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Speaker: Lawmakers hope to wrap up redistricting plan soon

Nov. 10, 2021 16:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers hope to wrap up work “relatively soon” on a plan to redraw congressional and legislative boundaries in Kentucky, House Speaker David Osborne said Wednesday. Their supermajority status in the General Assembly puts...

Beshear: GOP leaders reject overture on essential-worker pay

Oct. 25, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican legislative leaders rejected a request to appoint members to a group to discuss using federal pandemic aid to reward frontline workers with bonuses, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. Instead, in yet another reflection...

Beshear seeks legislative input on essential-worker bonuses

Oct. 13, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has reached out to top lawmakers in seeking the legislature's collaboration on his proposal to use federal pandemic aid to reward frontline workers with bonuses. The governor, in a letter dated Tuesday, asked that...

Beshear: Virus-related hospitalizations dropping in Kentucky

Sep. 30, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Pointing to a decline in coronavirus-related hospitalizations, Kentucky officials are hoping the new month will be much better than September, when the delta variant pummeled the state. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased based on a rolling...

Most Kentucky school boards vote to keep mask requirement

Sep. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Assigned by the Kentucky legislature to settle a volatile political issue, school boards across the Bluegrass State voted overwhelmingly to keep masks on students and staffs while at school as COVID-19 infections continue to mount. On Friday, as a...

Hal Rogers now Kentucky's longest-serving member of Congress

Sep. 02, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers reached a milestone Thursday in becoming Kentucky's longest-serving member of Congress, saying he has work to do and is keeping his eye toward the future. First elected in 1980 from the 5th District, Rogers surpassed the late...