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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor on Saturday called in the National Guard to “help keep the peace” in Louisville after a second night of protests sparked by the police shooting of a black woman led to widespread damage. Gov. Andy Beshear said he didn’t want to silence …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to defuse anger after gunfire wounded at least seven people at a protest in Louisville, the mother of a black woman killed by police urged protesters Friday to continue demanding justice but do so “without hurting each other." Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Five insurance companies were awarded contracts worth nearly $8 billion a year to manage most of Kentucky's Medicaid business, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday. Landing the contracts were Aetna, Humana, Molina Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare, Beshear said. …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported an upswing in coronavirus cases across Kentucky on Friday, but cautioned that it's too soon to reach any conclusions about the sudden surge. The governor announced 283 more virus cases, increasing the statewide total to more than 9,460 cases …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear forcefully defended his coronavirus-related restrictions Thursday, saying they spared Kentucky from a more devastating outbreak and now have the state primed to move ahead with business reopenings. The Democratic governor said his “drastic and …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nadal, one of trainer Bob Baffert’s early favorites for the rescheduled Triple Crown, injured his ankle after a workout at Santa Anita on Thursday and is out of contention for the series. The 3-year-old colt suffered a left front condylar fracture, Baffert said in a …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky plans to reopen and operate a privately owned prison in a strategy aimed at shifting inmates from overcrowded county jails, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. The state will lease the Floyd County facility from Tennessee-based CoreCivic but will operate it …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear is reorganizing a state commission that promotes ethical conduct by elected officials in the executive branch. Beshear said Wednesday he wanted to “restore the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to what it should be.” Beshear, a Democrat, …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NBA reminded its teams Wednesday that players who are currently outside the U.S. have been cleared to return, though quarantine rules may apply in some areas. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A protester who participated in hanging an effigy of Kentucky's governor at an armed rally on the State Capitol grounds has been fired from his job at an auto dealer. Neil Huffman Auto Group said it terminated the unidentified employee after an internal review, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reached another grim milestone in the fight against the coronavirus on Wednesday as Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state reached 400 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began. The state also surpassed 9,000 coronavirus cases, the governor said at his …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The final deadline to nominate horses to the rescheduled Triple Crown series is June 3. Owners and trainers can make 3-year-old thoroughbreds eligible for the three-race series at a cost of $3,000. That’s half the original price as a result of the coronavirus …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new law requiring people to show a government-issued photo ID to vote drew a court challenge Wednesday from groups seeking widespread use of mail-in absentee ballots for the fall election, eager to protect voters fearful of coronavirus spread. The groups …
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ May 25 The State Journal on recent actions by a group of Kentucky protesters that were widely condemned: What started with the singing of the complete lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” at May 24's Patriots Day/Second Amendment …
MULDRAUGH, Ky. (AP) — Four people died when two vehicles crashed on a Kentucky highway, police said. The collision occurred Tuesday evening in Meade County as the vehicles traveled in opposite directions on U.S. Highway 31W, a statement from Kentucky State Police said. A preliminary …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance, according to published reports. The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An outbreak of coronavirus cases at a Kentucky nursing home forced the evacuation of dozens of residents to hospitals, state officials said Tuesday. Thirty-nine residents and 20 staff members at Nazareth Clifton in Louisville tested positive for the virus last week, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear referred to the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was hung in a tree near the State Capitol on Sunday during what was billed as a protest rally in defense of constitutional rights, drawing sharp political rebukes, according to local news reports. Video recordings and …
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky couple was killed in a traffic accident after leaving their son's high school graduation ceremony, police said. Kentucky State Police said in a statement that the family's car collided with a pickup truck Saturday in Flemingsburg. The car's …

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