COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff is accused of stealing more than $50,000 of cash seized by law enforcement, according to a federal indictment.
Prosecutors announced Thursday that Keith Cooper, 68, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Covington on one count of mail fraud and one count of theft of property from a federally funded agency, news outlets reported.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — An exhibit featuring works by Hispanic and Latin American artists is making its way across Kentucky, officials said.
The exhibit includes 36 works by 20 artists in variety of subjects and media, the Kentucky Arts Council said Thursday in a statement.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Popcorn Deelites, a 24-year-old retired thoroughbred who was one of several who portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 film, has died, Old Friends retirement farm in Kentucky announced Thursday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kiki Smith scored 25 points, Alberte Rimdal continued her hot 3-point shooting in adding 15 and Florida won its fourth straight game with a 77-52 victory over short-handed No. 23 Kentucky on Thursday night.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's newly drawn congressional and state House maps drew a swift court challenge Thursday as GOP lawmakers overrode the Democratic governor's vetoes of the redistricting bills.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican-led House passed its version of a new two-year state budget Thursday, endorsing increased education spending and a pay raise for state employees.
The budget bill was put on an unprecedented fast track, clearing a committee and the full House in the first month of the 60-day legislative session.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky congressman who has been critical of pandemic mask and vaccine mandates said he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican from northern Kentucky, tweeted Thursday that he is not vaccinated but his symptoms have been mild and he believes he is “over it.”
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky homeowners and renters who had damage during the December storms and tornadoes have about three more weeks to apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The reopening date of the John A. Roebling Bridge between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati has been delayed again.
The suspension bridge over the Ohio River will not reopen on Monday as planned because winter weather has delayed concrete reaching its full strength on the southside approach, the Kentucky Department of Transportation said in a statement.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Streaking Auburn didn’t let up even with its highest ranking in more than two decades and a bigger game looming.
Walker Kessler had 15 points and six blocked shots to lead a half-dozen scorers in double figures for No.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari would certainly prefer his team shoot better than the 36.2% the Wildcats shot Wednesday night against Texas A&M.
But the fact that 12th-ranked Kentucky won despite tying a season low with that shooting percentage actually pleased the veteran coach.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed Republican-crafted maps for congressional and state House districts Wednesday, saying the boundaries reflect “unconstitutional political gerrymandering.”
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge set a July trial Wednesday for a Kentucky man charged in the 2018 slaying of a Terre Haute man.
Vigo Superior Court Judge John Roach ordered Zavius E. King, 28, of Louisville, Kentucky, held without bond and set his jury trial for July 11.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky bourbon has elevated its status as an economic powerhouse, with distillers pumping nearly $9 billion into the state's economy each year, a new study showed Wednesday.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Two sets of human remains were found in the aftermath of a residential fire in eastern Kentucky, police said.
The blaze was reported Tuesday in Rowan County, a statement from Kentucky State Police said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simmons College will use a donation from the National Baptist Convention of America to expand its campus and purchase one of the first public schools for Black students in Kentucky, officials said.
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A man pardoned by Kentucky’s former governor for a 2014 drug robbery killing will return to prison to serve a 42-year federal sentence for the same crime.
Patrick Baker was convicted of murder committed during a drug trafficking crime last year in a federal trial.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reached another unwanted pandemic milestone, surpassing 1 million COVID-19 cases as the prevalence of the omicron variant puts increased pressure on hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday aimed at ensuring that mental health-related absences from school are excused for students.
The bipartisan measure heads to the Senate after clearing the House on a 94-0 vote.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The top teams in the Kentucky Associated Press high school basketball polls, with first-place votes, records, total points and previous rankings:
JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — A virtual public meeting is planned this month to discuss recommendations to ensure the long-term safety of Panbowl Lake dam, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.
Auburn has steadily moved up the rankings this season, climbing from No. 22 in the preseason to No. 2 in this week's AP Top 25.
