House Approves State Budget

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio After three-and-a-half hours of debate Wednesday, the Kentucky House voted 65-33 for a new biennial state budget. The 367-page bill includes more than $2 billion in bonded projects, for which House budget chairman Rick Rand is making no apologies. “This budget is gonna embark on a construction program for […]

Report: Brinkman Won't Seek Re-Election

A state lawmaker from Jefferson County says he won’t seek re-election this year to the Kentucky House. Republican Scott Brinkman has held the 32nd District House seat since 2000,representing the Lyndon and Hurstbourne areas. He tells the Courier-Journal that he’s stepping aside in order to take on more responsibilities at his Louisville law firm, and won’t […]

Former Alderman, State Lawmaker Paul Bather Dies

Funeral arrangements are pending for former Louisville alderman and state representative Paul Bather. Bather died Tuesday in Houston, Texas following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The 62 year old Bather served several terms on the old Louisville Board of Aldermen, representing west Louisville’s 12th Ward. He also served one term as the 43rd District Representative […]