A highway network in Eastern Kentucky and other areas of Appalachia has created billions of dollars worth of benefits, according to a study released Thursday. Economic activity associated with the Appalachian Development Highway System has helped create or support more than 168,000 jobs in the 13-state Appalachian region, with $7.3 billion in added income for workers in 2015, the study said.
It’s taken a state panel almost half the time the four-year Civil War was fought to keep its promise to start to produce educational materials for the public about the controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda.
Gov. Matt Bevin’s mansion and the 10 acres it sits on is worth $1.39 million, far less than the value set by the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator, the governor’s appraiser told an appeals board Wednesday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he has no immediate plans to resign a day after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.
A state ethics panel Monday advised Attorney General Andy Beshear so long as he still might run for governor in 2019, he should not investigate Gov. Matt Bevin and instead refer any investigation to a separate law enforcement entity.
The number of prescriptions for a class of painkillers that inflamed drug abuse in Kentucky for years has gone down since 2010, according to a federal study. However, several counties remained near the top nationally in 2015 in the amount of the drugs, called opioids, that doctors authorized.
Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday named one of his political supporters to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, giving himself a majority on the board just as it’s expected to hear two complaints alleging that he bought a mansion at a below-market rate from another political appointee.
The Republican Party of Kentucky called on Attorney General Andy Beshear Friday to name a special investigator to take over his investigation of the University of Louisville Foundation, claiming Beshear has ignored multiple conflicts of interest.
The administrative arm of Kentucky’s court system filed a motion Thursday to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit detailing multiple allegations of wrongdoing and mismanagement within the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Gov. Matt Bevin wants a Frankfort judge to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky. In a motion filed Monday in Franklin Circuit Court, Bevin’s attorneys said medical marijuana is a “political question” that should be decided by the General Assembly, not a judge.
In a sweltering warehouse at Bryant’s Rent-All, Mike Pence said he came to Lexington Wednesday to “turn up the heat” on the Senate Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari made the rounds in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, posting photos of himself on the National Mall and with legislators. Cal was on Capitol Hill to support Kelly Knight Craft in her nomination as ambassador to Canada.
Craig Potts, executive director of Kentucky Heritage Council, explains the task of a new committee set up to create educational materials to accompany a controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda.
State hopes to provide better interpretation of Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol
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