Latest Kentucky State General Assembly News

Former Kentucky state Sen. C.B. Embry Jr. dies at 81

Sep. 30, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — C.B. Embry Jr., who recently stepped down from the Kentucky Senate due to a long battle with cancer, has died at age 81, a funeral director said Friday. Embry died Thursday night, said Charlotte Martin, director of Smith Funeral Home in Morgantown. ...

C.B. Embry submits resignation from Kentucky Senate

Sep. 27, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. C.B. Embry has stepped down from the General Assembly. The Republican lawmaker from Morgantown formally submitted his resignation letter on Monday to Senate President Robert Stivers, a statement from the Senate Majority Caucus said. ...

Senate nominee Booker announces endorsement by Kentucky gov

Sep. 01, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker announced Thursday that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has endorsed Booker's campaign for U.S. Senate. Former Govs. Martha Layne Collins and Paul Patton and former Lt. Govs. Jerry Abramson and Daniel Mongiardo have also endorsed Booker as...

Kentucky flood victims to get up to 300 donated trailers

Aug. 31, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will receive up to 300 donated travel trailers from Louisiana to shelter people displaced by historic flooding that ravaged parts of Appalachia, the governors of both states said Wednesday. The first 65 donated trailers are being transported this week...

Lawmakers pass flood-relief legislation for eastern Kentucky

Aug. 26, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers on Friday passed a nearly $213 million aid package for flood-ravaged Appalachia, wrapping up a special session responding to the mammoth challenge of recovery — underscored by chilling accounts of devastation and tragedy. The House voted...

Kentucky lawmakers tee up flood-relief package for votes

Aug. 25, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawmakers on Thursday teed up a sweeping state aid package for a flurry of climactic votes in a special legislative session convened to assist flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky. The nearly $213 million measure will be heard in committee Friday morning, setting...

Lawmakers convene to assist flood-damaged eastern Kentucky

Aug. 24, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers took up a state assistance package Wednesday that would pump nearly $213 million into flood-ravaged Appalachian communities — an initial installment to help with the mammoth rebuilding still ahead for the stricken region. Democratic Gov....

Beshear calls special session to take up flood relief

Aug. 23, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that he’s calling Kentucky's Republican-led legislature into a special session to take up a relief package for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky. The special session will begin Wednesday and is expected to last...

Candidate posts bond for recount of primary results

Aug. 09, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A recount of the primary election results in a northern Kentucky legislative race is expected to begin Wednesday, according to a published report. Jessica Neal, who finished second in the Republican primary for Senate District 24, posted a $57,368 bond Monday to...

Paul's wife says senator wants to subpoena Fauci records

Aug. 06, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to subpoena the records of the country’s top infectious disease expert, the senator's wife said while standing in for him at Kentucky's premier political event Saturday. Paul, a Republican, has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony...