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Dogs to search for ivory in Louisville, elsewhere

Posted: 04/09/2013 - The U.S. government wants to try to do something about a growing trade in items such as elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn and is enlisting the help of another animal to accomplish that.

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Tea party activist sues over Ky. health exchange

Updated: 04/09/2013 - A tea party activist has filed a lawsuit in Frankfort challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear approved last year by executive order.

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McConnell fundraising nearing $12M for re-election

Updated: 04/09/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has raised nearly $12 million so far for his re-election bid, giving him an enormous head start over any potential Democratic challengers.

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Governor Beshear bets ham, bourbon on Cardinals

Updated: 04/08/2013 - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting the commonwealth's "finest bourbon and country ham" that the Louisville men's and women's basketball teams will rule all of college basketball this year.

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Beshear signs bill lifting Prohibition-era ban

Posted: 04/04/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear has signed legislation lifting a Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day.

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State approves loans to improve town's sewers

Posted: 04/04/2013 - The state will release nearly $2 million in low-interest loans to help a small southeastern Kentucky town stop the flow of human waste into the Cumberland River during rainstorms and to upgrade the town's water metering system.

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Louisville mayor bets bourbon on NCAA games

Updated: 04/04/2013 - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is offering bourbon and some other trinkets to back up his wager that the University of Louisville men's and women's basketball teams will advance to the NCAA championship games.

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State to shutter costly fuel testing lab

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Describing it as a waste of taxpayer dollars, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will shutter a $3 million gasoline quality testing lab that was opened under his predecessor Richie Farmer.

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Appeals judge tapped for Ky. high court

Updated: 04/03/2013 - An appeals court judge has been tapped to fill a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court, a move that gives the high court three female justices among the seven members for the first time ever.

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Democratic leaders bash McConnell, ask for money

Updated: 04/02/2013 - The Kentucky Democratic Party is trying to use Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election bid as a catalyst to raise money even before a serious challenger gets into the race.

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Murray State president responds to controversy

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Murray State President Randy Dunn says he supports investigating the possibility that the school's board of regents violated the state's Open Meetings Law during a gathering the night before they voted not to renew his contract.

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AG: UK violated Open Records Act in withholding

Posted: 04/01/2013 - The state attorney general's office says the University of Kentucky's UK Healthcare violated the state's Open Records Act by denying records to WUKY-FM about a children's heart surgery program that's been put on hiatus.

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Beshear still considering what to do on hemp bill

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear has until Saturday to sign or veto a bill that would open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky. So far, he hasn't said what he'll do.

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Medicare, Medicaid allowed as defendants in suit

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A federal judge is allowing attorneys for Appalachian Regional Healthcare to add the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a defendant in the health care chain's lawsuit against the managed-care company Coventry and the state of Kentucky.

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Top Democrats shying away from McConnell race

Updated: 03/29/2013 - Now that actress Ashley Judd has ruled out a run for U.S. Senate race, Democrats are looking for someone else to take on Republican Mitch McConnell

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