Latest Kentucky state government News

Fischer launches campaign for Kentucky Supreme Court seat

Dec. 01, 2021 19:06 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Joseph Fischer, a mainstay in legislative efforts to restrict abortion, launched his campaign Wednesday for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Fischer, an attorney who has served in the state House for more than two...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Dec. 01, 2021 17:45 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. November XX, 2021. Editorial: Barren teacher’s hall induction highlights quality of area education We think it is safe to say that receiving accolades or outside recognition is not the primary motivator for the vast...

Beshear proposes $10 million for Louisville park expansion

Dec. 01, 2021 04:01 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In another preview of his upcoming state budget plan, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he will propose devoting $10 million to support an expansion of Waterfront Park into western Louisville. The 22-acre park expansion will connect downtown and...

2 Kentucky cities, utility receive $2.7M for water projects

Dec. 01, 2021 04:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky cities and one utility are receiving $2.7 million for three sewer and water improvement projects. The funding is going to the city of Lawrenceburg, the South Anderson Water District and the city of Frankfort, Gov. Andy Beshear's office...

Vaccine mandate for federal contractors blocked in 3 states

Nov. 30, 2021 18:41 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general won a preliminary court order Tuesday to block President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccination mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge...

GOP lawmakers offer critical assessment of Kentucky State

Nov. 30, 2021 11:16 AM EST

Key Republican lawmakers offered a critical assessment of Kentucky State University but acknowledged its historic role in higher education as they grapple with requests from the turmoil-ridden campus for help in shoring up the school's precarious finances. Senate...

Funding awarded to 10 projects to improve water quality

Nov. 30, 2021 04:11 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ten projects that aim to improve water quality in eastern Kentucky have received funding, officials said. Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that more than $2.5 million would go to one city and six utilities for projects in Floyd, Magoffin and...

Stivers: Lawmakers would be ready to tackle redistricting

Nov. 29, 2021 18:43 PM EST

The Kentucky Senate's top leader pushed back Monday against the governor's insistence on seeing redistricting plans before deciding whether to call a special session, saying lawmakers wield the policymaking power to redraw legislative and congressional boundaries. ...

Levis runs for 4 TDs, Kentucky routs rival Louisville 52-21

Nov. 28, 2021 00:45 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Given the huge holes to run through and time to throw the ball, Will Levis gladly took advantage of both strengths. Levis rushed for career highs of four touchdowns and 113 yards, and Kentucky scored on its first four possessions to cruise past...

Kentucky, Louisville eager to resume Governor's Cup rivalry

Nov. 26, 2021 09:51 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s 6-0 start clinched a bowl berth by early October. Louisville’s prospects were very shaky before finally becoming bowl eligible last week. As the in-state rivals await postseason destinations, they're eager to square off again for...