Latest Kentucky News

Work to begin on Purchase Parkway to extend I-69

Dec. 02, 2022 04:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Work will begin this month on upgrades to the Purchase Parkway in western Kentucky so that Interstate 69 can be extended from Mayfield to Fulton, officials said. The $33.9 million project by Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers will bring the Julian...

Perry, Murray State take down Illinois State 70-67 in OT

Dec. 02, 2022 01:02 AM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Rob Perry scored 20 points, including five in the overtime, as Murray State took down Illinois State 70-67 on Thursday night. Perry was 6 of 13 shooting, including 4 for 8 from distance, and went 4 for 4 from the line for the Racers (4-3). Jamari Smith scored 16...

Warrick scores 30, Northern Kentucky beats Youngstown State

Dec. 01, 2022 23:02 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Marques Warrick's 30 points led Northern Kentucky over Youngstown State 77-73 in overtime on Thursday night. Warrick added five steals for the Norse (4-4). Xavier Rhodes scored 15 points and added six rebounds and three steals. Trevon Faulkner recorded...

Kentucky agriculture on pace to achieve record receipts

Dec. 01, 2022 18:44 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Having endured a turbulent year marked by high inflation and extreme weather trends, Kentucky agriculture is on pace to achieve record-setting cash receipts, agricultural economists said Thursday. Statewide farm cash receipts this year are projected to...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Dec. 01, 2022 15:35 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. November 25, 2022. Editorial: KIDS COUNT data offer good and bad news Each year, the Kentucky Youth Advocates releases its KIDS COUNT annual report, which provides insight into children’s lives and well-being – an important barometer. ...

Kentucky to open female-only juvenile detention center

Dec. 01, 2022 14:54 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will open its first female-only juvenile detention center as part of efforts to defuse the risks of violence that escalated into a riot at a youth facility, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. A 35-bed detention center in northern Kentucky will be...

Akot nets 20, Western Kentucky takes down Austin Peay 75-74

Nov. 30, 2022 23:43 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Emmanuel Akot's 20 points helped Western Kentucky defeat Austin Peay 75-74 on Wednesday night. Akot was 8 of 14 shooting, including 1 for 3 from distance, and went 3 for 4 from the line for the Hilltoppers (7-1). Jamarion Sharp scored 18 points while...

Mikesell leads No. 4 Buckeyes past No. 18 Louisville 96-77

Nov. 30, 2022 22:45 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Taylor Mikesell scored a season-high 26 points to help lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 96-77 victory over No. 18 Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday night. In a battle of teams with similar styles, the Buckeyes (7-0) survived a sluggish first half to...

Kentucky Democrats to appeal ruling in redistricting case

Nov. 30, 2022 18:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats said Wednesday they're taking the next steps in their redistricting fight, including asking the state's highest court to immediately take up their lawsuit challenging new Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. ...

Towson president chosen to lead University of Louisville

Nov. 30, 2022 13:59 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Longtime college administrator Kim Schatzel was selected Wednesday as the next president of the University of Louisville and says she will bring her own experience as a first-generation college student to showcase the “transformative power” of higher education. ...