Latest Kentucky News

New federal rule bars transgender school bathroom bans, but it likely isn't the final word

Apr. 23, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

A new rule from President Joe Biden's administration blocking blanket policies to keep transgender students from using school bathrooms that align with their gender identity could conflict with laws in Republican-controlled states. The clash over bathroom policy and other elements of...

Man who attacked police after storming US Capitol with Confederate flag gets over 2 years in prison

Apr. 22, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Kentucky man who stormed the U.S. Capitol while carrying a Confederate battle flag was sentenced on Monday to more than two years in prison for pepper spraying two police officers in the face, partially blinding them for hours during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. ...

4/20 grew from humble roots to marijuana's high holiday

Apr. 19, 2024 19:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Saturday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal-weed states thank their customers with discounts. This year’s edition provides an occasion for...

Owner of Bob Baffert-trained Arkansas Derby winner Muth appeals denial to run in the Kentucky Derby

Apr. 19, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Zedan Racing Stables has appealed a Kentucky Circuit Court ruling that denied its request for a temporary injunction seeking to allow Bob Baffert-trained Arkansas Derby winner Muth to race in next month’s 150th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The...

Judge denies request for Bob Baffert-trained Arkansas Derby winner Muth to run in Kentucky Derby

Apr. 18, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has denied a request by the owner of Bob Baffert-trained Arkansas Derby winner Muth for the colt to run in next month’s 150th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Mitch Perry declined Thursday to grant a temporary...

Kentucky guard Reed Sheppard enters NBA draft after being named top freshman by SEC coaches

Apr. 18, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reserve guard Reed Sheppard, who was voted the Southeastern Conference's top freshman by coaches after leading the league in steals, says he will enter the NBA draft. The London, Kentucky, native was considered one of the conference's best playmakers...

Kentucky governor announces lottery to award initial round of medical cannabis business licenses

Apr. 18, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will use a lottery system to award an initial round of licenses to businesses competing to participate in the state's startup medical cannabis program, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. The governor called it a fair way to give each applicant that...

Lawsuit filed over new Kentucky law aimed at curbing youth vaping

Apr. 18, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new Kentucky law aimed at curbing youth vaping is being challenged in court. The Kentucky Vaping Retailers Association, the Kentucky Hemp Association and four vape retailers filed a lawsuit last week in Franklin Circuit Court challenging the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky - Advisory

Apr. 18, 2024 07:16 AM EDT
Eds: The Kentucky editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Thursday, April 25, 2024. The AP

Kentucky lawmaker says he wants to renew efforts targeting diversity initiatives at colleges

Apr. 17, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

A Republican lawmaker has signaled plans to mount another effort to limit diversity, equity and inclusion practices at Kentucky's public universities after GOP supermajorities failed to resolve differences on the issue during the recently ended legislative session. Kentucky lawmakers...