Latest Kentucky State General Assembly News

Stevenson announces bid for attorney general in Kentucky

Nov. 28, 2022 18:29 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker whose resume includes ministry work and a career in the military announced Monday that she will run for Kentucky attorney general next year. State Rep. Pam Stevenson, an attorney from Louisville, filed paperwork to begin running for the...

Kentucky AG avoids talk of more exceptions to abortion ban

Nov. 28, 2022 16:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general stood firmly behind the state's near-total abortion ban Monday, saying he promotes Kentucky values “without fear or favor" though the Republican gubernatorial candidate stopped short of saying whether he supports adding more exceptions to the...

Kentucky doctor, senator named Tennessee health commissioner

Nov. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Kentucky doctor and state senator has been appointed commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health, officials said. Ralph Alvarado, who is chief executive officer of Alvarado Medical Services and has served in the Kentucky State Senate since 2015,...

Kentucky Supreme Court weighs future of abortion access

Nov. 15, 2022 17:42 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A week after Kentucky voters rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure, the state’s Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed the constitutionality of a statewide ban approved by lawmakers in a case that seems destined to become a defining moment for abortion rights in the state. ...

Former Kentucky congressman Carroll Hubbard dead at 85

Nov. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Carroll Hubbard of Kentucky, who served nine terms in the House and gained a reputation for quiet gestures of kindness before his career imploded in a banking scandal, has died. He was 85. Hubbard died Saturday at a nursing facility in Paducah,...

Kentucky lawmakers vote to end UK literacy center contract

Nov. 11, 2022 11:44 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A panel of Kentucky lawmakers voted to end a $1.2 million contract with a literacy center based at the University of Kentucky, saying it has failed to meet its statutory duties. The unanimous vote on Wednesday follows an investigation into the literacy center...

Judge upholds GOP-crafted redistricting maps in Kentucky

Nov. 10, 2022 19:05 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats lost an initial round Thursday in their legal fight challenging the new Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled that the congressional and state House...

GOP expands lopsided legislative majorities in Kentucky

Nov. 09, 2022 17:47 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republicans expanded their overwhelming majorities in Kentucky's legislature with sweeping victories that included the ouster of several House Democrats in districts stretching from the suburbs to Appalachia. Taking advantage of new legislative districts they...

Abortion rights boosted with defeat of Kentucky amendment

Nov. 09, 2022 09:05 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters rejected a ballot measure aimed at denying any constitutional protections for abortion, handing a victory to abortion-rights supporters who have seen access to the procedure eroded by Republican lawmakers in the deeply red state. The outcome...

Democrat McGarvey wins Louisville-area congressional seat

Nov. 08, 2022 22:11 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Morgan McGarvey won a prized congressional district in Kentucky’s largest city on Tuesday, keeping the Louisville-area 3rd District as the lone Democrat-held U.S. House seat in the Bluegrass State. McGarvey, the minority leader of Democrats in the Kentucky...