Latest Kentucky State General Assembly News

Retiring Kentucky lawmaker scoffs at congressman's criticism

Jun. 16, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Sen. Paul Hornback, a prominent voice on farming as a committee chairman, said Wednesday that he won't seek another term in 2022 but downplayed blistering criticism he received from a fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie. ...

Kentucky lawmaker files suit over 2020 protest arrests

Jun. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker, her daughter and a Louisville activist have filed a lawsuit over their arrests on felony riot charges during last summer's racial injustice protests. State Rep. Attica Scott, a Democrat, filed the suit Monday in Louisville...

Kentucky lawmaker agrees to 45-day license suspension

Jun. 04, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker has agreed to a 45-day suspension of his license to drive for declining to take a blood test in a drunken-driving investigation. Republican state Rep. Derek Lewis of London agreed to the sanction “in an effort to put this entire...

AG asks Kentucky's high court to rehear DUI case

May. 20, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A recent Kentucky Supreme Court ruling will create a barrier to prosecuting many DUI cases, making the roads less safe, the attorney general said as he seeks another hearing. The rehearing petition from Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office came...

Charles Booker touts fundraising for potential Senate bid

May. 19, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker has raised more than $500,000 since forming an exploratory committee signaling his interest in challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul next year in Kentucky. Booker, who nearly upset a well-funded Democratic rival in...

Appalachia health clinic founder Eula Hall dead at 93

May. 09, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

CRAYNOR, Ky. (AP) — Eula Hall, who opened a clinic almost 50 years ago in Appalachia and never stopped trying to help others, has died. She was 93. Hall, of Craynor in Floyd County, Kentucky, died Saturday at her home, according to Hall Funeral Home in Martin. ...

Bernie Sanders, ex-lawmaker Booker attend Kentucky rally

May. 02, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended a rally Sunday with former Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker, who is considering another run for the U.S. Senate. The “Rally for Kentucky's Working Class” was held outside the Muhammad Ali Center in...

Charles Booker forms exploratory committee for US Senate run

Apr. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker, whose unabashedly progressive campaign in Kentucky came up just short in last year's Senate primary, said Monday that he's forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a follow-up race in 2022 against Republican incumbent Sen. Rand Paul. ...

Beshear signs bill aimed at rejuvenating western Louisville

Apr. 09, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Friday creating a financing plan to stimulate economic growth in western Louisville, calling it a good start to overcoming "decades of neglect.” Rural and urban lawmakers banded together to pass the measure...

McConnell downplays need for aid to home state's government

Apr. 05, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell downplayed a new infusion of federal relief for his home state's government, questioning the need Monday as the economy looks to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. During a stop in Lexington, Kentucky,...