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  Kentucky bill would make it a crime to insult, taunt police officers

A bill which advanced out of a Senate Committee on Thursday would make it illegal to insult or taunt a law enforcement officer to the point where it could provoke a violent response.

  Breonna’s Law supporters call for statewide no-knock warrant ban in caravan to Frankfort

Breonna’s Law supporters plan caravan from Louisville to Frankfort Tuesday

  Alcohol to-go sales could become a permanent fixture in Kentucky

Stack testifies as witness in lawsuit over Beshear’s executive powers

  Ethan the dog inspires bill to make animal torture a Kentucky felony

Bill aims to let Kentucky felons use scholarship money for higher ed

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Bill aiming to legalize historical horse racing in Kentucky passes committee

  ’We have to have clear rules’: Beshear granted restraining order in fight over COVID powers

McConnell, JCPS vice-chairman clash over issue of reopening schools

Lawmakers hand AG new authority to regulate abortion clinics

GOP lawmakers vote to check Kentucky governor’s COVID powers

  Capitol caravan demands Beshear impeachment be dropped

Top lawmakers intend to override Beshear vetoes

The bills would rein in Gov. Andy Beshear’s authority to respond to emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic.

Committee to meet Wednesday to discuss petitions aimed at impeaching Beshear, Cameron

A committee assigned to look into petitions seeking the impeachments of Kentucky’s governor, the attorney general and a lawmaker is scheduled to meet Wednesday afternoon in Frankfort.

Beshear to co-chair national task force on economic recovery

The National Governors Association said Wednesday that Beshear will serve as co-chairman of its Economic Recovery and Revitalization task force along with Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina.

  Pence reflects on time in office during Indiana visit following inauguration

About 50 people welcomed Pence as he arrived on Air Force Two for a planned speech at the Columbus, Indiana airport.

Kentucky lawmakers tackling broad spectrum of topics this legislative session

  FBI warning of armed protests at state capitols taken seriously in Frankfort

Russell Coleman: U.S. Attorney for Western District of Kentucky resigns

Armed protesters gather outside Ky. capitol

Kentucky governor proposes quick virus aid in budget plan

Owensboro Pastor among protestors at Capitol Hill

7 more local COVID-19 deaths in KY; Green River District reports 267 more cases

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is set to give the 2021 State of the Commonwealth Address at 6 p.m. CST on Thursday.

AG Daniel Cameron condems ‘despicable’ violence at US Capitol

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron tweeted his response to the mayhem unfolding in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Mitch McConnell votes ‘to respect the people’s decision’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered a clear rebuke of the efforts to overturn the presidential election that Democratic challenger Joe Biden won easily over Donald Trump.

Gov. Beshear, First Lady read mean tweets in hilarious year-end video

The results are *chef’s kiss* spectacular.

Legislative package passed by Congress targets Veterans Affairs aspects like healthcare, education

A legislative package specifically targeting aspects in the veteran community passed both chambers of congress and will be sent to the president to be signed into law.

  Gov. Andy Beshear, KY government branch heads receive COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Andy Beshear, the first lady and the heads of each Kentucky branch of government received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday in an effort to show the public the shots are safe and effective.

  Daniel Cameron reflects on first year as Kentucky Attorney General

It has been an eventful first year on the job for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

High court won’t block Beshear’s order halting in-person classes at religious schools

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block an order by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that bars in-person, K-12 education until early January in areas hard hit by COVID-19.

Rand Paul on Biden victory: ‘The fraud happened’

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said that “in many ways” this year’s general election was stolen by President-elect Joe Biden, according to multiple reports.

Sen. Rand Paul defends stance on COVID immunity, reacts to Beshear’s latest restrictions

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continues to defend his stance on COVID-19 immunity and mask wearing despite pushback from doctors.

  Kentucky counties selected for post-election audit

The counties were selected in a public drawing to be audited by the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations to determine if there were any irregularities.

  Doctor debunks Sen. Rand Paul’s COVID immunity, face mask claims

The senator, a physician by trade, tested positive for the virus in March.

Ky. lawmaker pre-files bill to raise minimum wage in the commonwealth

Currently, at $7.25 an hour, Kentucky’s minimum wage has not changed in 13 years.

Beshear joins 19 states in fight to defend Affordable Care Act

Beshear first took on defending the ACA while he was the acting attorney general for Kentucky.

  Ky. AG Daniel Cameron joins legal challenge urging toss of Pa. mail-in ballots

Cameron is one of 10 Republican attorneys general across the nation urging the Supreme Court to take up the case.

  Rabbit Hash elects new four-legged mayor

Rabbit Hash has a new four-legged mayor.

Decision 2020: Races and results for Louisville Metro and surrounding counties

Here are the results of various elections in Jefferson County.

2020 Election: Trump breezes to victory in Kentucky, Indiana

Just as he did in his surprising 2016 romp, President Donald Trump claimed Kentucky and Indiana in Tuesday night’s bid for re-election.

