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Kentucky high school student likes to play with fire

Jan. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Hannah Moore likes to play with fire. The Madison County native and high school junior at Madison Central is drawn to welding for several reasons. Her father had initially planned on going into welding himself before Hannah was born but ended up taking a job...

Vinson lifts Northern Kentucky past Purdue Fort Wayne 59-49

Jan. 28, 2022 21:49 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Sam Vinson posted 17 points as Northern Kentucky beat Purdue Fort Wayne 59-49 on Friday night. Trevon Faulkner had 12 points and six rebounds for Northern Kentucky (10-9, 6-4 Horizon League), which won its fourth consecutive game. Marques Warrick added...

Kentucky state trooper shot, suspect remains at large

Jan. 28, 2022 19:30 PM EST

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper was wounded by gunfire Friday, and the suspect remained at large, a spokesperson said. The trooper, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital in Cynthiana by a fish and wildlife officer who was nearby and transferred to a...

Kentucky governor hands trailer keys to storm survivors

Jan. 28, 2022 16:58 PM EST

Kentucky's governor handed over travel trailer keys Friday to a group of families that lost their homes when tornadoes tore through parts of the state in December. Gov. Andy Beshear visited hard-hit Mayfield and Dawson Springs in western Kentucky as the families moved into trailers...

Jury selection starts in lone trial over Breonna Taylor raid

Jan. 28, 2022 16:03 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The only criminal trial to arise from the botched police raid that left Breonna Taylor dead began on Friday, as hundreds of potential jurors gathered at a Kentucky courthouse in what activists see as a chance for some measure of justice. Individual questioning of jurors is...

Bill passes for in-person visits in long-term care centers

Jan. 28, 2022 11:14 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers wrapped up work Friday on extending a pandemic-related provision allowing designated family and friends to visit residents of long-term care facilities. The bill won final passage on a 31-0 vote in the Senate, sending the bipartisan-backed...

For tornado-ravaged churches, rebuilding means rethinking

Jan. 28, 2022 11:13 AM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Mayfield First United Methodist Church, a century-old temple with stately columns and stained-glass windows, has long been an anchor in the life of Kathy O’Nan, the city’s 68-year-old mayor. She directed the children’s choir for 42 years and attended...

Blue bloods showdown: No. 12 Kentucky visits No. 5 Kansas

Jan. 28, 2022 10:38 AM EST

A look at the weekend action around the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 12 Kentucky(16-4) visits fifth-ranked Kansas (17-2) to highlight a Southeastern Conference slate that's mostly comprised of games in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Kentucky rebounded...

Unemployment aid available for loss of jobs due to tornadoes

Jan. 28, 2022 04:08 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky workers who lost their jobs after the tornadoes last month have one day left to apply for disaster unemployment assistance from the state. Applicants have to be unable to receive other kinds of unemployment aid to be considered and have to...

Beshear: Projects expected to create more than 1,000 jobs

Jan. 28, 2022 04:06 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has landed several new economic development projects expected to deliver more than 1,000 jobs and nearly $161 million in investments, Gov. Andy Beshear said. “The announcements reach across the commonwealth and across multiple key industries,” the...