Latest Kentucky State General Assembly News

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...

Paul holds commanding fundraising advantage in Senate race

Jul. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul holds a commanding fundraising advantage over Democratic challenger Charles Booker heading into the final months of their top-of-the-ticket race in Kentucky. Paul raised more than $3.1 million in the three-month period through...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 01, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts misrepresent 2019...

Former Kentucky lawmaker Wilson Stone dies

Jun. 18, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Wilson Stone, a former Kentucky lawmaker known for his advocacy for education and agriculture, died Friday after a lengthy illness. He was 69. Stone died at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green, according to an obituary posted on the website...

Lobbying spending topped $11 million during Kentucky session

Jun. 08, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lobbying groups spent more than $11 million to try to influence legislation during this year's General Assembly session in Kentucky, according to reports from the Legislative Ethics Branch Commission. The total beats a record set in 2018, when $10.67 million...

Ex-Kentucky lawmaker pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

May. 26, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky lawmaker and pharmacy owner has admitted in federal court to billing insurance programs for prescriptions that customers didn’t pick up, according to a published report. Robert Goforth, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud and a...

McGarvey awaiting GOP opponent in Kentucky's 3rd District

May. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Morgan McGarvey will have to wait to find out who he will face in the Louisville-area congressional race as two Republicans remain locked in a close primary contest. Now the Democratic nominee in Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District, McGarvey won his party's...

Northern Kentucky incumbents ousted in legislative primary

May. 18, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three prominent Kentucky House Republicans were defeated in bruising GOP primaries that reflected growing pains within the state's dominant political party. Several other incumbent GOP lawmakers successfully fended off tough challenges on Tuesday. ...

Geoffrey Young wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.

May. 17, 2022 22:53 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Geoffrey Young wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.