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Outgoing KY Governor Took 33 Trips while in Office
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:34 PM
Outgoing Kentucky Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear took 33 out-of-state trips during his eight-year term for a total cost to taxpayers of nearly $500,000. Beshear went to Germany and Japan six times each to recruit businesses, along with three trips to India. In total, Beshear visited 18 countries and spent 154 days on the road, according to information obtained by The Associated Press through an ...
Death Penalty to be Sought after Officer's Death
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:30 AM
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for two men accused of involvement in the fatal shooting of a central Kentucky police officer earlier this month. Multiple media outlets report that prosecutors said during arraignments Monday that 34-year-old Raleigh Sizemore Jr. and 25-year-old Gregory Ratliff should be eligible for capital punishment if found guilty in the slaying of 33-year-old ...
UK to Cover Controversial Campus Mural
Monday, November 23, 2015 10:19 AM
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover a campus mural from 1934 that shows scenes from state history, including black workers in a tobacco field and a Native American with a tomahawk. Capilouto wrote on the school's website Monday that he met with a group of students recently and understood their frustrations over the mural. Capilouto says he'll have the Memorial ...
Education Center to be Named after First Lady
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:53 AM
A visitor center at the Kentucky Capitol has been renamed as the Jane K. Beshear Capitol Education Center. Gov. Steve Beshear said in a statement that the Capitol Education Center will carry the first lady's name because it wouldn't exist without her foresight and drive. The center, which opened in February 2013, welcomes visitors to the Capitol including students and teachers. The facility ...
McConnell: Stabilize Syria, Refugee Crisis Ends
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:11 PM
Senator Mitch McConnell visited with "The Greg Dunker Show" on WKYX and WNGO Tuesday morning, to discuss the latest events involving Syria and its refugees. McConnell says the refugee crisis will stop only when Syrians don't feel the need to leave, so "safe zones" need to be set up inside that country, and that will require military force beyond what is currently in that area. He said it ...
Beshear Restores Voting Rights for Some Felons
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:26 AM
The outgoing Democratic governor of Kentucky has signed an executive order to restore the right to vote and hold public office to thousands of nonviolent felons who've served out their sentences. Gov. Steve Beshear signed the order Tuesday. He leaves office next month. Kentucky was one of four states that did not automatically restore voting rights to felons once they completed all ...
Opinion: Executive-Orders a Two-Edged Sword
Sunday, November 22, 2015 1:11 PM
The inherent risk associated with bypassing the hard work of reaching consensus with legislatures by issuing executive orders – all the rage of governors and presidents these days – is that they can be undone by successors. Gov. Steve Beshear in July 2012 issued an executive order creating Kynect, a state-run health insurance exchange heavily dependent on federal ...
Not Guilty Plea Entered for Man in Child's Death
Monday, November 23, 2015 5:12 PM
The man accused of kidnapping and killing a 7-year-old Kentucky girl has pleaded not guilty. Gabriella Doolin's mother, Amy Doolin, sobbed and held her hand over her mouth as a judge read the charges against 38-year-old Timothy Madden of Scottsville on Monday. Allen County District Judge Martha Blair Harrison's voice appeared to shake with emotion as she read the counts: murder, kidnapping, ...
Rand Paul Talks Faith in Kentucky Campaign Swing
Monday, November 23, 2015 4:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is talking about health care, coal and his faith in God during a two-day trip to Kentucky this week. The Republican presidential candidate is scheduled to have seven events across the state on Monday and Tuesday in addition to three book signings. He talked to a crowd of supporters at a Lexington bookstore on Monday morning about his faith in God, calling it "a daily process ...
KSP Focused on Holiday Traffic Enforcement
Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:51 AM
Kentucky State Police say they are targeting drivers who are aggressive, impaired and distracted in the upcoming holiday season in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes. Director of Operations Lt. Col. Michael Crawford said in a statement that every region will have a different enforcement plan that may include more visible enforcement, especially in crash-prone areas; more ...
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