Latest Kentucky state government News

Man pardoned by former Ky. governor faces assault charges

Jun. 25, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin, who said the man will do “great things with his life,” is facing assault and strangulation charges. The Kentucky Enquirer reports 20-year-old Johiem Bandy, of Covington, is charged with strangulation,...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Abortions stop at Kentucky clinics after Supreme Court rules

Jun. 24, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s so-called trigger laws means abortion has largely been outlawed in the state upon the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday. The state’s only two abortion clinics, both in Louisville, halted abortions Friday. The Kentucky...

Kentucky governor declares emergency over high gas prices

Jun. 23, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear took action Thursday to combat any signs of price gouging at the pump, touting it as a consumer protection measure amid sky-high gas prices straining Kentuckians' budgets. The Democratic governor signed an executive order declaring a state of...

Owners of candle factory damaged in tornado plan expansion

Jun. 23, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

The company that operated a Kentucky candle factory leveled by a deadly winter tornado plans to ramp up production with a $33 million investment at a nearby plant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, a maker of candles and other home fragrance...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 23, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. June 21, 2022. Editorial: County, state need to recognize Juneteenth as paid holiday President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year and the Frankfort City Commission followed suit, voting unanimously last June to make the...

Work to begin on initial phase of Ohio River bridge project

Jun. 23, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is ready to start construction in earnest on the first phase of a planned Ohio River bridge that will connect western Kentucky and Indiana. Gov. Andy Beshear attended a groundbreaking at Henderson on Wednesday for the Interstate 69 Ohio River...

Funding awarded for work at parks in 2 Kentucky counties

Jun. 22, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's most populated county has received nearly $360,000 in awards to enhance accessibility and improve three parks, while $400,000 is being provided for two parks in another county, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funding is for projects at Jefferson...

Regulators deny suspension of costlier fuel requirement

Jun. 21, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has run into a roadblock in trying to deliver relief for Louisville-area motorists forced to pay more at the pump for reformulated gas. Federal regulators denied his request for a waiver to temporarily remove the requirement that costlier but...

New distillery planned in northern Kentucky town

Jun. 21, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ky. (AP) — A distilling group is working to develop a new $23 million distillery planned in the northern Kentucky community of Augusta. Augusta Distillery will be located in the historic F.A. Neider building, which provided metal stamping services dating back to 1883 until...