Latest Kentucky News

AP FACT CHECK: Democratic voter drop historic? Maybe

Jun. 19, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans have taken over Kentucky's state government, electing majorities in the state House and Senate and a Republican governor for the first time ever. Now, Republicans say it is the first time in the state's history that Democratic voter registration has dropped below 50...

Woman, man charged in her fiancé's killing plead not guilty

Jun. 19, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A woman and a man charged with murder in her fiancé's beating death in Kentucky have pleaded not guilty. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Teresa Logsdon tells The News-Enterprise 50-year-old Lisa Renee Harvey and 43-year-old Rick Aaron Fisher made the pleas Monday in Hardin...

Lobbyist convicted of Kentucky deputy attorney general bribe

Jun. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer in a case voters are likely to see in political ads for next year's race for governor. A federal jury said James Sullivan was trying to bribe Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer in March of...

Kentucky man charged with killing son on Father's Day

Jun. 18, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is charged with fatally shooting his adult son on Father's Day. Lexington news outlets report that an arrest citation says 45-year-old James Hendron Jr. was charged with murder-domestic violence Sunday in the death of 23-year-old Austin Hendron. Lexington police Lt....

Triple Crown winner Justify to resume training in California

Jun. 17, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Triple Crown champion Justify has returned to his base at Santa Anita accompanied by a police escort and was greeted by trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont flew from Louisville, Kentucky, to Ontario, California, on...

Fans cheer Triple Crown winner Justify during parade lap

Jun. 16, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify was calm while posing for thousands of fans who cheered and took pictures of horse racing's newest superstar in 90-degree heat at Churchill Downs. A week after becoming the second Triple Crown champion in four years and 13th overall, the unbeaten chestnut...

Kentucky man sentenced to 30 days for Sen. Rand Paul attack

Jun. 15, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor was sentenced Friday to 30 days in prison for tackling the lawmaker while he was out doing yard work at his Kentucky home. Paul, who suffered broken ribs, had hoped for a harsher penalty. He said in a statement that the 21 months in prison sought by...

The Latest: 2 riders in coaster mishap are from Kentucky

Jun. 15, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a roller coaster derailment in Florida (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Two of the nine people sent to a hospital after a roller coaster derailment in Florida work for the same Kentucky company and were visiting on a business trip. The company's chief executive said...

Kentucky mom accused of forcing teen to drink gets 20 years

Jun. 14, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter to drink whiskey until she fell has had her probation revoked. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the 35-year-old woman was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison. She'd previously been placed on five years' probation in...

No excuses: Mississippi State enjoys surprise run to Omaha

Jun. 14, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

The opening weekend of Mississippi State's baseball season couldn't have been much more demoralizing. The proud program lost three straight games, lost its head coach and had multiple excuses to totally fall apart. Instead, the Bulldogs' season will end at the College World Series. Mississippi State's unlikely...