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Early rollouts of Real ID lead to long waits and delays

By Emily Laytham | Lexington Herald-Leader Early rollouts of the Real ID system have led to longer wait times and mass delays for Kentuckians seeking to renew or obtain their licenses in two pilot counties. The...

Senate passes quasi pension bill, signed by governor

The state Senate followed the lead of the state House on Wednesday by passing the bill to address the rising pension costs of regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies, which was signed into law two hours later...

House passes quasi pension bill over Democrats’ objections

The state House passed a bill on Monday by a 52-46 vote to address the rising pension costs of regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies, over the objections of Democrats who said it could violate the inviolable...

Kentucky lawmakers kick off pension special session

Kentucky lawmakers gaveled in Friday morning, kicking off a long-awaited special session on pensions for quasi-governmental agencies. Regional universities and other quasi agencies’ pension contributions skyrocketed on July 1, jumping from 49% of every employee’s salary...

Retired Marine and farmer Mike Broihier joins race challenging McConnell for Senate

Mike Broihier

Mike Broihier | Photo via campaign

Lincoln County farmer and retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Broihier announced Thursday morning that he is running for U.S. Senate next year, the second Democratic candidate to formally announce a challenge to six-term incumbent and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In the news release announcing his intent to take on McConnell, Broihier said his campaign will be about “economic and social justice for every Kentuckian, every community; it’s about uplifting our state and her people. That’s why I am running and that is what I will fight for in the Senate – every Kentuckian and every community – no one and no place gets left behind.”

A biography provided by his campaign indicates that Broihier served in the Marines for over two decades until his retirement in 2005 when he and his wife bought their farm in Lincoln County. In addition to farming livestock and asparagus on this farm, Broihier served as a reporter and editor for a small local newspaper and has been a substitute teacher.

In a three-minute campaign video introducing himself and announcing his run, Broihier accuses McConnell of using slurs and labels to divide people over the course of his …

Bevin, Beshear clash in gubernatorial candidate forum

The Kentucky Farm Bureau hosted a forum for gubernatorial candidates Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear on Wednesday, where the two rivals weighed in on various agricultural and rural issues, but mostly stuck to the familiar themes...

News Analysis: Fallout over Bevin vs. Hampton feud

Is Bevin vs. Hampton a really big deal or basically just a personal feud? The fallout from the firing of Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton’s deputy chief of staff by Gov. Matt Bevin’s chief of staff continued...

High Court hands Bevin victory in reorganizing education boards

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears and Jack Brammer | Lexington Herald-Leader In a legal victory for Gov. Matt Bevin, the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously upheld Thursday the Republican governor’s reorganization of several boards and committees that oversee...