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Kentucky Bourbon Trail attendance reaches record heights

Feb. 06, 2023 09:51 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Bourbon tourism reached new heights last year in Kentucky, where visitors flocked to large and small distilleries as the attractions recovered quickly from pandemic-era restrictions. Attendance at distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail surpassed two...

Grant encourages hiring of Kentucky performing artists

Feb. 06, 2023 04:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Groups across Kentucky are being encouraged to hire performing artists from the state as part of their annual programming under a new grant program. The Kentucky Arts Council is offering touring grants of up to $3,000 to cover a portion of the artist fees to...

Kentucky posts wire-to-wire 72-67 victory over Florida

Feb. 04, 2023 23:38 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman Cason Wallace scored 20 points, Jacob Toppin had a double-double and Kentucky never trailed in a 72-67 victory over Florida on Saturday night. Wallace made 7 of 10 shots from the floor with a 3-pointer and all five of his free throws for the Wildcats...

Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who'll win on Sunday

Feb. 04, 2023 13:44 PM EST

The Beyhive is all abuzz over the possibility that Beyoncé will have a chance to make Grammy history this year, which should make for an exciting awards show as she's up against heavy hitters Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles. She'll need just four more trophies to ascend to...

Baffert: 2-year Churchill Downs suspension hurt reputation

Feb. 03, 2023 18:41 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs never gave advance notice nor reached out to explain its two-year suspension, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Friday in federal court, and reiterated that the penalty has caused irreparable harm to his business and reputation. Baffert...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 03, 2023 18:28 PM EST

Frankort State Journal. January 31, 2023. Editorial: Time to make feminine hygiene products tax-exempt Regardless of whether or not discussing menstruation — a normal and natural biological function — makes you comfortable, it is high time we talk about providing...

Family of Minneapolis man killed in no-knock raid sues city

Feb. 03, 2023 14:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of Amir Locke, who was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer when a SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant one year ago, sued the city and the officer Friday, alleging he was “gunned down in cold blood” in violation of his constitutional rights. ...

Attorney general launches initiative to fight fentanyl

Feb. 03, 2023 04:14 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has launched an initiative to fight fentanyl. As part of the launch, Cameron held a roundtable in Kenton County on Wednesday with police and other community stakeholders to discuss the issue, a statement from the...

No. 1 South Carolina wins 28th straight 87-69 over 'Cats

Feb. 02, 2023 22:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley's pleased South Carolina had made its once-lopsided series with UConn more competitive the past few years. She hopes her top-ranked team can accomplish another milestone when the teams meet for a top-five showdown on Sunday. “It...

Daughter charged after mom's body found in Chicago freezer

Feb. 02, 2023 20:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been accused of keeping her mother's dead body in a freezer for nearly two years while living in a nearby apartment. Eva Bratcher, 69, appeared in court Thursday on charges of concealing her 96-year-old mother’s death and possessing a fraudulent...