Latest Kentucky state government News

12 Kentucky counites chosen for post-election audits

Nov. 29, 2022 04:05 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twelve counties have been randomly chosen to undergo audits following the 2022 general election, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said. Post-election audits will be conducted in Jefferson, Webster, Shelby, Rowan, Oldham, Laurel, LaRue, Owen, Anderson,...

Stevenson announces bid for attorney general in Kentucky

Nov. 28, 2022 18:29 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker whose resume includes ministry work and a career in the military announced Monday that she will run for Kentucky attorney general next year. State Rep. Pam Stevenson, an attorney from Louisville, filed paperwork to begin running for the...

Kentucky AG avoids talk of more exceptions to abortion ban

Nov. 28, 2022 16:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general stood firmly behind the state's near-total abortion ban Monday, saying he promotes Kentucky values “without fear or favor" though the Republican gubernatorial candidate stopped short of saying whether he supports adding more exceptions to the...

Levis, Ruffolo carry Kentucky past rival Louisville 26-13

Nov. 26, 2022 20:13 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A rivalry game was just what Kentucky needed to snap out of a second-half tailspin and play the way it wanted. Will Levis passed for two touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Barion Brown in the third quarter, Matt Ruffolo kicked a career-best four field goals...

Ex-Gov. John Y. Brown to lie in state at Kentucky Capitol

Nov. 26, 2022 10:42 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The body of former Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. will lie in state at the Kentucky Capitol. Gov. Andy Beshear’s office says people can pay their respects to Brown on Tuesday at the Capitol, including at a public visitation. A private Capitol...

Sazerac to build new barrel warehouses, expand cooperage

Nov. 25, 2022 05:14 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Sazerac Co. will invest $600 million to build nearly 20 barrel warehouses creating up to 50 jobs and expand a cooperage in London, officials said. Louisville-based Sazerac will purchase the Rowland Acres Industrial Park from the London-Laurel County Economic...

Kentucky, Louisville square off in Bluegrass showdown

Nov. 23, 2022 12:24 PM EST

Louisville (7-4) at Kentucky (6-5), Saturday, 3 p.m. EST (SEC) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Kentucky by 2½. Series record: Kentucky leads 18-15. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Louisville has won five of six and seeks its first Governor’s Cup...

Kentucky doctor, senator named Tennessee health commissioner

Nov. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Kentucky doctor and state senator has been appointed commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health, officials said. Ralph Alvarado, who is chief executive officer of Alvarado Medical Services and has served in the Kentucky State Senate since 2015,...

Former Kentucky governor and businessman John Y. Brown dies

Nov. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Y. Brown Jr., who became Kentucky’s governor after building empires in business and sports, has died. He was 88. Brown's family said in a release Tuesday that “every day was an exciting adventure” for the former Democratic governor, who served from...

Kentucky mayor, Alan Keck, runs for GOP governor nomination

Nov. 21, 2022 18:45 PM EST

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky mayor is the latest candidate to file for the Republican nomination for governor in next year's race. Alan Keck, 37, filed to run Monday, after recently winning his second term as mayor of Somerset, news outlets reported. In running...