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Past articles by Monica:

Ky. House advances bill giving parents a path to object to 'harmful' material in schools

The House Education Committee approved Senate Bill 5 on Monday. It now heads to the full House. → Read More

LMPD plans extra patrols at Waterfront Park after Monday's disturbance at Big Four Bridge

Three juveniles were arrested Monday after ongoing fights at the Big Four Bridge. → Read More

LG&E/KU urge residents to be patient as crews work to restore power to thousands

Many residents have been without power since Friday. → Read More

Kentucky considering plan to reopen juvenile detention center in downtown Louisville

Lawmakers introduced a funding plan with additional measures to hold parents responsible for helping keep youth offenders on track. → Read More

Proposed 'Safe at Home Act' would hide addresses of domestic violence survivors in Kentucky

Supporters say it would protect a Kentucky resident fleeing a domestic violence, stalking or human trafficking situation so they can feel safe at home. → Read More

New Albany florist preparing for Valentine's Day after more than a century in business

Nance's Floral Shoppe on Spring Street has been preparing flower arrangements on Valentine's Day for decades. → Read More

'Derby City Fanatic' prize includes new VIP treatment additions for 2023 Derby season

In addition to a prize package worth more than $5,500, the winner also serves as the "Thundernator" and launches the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks show. → Read More

Phone-Down Kentucky Act introduced again in Frankfort to ban mobile phone use when driving

In 2010, Kentucky banned all texting and driving. → Read More

Kentucky health advocates concerned over care, vaccine cost as COVID-19 emergency ends

With the removal of the emergency declarations May 11, free COVID-19 test kit delivery from the federal government will stop. → Read More

Kentucky educators offer 6-step plan to ease teacher shortage starting with higher salaries

The bottom line comes down to money. → Read More

Diabetes medicine shortage in Louisville linked to nationwide weight loss trend

The drug, Ozempic, also known as semaglutide, was approved in 2017 by the FDA as a treatment to help type 2 diabetics. → Read More

Wedding industry braces for impact of Kentucky sales tax

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- If it wasn't expensive enough, having a wedding in Kentucky just got a little more costly. → Read More

Simmons College signs deal to partner with University of Kentucky

The announcement marks the latest in a string of facility and educational expansions for Simmons College. → Read More

Effort to create Kentucky music therapy licensing board has bipartisian support

Norton Children's Hospital music therapist Katie Cowan is hoping Senate Bill 14 will change that. → Read More

McGarvey ready to make a difference under new Washington leadership

Kentucky and Indiana representatives spent last week waiting — and waiting some more — in Washington. → Read More

Kentucky congress members reflect 2 years after the U.S. Capitol attack

Barricades and security are still present all around the grounds. → Read More

Kentucky delegation in US House waiting for speaker selection in Washington

It's not known how long the speaker vote process will take. → Read More

Erin Houchin, Morgan McGarvey waiting to be sworn in as lawmakers for 188th Congress

The first order of businesses will be that a House Speaker needs to be finalized. → Read More

6% sales tax now in effect on dozens of new services in Kentucky

House Bill 8 passed earlier this year, dropping the state's income tax from 5% to 4.5%. But there's a catch. → Read More

Meade County residents blindsided after water service shut down unexpectedly

Meade County Water District said on Monday that it is unable to keep up with current demand. → Read More