Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Amish are now exempt from a longstanding requirement that they attach orange signs to their horse-drawn buggies.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Former President Bill Clinton will be in Lexington this month as a youth group is honored during an Earth Day event at the Kentucky Horse Park.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Top health leaders and lawmakers from Kentucky who are trying to end multi-state prescription drug trafficking and abuse are meeting in Florida this week.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A University of Kentucky freshman has been charged with arson after an overturned car caught fire in the wake of the Wildcats' Final Four win over Louisville on Saturday.

Legislative Leaders Reach Agreement on State Budget

Mar 29, 2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. - After a long night of discussions, Kentucky lawmakers have finally reached a $19 billion budget agreement. House and Senate leaders resolved their differences shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Placement agents involved in financial investments made by the Kentucky Retirement Systems would be subject to the state's ethics laws under a bill that cleared the Senate on Monday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A state agency that serves as a watchdog for people with disabilities says the Commonwealth is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by placing people with mental illnesses in personal care homes.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  A Louisiana physician has testified that it isn't unusual for pain clinic patients to travel hundreds of miles to obtain treatment and medications because so few doctors work in pain management.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal appeals court has upheld a law requiring new, bigger graphic warning labels on cigarette packs. 

The lawsuit was filed in Kentucky. It's one of two suits by tobacco companies against the federal rules that would make them slap large images on cigarette packs depicting the health ravages of smoking.

The other case has so far resulted in a federal judge in Washington blocking the new requirement, arguing last month it violated free speech. That decision is being appealed by the government.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -  A bill to keep illegal immigrants from getting welfare benefits in Kentucky is on its way to the Senate.  The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Wilson of Bowling Green passed the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday by a unanimous vote.

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