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Ky. lawmakers pass ignition interlock bill

Ky. lawmakers pass ignition interlock billKy. lawmakers pass ignition interlock bill
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

Kentucky freezes gas tax at 26 cents per gallon

Kentucky freezes gas tax at 26 cents per gallonKentucky freezes gas tax at 26 cents per gallon
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

Ind. Senator Dan Coats announces he will not seek re-election in 2016

Ind. Senator Dan Coats announces he will not seek re-election in 2016From 1981 to 1999, Coats served in the United States Congress, first in the House of Representatives and then in the Senate. In keeping with a term-limits pledge he made to Hoosiers, Coats stepped down from his Senate seat in 1999.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Basketball

Kentucky, West Virginia attorneys general wager on game

Kentucky, West Virginia attorneys general wager on gameKentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are making a friendly wager on the outcome of the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional semifinal game Thursday between top seed Kentucky and No. 5 West Virginia.
  • Basketball
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Indiana

Pence set to sign 'right to try' trial drugs bill

Pence set to sign 'right to try' trial drugs billThe governor's office says Gov. Mike Pence plans to sign the bill during a ceremony Tuesday.
  • Indiana
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Politics

No agreement yet on bill combating heroin overdose deaths

No agreement yet on bill combating heroin overdose deathsSenate Republicans want to increase penalties for anyone found with any amount of heroin. But House Democrats only want to increase penalties for people arrested with more than 60 grams of heroin.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Powers That Be: Political Bracketology

Powers That Be: Political BracketologyWHAS11's Joe Arnold reached out to get brackets from the area's political leaders.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Conway makes unusual donation to candidate for treasurer

Conway makes unusual donation to candidate for treasurerState records show Conway gave the maximum allowable contribution on Dec. 9 to Neville Blakemore. Kemp said Blakemore is "a personal friend" of Conway, the state's attorney general.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Ind. House committee passes bill banning powdered alcohol

Ind. House committee passes bill banning powdered alcoholA powdered form of alcohol called Palcohol received federal approval this month and can be mixed with any liquid to create an alcoholic drink.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Indiana

House committee set to vote on bill banning powdered alcohol

House committee set to vote on bill banning powdered alcoholThe House Public Policy Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would make it illegal to own, buy, sell or use powdered alcohol in Indiana.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Beshear seeks deal to stabilize declining Kentucky gas tax

Beshear seeks deal to stabilize declining Kentucky gas taxThe state tax on gasoline is scheduled to drop 5.1 cents per gallon on April 1, a $150 million hit to the state's road fund. Kentucky's gas tax is tied to the average wholesale prices of gas and is adjusted every three months.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Indiana

Senate panel advances bill for Amish photo-less ID cards

Senate panel advances bill for Amish photo-less ID cardsBill author Rep. Robert Morris, a Fort Wayne Republican, says facial recognition technology would instead capture a scan to be kept on record.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Horse Racing

Kentucky governor signs tax break for Breeders' Cup

Kentucky governor signs tax break for Breeders' CupThe law exempts the state's pari-mutuel tax on wagering on live races at Keeneland during the Breeders' Cup on Oct. 30-31.
  • Horse Racing
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Indiana House panel endorses religious objections bill

Indiana House panel endorses religious objections billThe House Judiciary Committee voted 9-4 Monday to approve the bill after a four-hour hearing inside the House chamber filled with red-wearing opponents and green-wearing supporters of the bill.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Early lead for Heiner in WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll

Early lead for Heiner in WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Pollormer Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner has an eight point lead over the next two candidates in the first WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll of the 2015 Kentucky Governor's race.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

A message from Linda Danna, President and GM of WHAS11 News

A message from Linda Danna, President and GM of WHAS11 NewsWHAS11's Linda Danna addresses commitment to accurate political polling
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Education

Lawmakers to hear from school officials on funding plan

Lawmakers to hear from school officials on funding planA Senate committee is scheduled to hear testimony Tuesday afternoon from school officials on the House-backed funding plan that would shift tens of millions of dollars to growing suburban districts.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Pence's balanced budget amendment advancing in Legislature

Pence's balanced budget amendment advancing in LegislatureThe proposal would prohibit the General Assembly from spending more than the state's anticipated tax collections. Lawmakers could suspend that requirement with two-thirds approval in both the House and Senate.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Possible presidential candidate makes stop in Lou.

Possible presidential candidate makes stop in Lou.A potential presidential candidate who made news this week with controversial comments about homosexuality is in Louisville.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Hillary Clinton emails: A timeline of what rules were allegedly ignored

Hillary Clinton emails: A timeline of what rules were allegedly ignoredHillary Clinton's use of a private email system rather than a government-run account while serving as Secretary of State has raised questions about what rules she may have broken, whether she knew she was in violation, and who else knew about her private system.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
News

Bill Clinton's portrait artist secretly includes Monica Lewinsky

Bill Clinton's portrait artist secretly includes Monica LewinskyHere's one issue the Clintons may -- or may not -- not want to brush off.
  • News
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

No Thursday legislative session in Kentucky because of snow

No Thursday legislative session in Kentucky because of snowA winter storm dumped close to 2 feet of snow on the state capital early Thursday, knocking out power at the statehouse complex.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Ky. may be last state to expand dating violence protections

Ky. may be last state to expand dating violence protectionsRepublican and Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they have reached an agreement to pass a bill this week that would allow victims of abusive dating relationships to receive an emergency protective order from the courts.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Fischer: 'No intention' to enter 2016 U.S. Senate race

Fischer: 'No intention' to enter 2016 U.S. Senate raceLouisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D) stressed Tuesday he is not considering a candidacy for U.S. Senate in 2016, despite calls from within the Democratic Party for the second term mayor to enter the race.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Heiner supporters talk jobs in new ad

Heiner supporters talk jobs in new adThe ad is airing in the Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green television markets, and statewide on cable television, according to the Heiner campaign.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Federal grant provides help for pregnant women, families

Federal grant provides help for pregnant women, familiesThe award is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which says $386 million was awarded to states, territories and nonprofit organizations to support the Home Visiting Program.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

House OKs creating GPS tracking offense

House OKs creating GPS tracking offenseCriminal GPS tracking would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago