Latest Kentucky State General Assembly News

Former Kentucky lawmaker ordered to serve 2 more years

May. 24, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a two-year sentence for a former Kentucky lawmaker who is already serving seven years in a separate case. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Pikeville Democratic former state Rep. W. Keith Hall was sentenced Thursday for aggravated identity theft. He must...

Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential

May. 23, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act yet may well have come Tuesday night in Kentucky, where a high...

The Latest: Kentucky teacher's win shows November potential

May. 23, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on teachers showing strength as candidates in Kentucky elections (all times local): 5 p.m. Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state Capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled...

Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections

May. 23, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher has schooled a leading politician, defeating him in the GOP primary for a state House seat. Republican voters in central Kentucky ousted state House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, a key figure in the legislative moves that prompted weeks of protests at the...

The Latest: Lambert, Ballou move to fall Supreme Court race

May. 22, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's primary election Tuesday (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A state Court of Appeals judge and a circuit court judge have emerged from a three-way primary and will face off in November for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Debra Hembree Lambert, a member of...

Teacher ousts Kentucky House majority leader in GOP primary

May. 22, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A high school math teacher defeated the Republican majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday in a primary election following waves of education protests at state Capitols. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated state Rep. Jonathan Shell, who two years ago was...

Teacher beats Kentucky House majority leader in GOP primary

May. 22, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A high school math teacher ousted the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a narrow win in the GOP primary race. Travis Brenda credited a groundswell of teacher support for the win and said it sends a message that teachers and public workers won't...

Teacher defeats Kentucky House majority leader in Republican primary in wake of education protests at state Capitol

May. 22, 2018 8:56 PM EDT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teacher defeats Kentucky House majority leader in Republican primary in wake of education protests at state Capitol.

Teacher defeats Kentucky House majority leader after education protests at state Capitol

May. 22, 2018 8:49 PM EDT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teacher defeats Kentucky House majority leader after education protests at state Capitol.

16 Kentucky legislative candidates have been educators

May. 22, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Kentucky's primary election, 16 legislative candidates are current or retired educators, part of a national movement of teachers seeking better conditions for classrooms. The most high-profile race involves Republican Rep. Jonathan Shell, the House majority floor leader and one of...