Latest Kentucky News

Police: Officer fatally shoots armed man in confrontation

Aug. 22, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say an officer responding to a domestic dispute at a central Kentucky apartment complex has fatally shot an armed man during a confrontation. Kentucky State Police said in a statement that the Nicholasville Police Department responded to the scene late Wednesday and shots...

Gay pride T-shirt case going before Kentucky Supreme Court

Aug. 22, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case over a company's refusal to print T-shirts for a gay-pride festival due to religious beliefs. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the arguments on Friday will help the court decide whether or not the...

Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

Aug. 21, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to "eliminate every penny of federal student loan...

Sometimes losing teams enjoy LLWS consolation games the most

Aug. 21, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The bleachers at Volunteer Stadium were nearly full when Kentucky took on Australia, but to outfielder Jackson Idlett, the whole thing felt low key. The pressure was off for the Monday morning game, and the butterflies had settled. Both teams were out of the running for the...

Kentucky's running backs have expanded pass-catching roles

Aug. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's running backs aren't concerned with picking up where Benny Snell left off — for now. If they handle expanded roles in the Wildcats' offense, filling the huge void left by the school's career rushing leader will eventually take care of itself. Running backs will be...

Kentucky governor looks for boost from Trump

Aug. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The reelection campaign of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently raised the ante in the November election, placing nearly $4 million worth of advertising on television and radio leading up to his showdown with Democratic challenger and Attorney General Andy Beshear. Now, the...

Arson investigation at house owned by disappearance suspect

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials believe an arsonist may be responsible for a fire that destroyed a home being built by the only named suspect in a woman's high-profile disappearance. News outlets report the home owned by Brooks Houck burned down in Bardstown on Sunday night. Houck was named as a suspect in...

Kentucky freshman QB Nik Scalzo to have right knee surgery

Aug. 20, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo will undergo surgery after re-injuring his right knee during the Wildcats' second scrimmage. Scalzo, a 6-foot, 180-pounder from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had surgery last fall as a high school senior for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the...

Attorneys argue to toss school shooting suspect's statements

Aug. 20, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a high school have asked a judge to suppress his statements to investigators. News outlets report 13 witnesses including several police officers and the mother of the suspect...

Sheriff: Man wanted to marry Ky. teen, tried abducting her

Aug. 20, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — A Nevada man is accused of attempting to kidnap a 16-year-old Kentucky girl that he briefly talked with online years earlier and became obsessed with. News outlets report 18-year-old Benjamin J. Margitza, of Las Vegas, was arrested Monday outside a Kentucky high school and charged with...