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GOP vice presidential pick Vance talks Appalachian ties in speech as resentment over memoir simmers

Jul. 18, 2024 01:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Newly minted vice presidential nominee JD Vance built his Wednesday night speech to the Republican National Convention around his own Appalachian roots, but it wasn't the first time he had shared his personal story. Long before he was a U.S. senator from...

Appeals court refuses to lift order blocking rule meant to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students

Jul. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to lift a judge's order temporarily blocking the Biden administration’s new Title IX rule meant to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students. The ruling from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals kept in place a...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear endorses federal effort to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug

Jul. 17, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Biden administration's push to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug won an endorsement Wednesday from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who said “the jury is no longer out” on its medical uses as an alternative to opioids that ravaged the Bluegrass State with...

Community Trust Bancorp: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Community Trust Bancorp Inc. (CTBI) on Wednesday reported net income of $19.5 million in its second quarter. The bank, based in Pikeville, Kentucky, said it had earnings of $1.09 per share. The bank holding company for...

'Hillbilly Elegy': JD Vance's rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir

Jul. 15, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the heart of JD Vance's swift journey from venture capitalist to vice presidential candidate is a memoir he first thought of in law school, “Hillbilly Elegy.” Vance's bestseller about his roots in rural Kentucky and blue-collar Ohio made him a national...

Search suspended for pilot and passenger after tour helicopter crash off Hawaii's Kauai island

Jul. 15, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities suspended the search for a tour helicopter pilot and one of his passengers after they crashed into the ocean off the Hawaiian island of Kauai last week. The U.S. Coast Guard and Kauai officials said they suspended the search Sunday after searching...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear taking Asia trip amid turmoil over Biden's candidacy

Jul. 12, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday left behind the turmoil gripping his party over the fate of President Joe Bide n's candidacy, taking a business trip to Asia to promote his state. Beshear is one of several Democratic governors viewed as a potential...

Two weeks that imperiled Biden's presidency left him on probation in the court of Democratic opinion

Jul. 12, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's tribulations were previewed in Hollywood days before he got on the debate stage. At a fundraiser organized by George Clooney and packed with luminaries including former President Barack Obama, Biden was a listless figure, perhaps merely jet-lagged...

Pierceson Coody shoots 11-under 61 to take lead in the ISCO Championship in Kentucky

Jul. 11, 2024 19:30 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Pierceson Coody shot an 11-under 61 — the lowest round in his brief PGA Tour career — to take the first-round lead Thursday in the ISCO Championship. Coody had 11 birdies in the bogey-free morning round on Keene Trace’s Champions Course, making six...

Kentucky drug crackdown yields 200 arrests in Operation Summer Heat

Jul. 11, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A sweeping investigation into suspected drug trafficking rings has produced more than 200 arrests and drug seizures valued at nearly $685,000, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. He also touted prevention and treatment programs fighting the deadly addiction epidemic. ...