Latest Kentucky News

Students excavate site in Daniel Boone National Forest

Jun. 20, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Deep in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Mary White, the district archeologist for the forest service, used a small brush to sweep away newly discovered petroglyphs, which are pre-historic carvings. The discovery of a tiny carving of a turkey print...

Jury convicts Kentucky constables of violating rights

Jun. 19, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury ruled that two Kentucky constables violated people’s rights by illegally searching or detaining them and taking money or other property without going through the legal process. Pulaski County constables Michael “Wally” Wallace and...

Louisville effort could help people move after shootings

Jun. 19, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Cynthia Hall lost her son, granddaughter and home to gunfire. All in a matter of two days. Hall, 53, said she no longer felt safe in her apartment in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood after someone fired more than 75...

Kentucky judge blocks parole board rule on new hearings

Jun. 18, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has temporarily blocked a new parole board policy that would give dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences. The temporary restraining order issued this week by a...

Bourbon tourism shaking off pandemic slump in Kentucky

Jun. 18, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating. A $19 million tourist center that Heaven Hill Distillery opened just days ago in the heart of the...

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

Jun. 18, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new Rand Corp....

Lawsuit seeks removal of Kentucky wildlife commissioner

Jun. 18, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources rehired its former commissioner despite objections from Gov. Andy Beshear, a lawsuit has been filed seeking his removal. Oldham County sportsman Larry Richards filed the...

Sign-ups growing for Kentucky prizes tied to COVID shots

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentuckians vying for lucrative prizes tied to getting the COVID-19 vaccine continues to grow, Gov. Andy Beshear said. More than 414,000 Kentucky adults have entered drawings for $1 million prizes, the governor said Thursday. Another...

Remains of sailor killed during World War II identified

Jun. 18, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a sailor from Kentucky who died in the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, officials said. Authorities used DNA as well as dental and anthropological analysis to identify Navy Seaman 2nd Class Floyd D. Helton,...

High court ruling cited in Kentucky child services dispute

Jun. 17, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

Republicans turned up pressure on Kentucky's Democratic governor Thursday to renew a contract with a Baptist-affiliated children's agency, reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say should settle the dispute between religious beliefs and gay rights. Gov. Andy...