Latest Kentucky News

Olympiad wins Stephen Foster to earn Breeders' Cup berth

Jul. 02, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Late favorite Olympiad surged past Caddo River entering the final turn and pulled away in the stretch to win the $750,000 Stephen Foster by 2 1/4 lengths over Americanrevolution on Saturday at Churchill Downs and automatically qualify for this fall’s Breeders’ Cup...

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

Jul. 02, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court order late Friday night that said clinics could continue performing abortions, just days after some doctors had resumed seeing patients after the fall of Roe v. Wade. It was not immediately clear whether Texas...

3 police officers killed in Kentucky by suspect with rifle

Jul. 02, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

ALLEN, Ky. (AP) — Three law enforcement officers were killed and five wounded in eastern Kentucky when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant, authorities said. Police took 49-year-old Lance Storz into custody late Thursday night after an hourslong...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 01, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts misrepresent 2019...

Beshear announces another round of tornado-recovery funding

Jul. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced another round of state assistance for regions of Kentucky hit by tornadoes last December. The nearly $800,000 in funding will go to Hopkins and Taylor counties, the governor said Thursday. More than $655,000 will...

Judge to block Florida abortion ban; Kentucky ban on hold

Jun. 30, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge said Thursday that he will temporarily block a 15-week ban on abortions in his state, but his bench ruling won't take effect before the ban becomes law Friday — an issue that could cause confusion for patients as well as abortion providers. ...

Beshear denounces near-total abortion ban as 'extremist'

Jun. 30, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday denounced a Kentucky law designed to impose a near-total ban on abortions as “extremist,” pointing to the lack of exceptions for rape and incest victims as he pushed back on an issue that Republicans have made a policymaking...

Kentucky QB Levis balances NIL gains with long-term goals

Jun. 30, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Heading into last season, the most notable moment of Will Levis' career as a college football player just might have been eating an unpeeled banana. A year later, the Kentucky quarterback with the active and entertaining TikTok account has become an intriguing NFL...

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling

Jun. 30, 2022 10:10 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling.