Kentucky hopes to stay on course to overhaul its outdated technology for processing jobless claims in two to three years, despite renewing its search for a company to handle the job, the state's new labor secretary told lawmakers on Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former commonwealth's attorney from southern Kentucky has been appointed to a post in the attorney general's office.
Attorney General Daniel Cameron chose Eddy F. Montgomery as director of the Office of Special Prosecutions.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three projects in Kentucky are receiving $150,000 in federal funding to help preserve African American history, officials said.
The funding will help projects at Cherokee State Park in Hardin, the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah and the Palmer Pharmacy Building in Lexington, state officials said.
FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health is offering a COVID-19 Testing Program for schools to assist with safe in-person learning for the upcoming academic year, Commissioner Steven Stack announced Monday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of inmates facing federal charges have been transferred from the St. Louis area to jails in Indiana and Kentucky, leaving relatives desperately trying to reconnect.
CALVERT CITY, Ky. (AP) — The body of a teenage boy has been recovered from Kentucky Lake, officials said.
IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have celebrated the opening of a $14.7 million technology center serving Estill, Powell and surrounding counties in eastern Kentucky.
The center will serve high school and technical college students and provide training for displaced workers seeking new career paths.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two members of Kentucky State University's governing board resigned days before the abrupt departure of the campus president, adding to the upheaval in the highest ranks of the school as it faces an independent investigation into its finances.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear will skip next month's Fancy Farm picnic — where prominent Kentucky politicians grill one another in the sweltering heat before heckling partisan crowds.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Applications for $75 million in grants for Kentucky vocational school upgrades are now open, Gov. Andy Beshear announced.
Eligible schools can apply for up to $10 million for renovations through Aug.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 360 Kentucky cities will receive $157 million in American Rescue Plan funding as soon as next week, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
“I’m relieved our eligible city governments will receive these funds, because if we are to build a better Kentucky, we must ensure our communities are supported and positioned for growth," Beshear said Thursday.
MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after someone made death threats to Clay County school officials over plans to move graves from a cemetery on school property, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities on Thursday were investigating the cause of an explosion at a Paducah Dippin’ Dots factory that injured 10 people.
Paducah Police received a call about the explosion at 4:03 p.m.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Toyota has produced 10 million Camry vehicles at its Kentucky manufacturing plant.
The company says the white 2021 Toyota Camry SE rolled off the line recently. The Georgetown plant has been in operation for 35 years.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball has become a mother for the second time, giving birth to a daughter. In doing so, Ball made Kentucky history again.
Ball's daughter, Marigold Sophia Swan, was born Tuesday, Ball's office announced.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky stands to eventually reap more than $460 million to combat its opioid-addiction woes as its share from a possible $26 billion settlement with several pharmaceutical companies, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The body of a 19-year-old man was found Wednesday in a lake in central Kentucky, a day after he was reported in distress.
Kenneth Robertson of Hardin County was found dead near where he was last seen, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham told news outlets.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A 13-year-old has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 14-year-old in Lexington.
Lexington police were called to Lancelot Lane Tuesday morning and found the teen victim, who had been shot inside a home.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State University’s president resigned Tuesday amid concerns about the school's financial health and lawsuits alleging misconduct by campus officials.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — GE Appliances celebrated the completion of a $60 million expansion that will create more than 245 full-time jobs at its sprawling operations in Kentucky's largest city.
The company said it added 4-door refrigerator production at Appliance Park in Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentuckians are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that expand the use of bourbon distilling byproduct for a competition at Distillers Grains Symposium on Oct. 25, Gov.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Monday urged frontline workers dealing with the public to wear masks, even if fully vaccinated against COVID-19, due to risks from the more infectious delta variant blamed for sparking an increase in coronavirus cases.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — David Hawpe, who rose through the ranks of the Courier Journal to become editor of the Louisville newspaper, which won multiple Pulitzer Prizes on his watch, has died. He was 78.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One of Kentucky's newest distilleries has celebrated its opening in the state's largest city.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman attended the recent grand opening for Brough Brothers Distillery in Louisville.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State University's board of regents has called a special meeting to address financial concerns as the historically Black college prepares for a $50 million campus project.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky former House Majority Leader John “Bam” Carney died Saturday after battling an illness since late 2019. He was 51.
According to a family statement posted by Mark Carney on Facebook, that John Carney “passed peacefully” at the University of Kentucky medical center.
CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — A riverboat stuck in Lake Barkley in Kentucky for more than a week was freed Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The American Jazz, with 120 passengers and 54 crew members, became stuck on a sandbar last week while on a seven-night cruise between Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, according to its operator, American Cruise Lines.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials on Friday identified a diver who drowned while inspecting pipes in the Ohio River at an LG&E power plant a day earlier.
Nineteen-year-old Jaxxyn Lee Wood, of Owensboro, died at 1:03 p.m.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Five Kentucky riverports are sharing $500,000 in state money for critical repairs.
The sites in Paducah, Eddyville, Hickman, Owensboro and Louisville are receiving grants that will be matched by the authorities that operate the ports, according to Gov.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reached a contract deal Thursday to continue placing youngsters with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency, coming after the Democratic governor's administration removed LGBTQ anti-discrimination language that the agency steadfastly refused to sign.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's county jails routinely awarded communications contracts without competitive bidding, the state auditor said Thursday in urging legislative action to better govern the contracting.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man charged with threatening Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio over the district’s mask mandate told WAVE-TV his comments were taken out of context.
HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — An eyeglass lens producer has celebrated the opening of its new U.S. headquarters in Kentucky.
The relocation of its corporate offices to Kentucky caps a $20 million construction project by Zeiss Vision Care at its existing facility in Hebron, Gov.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three attorneys have been nominated to fill a vacant district court judgeship in Kentucky.
The Judicial Nominating Commission announced the nominees on Wednesday to fill the vacancy in Warren County.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Concerns about cybersecurity have led the state of Kentucky to extend its search for a company to modernize its pandemic-stressed unemployment insurance system, Gov. Andy Beshear's administration said Wednesday.
CAMPTON, Ky. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was wounded in a struggle with a person who charged him Wednesday, Kentucky State Police said.
A Wolfe County deputy encountered an armed male subject, who fled on foot, police said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bourbon tourism is getting another boost from a distillery in Kentucky's largest city.
Angel’s Envy says it will be able to accommodate twice as many guests once an $8.2 million expansion is completed next spring at its downtown Louisville distillery.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky graduate has been honored for his $22 million gift in support of medical education at the state's flagship university.
Dr. Michael D. Rankin's gift is the second-largest single gift in the university's history.
LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Applications for federal grant funding for projects that serve or focus on victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking will open Aug. 2, Kentucky Gov.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pickup truck crashed into a building housing the jail in Kentucky's largest city Tuesday, and the driver was detained, police said.
The truck was painted with a popular rallying cry among demonstrators in Cuba, “Patria y vida,” which translates to “fatherland and life” in English, news outlets reported.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky county clerk offices are unable to process vehicle-related transactions due to system problems, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.
Kentucky residents should contact their county clerk offices to see whether they are open for other business and be prepared for delays, the cabinet said in a news release.
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky center that helps men recover from alcohol and drug addiction has received a $200,000 grant, officials said.
The funding from the Community Development Block Grant CARES Act program will help the CenterPoint Recovery Center continue providing residential treatment in McCracken County, a statement from Gov.
MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — Local health officials are reporting a COVID-19 outbreak among people who attended a church retreat in Ohio several weeks ago.
Dayton and Montgomery County public health officials said more than 800 people attended the Baptist Church retreat at Camp Chautauqua in Miamisburg from June 27 to July 3.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon said Monday he's running for governor in 2023, getting an early jump on a potentially crowded slate of challengers seeking to unseat Democratic Gov.
CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — Efforts are being made to free a riverboat grounded in western Kentucky.
Dive operations were approved Sunday to assess the lake bottom for salvage operations to safely dislodge the American Jazz riverboat in Lake Barkley near Cadiz, the U.S.
CARRIE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky state trooper and a motorist were wounded in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop, police said.
The shooting occurred early Saturday in the Knott County community of Carrie, state police Sgt.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky inmate has been awarded $2.2 million in a federal lawsuit that accused a deputy jailer of ordering inmates to beat him because he had dated the deputy's wife.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Corrections can deny a life-saving but expensive hepatitis C medication to inmates, a federal appeals court ruled in a split decision. The dissenting judge in last week's 2-1 ruling at the 6th U.S.
FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky’s General Fund ended the fiscal year with a $1.1 billion surplus, the highest ever in the commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday.
General Fund receipts grew by 10.9% in fiscal year 2021, the highest annual growth rate in 26 years, Beshear said.