Latest Kentucky State General Assembly News

Lawsuit seeks to remove Kentucky House candidate from ballot

Oct. 18, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives says an independent candidate running against him should be removed from the ballot. Ed Massey is the Republican nominee for the District 66 House seat that covers part of Boone County in northern Kentucky. He faces...

3rd District rivals clash on taxes, health care, impeachment

Oct. 17, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's lone Democratic congressman said Wednesday he believes President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses but tamped down talk of following through, saying the House should only pursue impeachment if there's bipartisan support. During a debate highlighting stark...

Kentucky senator appeals 'Marsy's Law' ruling

Oct. 16, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky state senator has appealed a judge's ruling not to certify results of a constitutional referendum next month. Kentucky is one of six states scheduled to vote on "Marsy's Law" next month. It would amend the state's constitution to include rights for crime victims, like the...

Kentucky lawmaker to continue campaign despite brain tumor

Oct. 15, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The family of a state lawmaker in Kentucky says he will continue his re-election campaign after initial hospital tests indicated he has some sort of a brain tumor. Family members of Democratic state Rep. Wilson Stone posted a message to his personal Facebook page on Sunday. It says...

Trump praises McConnell's role in battle over Kavanaugh

Oct. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump heaped praise Saturday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker's political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice. "He's Kentucky tough," Trump...

Kentucky governor appeals tax value of home

Oct. 11, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor is appealing the tax value of his home in a wealthy Louisville suburb. The Courier Journal reports Gov. Matt Bevin has asked the Kentucky Claims Commission to lower the tax value of his home. Earlier this year, Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator...

Kentucky lawmaker's son improving after fall

Oct. 3, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker's son who was put into a medically induced coma following a fall from an apartment balcony near the University of Kentucky campus is improving. News outlets cited a Facebook post by state Rep. Chris Harris, who said his son, Corbin Harris, started responding to...

GOP candidate admits fault for public resources in campaign

Sep. 27, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Kentucky's House of Representative says he takes full responsibility for using government resources for his campaign. Larry Elkins is running in House District 5. He is the current judge-executive for Calloway County. His campaign website lists contact...

Kentucky lawmaker sorry for using tax money to ask for votes

Sep. 19, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky who is running for re-election has apologized for using taxpayer money to campaign for votes. State Rep. Wilson Stone used public money to mail a survey to people in his district asking them about various issues that could come before the legislature...

Koch group backs 6 GOP state House candidates in Kentucky

Sep. 6, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity has waded into Kentucky's elections, announcing endorsements Wednesday for five Republican incumbents facing challenges from public school teachers. At least 29 current and former teachers are running as Democrats for seats in the...