Latest Kentucky News

'Never forget': Town installs markers for lynching victims

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An angry mob of about 50 white, masked men stormed the Shelbyville jail in the early morning of Jan. 15, 1911. They broke the locks to the cells and dragged out three Black inmates. Law enforcement failed to intervene despite persistent rumors...

Beshear signs bill aimed at rejuvenating western Louisville

Apr. 09, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Friday creating a financing plan to stimulate economic growth in western Louisville, calling it a good start to overcoming "decades of neglect.” Rural and urban lawmakers banded together to pass the measure...

Kentucky rate of positive COVID cases declines again

Apr. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The rate of positive coronavirus cases fell again in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. Beshear's office reported 744 new COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate of 2.79%. “It’s encouraging to see our positivity rate...

Judge rules in favor of businesses challenging COVID orders

Apr. 09, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge on Friday temporarily blocked applying some of the state's pandemic-related restrictions to several restaurants and breweries challenging the governor's actions. Scott County Circuit Judge Brian Privett said in his narrowly...

Police say man fatally shot after pointing gun at officers

Apr. 09, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A man who pointed a gun at police in Kentucky was fatally shot Friday, Kentucky State Police said. Georgetown police responded to a report of a person trying to break into vehicles at a fast food restaurant. Officers approached a male suspect, who...

Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death

Apr. 09, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a partial ban on no-knock warrants Friday after months of demonstrations set off by the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in her home during a botched police raid last year. The law signed by the Democratic...

Kentucky governor signs partial ban on no-knock warrants year after fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, national protests

Apr. 09, 2021 11:22 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky governor signs partial ban on no-knock warrants year after fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, national protests.

Kentucky newspaper puts 74-year-old building on market

Apr. 09, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's largest newspaper says its 74-year-old building in downtown Louisville is for sale. The Courier Journal building, constructed in 1947 at 525 W. Broadway, was put on the market Friday with an asking price of $17...

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs adding second session

Apr. 09, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs will add a second summer session this year to accommodate increasing demand, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said. The program allows Kentucky high school students to focus on product innovation during a...

Police: Kentucky man shot as deputies try to serve warrants

Apr. 09, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man was shot when sheriff's deputies tried to serve arrest warrants and found him armed with a hammer and knife, police said. Ohio County sheriff's deputies went Thursday to serve Patrick Logan Bunch, 29, of Hartford, and ordered him to...