Monthly Archives: February 2020

Five bills sweep through House in unanimous fashion

Five bills sweep through House in unanimous fashion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky House passed five bills Monday, dealing with such topics as elections, battlefield preservation and the rights of sexual assault victims. House Bill 388, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Bratcher, R-Louisville, deals with elections. It would change when county board of election members are chosen so that their first election would…more »

Bloomberg internal poll claims Bernie would sink downballot Dems

Bloomberg internal poll claims Bernie would sink downballot Dems

Bernie Sanders’ nomination could drag down vulnerable House Democrats trying to hold onto their competitive districts, according to a new poll conducted for Mike Bloomberg’s campaign that is circulating among members — providing fresh data for moderates warning about a wipeout if Sanders emerges to lead their ticket against President Donald Trump. The poll of…more »

Gov. Andy Beshear advocates for LGBTQ-rights bill, against ‘conversion therapy’

Gov. Andy Beshear advocates for LGBTQ-rights bill, against ‘conversion therapy’

Photo: @joesonka FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear spoke at an LGBTQ-rights rally in the Capitol on Wednesday, advocating for a statewide fairness law and a bill banning “conversion therapy.” “Kentucky cannot reach its full potential if all of our people don’t feel supported to be themselves,” Beshear said. “Discrimination against our LGBTQ brothers and sisters…more »

Bloomberg implied farming doesn’t take intelligence in 2016 comments

Bloomberg implied farming doesn’t take intelligence in 2016 comments

Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to belittle both farmers and factory workers in 2016 comments made at a university forum, continuing a trend of old remarks resurfacing to plague the billionaire’s bid for the Democratic nomination. Joining the Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School,…more »

First users of KentuckyWired celebrate reliable, fast connection in rural areas

First users of KentuckyWired celebrate reliable, fast connection in rural areas

FRANKFORT, Ky. — “I would recommend this to anybody,” says Karen Wotier, one of the first users of KentuckyWired – the state-owned, high-speed fiber optic cable network going into government offices in all 120 Kentucky counties. Wotier is the building manager for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) branch location in Owenton. It…more »

Bipartisan senators disagree with Rush Limbaugh’s remarks on Buttigieg’s election prospects

Bipartisan senators disagree with Rush Limbaugh’s remarks on Buttigieg’s election prospects

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism Thursday for saying the country won’t elect Pete Buttigieg president because he’s been “kissing his husband” on stage after debates. Limbaugh’s comments came eight days after President Trump bestowed the nation’s top civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, during the State of the Union address.…more »

Medical marijuana overwhelmingly clears House panel

Medical marijuana overwhelmingly clears House panel

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky easily won passage in a House committee on Wednesday. “We want to get this to as many sick people as we possibly can,” said Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, the main sponsor of the bill, which has undergone much fine tuning before coming before the…more »

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