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Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

May. 26, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear referred to the protesters...

In this May 20, 2020, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is at a crossroads in the Covid-19 crisis. Lawmakers are wrestling over whether to “go big” as Pelosi wants for the next relief bill or hit “pause” as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Deadlocked Congress shifts virus focus to small business aid

May. 26, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadlocked over the next big coronavirus relief bill, Congress is shifting its attention to a more modest overhaul of small business aid in hopes of helping employers reopen shops and survive the pandemic. Bipartisan legislation that would give small employers more time to take advantage...

In this May 19, 2020, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after meeting with Senate Republicans at their weekly luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is at a crossroads in the Covid-19 crisis. Lawmakers are wrestling over whether to “go big” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants for the next relief bill or hit “pause” as McConnell insists. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

McConnell discusses prospects for another round of relief

May. 26, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

Faced with a collapsed job market, Congress needs to tend to unemployment insurance funds supporting millions thrown out of work, but surging debt means there are limits to the scope of federal aid to help heal the coronavirus -damaged economy, the Senate's top leader said Tuesday. In his first public appearances...

University of Kentucky to use contingency fund to save jobs

May. 26, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky will use portions of its contingency fund to save nearly 100 school jobs in the next fiscal year amid continuing furloughs at the school, the university's president said in a news release. The announcement comes as 100 additional academic employees were...

Police: 2 rescued from flooded van on rural Kentucky road

May. 26, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say Kentucky state troopers helped rescue two people who were trapped in high water on a rural county road. Kentucky State Police said an elderly woman and a young female became trapped in a flooded vehicle on Monday afternoon in Bell County. Police said a trooper entered...

FILE - In this March 27, 1962, file photo, President John F. Kennedy, left, receives a silver bowl from William J. Small, with station WHAS in Louisville, Ky., in a Washington ceremony. Small, representing the Radio-TV News Directors Association, presented the bowl at the conclusion of an

William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

May. 25, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. He was 93. Small, whose career spanned from...

'Bucket list' pontoon ride to promote river tourism

May. 25, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Bob Cherry is no stranger to long boat rides, having navigated thousands of miles of inland waterways over the years. But when the retired captain puts in at Knoxville, Tennessee, next weekend with his buddies Sherman Jones and Sterling Edwards to boat the 652 miles of the Tennessee...

Rally: Effigy of Kentucky governor displayed near Capitol

May. 24, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was hung in a tree near the State Capitol on Sunday during what was billed as a protest rally in defense of constitutional rights, drawing sharp political rebukes, according to local news reports. Video recordings and photographs show the...

After watching son graduate, Kentucky couple killed in wreck

May. 24, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky couple was killed in a traffic accident after leaving their son's high school graduation ceremony, police said. Kentucky State Police said in a statement that the family's car collided with a pickup truck Saturday in Flemingsburg. The car's driver, Nancy Barnett, 53,...

Singing the Blues: Music venues crippled by virus rules

May. 24, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — It’s the time of year when Brian Jarvis at Tidball’s and Larry Deaton at The Warehouse at Mt. Victor would normally be welcoming an eclectic mix of musicians to those live-music venues. Americana, country, rock and other genres should be rattling the walls as...