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Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Jan. 18 The State Journal on lowering the speed limit on a highway in Kentucky: Following yet another motor vehicle accident on KY 151 (Graefenburg Road) last week, perhaps now is the time for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed Republican-backed bills Tuesday meant to restrict his emergency powers, saying the measures would hamper the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. Defending vetoes that could be swept aside by the GOP-dominated legislature, Gov. …
FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — While Kentucky ramps up its vaccination effort, demand continues to outpace supply, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Tuesday. “The supply that we’re going to get next week is already 30,000 doses underneath our ability of what we can put in someone’s arm in just a …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two classified school employees will receive the first Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional Award this week, officials said. The governor, lieutenant governor and commissioner of education will present the award virtually on Tuesday to Robert Walker, a school …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported nearly 3,100 new coronavirus cases and 32 more virus-related deaths Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear said. More than 1,600 virus patients are hospitalized in Kentucky, including 408 in intensive-care units, he said. The statewide rate for positive tests …
FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Areas near the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort will be closed on Sunday in anticipation of upcoming demonstrations at statehouses nationwide, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Friday. Because there have been no requests for permits for gatherings at the …
BROWNSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher accused of requesting sexually explicit images from a detective posing as a juvenile has been arrested. William Oneal Lindsey, 29, of Brownsville was charged Wednesday in a federal criminal complaint that accuses him of attempted production of …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hitachi is renovating an automotive facility in Kentucky to build electric motors, adding nearly 200 jobs. Electric motor production at the Berea plant could begin next year depending on the impact of the pandemic, according to a release from Kentucky Gov. Andy …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is prepared to respond to any threats in its capital city, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday in announcing that state national guardsmen will assist with security. “We will have the sufficient resources," the Democratic governor said at a news conference. "We …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations by partnering with Kroger to create inoculation centers that will expand the groups of people receiving shots, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. Renewal of the state's partnership with the grocery store chain — which played …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up procedural votes, setting the stage for negotiations on crafting a new state budget. Key lawmakers were assigned Wednesday to conference committees. They'll work in coming weeks on devising budget plans for state government. The …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a bill that would curtail the statewide influence of a circuit court traditionally assigned high-profile cases involving state government. The measure sent to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear reflects a long-running goal …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A citizen's petition calling for the impeachment of a prominent Kentucky lawmaker who is facing a domestic abuse charge was filed with the state House on Wednesday. The petition signed by several people says Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth should be removed from …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky added 4,560 COVID-19 cases Thursday, the fourth highest number since the pandemic began, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The three days with higher numbers of cases were all last week. There were also 47 deaths reported Thursday, the third highest number, …
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Jan. 13 The Daily News on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suing the federal government for $250,000 over his treatment at prison: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose heinous act of terrorism in 2013 …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has signed an executive order setting in motion the distribution of one-time payments for thousands of unemployed Kentuckians. The program earmarks $48 million of federal coronavirus aid to be paid out. Two groups are eligible for the supplemental …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Tuesday linked signers of a petition seeking his ouster to a rally where he was hanged in effigy and to a video declaring God would strike him down for his COVID-19 restrictions on churches. Ratcheting up his response, Gov. Andy Beshear called …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is possibly seeing a leveling off of new COVID-19 cases after a holiday gatherings surge, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. Beshear announced 3,053 new cases of the virus and reported 22 new deaths. The state has recorded 2,944 deaths since the pandemic reached …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect the state Capitol if more armed protests occur, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The FBI has warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers began advancing budget bills Monday that are likely to undergo substantial changes as they dig deeper into setting spending priorities, beset by the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The House passed the “continuation” budgets seen as …

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