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Panel: Suspend search, hire interim university president

Aug. 12, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A committee will recommend that Eastern Kentucky University regents suspend the search for a new leader and hire interim President David McFaddin. The Presidential Search Committee announced the unanimous decision Monday. “These last few months have been a real-world, on-the-job...

Kentucky offers portal to apply as election poll worker

Aug. 12, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams has unveiled a process for voters to apply to serve as poll workers for the November election. The Poll Worker Volunteer Portal is now available, Adams said Tuesday. The portal submits applications to each applicant's county clerk, who then...

FILE - In this June 8, 2002, file photo, Serena Williams, right, talks with her sister Venus after Serena won the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus 7-5, 6-3. Serena entered this match with one Grand Slam singles title; she now owns a professional-era record 23. This also began a Sister Slam streak in which Serena beat her older sibling in four consecutive all-in-the-family major finals. Two days after the finale in Paris, they would move atop the rankings together, with Venus at No. 1, and Serena No. 2 -- two people from one household at 1-2 for the only time in tennis history. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Serena and Venus win, now Williams sisters play each other

Aug. 12, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams was calm in a return more dramatic than some might have expected — even after a long layoff. Williams needed to rally to win in her comeback following a six-month layoff, beating unseeded American Bernarda Pera 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Tuesday's first round of the Top...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., to provide an update on the coronavirus situation, Monday, May 11, 2020. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Kentucky governor tests negative for COVID-19

Aug. 11, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Having tested negative for COVID-19 after feeling ill, Kentucky's governor said Tuesday that the experience gave him “newfound empathy" for people dealing with the anxiety of waiting for their own test results. Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family tested negative for the...

Adams' proposals stop short of mail-in voting for all

Aug. 11, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's secretary of state has offered a preliminary election plan that calls for expanded early voting but excludes no-excuse absentee voting by mail for all voters amid the coronavirus. His proposal would allow Kentuckians to cast mail-in ballots if they decide their age or...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020 file photo Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., talks to reporters before leaving Capitol Hill in Washington.  Massie  says he tested positive for coronavirus antibodies and plans to donate his plasma. He made the comments recently on the radio show of political commentator Glenn Beck, the Courier-Journal reported, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

Congressman says he tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies

Aug. 11, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky congressman says he tested positive for coronavirus antibodies and plans to donate his plasma. Republican U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie made the comments Friday on the radio show of political commentator Glenn Beck, the Courier-Journal reported. Massie said he took a...

Knicks hire Kentucky's Kenny Payne as assistant coach

Aug. 11, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau made the first addition to his New York Knicks coaching staff on Tuesday, hiring Kenny Payne as an assistant. Payne has spent the last 10 years at Kentucky, where he has been John Calipari's associate head coach since 2014. He was part of the staff that won the 2012 national...

Kentucky General Fund receipts rise over year-ago period

Aug. 11, 2020 2:43 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's revenue collections in July showed resilience amid the coronavirus, with General Fund receipts surpassing the amount collected in the same month last year, the state said. State General Fund receipts last month totaled $905.1 million, up 7% over collections in July 2019,...

Kentucky college students named to new advisory board

Aug. 11, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twenty-two students have been named to a new group that will offer diverse insights on higher education issues, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education said. The Student Advisory Group will hold its first meeting Thursday to discuss goals for the next year, a statement from...