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Alison Grimes to seek re-election as secretary of state

Posted: 01/27/2015 - Alison Lundergan Grimes will run for re-election as Kentucky secretary of state, ending months of speculation about the former Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate's political plans for 2015.

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State senator wants DUI charge dismissed based on 1891 rule

Updated: 01/22/2015 - A Kentucky state senator charged with driving under the influence wants the charges dismissed citing a century-old rule that state lawmakers are "privileged from arrest" during legislative sessions.

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Kentucky political icon Wendell Ford dies

Updated: 01/22/2015 - Kentucky political icon Wendell Ford who went from lieutenant governor, to governor, and then representing Kentucky in the U.S. Senate has died at the age of 90.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell's wife resigns over coal issues

Updated: 01/22/2015 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants.

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McConnell hosts Senate debate on Keystone XL pipeline

Updated: 01/12/2015 - In the first big fight between the new Republican-controlled Congress and the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, is hosting a high profile, drawn out debate over the keystone pipeline.

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Rare budget changes could impact pensions, cancer research

Updated: 01/10/2015 - Legislative leaders want to make changes to the state's $9.6 billion budget to plug a hole in the state's struggling retirement fund for public school teachers and build a cancer research facility at the University of Kentucky.

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