Latest Kentucky state government News

Governor: Kentucky hit by across-the-board virus escalation

Dec. 06, 2021 18:53 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has been hit by an across-the-board coronavirus escalation, driven by the delta variant that remains the main adversary in the fight against COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. New coronavirus cases reported statewide during the weekend and on...

Kentucky governor points to benefits of federal pandemic aid

Dec. 06, 2021 18:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Massive amounts of federal aid have given Kentucky a once-in-a-generation opportunity to guarantee basic necessities and build on economic momentum, showing the grassroots benefits that trump the partisan rancor over coronavirus pandemic relief, Gov. Andy Beshear said...

Kentucky judge: Fair board bill infringes on gov’s powers

Dec. 03, 2021 11:58 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has ruled against parts of a bill passed by the legislature that gives the agriculture commissioner authority to select a majority of the state fair board and limits the governor’s involvement in the appointments process. ...

Pineville Community Health Center receives $1 million loan

Dec. 03, 2021 04:08 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Bell County's Pineville Community Health Center is the first health care facility to be approved for funding through the Kentucky Rural Hospital Loan Program, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The eastern Kentucky hospital will receive a $1 million loan that...

Christmas tree lighting is Saturday at Kentucky Capitol

Dec. 03, 2021 04:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear will light the state's Christmas tree on Saturday, following a parade to the Capitol. The Frankfort Christmas Parade starts at 6 p.m. and will wrap behind the Capitol, in front of the Capitol Annex, where the governor,...

Beshear: Delta variant causes new increase in COVID-19 cases

Dec. 02, 2021 17:53 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — While attention shifts to the new omicron variant, a familiar adversary is driving up coronavirus cases again in Kentucky, Gov Andy Beshear said Thursday. The delta variant — which inflicted considerable suffering in recent months — is...

Nevada company opens Kentucky plant, plans to employ 75

Dec. 02, 2021 04:05 AM EST

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A manufacturer of customized laser-cut metal parts has opened a facility in central Kentucky where it will employ 75 people. SendCutSend LLC recently opened its $3.9 million operation in Paris, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. ...

Fischer launches campaign for Kentucky Supreme Court seat

Dec. 01, 2021 19:06 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Joseph Fischer, a mainstay in legislative efforts to restrict abortion, launched his campaign Wednesday for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Fischer, an attorney who has served in the state House for more than two...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Dec. 01, 2021 17:45 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. November XX, 2021. Editorial: Barren teacher’s hall induction highlights quality of area education We think it is safe to say that receiving accolades or outside recognition is not the primary motivator for the vast...

Beshear proposes $10 million for Louisville park expansion

Dec. 01, 2021 04:01 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In another preview of his upcoming state budget plan, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he will propose devoting $10 million to support an expansion of Waterfront Park into western Louisville. The 22-acre park expansion will connect downtown and...