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Kentucky abortion fight aimed at second-trimester procedure

Nov. 13, 2018 12:36 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic opened their latest legal fight Tuesday, this time over a lawsuit challenging a state law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. During opening statements in federal...

The Latest: Newest abortion court fight opens in Kentucky

Nov. 13, 2018 11:49 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over a lawsuit challenging a Kentucky abortion law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic have opened their latest legal fight over an abortion-related law passed by the...

Kentucky House leader files to raise money for governor

Nov. 12, 2018 1:42 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The minority floor leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives has filed paperwork to raise money for a campaign for governor, setting up a potentially spirited Democratic primary in 2019 to challenge Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. State Rep. Rocky Adkins and running mate...

Kentucky pension law has little impact on elections

Nov. 11, 2018 11:47 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky's GOP-dominated legislature made changes to the state's troubled pension system, thousands of teachers protested by rallying at the state Capitol and forcing the closure of more than 30 school districts. Republicans worried the vote would haunt them in November. Their...

Kentucky House leader to make announcement next week

Nov. 9, 2018 5:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The minority floor leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives says he is preparing to make a special announcement. Democratic state Rep. Rocky Adkins has invited reporters to an event Wednesday in Morehead, Kentucky. Adkins did not say what he will announce. But Adkins has said...

Kentucky abortion battle shifts to second-trimester ban

Nov. 8, 2018 6:51 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's protracted legal fight over abortion is entering a new round involving the same combatants, but this time they'll be arguing over a second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. Lawyers for Kentucky's only abortion clinic will argue in federal court next week that a new...

Teacher candidates make small gains in Kentucky legislature

Nov. 7, 2018 10:59 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At least 10 current or former teachers have won seats in the Kentucky Legislature eight months after thousands of public school teachers closed nearly two dozen districts to protest changes to the pension system made by the Republican-dominated legislature. Tuesday's elections saw at...

No 'blue wave' in sight for Kentucky; GOP maintains grip

Nov. 7, 2018 10:51 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Democrats' hopes for a "blue wave" in Kentucky hinged on their base overwhelming sluggish GOP voters by being fired up in opposition to President Donald Trump and an unpopular governor. Instead, Kentucky again proved its conservative bona fides by maintaining the GOP's grip. On a...

The Latest: Linda Gorton wins race for Lexington mayor

Nov. 7, 2018 1:52 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the general election in Kentucky (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Former vice mayor Linda Gorton has won the race for Lexington mayor, beating former police chief Ronnie Bastin. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray had endorsed Gorton, saying she understood the budget, had a...

Barr wins hard-fought re-election in Kentucky's 6th District

Nov. 6, 2018 10:24 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr won a fourth term in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, defeating Democrat and former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath on Tuesday in a district that President Donald Trump won by double digits in 2016. McGrath was considered Barr's toughest challenger...