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Gov. signs bill to bolster human trafficking law

Updated: 03/26/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a bill that will strengthen Kentucky's human trafficking law by increasing punishments for offenders and bolstering protections for victims.

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No action yet to override religious freedom veto

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Nearing the end of the next-to-last day of the Kentucky legislative session, lawmakers haven't taken action to try to override Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of a bill intended to protect the religious beliefs of Kentuckians from government intrusions.

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Kentucky high court to hear prison discipline case

Updated: 03/22/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide if an inmate involved in a 2009 prison riot received a fair disciplinary hearing after an officer prevented any witnesses from testifying on his behalf.

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Stumbo calls for conclusion to pension issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 - House Speaker Greg Stumbo is calling again for passage of a measure to shore up government pensions in the waning days of the legislative session.

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Police: Man set fire to SUV outside house

Updated: 03/06/2013 - For several hours, The Nest Preschool in Frankfort was on lockdown after police said a man torched a car nearby and got away on foot.

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Senate committee changes taxing districts bill

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Legislation intended to increase oversight of a multitude of tiny taxing districts that have existed largely under the radar of government auditors has cleared a Senate committee, but with a change that Auditor Adam Edelen called unacceptable.

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Panel passes hemp bill, uncertain future awaits

Updated: 03/06/2013 - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky has cleared a House committee - but it still faces an uncertain future in the full chamber.

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