FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Speaker Greg Stumbo has offered a Senate redistricting plan in hopes of speeding up what has become a drawn-out process. The Prestonsburg Democrat said Monday that delaying legislative redistricting makes it more likely that judges will step in to realign political boundaries in the state.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge is expected to rule shortly on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear created last year. Beshear said the Health Benefits Exchange would help uninsured Kentuckians arrange insurance coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A coal operator is planning to open seven mines in the heart of the eastern Kentucky coalfields in a venture expected to create more than 250 jobs. Coal operator Bill Smith says most of the coal extracted in Pike County by his High Ridge Mining operation will go to China.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has handed down public reprimands and fines to three former employees in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Authorities say the violations included soliciting donations from businesses regulated by the agency and using a state vehicle for personal business, among other offenses.
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