Republican Andy Barr wins re-election to U.S. House in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District

Barr defeated Democratic challenger Josh Hicks in a district that for decades has swung between Republicans and Democrats.

  McConnell cruises past McGrath, wins 7th term

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell breezed past Amy McGrath and claimed a seventh term in office.

  Where candidates for Indiana’s 9th congressional district stand on key issues

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-9) is taking on Democratic challenger Andy Ruff and Libertarian challenger Tonya Millis.

KY Senate candidates make final push for votes in Western Kentucky

Sen. McConnell was in Owensboro Friday morning at Castlen Steel while Amy McGrath made a stop at an early voting rally in Henderson Friday afternoon.

  McConnell discusses re-election bid and bruising on his hands

This year, Sen. Mitch McConnell admits he’s uncertain if he’ll remain the majority leader.

A voter’s guide to the U.S. Senate race

For months, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and retired Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath have traded attacks.

WKYT Investigates | Kentucky voting trends

Bluegrass, red state.

  USPS worker responsible for discarded absentee ballots no longer employed, could face federal charges

A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday.

  More than 100 absentee ballots bound for Jeffersontown found thrown out

A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday.

  Sen. Mitch McConnell casts early, in-person ballot in Louisville

Sen. Mitch McConnell surprised voters at the Fairgrounds in Louisville on Thursday morning when he cast his ballot early and in person.

  Breonna Taylor’s death influences voters on first day of early voting

As early voting begins across Kentucky, Breonna Taylor’s name is not on the ballot, but it is on the minds of many voters.

  Louisville woman offering to drive people to the polls

Tuesday brought the first day of early voting in Kentucky, and a local woman is on a mission to help transport voters to the polls.

Fact-checking the Kentucky Senate debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s record on Capitol Hill and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Amy McGrath’s plans if she were elected were both key targets for the two candidates in Monday night’s only debate between the candidates, which aired on WAVE 3 News.

  Senate Debate: McConnell, McGrath spar over COVID, term limits, packing the courts

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and challenger Amy McGrath will debate for the first and only time before the November election.

  Kentucky counties prepare for early voting

Kentucky voters will be able to cast an early ballot beginning Tuesday.

McConnell on Breonna Taylor case: ‘We all regret what happened’

“It was a horrible tragedy, and we all regret what happened," the senator said.

  Here’s how, where to cast your ballot early in Jefferson County

With thousands of absentee ballots already issued from the Jefferson County Election Center, registered voters have until 11:59 p.m. Friday if they still need to request one.

Second Trump caravan parade planned for I-275

The parade will happen Saturday, Oct. 24, according to the Facebook page.

Kentucky governor criticizes president, GOP for backing off new stimulus package

"It’s them saying they’re not going to do their job because of politics"

Decision 2020: How, when and where to vote in Kentucky, Indiana

Confused about how, when and where to vote in the upcoming general election? Here’s everything you need to know.

  Community leaders see increased interest leading up to Kentucky voter registration deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Kentucky has now passed. Some in Louisville spent the last month, even the final day, making sure anyone who wanted to sign up could.

Beshear: Biden, Trump face-off ‘wasn’t a debate’

Kentucky’s leader is sharing in the public’s disappointment over the state of the first U.S. presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.

McConnell, Ky. politicians react to passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Several politicians across the state have released statements reacting to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  Kanye West will appear on Kentucky presidential ballot

Rap mogul Kanye West will appear on the Kentucky presidential ballot in November, according to Secretary of State Michael Adams, who told WAVE 3 News he certified the 5,000 signatures required under state law.

  KY Black Legislative Caucus signals Beshear open to Special Session if specifics can be hashed out

Without the call for legislators to return to Frankfort, reform would have to wait until the next time the legislature is scheduled to meet in 2021.

Daniel Cameron on Supreme Court short list, Trump says

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced 20 names he would consider as possible Supreme Court nominees in the future. One of those people is a familiar name to Kentuckians: Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

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

U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath tweeted a slap at Daniel Cameron, and Kentucky’s attorney general hit right back at her Friday.

Beshear: Kentucky to seek extra unemployment payments

Kentucky will seek to provide an extra $400 per week in short-term supplemental aid for its unemployed workers under a White House offer, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday.

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

President Donald Trump claimed this week he's not supporting relief funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which some have asked for to process an increase in mail-in ballots during the pandemic.

Beshear announces plans for November election

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced the state's plans for the November general election.

McConnell remarks on state aid land with thud with governor

“If we don’t get these funds, Kentuckians will suffer,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a coronavirus briefing.

Beshear: Unemployment action ‘not workable’ in current form

“I think it’s really important that we see, ultimately, a congressional solution,” the governor said.

Settlement reached after ex-governor blocked people online

A lawsuit challenging former Gov. Matt Bevin’s practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor’s official social media accounts.

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.

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

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear had plans to watch his son play baseball Sunday, but that all changed quickly.

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

Karl Price is an attorney representing a group called “The 87,” made up of the 87 protesters who were arrested following a demonstration on the front lawn of the newly-purchased home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

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.