Posted: 03/25/2013 - A bioenergy company has been scouting out locations and buildings in a Corbin business park as it looks for a site to build a plant processing sugar beets into fuel.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - A funding source and start date for the cleanup of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is uncertain as officials try to grapple with budget issues and when the facility will cease operations.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins is reporting progress in negotiations on a bill that would allow Kentucky to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop.
Updated: 03/25/2013 - Kentucky lawmakers will reconvene at noon to finish out the last two days of this year's legislative session.
Posted: 03/24/2013 - Ky. Rep. Dennis Horlander is supposed to act as a watchdog over state government contracts, but a records review by The Courier-Journal found that he has never asked for a review of a single contract.
Updated: 03/24/2013 - Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no."
Posted: 03/24/2013 - Lawmakers are to return to the Capitol on Monday with only two days remaining to pass legislation intended to shore up Kentucky's pension plans for state and local government retirees.
Updated: 03/23/2013 - Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, staving off what would have been a serious threat to the lives and safety of staff, inmates and the public.
Posted: 03/23/2013 - The Senate has narrowly passed its first budget proposal in four years as majority Democrats went on record favoring almost $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade while sheltering domestic programs targeted by House Republicans.
Posted: 03/23/2013 - New Secretary of State John Kerry faces a deadline in a few weeks on a normally routine decision that could have a big impact, this time, on U.S. Cuba relations.
Updated: 03/22/2013 - Governor Steve Beshear vetoed House Bill 279 today, noting its well-placed intentions but possible significant unintended consequences.
Updated: 03/22/2013 - Actress and Kentucky native Ashley Judd made a rare public reference to her possible run for the seat held by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Posted: 03/22/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear will have to decide Friday whether to veto a bill intended to protect religious freedom in Kentucky.
Posted: 03/21/2013 - New results from a look into the split second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is a bit older than previously thought but the core concepts of the cosmos - how it began, what it's made of and where it's going - seem to be on the right track.
Updated: 03/21/2013 - Towns that want to control land use through zoning against the drilling industry are being pitted against landowners who say state law trumps local authority when it comes to oil and gas development in New York.
Posted: 03/20/2013 - President Barack Obama is picking Indiana to win the NCAA title.
Updated: 03/19/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a challenge to a reference to "Almighty God" in Kentucky's homeland security law.
Posted: 03/18/2013 - Unemployment rates increased in half of U.S. states in January from December, as employers nationwide added the fewest jobs in seven months.
Posted: 03/18/2013 - The Republican National Committee is endorsing comprehensive immigration reform as part of a multi-step roadmap designed to improve the GOP's brand among minority voters who overwhelmingly backed Democrats last fall.
Posted: 03/18/2013 - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has a meeting set for Monday when they could decide whether former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer violated any of rules when he was state agriculture commissioner.
Posted: 03/17/2013 - The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday in a case about whether states can force people to prove their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote.