The Associated Press

J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL News

Rand Paul told Kentucky farm leaders Thursday he supports federal crop insurance programs but did not say whether he would support the next federal farm bill if he is re-elected to the U.S. Senate. 

belchonock, 123rf Stock Photo

Update: With reaction from  Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.

A Kentucky abortion has lost its appeal to the state's Supreme Court in an effort to reopen. The EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington has been closed since June, when the state Court of Appeals granted Governor Matt Bevin's request to close it. 

WFPL, cropped

A judge has denied a request to stop the University of Louisville board of trustees from taking action on its budget. 

Nodar Kherkheulidze, Wikimedia Commons

A federal appeals court has struck down a rule preventing judicial candidates in Kentucky from declaring a political affiliation.  

But a three-judge panel of the 6th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld rules blocking judicial candidates from making financial contributions to other candidates or hosting political fundraisers.  

jfcherry / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Tennessee officials have approved rate increases requested by health insurers offering exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act.

chfs.ky.gov

Afternoon Update: Responses from Kentucky Youth Advocates, Save Kentucky Healthcare and Congressman John Yarmuth.

Governor Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval.

niyazz, 123rf Stock Photo

Kentucky and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. 

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. 

Bruce Rauner / Facebook

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a package of criminal justice legislation, saying the system "needs to be approached with more compassion."  

The Republican governor signed the five bills this morning (Monday) at an Illinois Department of Corrections adult transition center in Chicago.  

iStockPhoto

Kentucky education officials have determined that 241 testing violations occurred on required statewide tests for the 2014-15 school year. 

Aaron Amat, 123rf Stock Photo

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law eliminating sales taxes on feminine hygiene products.

Pages