Latest Kentucky News

Reality bites on a trip to find Lincoln's humble log cabin

Aug. 21, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Years ago, I'd heard that people making the pilgrimage to the tiny log cabin on the farm where Abraham Lincoln was born sometimes burst into tears when they glimpsed it. That alone made it seem worth a trip to Sinking Spring Farm in the remote town of Hodgenville, Kentucky. And so...

Logo: Kentucky distiller sues Dylan company over trademark

Aug. 20, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heaven Hill Distillery of Kentucky is taking Bob Dylan's whiskey company to court, claiming trademark infringement involving its logo. Heaven's Door Spirits is co-owned by the musician and debuted this year. WDRB-TV reports a Heaven Hill lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to...

Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

Aug. 20, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor lost another round Monday in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the state's Medicaid program to require poor people to get a job to keep their benefits. The latest setback for Gov. Matt Bevin came in his home state when a federal judge dismissed...

Louisville puts assistant Klenakis on leave after DUI arrest

Aug. 20, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has placed tight ends coach Chris Klenakis on administrative leave following his arrest on driving under the influence and other charges. Shelby County sheriff's deputies responded to calls early Sunday about a driver swerving on Interstate 64 in Shelbyville. An arrest...

Big South Fork Ghost Train set for Sept. 8 in Kentucky

Aug. 20, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

STEARNS, Ky. (AP) — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is once again offering a trip on the Ghost Train, to the former Blue Heron coal camp, where eerie tales will be told. The Ghost Train departs the Big South Fork Scenic Railway's Stearns, Kentucky, Depot at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. People can also...

Santa Anita, Keeneland, Del Mar are Breeders' Cup sites

Aug. 17, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup has chosen Santa Anita, Keeneland and Del Mar to host its World Championships from 2019-2021 respectively, continuing its recent venue rotation between California and Kentucky tracks. Santa Anita will host the season-ending event for a record 10th time in Nov. 1-2,...

Prosecutor: Defendant admitted to shooting detective

Aug. 17, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor says a man charged with the attempted murder of a police officer admitted to shooting the officer in recorded jailhouse calls. The Bowling Green Daily News quotes Allen County Commonwealth's Attorney Clint Willis as telling a jury that 31-year-old Ben Wyatt...

In reversal, Ball State removes name of Papa John's founder

Aug. 16, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ball State University's trustees have voted to remove the name of alumnus and Papa John's founder John Schnatter from a business institute because of his use of a racial slur. The board voted 8-1 Thursday to remove the name from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and...

Robber's victim helped convict him; now he gets new sentence

Aug. 16, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Justice is supposed to be blind. But it can sometimes be oblivious. The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new sentencing trial for a man serving time for robbery because one of his previous victims unknowingly was on the jury that convicted him. In 2006, Johnnie Ray Douglas...

Kentucky seeks growth and third consecutive winning season

Aug. 16, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Coach Mark Stoops has Kentucky football heading in the right direction with consecutive winning seasons after three losing campaigns. Now with 19 returning starters — the most in Stoops' six-year tenure — the Wildcats have experience and confidence to take the program a...