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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are searching for a suspect after a fatal shooting at a convenience store.Police say the shooting happened early Wednesday when a man entered the A&B Quick Stop in Knox County and pointed a handgun at the clerk. Police said in a news release …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The woman who accused Kentucky's former House speaker of sexual harassment said in a deposition that the lawmaker made more than 50 unwanted sexual advances while she worked for the House Republican Caucus, according to media accounts of the woman's testimony.The …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky lawmaker has resigned from his job at the state Department of Education after his name surfaced in a deposition by the woman who accused the state's ex-House speaker of sexual harassment.Brad Montell said in a social media post on Wednesday that he …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has officially filed to run for governor, calling on his Democratic opponents to release their tax returns ahead of the primary on May 21.Beshear is the second Democrat to file for the race, joining former state employee Geoff …
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's lieutenant governor says she wants another term in office, but Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has not said if he will keep her.Jenean Hampton told the Bowling Green Daily News in an exclusive interview she believes she has done a "fantastic job" and would be …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Sixteen Kentucky residents have again asked a federal judge to block new eligibility requirements for Medicaid, but the partial federal government shutdown could delay a decision until after the new rules take effect.Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to change …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling Kentucky's highest court to take another look at the case of a serial murder on death row.The court Monday told the Supreme Court of Kentucky to revisit Larry Lamont White's death sentence in light of a 2017 Supreme Court ruling. That ruling …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Tourism has released a new visitor's guide that features stories by Kentuckians telling of their own experiences.The agency says the 2019 Official Kentucky Visitor's Guide focuses on some of the highlights of the state's tourism industry, …
CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio Republican party is featuring neighboring Kentucky's governor at an annual dinner.The Hamilton County GOP has announced that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will speak March 14 at its Lincoln-Reagan dinner at Cincinnati's Music Hall. Details will be made public …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After a tumultuous year of failed attempts to change one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems, Kentucky's Republican-controlled legislature is hitting the reset button.Lawmakers on Friday announced a bipartisan "pension working group" to review the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican-dominated board of Kentucky lawmakers investigating a Democrat's election by a one-vote margin has obtained 17 unopened absentee ballots from the local county clerk's office.Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by one vote in the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Friday to shift the authority for selecting school principals, a move detractors said would weaken the role of school-based decision making councils created by the state's landmark education law.The measure would transfer that power …
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he can work with Ohio's incoming governor on a solution to fix a 57-year-old bridge the federal government has labeled obsolete.The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bevin told news outlets Thursday that he's confident he and Gov.-elect Mike …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is offering something new for this year's elk season: a permit that gives archery and crossbow hunters a choice in whether to take a male or female elk.Gabe Jenkins, the state's elk program coordinator, says the new …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Facing a restless group of challengers in both parties, Kentucky's Republican governor sought to reassure nervous Republicans on Thursday that he would run for a second term in 2019 despite slow-walking a campaign for an election that is less than 11 months away.Gov. …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A major financial agency is disagreeing with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin that Kentucky's credit rating will be hurt by a recent court ruling invalidating changes to the pension system.News outlets report that New York-based Fitch Group said Thursday the proposed pension …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With Kentucky embroiled in three abortion-related court cases and lawmakers considering tougher restrictions almost certain to draw a legal challenge, a leading Republican senator said Thursday that he hopes the state's actions lead to a Supreme Court review of the Roe …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Democratic lobbyist convicted of bribing a top official in the Kentucky attorney general's office was sentenced on Thursday to more than 2 ½ years in prison.James Sullivan received two years and nine months and was fined $25,000 by U.S. District Judge …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby's purse will be raised to $3 million this May, an increase of $1 million and the first boost in 14 years.Churchill Downs said Thursday the winner of the 145th running will receive $1.86 million. The runner-up will earn $600,000, with third place …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A statewide school-safety measure touted as the Kentucky legislature's top priority this year was unveiled on Wednesday, nearly a year after two students were killed in a shooting at a rural high school in the state.The legislation calls for hiring a state school …

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