vote

The Frazier Museum and JCPS are trying to make sure students have a chance to make their own history through voting.

Bevin-Beshear competition extends to fundraising

The bitter competition between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear spread to the size of their campaign bank accounts Friday

Mayor Pete Buttigieg to campaign in Louisville next week

Pete Buttigieg, also known as "Mayor Pete," will be the latest 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to campaign in Louisville next week.

Rep. Lynn Bechler pre-files legislation aimed at banning sanctuary cities

Under the proposed legislation, any local government that enacts sanctuary cities policies will become ineligible for money administered by state agencies.

  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

Mayor Fischer heads to Washington to discuss gun control

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.

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

They say it’s a jobs plan that will lift up working families in Commonwealth. Part two focuses on rebuilding Kentucky’s infrastructure.

March For Our Lives group has message for Mitch McConnell

A small crowd gathered Thursday night at the West Chestnut YMCA to send a message to Senate Majority Leader 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.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

  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'

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.

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.

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.

Moody’s: Results of Kentucky special session ‘credit negative’

The credit rating agency Moody's has released its thoughts on a new law crafted by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and passed by the General Assembly in a special session last month.

  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.

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.

  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.

Proposal would raise taxes on tobacco products and funnel money into pension system

The bill would increase taxes on vape products, to match the taxes on other tobacco products.

  Bevin-backed pension relief bill clears Senate committee, set up for final passage

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s pension relief bill survived another day without any changes during the fourth day of a Special Session.

  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. 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.

Bevin urges state lawmakers to outlaw sanctuary cities

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

  Amy McGrath launches campaign to unseat McConnell

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

Kentucky governor raps in new campaign ad dissing Democrats

Matt Bevin has released a new campaign ad in response to fundraising letters sent out by Sen. Tim Kaine in support of Andy Beshear.

Bevin, Beshear to square off at Fancy Farm picnic

Kentucky's governor and attorney general have fired insults at each other for years. Now it will happen face-to-face.

  Kentucky political sphere reacts to first 2020 Democratic presidential debate

The first debate between the Democratic candidates for president has social media abuzz.

  New Ky. concealed carry law goes into effect Thursday

Kentuckians can still get a concealed carry permit, but it will no longer be required.

Lawmaker proposing legislation to crack down on service dog misuse

A new bill pre-filed in Frankfort looks make it illegal for Kentuckians to use their untrained pet as a service dog.

Lawmakers continue to discuss Kentucky pension crisis

Lawmakers continue to discuss options regarding Kentucky's pension plan.

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton calls Bevin aide ’unelected bureaucrat'

Hampton has been responding to Brickman’s decision last month to terminate her deputy chief of staff, Adrienne Southworth.

Bevin writes to lawmakers to outline changes to pension plan

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has reached out to lawmakers to outline changes he's agreed to make in the pension relief proposal he'd like to have taken up in a special legislative session.

  Hampton’s ‘dark forces’ tweet remains a mystery

Kentucky's outgoing Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton had no further explanation Monday for her tweet asking for prayers in battling what she described as "dark forces."

Outgoing Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton says she’s battling ‘dark forces’

Kentucky’s outgoing lieutenant governor has asked for prayers in her fight against what she called “dark forces” after a key staff member was let go against her wishes.

McConnell announces removal of deadly chemical weapons

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says deadly chemical weapons held for decades in central Kentucky will soon be sent to “the ash heap of history.”

  Crowd shows up for controversial scarred skin tattoo ban proposal

State officials said regulations for tattooing haven’t been updated in years and there are health concerns.

  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.

  Kentucky Primary: Republican Attorney General candidates vie for votes

Republican candidates for Attorney General have run highly-visible campaigns seeking to draw support from any remaining undecided voters.

Polls open for Kentucky Primary

The biggest race on the ballot this year is for the Kentucky governor.

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

As more states consider revisions to their abortion legislation, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has weighed in on the hot-button issue.

  Democratic candidates for governor debate for last time before election

Debate topics ranged from health and education, to economic development and medical marijuana.

  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.

  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.