Latest Kentucky News

No. 1 Louisville pulls away from Pittsburgh, 64-46

Dec. 7, 2019 1:07 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The most impressive thing about Louisville's response to Pittsburgh's comeback attempt was how quickly and effectively the No. 1 Cardinals shut it down. Not unlike the way they started. Jordan Nwora scored 19 points, Malik Williams had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, and...

Beshear chooses Cameron to fill remainder of his term as AG

Dec. 6, 2019 7:05 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reaching across party lines, Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Friday that he will appoint Republican Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron to become Kentucky's top law enforcement officer a few weeks early. Cameron's selection to serve the final weeks of Beshear's term as...

Company lays off miners after hiring them from Blackjewel

Dec. 6, 2019 6:02 PM EST

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — A coal producer that purchased multiple Kentucky mines and hired workers from a now-bankrupt company has laid some of the miners off. State Rep. Angie Hatton said miners told her Friday that Kopper Glo, the company that purchased mines from Blackjewel LLC., has idled its mines until at...

Kentucky's outgoing GOP governor leaving with parting shots

Dec. 6, 2019 2:54 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Combative to the end, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin unleashed a spree of attacks against his successor just days before handing over power, displaying the abrasive side of a personality that at times overshadowed his one term in office and contributed to his downfall. In...

After 8 years, Breathitt schools released from state control

Dec. 6, 2019 5:07 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky school district has been released from state management, Kentucky education officials said. The Kentucky Board of Education voted Wednesday to move Breathitt County Schools to state assistance, WYMT-TV reported. The change means that decision-making authority moves...

New Kentucky Supreme Court justice swearing-in ceremony set

Dec. 6, 2019 4:57 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Newly elected Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Christopher Shea Nickell will be sworn in during a formal ceremony in Frankfort next week. Nickell, who was elected in November to fill the vacancy resulting from Justice Bill Cunningham's retirement in February, was sworn in Nov. 24 in...

Bevin order aimed at blocking higher pension for Adkins

Dec. 5, 2019 7:04 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Outgoing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin issued an executive order Thursday that would prevent longtime state Rep. Rocky Adkins from collecting a higher state pension due to the senior position he will assume in Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear's administration. The executive order,...

Memo says Gov.-elect Beshear facing massive budget shortfall

Dec. 5, 2019 4:47 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall that could exceed $1 billion as he prepares a two-year state spending plan to submit to lawmakers in early 2020, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. The memo from Bevin's budget director, John...

Kentucky judge accused of making sexual advances, favoritism

Dec. 5, 2019 4:18 PM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission has filed charges against a family court judge, accusing her of favoritism, making sexual advances and other misconduct. A Notice of Formal Proceedings and Charges, released Wednesday, indicates that Kenton County Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry...

Trade-related relief payments cushion some Kentucky farmers

Dec. 5, 2019 1:30 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — International trade uncertainty looms over Kentucky's farm economy, which was able to maintain stable income levels with a boost from government relief payments offered to farmers hit hard by low commodity prices caused by the trade conflict with China, agricultural economists said...