Rachel Roberts

‘He should consider dropping out’: Kentucky House candidate arrested for alleged strangulation at Walmart

BY: - April 11, 2024

Kentucky House District 67 candidate Brian Ormes admitted to an altercation with a group of juveniles before his arrest inside a Fort Wright Walmart on Monday, according to a police report on the incident. Ormes, 53, of Southgate has been charged with strangulation first degree, menacing and assault fourth degree stemming from the incident involving […]

 ‘Adult-oriented business’ bill advances in Kentucky legislature, foes call it ‘anti drag’

BY: - March 19, 2024

A House committee on Tuesday advanced a Senate bill to regulate “sexually explicit” performances hosted in “adult-oriented businesses” which opponents have labeled as “anti drag.”  Members of the House Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection Committee voted to approve the latest version of Senate Bill 147, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Tichenor, R-Smithfield. The Senate passed […]

Committee-approved bill would remove requirement Kentucky employers give lunch breaks, rest periods

BY: - February 28, 2024

Employers in Kentucky would no longer be required to give employees a “reasonable” amount of time for lunch or rest breaks under a committee-approved bill passed Wednesday by Republicans.  HB 500, sponsored by Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, would repeal state statutes that require lunch breaks between three to five hours into a work shift and rest […]

House passes two-year Kentucky budget, $1.7 billion in one-time spending

BY: - February 1, 2024

FRANKFORT — After hours of questioning and much criticism from Democrats, the GOP-dominated Kentucky House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $129.6 billion two-year state spending plan. The House also approved more than $1.7 billion in one-time spending from the state’s record-high “rainy day” fund which will pay down pension liabilities and fund infrastructure, in […]

School transportation would be fully funded for first time in decades under House budget plan

BY: - January 31, 2024

FRANKFORT — Kentucky House Republicans would fully fund school transportation in a state budget proposal that advanced from committee Wednesday.   The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee in a special-called meeting approved bills funding all three branches of government, making one-time appropriations from the state’s “rainy day” fund and releasing tens of millions of dollars in […]

Lexington Democrat Palumbo not seeking reelection to state House. Son plans to run for her seat.

BY: - December 21, 2023

A longtime Democratic Lexington legislator will not seek reelection to the Kentucky House of Representatives but her son has indicated he’s running to succeed her.  State Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo said in a Thursday statement that she would not run for an 18th term. She thanked her constituents for their trust and her family and […]

House Democratic Whip Rachel Roberts to not seek reelection

BY: - December 20, 2023

Another member of Kentucky House Democratic leadership announced she will not seek reelection Wednesday.  In a statement, House Minority Whip Rachel Roberts, said she will not run for her seat again in 2024 and added that her decision was “the right one for me and my family” after months of deliberation.   “Serving those who live […]

‘A hard person not to like.’ Kentuckians remember Gov. Brereton Jones.

BY: - September 18, 2023

Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones, who emphasized health care reform and government ethics in his administration from 1991 to 1995 and who was a major figure in the state’s horse industry, has died at 84. Gov. Andy Beshear announced the death late Monday on social media. “I was sad to learn that former Governor and […]