Latest Kentucky state government News

Kentucky launches judicial commission on mental health

Aug. 12, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court has launched a commission aimed at improving the judicial system's approach to cases involving mental health, substance use and intellectual disabilities. The new Kentucky Judicial Commission on Mental Health will work to improve the...

Governor says FEMA denying too many requests for assistance

Aug. 11, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear complained Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying too many requests for assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, and urged those getting turned down to take their cases directly to agency representatives in the region. ...

Sheriff indicted on misconduct, witness tampering charges

Aug. 11, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky sheriff has been indicted on charges of official misconduct and tampering with a witness, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said. A grand jury handed down the two-count indictment Wednesday against Webster County Sheriff Donald...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Aug. 11, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. August 10, 2022. Editorial: COVID concerns remain real In recent months, we have seen a welcome respite from what seemed like a constant focus on COVID-19 over the better part of the previous two years. Headlines about the...

Teen's death is latest tragedy in flood-ravaged Kentucky

Aug. 10, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

The mysterious death of a high school athlete who spent days helping his fellow eastern Kentuckians clean up from historic flooding has added a new layer of grief to the tragedy. On Wednesday, Aaron “Mick” Crawford was counted as the 38th person to die as a result of flash...

Logistics provider plans new operation creating 110 jobs

Aug. 10, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A logistics provider plans to invest $25 million for a new operation in Bowling Green that will create 110 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Bluegrass Supply Chain Services LLC is expanding its logistics capabilities to serve the automotive and food and...

Beshear: FEMA has to 'get it right' in response to flooding

Aug. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday he will be relentless in pushing for federal assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, insisting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has “to get it right” by broadly supporting residents trying to rebuild their lives. ...

Candidate posts bond for recount of primary results

Aug. 09, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A recount of the primary election results in a northern Kentucky legislative race is expected to begin Wednesday, according to a published report. Jessica Neal, who finished second in the Republican primary for Senate District 24, posted a $57,368 bond Monday to...

Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more US help

Aug. 08, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

LOST CREEK, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky's history, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. At least 37...

Former Justice Cabinet secretary, lawmaker charged with rape

Aug. 08, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky Justice Cabinet secretary and lawmaker was arrested Monday and charged with rape. Former state Rep. John Tilley, who oversaw Kentucky’s state prison system under former Gov. Matt Bevin, is accused of having sex at a Lexington hotel with a...