Latest Kentucky state government News

Court: Kentucky university failed to obey open-records law

May. 17, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's flagship university failed to obey the state's open-records law when it refused to provide a campus newspaper with documents pertaining to a sexual misconduct investigation, an appeals court ruled Friday. The case pitted the University of Kentucky against the campus...

The Latest: Missouri Senate passes strict abortion bill

May. 16, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local): 4:05 a.m. Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours left...

Kentucky starts appeal of ruling striking down abortion law

May. 16, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has started its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck down a state abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. The Republican governor's legal team filed a notice of appeal Wednesday with the...

Toddler missing for 3 days in rural Kentucky is found safe

May. 15, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a 22-month-old boy has been found safe, almost three days after disappearing from his rural Kentucky home. State police said in a tweet the boy was found just before 2 p.m. Wednesday in Floyd County in the area of a stripe mine. He was taken by emergency...

Arraignment set for pilot charged in 3 killings in Kentucky

May. 13, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general says a pilot charged in the 2015 shooting deaths of three people is scheduled for a court appearance next week. Attorney General Andy Beshear said Monday that defendant Christian R. Martin is to be arraigned May 22 in a state court in western Kentucky....

Airline pilot charged with killing 3 in Kentucky in 2015

May. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pilot for an American Airlines subsidiary was arrested Saturday in the 2015 shooting deaths of three people in Kentucky, the state attorney general announced. Christian R. Martin was arrested Saturday at the Louisville airport, a day after he was indicted by a Christian County...

Inmate, 19 at age of crime, seeks execution reprieve

May. 11, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate's attorney has asked the governor to halt his Thursday lethal injection while a Kentucky court weighs the appropriateness of the death penalty for people who were under 21 at the time of their crimes. Michael Brandon Samra was 19 when he participated in the 1997...

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law

May. 10, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday struck down a Kentucky abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. The state's anti-abortion governor immediately vowed to appeal. U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. ruled that the 2018 law would create a...

Kentucky Democratic hopefuls hammer away at Bevin, not Trump

May. 10, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The three leading Democrats running for Kentucky governor agree their state badly needs a new chief executive, and they've hit the Republican incumbent with a barrage of attacks. But they dial back the criticism when it comes to his most prominent backer, President Donald Trump....

Judge refuses to block subpoenas sent over teacher sickouts

May. 9, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration can push ahead with subpoenas sent to school districts as part of an investigation into teacher sickouts, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves denied a temporary restraining order sought by the state's attorney...