Latest Kentucky state government News

Koch exec, Black Lives Matter in group pushing prison reform

Jul. 23, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A criminal justice reform group that launched Tuesday has brought together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries executive in an unlikely collaboration focusing on finding solutions to problems like racial disparity and the...

Another military veteran joins Kentucky US Senate race

Jul. 18, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman, ventured into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky....

Police: Remains found in Kentucky confirmed as missing woman

Jul. 11, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky woman who disappeared six months ago were found buried near a house, Kentucky State Police said Thursday. Trooper Robert Purdy confirmed the remains found Wednesday night were those of Savannah Spurlock, 23, who was last seen in January leaving a Lexington...

Amy McGrath announces bid for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat

Jul. 9, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath, whose campaign announcement video in her House race showcased the viral power...

Pilot receives minor injuries in Kentucky helicopter crash

Jul. 9, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Police say an agricultural helicopter pilot has been injured in a crash in a Kentucky cornfield. Kentucky State Police said Anthonie Christoffel Vos was operating a 1973 Tomcat helicopter during agricultural spraying on Monday when the aircraft crashed. Vos, of Sevierville, Tennessee,...

Kentucky students lose appeal in chickenpox vaccination case

Jul. 1, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than two dozen Catholic school students and their parents have lost their initial appeal in challenging a Kentucky health department's efforts to control a chickenpox outbreak they claim infringed on their religious beliefs. A three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals...

Court lets stand Kentucky abortion law on ultrasounds

Jun. 28, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday it won't reconsider a ruling that upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions. Kentucky's anti-abortion governor, Republican Matt Bevin, hailed the decision. The American Civil...

Bevin: Trump, Pence 'committed' to boost his reelection bid

Jun. 25, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin predicted Tuesday that his political kinship with Republican President Donald Trump will be in the campaign spotlight this year, and that Trump may visit Kentucky multiple times to help Bevin counter a tough Democratic challenge. During radio interviews with WKDZ and...

Police: 1 dead, several injured in wrong-way crash with bus

Jun. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

BONNIEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say a passenger vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 in Kentucky crashed into a charter bus and a semitruck, killing one and injuring several others. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremiah Hodges told news outlets the smaller vehicle was traveling northbound in...

Flap over Lt. Gov. aide's firing roils Kentucky leadership

Jun. 18, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When the Kentucky governor's chief of staff authorized the firing of a top aide to the lieutenant governor he "overstepped his boundaries," Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton said Tuesday, ratcheting up an unsettling election-year dispute for Republicans. "Every Kentuckian should be concerned...