Latest Kentucky state government News

Flu shots urged in Kentucky to prevent burden on hospitals

Sep. 20, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians should get the flu vaccine to help lessen the strain on hospitals in the coming months, the state's health commissioner said. Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement that if more Kentuckians get immunized against the flu, hospitals will...

Company increases space in Kentucky city, plans more jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky manufacturing plant has expanded its facility by five times and expects to create 100 full-time jobs in coming years, officials said. Rajant Corp. has been in business for 20 years and in Morehead since 2015. The company announced last...

Most Kentucky school boards vote to keep mask requirement

Sep. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Assigned by the Kentucky legislature to settle a volatile political issue, school boards across the Bluegrass State voted overwhelmingly to keep masks on students and staffs while at school as COVID-19 infections continue to mount. On Friday, as a...

Beshear: Kentucky may run low on monoclonal antibodies

Sep. 17, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky may not have enough monoclonal antibody courses to meet the rising demand in the state, Gov. Andy Beshear says. The federal government is rationing the treatments in response to a national shortage, which may limit Kentucky's ability to...

Kentucky has disbursed $65M in eviction, utility relief

Sep. 17, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has paid more than $65 million in rent and utility relief to residents during the pandemic, including more than $51 million since March, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. Roughly $152 million is still available. If a tenant is...

Report recommends new I-65 interchange on Kentucky 242

Sep. 17, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A new report recommends an Interstate 65 interchange at Kentucky 242 in southern Warren County, officials said. The recommendation Thursday was the result of an interchange feasibility study that considered three options, according to a...

Beshear slams school leaders that refuse to require masks

Sep. 16, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Thursday berated school leaders who refuse to extend mask requirements, accusing them of endangering children at a time the coronavirus is raging throughout the state. While more than 80% of Kentucky school districts have...

Judge reviews tax credits to support private school tuition

Sep. 16, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge heard arguments Thursday over the constitutionality of allowing public tax credits to support private school tuition as a school-choice dispute reached a Kentucky courtroom. Opponents said the provisions represent a form of aid to private...

Kentucky welcome center temporarily closes

Sep. 16, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky welcome center has temporarily closed for sanitation and staffing shortages due to COVID-19, officials said. The welcome center along Interstate 65 on the Kentucky-Tennessee line closed Tuesday and is expected to remain closed until...

More Kentucky school districts extending mask requirements

Sep. 15, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than three-fourths of Kentucky's school districts have extended mask requirements as one school system mourned the coronavirus-related death of a teacher Wednesday and the state reported its fourth-highest daily total of COVID-19 cases. The...