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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s only public historically Black university will need emergency funding to stay open through the end of the year, Kentucky State University's vice president for finance told lawmakers Friday at a budget hearing. “We are confident we’re going to be …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called on the state's residents Friday to honor a 15-year-old Fayette County student lost to COVID-19 by lighting porches with green lights. In a statement posted to social media, he also urged Kentuckians to “encourage vaccinations among …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Horse Soldier Bourbon plans to create more than 50 jobs with a new $200 million tourism project in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Pulaski County site will contain a 27,585-square-foot (2,562-square-meter) distillery visitor center; 5,000-person …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky's prolonged surge of COVID-19 cases has shown signs of leveling off, overstressed hospitals can't sustain the current pace of seriously ill virus patients, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday as he pleaded with people to take preventive steps. The governor …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An internet gambling site has agreed to pay $300 million to Kentucky to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of PokerStars, agreed to the settlement, the governor said Wednesday in a news …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The official portrait of a retired Kentucky Supreme Court justice has been dedicated and will hang in the state Capitol. Daniel J. Venters served 10 years as the justice for the 3rd Supreme Court District before retiring in 2019. He was also a circuit court judge for …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The coronavirus claimed 52 more lives in Kentucky as the governor warned Wednesday that the virus is hitting younger people harder than at any other time during the public health crisis. The latest virus-related deaths in the Bluegrass State included people as young …
Frankort State Journal. September 16, 2021. Editorial: Let’s continue to be a community that chooses acceptance In case you missed it, on Tuesday we ran a story about an online business being run by a couple who moved to Kentucky from Roseville, California, two years ago (“Couple …
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner who failed a postrace drug test, won’t run in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Tuesday he is going to keep the colt in California and run in the $300,000 Awesome …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic priest in Kentucky is set to be released from prison after serving nearly four years for sexual abuse that happened in the 1970s. R. Joseph Hemmerle testified at his 2016 trial in Meade County that he would sometimes apply calamine lotion to the genitals …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A grief-stricken elementary school in eastern Kentucky suffered its third COVID-19 death among its staff since the school term began when a beloved counselor died from the coronavirus, the district's superintendent said Tuesday. Lee County Elementary counselor Rhonda …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers voted this year to pump considerably more state money into full-day kindergarten, but the extra spending was limited to just one school year. Now a Republican legislator wants to turn that one-time support into a permanent commitment. Rep. James …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The road between Kentucky's Capitol and the Capitol Annex will soon be shut off to traffic, reflecting a security recommendation from state and federal officials, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. Security bollards will be installed at the east and west ends of the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported 88 more coronavirus-related deaths from Saturday to Monday, including several virus patients who were in their 20s and 30s as the fast-spreading delta variant continues to afflict the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The Bluegrass State’s …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians should get the flu vaccine to help lessen the strain on hospitals in the coming months, the state's health commissioner said. Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement that if more Kentuckians get immunized against the flu, hospitals will have more capacity to …
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky manufacturing plant has expanded its facility by five times and expects to create 100 full-time jobs in coming years, officials said. Rajant Corp. has been in business for 20 years and in Morehead since 2015. The company announced last year it was moving to …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Assigned by the Kentucky legislature to settle a volatile political issue, school boards across the Bluegrass State voted overwhelmingly to keep masks on students and staffs while at school as COVID-19 infections continue to mount. On Friday, as a statewide mask …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky may not have enough monoclonal antibody courses to meet the rising demand in the state, Gov. Andy Beshear says. The federal government is rationing the treatments in response to a national shortage, which may limit Kentucky's ability to give the medicine to …
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A new report recommends an Interstate 65 interchange at Kentucky 242 in southern Warren County, officials said. The recommendation Thursday was the result of an interchange feasibility study that considered three options, according to a statement from the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has paid more than $65 million in rent and utility relief to residents during the pandemic, including more than $51 million since March, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. Roughly $152 million is still available. If a tenant is facing eviction, …

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