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Pension reform proposal approved by Senate panel

Posted: 02/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal to reform the pension system for state and local government retirees in Kentucky has received an initial OK from Frankfort lawmakers.

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Lawmakers back in Frankfort, pushing key bills

Posted: 02/05/2013 - Lawmakers have returned to Frankfort to get down to business on several key bills, including one that would provide more oversight of more than 1,200 local taxing districts that have proliferated across Kentucky.

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Gambling proponents divided on how to proceed

Posted: 02/05/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear says disagreement among gambling advocates has made it unlikely that the Legislature can pass a constitutional amendment on casinos this year.

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Ky. says it's ready to resume executions

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Kentucky officials say the state is ready to resume executions with new rules that change the drug concoction used in lethal injections.

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No court furloughs in 2013, but budget tight

Posted: 01/31/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The head of Kentucky's judicial branch says court workers will not have to endure unpaid furloughs in 2013 but the budget remains tight.

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Questions and answers on presidential debates

Posted: 10/03/2012 - Tired of being deluged with TV commercials telling you that President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney "approved this message?" The candidates will deliver their message for themselves Wednesday night in the first of three head-to-head presidential debates.

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GOP lawmakers make pre-election pitch on pensions

Posted: 09/19/2012 - House Republicans have unveiled their top priorities, including a proposal to reform legislative pensions, in a pre-election pitch intended to win political points with voters.

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Democrats skipping top political event

Posted: 08/03/2012 - Top Democrats will skip Kentucky's premier political event this weekend, leaving no one to defend against Republican criticism of President Barack Obama's policies.

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McConnell to address tea party rally

Posted: 08/01/2012 - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is addressing a tea party group in a few weeks in Frankfort in what activists say is a first.

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Budget negotiators trying to reach compromise

Posted: 03/26/2012 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Negotiators for the House and Senate have begun talks to work through disagreements on spending priorities in a bare-bones state budget.

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