How Raising the Overtime Salary Threshold Could Affect Kentucky

June 30, 2015

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy director Jason Bailey said the rule also means employees are less likely to be pressured to work more than 40 hours per week. Read Story

Minimum wage increase supporters at a recent Metro Council meeting.

Court Denies Request to Halt Louisville’s Minimum Wage Hike

June 30, 2015

The same day a court upheld the city’s minimum wage ordinance, industry groups filed an emergency motion asking a judge to stop the law from going into effect on Wednesday. Read Story

Mitch McConnell speaking Monday in Louisville.

Mitch McConnell Applauds EPA Ruling During Stop In Louisville

June 29, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Obama Administration overstepped when it set limits for toxic air pollutants through an EPA rule. Read Story

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ACLU of Kentucky Willing to Sue the County Clerks Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses

June 29, 2015

“Any county clerk’s decision to refuse to issue them a marriage license where they’re otherwise qualified to receive such a license, we’ll be happy to represent those individuals and sue the county clerk in that office." Read Story

Minimum wage increase supporters at a recent Metro Council meeting.

Court Upholds Louisville’s Minimum Wage Hike

June 29, 2015

Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance in December that gradually raises the city's minimum wage in the city to $9 an hour by July 2017. Read Story

Former Kentucky Lawmaker Convicted of Bribing Mine Inspector

June 26, 2015

A federal jury in eastern Kentucky has convicted a former state lawmaker of bribing a state mine inspector. Read Story

Beshear Says State Agencies Making Preparations For Same-Sex Marriage Decision

June 26, 2015

With a Supreme Court decision expected any day now, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says state agencies are making preparations should the justices vote to allow same-sex marriage nationwide. Read Story


Louisville Metro Council OKs Budget Emphasizing Roads, Parks and Public Safety

June 25, 2015

The Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved a $873 million budget for the upcoming 2016 fiscal year, with a caveat that the total could increase by roughly $5 million for road paving if surplus funds are not available at the end of this fiscal year. Read Story


Lawmakers Look Into Aerial Reassessments of Kentucky Property Values

June 25, 2015

With more than 60,000 Louisville homes reassessed this year, there were reports of homes receiving 30, 40 and even 150 percent increases in property value from the last round of assessments. Read Story

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Auditor Edelen To Investigate Oversight of University of Louisville Foundation, Board of Trustees

June 25, 2015

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will examine the “governance and oversight” of the University of Louisville Foundation, which manages the schools’ $1.1 billion endowment. Read Story


Kentucky Republicans, Democrats Call For Removing Jefferson Davis Statue From Capitol

June 24, 2015

Top Kentucky Democrats and Republicans want a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the state Capitol rotunda in Frankfort. Read Story