Latest Kentucky state government News

Kentucky high school seniors to get a free ACT retake day

May. 27, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Incoming Kentucky high school seniors who have previously taken the ACT will be eligible to retake the test for free, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. A statewide ACT retake day will be held this fall on a date chosen by Kentucky's Department of Education. More...

Ex-Kentucky lawmaker pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

May. 26, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky lawmaker and pharmacy owner has admitted in federal court to billing insurance programs for prescriptions that customers didn’t pick up, according to a published report. Robert Goforth, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud and a...

Manufacturer to locate in western Kentucky, create 150 jobs

May. 26, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A manufacturer of electrical power distribution connectors plans to locate in western Kentucky and create 150 jobs, officials said. Hollobus Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of engineering design technology company Superior Tray Systems, is investing $2.25 million...

Kentucky, Ohio request nearly $2B for bridge improvements

May. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky have asked the federal government to spend $2 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure deal to build a new Ohio River bridge and to fix an existing outdated span that has long been the source of frustration for commuters and politicians, their governors...

Officers to be remembered at memorial this week in Kentucky

May. 24, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Seven Kentucky law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year will be remembered during a ceremony this week. Gov. Andy Beshear will join the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and the Department of Criminal Justice Training for the...

Kentucky firefighters honor hiker who survived 100-foot fall

May. 22, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky fire department has honored a hiker who survived a fall of more than 100 feet and nearly died. The Lexington Fire Department honored Joshua Alexander during its annual awards ceremony Saturday, WKYT-TV reported. Alexander spent more...

AG's office: Not currently investigating governor's office

May. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general’s office says it is not currently investigating the governor’s office but claims that Gov. Andy Beshear mischaracterized a recent information request — the latest twist in an escalating political feud. Beshear said this week...

Federal judge again extends ban on Kentucky abortion law

May. 19, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday extended an order blocking key portions of a new Kentucky abortion law that had forced the state's two clinics to temporarily halt abortions. The ruling said that the law's 15-week ban on abortions would remain blocked until the...

Beshear: Kentucky posts its lowest-ever unemployment rate

May. 19, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky posted its lowest-ever unemployment rate in April, offering more proof of the state's unprecedented economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The state's seasonally adjusted, preliminary jobless rate fell to 3.9% in April, the Democratic...

3 communities get funding to assess potential brownfields

May. 19, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky communities have been awarded federal funding to assess potential brownfield sites, officials said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the communities a combined $1.4 million to inspect industrial and commercial properties that...