Latest Kentucky state government News

Things to know about the gender-affirming care case as the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in

Jun. 24, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear arguments on the constitutionality of state bans on gender-affirming care for transgender minors. The issue has emerged as a big one in the past few years. While transgender people have gained more visibility and acceptance in many...

Report shows a drop in drug overdose deaths in Kentucky but governor says the fight is far from over

Jun. 06, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky fell nearly 10% in 2023, marking a second straight annual decline in the fight against an addiction epidemic that's far from over, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The number of fatal overdoses statewide dropped below 2,000, as...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 24, 2024 00:39 AM EDT

Ashland Independent. May 20, 2024. Editorial: Literacy programs vital Sometimes all it takes is a tiny nudge in the right direction for a big idea to become reality. That is exactly what happened four years ago when local mother and Franklin County...

Massie's role in failed bid to oust House speaker doesn't affect his victory in Kentucky GOP primary

May. 21, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rep. Thomas Massie’s role in the failed bid to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson didn’t harm his standing with Republican voters in his Kentucky district, where he easily won his primary election on Tuesday in the conservative stronghold. Massie far...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 16, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

Ashland Daily Independent. May 16, 2024. Editorial: Vote Tuesday Kentucky will have the primary election this Tuesday. Candidates have their yard signs out, their Facebook pages updated, and have attended various functions throughout the area. In...

Democratic mayor joins Kentucky GOP lawmakers to celebrate state funding for Louisville

Apr. 29, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

The amount of state funding headed to Kentucky's largest city to support downtown renewal, education, health care and other priorities shows that the days of talking about an urban-rural divide in the Bluegrass State are “now behind us,” Louisville's mayor said Monday. The new...