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Kentucky governor vetoes sweeping GOP transgender measure

Mar. 24, 2023 15:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor issued an election-year veto Friday of a sweeping Republican bill aimed at regulating the lives of transgender youths that includes banning access to gender-affirming health care and restricting the bathrooms they can use. The...

Kentucky’s Democratic governor vetoes sweeping Republican measure aimed at regulating the lives of transgender youths

Mar. 24, 2023 11:02 AM EDT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic governor vetoes sweeping Republican measure aimed at regulating the lives of transgender youths.

Lawsuit challenges Florida ban on gender-affirming care

Mar. 23, 2023 19:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Four families challenging Florida’s prohibition against puberty-blocking hormones and gender-affirming surgeries for minors filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against state health officials. The lawsuit filed in Tallahassee federal court against Florida...

Kentucky governor signs student discipline bill into law

Mar. 23, 2023 18:22 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill aimed at defusing classroom disruptions was signed into law Thursday by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who said it would allow school administrators to intervene before situations escalate. The Democratic governor told reporters that the bill seeks to...

Ky governor stops sale of drug known as 'gas station heroin'

Mar. 23, 2023 14:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor took emergency action Thursday to halt the sale of a drug commonly known as “gas station heroin” that he warned poses a threat in a state battling addiction and overdose problems. Gov. Andy Beshear said the emergency regulation he...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Mar. 23, 2023 13:36 PM EDT

Ashland Daily Independent. March 18, 2023. Editorial: Hoping bill will work Violence in our society has become out of control. What can be done about it is likely more complex than we know, but legislation is an important component of the answer. ...

Hornets sign center Nick Richards to contract extension

Mar. 22, 2023 21:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets signed center Nick Richards to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Richards, a second-round pick in 2020, has appeared in 58 games with five starts this season. He is...

Audit slams lack of oversight at Kentucky State University

Mar. 22, 2023 18:17 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An audit of Kentucky State University's finances revealed a “chaotic accounting environment” that lead to undocumented credit card transactions, extravagant bonuses and a lack of controls that put millions of dollars in federal grant funding at risk, the state auditor's...

Louisville expanding year-old 911 police diversion program

Mar. 22, 2023 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville pilot program that diverts some 911 emergency calls to mental health professionals is expanding to a citywide service, Mayor Craig Greenberg said. The pilot program, called the Crisis Call Diversion Program, was launched a year ago in a single...

Crime becomes flash point in Kentucky GOP race for governor

Mar. 21, 2023 18:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dozens of law enforcement officials in Kentucky came to Attorney General Daniel Cameron's aid on Tuesday, pushing back against a new attack aimed at his record on combating crime as the contest for the Republican gubernatorial nomination becomes increasingly testy. ...