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Accusations Of Nepotism And Pedicures In Kentucky Attorney General Race

August 1, 2015

If you listened to the candidates at the Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday, this year’s race for attorney general is about nepotism and pedicures. Read Story

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Bevin Tries To Diffuse Fancy Farm’s Rowdy Crowd. But Attacks Roll On.

August 1, 2015

The Fancy Farm picnic is famous for its bombastic political speeches and rowdy crowds, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin tried something different on Saturday. Read Story

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Bluegrass Poll: Kentucky Governor’s Race is a Toss-Up

July 30, 2015

Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway leads Republican Louisville businessman Matt Bevin by a slight margin in the race for governor according to the latest Bluegrass Poll. According to the poll, which is conducted by SurveyUSA on behalf of the Herald-Leader … Read Story

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This Will Be The First Year a Woman of Color Will Speak at Fancy Farm

July 30, 2015

To the best of anyone's knowledge, none of the speakers in the history of the annual Fancy Farm political picnic has been a woman of color. That changes this weekend when Jenean Hampton, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, is slated to speak. Read Story

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Rowan County Denies Liability For County Clerk’s Actions In Marriage License Lawsuit

July 30, 2015

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and the county are being sued by two same-sex and two opposite-sex couples who were recently denied marriage licenses by Davis' office. Read Story

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Kentucky’s Senators Lead Charge to Defund Planned Parenthood

July 29, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky are backing an effort to completely strip federal funds from Planned Parenthood. Read Story

Bevin, Conway Clash Over Kynect, Education at Kentucky Chamber Debate

July 28, 2015

Bevin has pushed for dismantling Kynect and moving recipients onto the federal health exchange. Read Story

Gabriel Fritz Named Louisville’s Housing and Community Development Director

July 28, 2015

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Tuesday named Gabriel Fritz to be the new director of the Office of Housing and Community Development, an appointment that comes as the city prioritizes its affordable housing needs. Read Story

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Prescription Drug Abuse in Kentucky Declined After 2012 Law, Report Says

July 27, 2015

The so-called “pill-mill bill” required pain management facilities to be owned by a licensed physician, and pharmacists to register with a prescription monitoring system called KASPER. Read Story

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So. Indiana Clerk Employee Alleges That Firing Over Gay Marriage License Refusal Violated Rights

July 27, 2015

Harrison County, Indiana, officials are being sued in federal court by a former employee of the county clerk’s office who claims she was fired after refusing to process a same-sex marriage license. Read Story

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Public Comments on Jefferson Davis Statue In Kentucky Capitol Close This Week

July 27, 2015

Officials with the commission say they aren’t sure when a final decision on the statue will be made, but indicated they would try to have one by the time Beshear leaves office at the end of this year. Read Story

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Kentucky Government Pays $400,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

July 23, 2015

The state will pay $400,000 to settle two sexual harassment lawsuits against lawmakers and the state agency that runs administrative operations in the state Capitol. Read Story

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Louisville Metro Council Still Mulling Whether To Regulate AirBnB Rentals

July 23, 2015

An ordinance creating regulations for AirBnB and other short term home rentals isn’t going anywhere—for now. Read Story

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In Debate, Bevin and Conway Tout Rural Roots, Clash Over Kynect

July 23, 2015

Kentucky's major party candidates for governor squared off Thursday at a forum hosted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, the first public appearance in which the two men directly responded to one another. Read Story

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Beshear Authorizes Kentucky National Guard to Enhance Security at Facilities, Recruiting Centers

July 23, 2015

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order authorizing Adjutant Gen. Edward Tonini to enhance security at state National Guard facilities and recruiting stations following the shooting death of five servicemen in Tennessee last week. Read Story