Latest Kentucky News

Hotel-turned-museum hosted Black people during segregation

Jan. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — For African Americans who were traveling around the country during the days of segregation, there were not many hotels that would allow them to stay for the night. For some travelers, that meant finding a local family that would take them in for the night if the...

McConnell responds to uproar over comment about Black voters

Jan. 21, 2022 20:22 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Friday against the uproar over a comment he made about African American voters, calling the criticism directed his way “outrageous.” McConnell had been accused of racism for saying that “African...

Former Kentucky sheriff indicted on 2 federal charges

Jan. 21, 2022 11:44 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff is accused of stealing more than $50,000 of cash seized by law enforcement, according to a federal indictment. Prosecutors announced Thursday that Keith Cooper, 68, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Covington on one...

Exhibit featuring Hispanic artists traveling across Kentucky

Jan. 21, 2022 04:01 AM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — An exhibit featuring works by Hispanic and Latin American artists is making its way across Kentucky, officials said. The exhibit includes 36 works by 20 artists in variety of subjects and media, the Kentucky Arts Council said Thursday in a statement. ...

Horse who portrayed Seabiscuit dies at 24 at retirement farm

Jan. 21, 2022 04:01 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Popcorn Deelites, a 24-year-old retired thoroughbred who was one of several who portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 film, has died, Old Friends retirement farm in Kentucky announced Thursday. Michael Blowen, the farm's founder and president, said the cause of...

Vinson scores 24 to carry N. Kentucky over UIC 74-70 in OT

Jan. 20, 2022 23:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Sam Vinson had a career-high 24 points as Northern Kentucky scored the last nine points to edge Illinois-Chicago 74-70 in overtime on Thursday night. Marques Warrick had 19 points and seven rebounds for Northern Kentucky (7-9, 3-4 Horizon League). Adrian Nelson added...

Murray State routs Eastern Illinois 91-51

Jan. 20, 2022 23:04 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Trae Hannibal had eight points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, Tevin Brown posted 16 points and Murray State romped past Eastern Illinois 91-51 on Thursday night. DaQuan Smith had 15 points for Murray State (16-2, 6-0 Ohio Valley Conference), which won its sixth...

Forrest, Martin carry FAU past Western Kentucky 78-69

Jan. 20, 2022 21:56 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Michael Forrest had 14 points to lead five Florida Atlantic players in double figures as the Owls topped Western Kentucky 78-69 on Thursday night. Alijah Martin added 13 points for the Owls. Bryan Greenlee chipped in 12, Vladislav Goldin scored 12 and...

Potter, Broome lift Morehead State over Belmont 83-74

Jan. 20, 2022 21:49 PM EST

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Skyelar Potter and Johni Broome scored 17 points apiece as Morehead State extended its win streak to seven games, beating Belmont 83-74 on Thursday night. Tray Hollowell added 15 points and Ta'lon Cooper had 14 points and eight assists for Morehead State...

Florida beats No. 23 Kentucky women for fourth straight win

Jan. 20, 2022 21:43 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kiki Smith scored 25 points, Alberte Rimdal continued her hot 3-point shooting in adding 15 and Florida won its fourth straight game with a 77-52 victory over short-handed No. 23 Kentucky on Thursday night. Smith was 10-of-18 shooting with six assists....