Latest Kentucky News

Retiring Kentucky lawmaker scoffs at congressman's criticism

Jun. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Sen. Paul Hornback, a prominent voice on farming as a committee chairman, said Wednesday that he won't seek another term in 2022 but downplayed blistering criticism he received from a fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie. ...

Kentucky judge divides Medina Spirit urine sample for tests

Jun. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has granted representatives of trainer Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit much of the horse's split urine sample to be further tested for betamethasone and other substances. The Hall of Fame trainer...

Judge: Ex-Indiana wildlife center proprietor owes PETA $734K

Jun. 16, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ordered the former proprietor of a Indiana wildlife center and his ex-wife to pay People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals more than $700,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from the group's successful lawsuit alleging violations of the Endangered...

Reward offered after Breonna Taylor mural vandalized

Jun. 16, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor in her hometown has been vandalized, and a reward is being offered to help find those responsible for the damage. The newly unveiled mural on an outdoor basketball court in Louisville was damaged by two people on a...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 16, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Juneteenth should be a national holiday Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862, news of Black slaves’ freedom came at different times for those...

Another Kentucky man charged in connection with Capitol riot

Jun. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another Kentucky resident has been charged in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, authorities said. Kurt Peterson of Hodgenville was arrested Wednesday by federal authorities, the FBI in Louisville said in a tweet. Peterson is...

Louisville water company adds 'important' Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 16, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's water company is adding a new holiday for its workers: Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery. The Louisville Water Co., which serves about a million customers in the city and surrounding counties, said the “civil unrest” in...

Former WNBA, Louisville guard Schimmel arrested in Oregon

Jun. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Former WNBA All-Star Game MVP and Louisville All-American guard Shoni Schimmel is being held in an Oregon jail on multiple charges including felony assault and criminal mischief. Schimmel, 29, was arrested early Monday and remained in the Umatilla...

Adult altercation brings little league game to abrupt end

Jun. 15, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

STANTON, Ky. (AP) — A little league baseball championship game in eastern Kentucky came to an abrupt end when a group of adults got into an altercation on the field. The Stanton Police Department and the city's Parks and Recreation Department are investigating Monday's...

Kentucky launches online driver's license renewal

Jun. 15, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents now have the option of getting their driver's license renewed online. The service launched Monday with Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray saying it would lead to “greater efficiency, greater security and more choices”...