Latest Kentucky News

Kentucky launches online driver's license renewal

Jun. 15, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents now have the option of getting their driver's license renewed online. The service launched Monday with Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray saying it would lead to “greater efficiency, greater security and more choices”...

Trainer Bob Baffert sues to get New York suspension lifted

Jun. 14, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert sued in federal court Tuesday in an effort to get his suspension by the New York Racing Association lifted. The NYRA suspended the Hall of Famer in mid-May after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test that...

Kentucky lawmaker files suit over 2020 protest arrests

Jun. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker, her daughter and a Louisville activist have filed a lawsuit over their arrests on felony riot charges during last summer's racial injustice protests. State Rep. Attica Scott, a Democrat, filed the suit Monday in Louisville...

Illinois historic preservation group awards $17K in grants

Jun. 14, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A historic preservaton group is giving out $17,000 in grants to projects across Illinois, including restoration of a 1920s era post office and a virtual reality experience at a site that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Landmarks Illinois...

Kentucky community and technical colleges freeze tuition

Jun. 14, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System's Board of Regents voted Friday to keep tuition flat for the coming year. “The pandemic has taken a toll on our students who’ve been affected in numerous ways, including job loss,” Board...

Louisville Zoo offers free admission to dads on Father's Day

Jun. 14, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fathers will get free admission to the Louisville Zoo on Father's Day. Kids can bring their fathers to the zoo’s admission windows to receive a free ticket, according to a news release from the zoo. No advanced reservation is required. ...

1 dead, 3 wounded in Kentucky shooting

Jun. 13, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One person was killed and three were wounded in an early Sunday shooting outside a home in Kentucky's largest city, police said. Louisville Metro Police officers were called to the residence around midnight and found four people outside with...

Runner, 78, inspires others as he completes 3,000-mile trip

Jun. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Stan Cottrell’s legs are taking him across America. At 78, he is running a marathon each day for 100 days to travel from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. Cottrell, a Munfordville native who graduated from Western Kentucky University with a...

Ky. community rallies to replace boy’s missing water table

Jun. 12, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Chuck and Abby Robinson came home one day recently to find their son Gideon’s water table was missing from their yard. “We came home one day and it was gone,” Chuck said. “We don’t know when or what happened.” ...

Gov says Kentucky succeeded by putting science over politics

Jun. 11, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday declared his state’s deadly fight against COVID-19 a “success story” as he ended most pandemic restrictions, and said his state lessened the crisis because Kentuckians ultimately put science ahead of politics. ...