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New IRS chief: Inappropriate screening was broader

Updated: 06/24/2013 - The head of the Internal Revenue Service says inappropriate screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than was previously disclosed.

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New Kentucky state laws go into effect Tuesday

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Ranging from human trafficking to tougher rules on probation for those convicted of killing police officers or firefighters, new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2013 regular session go into effect on June 25.

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Candidates prepare for special House election

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Kentucky Republicans hope to narrow their deficit in the state House while Democrats aim to keep a seat they've held for years as voters in a central Kentucky district prepare to elect a new state representative.

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Postsecondary ed chief gets contract extension

Posted: 06/21/2013 - The head of the Council on Postsecondary Education has been granted a two-year contract extension that continues his $360,000-a-year salary plus a $40,000-a-year housing allowance.

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State fires commissioner of health agency

Posted: 06/07/2013 - Kentucky officials are giving no reason for the dismissal of a commissioner who oversees services for people with mental illness and disabilities.

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Beshear to meet with legislative leaders next week

Posted: 06/07/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear is expected to meet next week with House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers to try to work on a plan to resolve legislative redistricting.

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Senate Republicans introduce education overhaul

Updated: 06/06/2013 - Education Secretary Arne Duncan would see his authority greatly cut and governors would have final say over their schools under Republican-sponsored legislation.

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AG unit convicts in all child porn cases

Posted: 06/06/2013 - A cybercrimes unit created by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway five years ago has announced a 100 percent conviction rate in child porn cases that it has been involved in.

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Conway gets plum gig to emcee Democratic dinner

Posted: 06/06/2013 - Attorney General Jack Conway has landed a plum assignment as emcee of the annual Wendell Ford Dinner, a Democratic bash set for Thursday evening in Louisville.

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