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Recent articles by Bruce:

Kentucky Senate advances proposal to limit pardon powers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Responding to an outcry over former Gov. Matt Bevin's flurry of last-minute pardons, the Kentucky Senate advanced a proposed constitutional change Wednesday to prevent his successors → Read More

Bill revamping assistance programs clears Kentucky House

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky's public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House on Friday. → Read More

Abortion measure clears Kentucky House committee

The measure would go on this year's fall ballot for Kentuckians to decide the issue if it clears the legislature. → Read More

Governor makes history by attending gay rights rally

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear spoke against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and supported a ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth during a historic appearance at a gay-rights rally Wednesday at Kentucky’s Capitol. Beshear became Kentucky's first sitting governor to attend a rally staged by the Fairness Campaign in the Capitol Rotunda, a few steps from… → Read More

US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

A new spirits industry report says President Donald Trump's trade war dampened the overseas market for American-made whiskey last year → Read More

US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

Overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey tumbled amid a trade war-induced decline in exports to key European markets. → Read More

Kentucky House passes bill to ban schoolhouse paddlings

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky would ban the paddling of students under a bill that won House passage Friday after a couple of state lawmakers recalled being on the receiving → Read More

Ohio Ballot Board allows minimum wage issue to proceed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - The Ohio Ballot Board has allowed a proposal to proceed that would amend the state constitution to raise the minimum wage. The amendment calls for annual boosts in the wage until it hits $13 an hour in 2025. The current Ohio minimum wage is $8. 70 an hour. The board on Wednesday determined that the petition contains a single issue. That was the final step needed before… → Read More

Bill requiring armed school officers clears Kentucky legislature

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a bill requiring police officers to carry weapons when assigned to schools. The House passed the measure on a 78-8 vote Friday. The bill now goes to Gov. Andy Beshear. The bill previously passed the Senate. It's a follow-up to last year's sweeping school safety law, which did not specify whether school police officers needed… → Read More

Leading Kentucky hemp processor files for bankruptcy

Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says a bankruptcy filing by a leading hemp processor was a “gut punch" to the hemp industry → Read More

Leading Kentucky hemp processor files for bankruptcy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by a leading hemp processor strikes a “gut punch" to the fledgling industry as it tries to secure a foothold in Kentucky, the state's agriculture... → Read More

Immigration bill passes Kentucky Senate after lengthy debate

Opponents countered that the bill isn't needed, noting that Kentucky has no sanctuary cities and that law enforcement cooperation already exists. → Read More

Kentucky lawmaker promotes measure to restore felon voting rights

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - A House Democrat is pushing for a constitutional measure in Kentucky to automatically restore voting rights for felons who complete their sentences. The proposed constitutional amendment would be a permanent and broader follow-up to an executive order previously signed by Gov. Andy Beshear. That order restored voting rights for more than 140,000 nonviolent offenders who… → Read More

Bill requiring armed school officers clears Kentucky Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a follow-up to last year's school safety law, the Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday to require that police officers be armed when assigned to → Read More

Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-saving care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by a Kentucky Senate → Read More

Lawmaker: Changes being made to Kentucky immigration bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Employees on the front lines of helping the sick or victims of sexual assault in Kentucky would be exempted from a high-profile immigration bill under changes → Read More

Kentucky Senate: Have state elections in even-numbered years

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's elections for governor and other constitutional offices would shift to even-numbered years, coinciding with presidential elections, under a proposal overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the state → Read More

Key Kentucky lawmaker suggests creating pardons commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After a much-criticized flurry of last-minute pardons by ex-Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers predicted Wednesday that lawmakers will try to modify the pardon → Read More

Kentucky lawmakers promote bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - A bill backed by a bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers would cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin. The bill would cap insulin co-pays at $100 for a 30-day supply. More than 500,000 people in Kentucky live with diabetes. The bill's lead sponsor is Republican Rep. Danny Bentley. He says the price of insulin has skyrocketed by more than 550% in the past 14 years. The bill… → Read More

Lawmakers promote bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Retired librarian Kaye Peterson sometimes has to dip into her savings to help pay for her insulin and other prescriptions stemming from her long battle with → Read More