Coach Bruce Pearl believes the Tigers, with their quality wins and strength of schedule, should be even higher.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new effort to preserve historic Black churches in the United States has received a $20 million donation that will go to help congregations including one that was slammed during the tornado that killed more than 20 people in Mayfield, Kentucky, last month.
1. George Rogers Clark (15-1) beat Bourbon County 94-46, beat Montgomery County 99-51.
2. Cov. Catholic (14-2) beat Archbishop McNicholas (Ohio) 70-32.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beating No. 19 Kentucky by 26 points would normally be a reason for a giddy celebration on Rocky Top.
But after Sunday's 84-58 Southeastern Conference victory, No. 5 Tennessee was somewhat subdued and cautious about the future rather than elated about the present.
BOSTON (AP) — History is being made aboard the U.S.S. Constitution this week.
Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is scheduled to become the first woman to lead the crew of the 224-year-old warship known as Old Ironsides during a change-of-command ceremony on Friday.
CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky woman has been charged with murder in the death of her infant son, police said.
A Trigg County grand jury handed down an indictment Friday for Shaylynn Curtis, 28, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Kentucky State Police.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Kahliel Spear finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and four assists to power Robert Morris to a 74-64 victory over Northern Kentucky in Horizon League play on Saturday.
Spear notched his fourth double-double of the season to help the Colonials (5-14, 1-7) snap a five-game skid.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Gibbs scored 21 points to lead Jacksonville State to a 76-65 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.
Gibbs made 6 of 9 from the floor with five 3-pointers.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Thomas Bell scored 17 points with six rebounds and four assists to lead North Texas to a 65-60 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.
Tylor Perry made 8 of 11 free throws and added 13 points with seven assists for the Mean Green (11-4, 4-1 Conference USA).
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Just winning would have been fitting enough to honor the passing of a Kentucky coaching great.
The No. 18 Wildcats took that objective a step further, doing it convincingly with near-perfect offense thanks to a defense that created plenty of easy chances.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Joe B. Hall took on the steep challenge of following a legend and created his own successful legacy.
Hall, who succeeded Adolph Rupp and guided Kentucky to a national championship in 1978, has died.
MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A candle factory in western Kentucky that was destroyed last month by a tornado has filed paperwork saying it won't reopen the facility and will lay off some employees.
FORISTELL, Mo. (AP) — A Kentucky woman was killed Saturday after walking in front of a semi-truck in Missouri, authorities said.
Bonnie Stinson, 73, of Bowling Green, Kentucky was hit near the Highway W and Interstate 70 overpass in St.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia coal miner died Friday in a fall in the state's Northern Panhandle, Gov. Jim Justice said.
The death of 44-year-old Jeffrey A. Phillips is at least the third in the U.S.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited a tornado-ravaged neighborhood in Kentucky on Friday to meet with residents and local leaders.
The Bowling Green neighborhood was one of several areas hit hard by Dec.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky men who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for going inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot were sentenced to three years of probation and 15 days of confinement.
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area can enjoy a free night of camping to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday.
The park says it is authorizing one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Almost $850,000 in federal funding has been awarded to the Kentucky State Police sexual assault kit initiative investigative team, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday.
The award will provide for an additional investigator who will focus on the Jefferson County area.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor pitched sweeping budget proposals Thursday evening as “bold investments” to bolster the state's competitiveness, calling for more spending on economic development, social services and his plan for state-backed universal preschool.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two men have been charged in the death of a Kentucky sheriff's deputy who was shot while working an off-duty security job last year.
Jesse Johnson, 28, and Marquis Mitchell, 18, were charged with murder in a Jefferson County indictment unsealed Thursday, officials said.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed tornado-relief legislation Thursday that will trigger an immediate infusion of aid for schools and residents left homeless by deadly storms that hit Kentucky last month.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s General Assembly passed a bill Thursday that gives school districts up to 10 days of remote learning for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The legislation, which now heads to the governor's desk, also extends some COVID-19-related emergency orders to April 14.