Latest Kentucky News

Community Trust Bancorp: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 17, 2024 08:57 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Community Trust Bancorp Inc. (CTBI) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $18.7 million. The Pikeville, Kentucky-based bank said it had earnings of $1.04 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations....

Kentucky ballot measure should resolve school-choice debate, Senate leader says

Apr. 16, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Kentucky's long-running political battle over whether taxpayer money should fund private or charter schools could be settled “once and for all” when voters decide the fate of a ballot measure in November, the state Senate's top Republican leader said Tuesday. One of the most...

Kentucky prosecutor accused of trading favors for meth and sex resigns from office

Apr. 16, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — An elected prosecutor in eastern Kentucky accused of doing favors for criminal defendants in return for methamphetamine and sexual favors has resigned from office, his attorney said. Scott Blair, 51, submitted his resignation Monday and has waived his right to a...

Bill meant to improve math skills passes as Kentucky lawmakers reach end of legislative session

Apr. 15, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation aimed at improving the math skills of Kentucky students won final passage Monday as lawmakers considered the final stacks of bills before concluding this year's legislative session. A measure intended to reduce the Bluegrass State’s maternal...

Kentucky Senate confirms Robbie Fletcher as next state education commissioner

Apr. 15, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Veteran school administrator Robbie Fletcher won state Senate confirmation Monday to become Kentucky’s next education commissioner, taking on a lead role in managing a statewide school system that, based on test scores, is still recovering from pandemic-era setbacks. ...

Kentucky AD Barnhart: No comment on suit by former swimmers alleging sexual misconduct by ex-coach

Apr. 14, 2024 20:43 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart says he can't comment on a lawsuit filed by two former swim team members against him, the school and former coach Lars Jorgensen, alleging sexual assaults including rape by Jorgensen and claiming the school “purposefully”...

Mark Pope introduced as Kentucky's coach, affirms expectation that 'We are here to win banners'

Apr. 14, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — One of the last players to exit a bus full of Kentucky greats on the Rupp Arena floor, Mark Pope held the 1996 NCAA championship trophy aloft and basked in the cheers during his introduction as the Wildcats’ new men’s basketball coach. Pope then ratcheted...

Former Kentucky swimmers sue ex-coaches, AD Mitch Barnhart, alleging 'sexually hostile environment'

Apr. 14, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two former Kentucky swim team members have sued the school, former coach Lars Jorgensen and athletic director Mitch Barnhart, alleging sexual assaults including rape by the former coach and claiming the school “purposefully” disregarded multiple credible reports of...

Encino wins Lexington Stakes in final Kentucky Derby qualifier. He'll need a defection to make race

Apr. 13, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Encino won the $400,000 Lexington Stakes by three-quarters of a length at Keeneland on Saturday, the final chance to qualify for next month’s Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Encino led all the way in running 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.93. He paid $8.62,...

Kentucky GOP lawmakers remove Democratic governor's role in filling US Senate vacancies

Apr. 12, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky on Friday removed the Democratic governor from any role filling future U.S. Senate vacancies — a move supporters said was unrelated to recent scrutiny about the health of the state's senior senator, Republican leader Mitch McConnell. ...