Latest Kentucky State General Assembly News

Attorney 'disappointed' he hasn't heard from McGrath over ad

Sep. 6, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath's Senate campaign missed a Friday deadline set by an attorney seeking a reply to demands from two retired Kentucky coal miners that their images be removed from a campaign ad attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath's campaign said both men signed...

Kentucky sports radio host takes step toward Senate run

Aug. 29, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The host of a popular Kentucky sports talk show announced Thursday that he's taking a step toward running as a Democrat for the seat of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by forming an exploratory committee. Matt Jones said on his radio show that his decision on whether to enter...

Lawsuit dropped in case stemming from harassment settlement

Aug. 9, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's former House speaker on Friday dropped a lawsuit demanding that a woman give back the $110,000 she received in a secret sexual harassment settlement involving them. Ex-House Speaker Jeff Hoover and two other men — one a current lawmaker, the other a former legislator...

Kentucky governor signs pension bill as special session ends

Jul. 24, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed pension legislation Wednesday after lawmakers delivered the bill he wanted to relieve regional universities and community social services agencies from crushing retirement costs. Pension issues have cast a long shadow over the Republican governor's...