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Kentucky A.G. says he won't appeal gay-marriage ruling

Kentucky A.G. says he won't appeal gay-marriage ruling

FRANKFORT, Ky., March 4 (UPI) -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Tuesday he will not appeal an order that the state allow same-sex marriage.
Kentucky AG will not appeal gay marriage ruling

Kentucky AG will not appeal gay marriage ruling

FRANKFORT, Ky., March 4 (UPI) -- Gov. Steve Beshear announced the state would hire private council to appeal its law against recognizing same-sex marriages.
Gabrielle Levy
Kentucky seeks delay to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

Kentucky seeks delay to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ordered Kentucky to begin recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states, even as the state asked for a stay on the ruling.
Gabrielle Levy

Ford to upgrade and add jobs to Kentucky plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. said it will add 350 jobs and spend $80 million on upgrades to boost production at its Louisville, Ky., truck plant.
Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday. The transcript follows:
Obama says he wants to help middle class

Obama says he wants to help middle class

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama says he has "concrete, practical proposals" to help the middle class, excerpts from his State of the Union address Tuesday night show.
Ky. Gov. Beshear: Embrace Obamacare, don't run from it

Ky. Gov. Beshear: Embrace Obamacare, don't run from it

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, whose state has had success applying the Affordable Care Act, says Democrats should embrace affordable healthcare, not run from it.

Gay rights activists praise Kentucky for allowing same-sex benefits

FRANKFURT, Ky., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has decided to allow same-sex spouses of National Guard members to apply for federal benefits, his spokesman said.

Democratic governor says Obamacare critics should 'take a deep breath'

WASHINGON, D.C., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the Obama administration needs to find a way to develop bipartisan support for the Affordable Care Act.
The Issue: Obamacare rollout

The Issue: Obamacare rollout

Ever marvel at a magician pulling a quarter out of someone's ear or guessing the card someone is holding is the Queen of Hearts?
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Politics 2014: Supreme Court DOMA ruling affects campaigns

Politics 2014: Supreme Court DOMA ruling affects campaigns

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, campaign finance guidelines for gay candidates and their spouses could vary from state to state.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

'Religious freedom' veto overriden in Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 27 (UPI) -- The Kentucky Legislature, in lopsided House and Senate votes, has overridden the governor's veto of a controversial "religious freedom" bill.
Kentucky to raise school dropout age to 18

Kentucky to raise school dropout age to 18

FRANKFORT, Ky., March 12 (UPI) -- A bill to raise Kentucky's legal school dropout age from 16 to 18 was sent to Gov. Steve Beshear, who said he will sign it.

Kentuckians favor hemp, medical marijuana

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Most Kentuckians want to legalize industrial hemp and medical marijuana, while fewer than half favor legalizing recreational marijuana use, a poll showed.

Ky. legislators reject horse race drug ban

FRANKFORT, Ky., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Kentucky interim legislative committee has overwhelmingly rejected a measure banning anti-bleeding drugs for horses on the day they race.

India to get coal from Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- New Jersey-based FJS Energy LLC signed a $7 million deal with India's Abhijeet Group to purchase coal from Kentucky and West Virginia, Kentucky's Governor Steve Beshear announced.
By United Press International
Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

No matter how loudly Republicans maintain they're going to repeal healthcare reform, with the U.S. Supreme Court decision on its constitutionality behind us, it's time for states to begin implementing one of the law's signature provisions: setting up insurance exchanges for those who have to buy health insurance on their own.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Neo-Nazi group allowed to gather in Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky., April 12 (UPI) -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear upheld a neo-Nazi group's constitutional right to hold a rally at the State Capitol.
U.S. tornado death toll reaches 37

U.S. tornado death toll reaches 37

INDIANAPOLIS, March 3 (UPI) -- Rescue crews Saturday searched the ruins of small towns in southern Indiana and along country roads looking for survivors of devastating tornadoes.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Tree decorated with 400+ travel souvenirs … 'Marrying Man' returns to magistrate job … Deputy: 911 caller 'ate too much food' … Boy, 16, sets bicycle manual record … The world as we know it from UPI.

'Marrying Man' returns to magistrate job

COVINGTON, Ky., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man who became known as "The Marrying Man" after presiding over more than 20,000 weddings has been reappointed as a county magistrate.

Overreaching bites back

Memo to political candidates, ballot issue backers and others involved in the 2012 U.S. general election: Don't mistake overreaching for a political mandate. Those voters will get ya every time.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Voters reject collective-bargaining limits

Voters Tuesday rejected an Ohio collective bargaining law and a Mississippi anti-abortion measure and recalled the writer of Arizona's anti-immigration law.
By United Press International

Democratic Gov. Beshear carrying Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Democrat Steve Beshear led by 26 percentage points Tuesday with about half the votes counted in his bid for a second term as Kentucky governor.
Election Day 2011 may yield clues to 2012

Election Day 2011 may yield clues to 2012

Voters Tuesday decided, among other things, whether to repeal Ohio's new collective bargaining law and whether to pass Mississippi's personhood amendment.
By United Press International
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