Latest Kentucky News

McGrath slams McConnell on lack of another relief package

Oct. 26, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

Down in the polls and with time running out, Democrat Amy McGrath made her pitch to a statewide TV audience Monday night at a forum perhaps most noteworthy for who wasn't there — her Republican opponent, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. While McGrath and Libertarian candidate Brad Barron took turns...

Beshear urges stricter steps to curb virus in hard-hit areas

Oct. 26, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor urged counties hardest-hit by the COVID-19 surge to take stricter steps to contain the spread as the state's record-setting pace of virus cases continued Monday. Gov. Andy Beshear stressed he was offering recommendations — not mandates — as the state...

Arson investigators looking into Kentucky city hall fire

Oct. 26, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Arson investigators are trying to determine whether a blaze that damaged a Kentucky city hall building was intentionally set. The Burkesville government building suffered fire damage early Sunday to a section where police offices are located, news outlets reported. The majority of...

Steel producer starts construction on Kentucky plant

Oct. 26, 2020 3:58 AM EDT

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — Steel producer Nucor Corp. has broken ground as construction begins on its new $1.7 billion manufacturing mill in Kentucky. The plant in Meade County is expected to create 400 full-time jobs when steel plate production begins in 2022, with average annual compensation of $72,000. ...

Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26. Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to...

Kentucky sets weekly record for coronavirus cases

Oct. 25, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has shattered a weekly record for the number of positive coronavirus cases, Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday. The 9,335 confirmed cases in the past week broke the mark during the pandemic of 7,675 set during the week of Oct. 5 through 11, Beshear said in a statement. In...

How retailers are reinventing Black Friday during COVID-19

Oct. 25, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Will COVID-19 finally be the thing that makes Black Friday a thing of the past? With the coronavirus spreading, local businesses and national retailers can’t risk attracting the crowds that normally show up — often camping outside and waiting in line for hours —...

Missouri wide receiver Micah Wilson (2) is unable to catch a pass in the end zone as Kentucky defensive back Kelvin Joseph (1) watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri grinds out 1st victory over Kentucky in five years

Oct. 24, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri kept handing the ball to Larry Rountree, and Kentucky barely got a chance to take a turn. Rountree carried 37 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers dominated the clock and the Wildcats in a 20-10 victory on Saturday. Missouri (2-2 Southeastern Conference) held...

WKU edges Chattanooga in the Mocs only game this fall

Oct. 24, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Backup quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Craig Burt Jr. with 1:21 to play and Western Kentucky beat FCS-member Chattanooga 13-10 on Saturday. Brayden Narveson kicked a pair of 32-yard field goals for Western Kentucky (2-4). Pigrome came on for starter...

Hawkins fuels Louisville in 48-16 rout of Florida St.

Oct. 24, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Javian Hawkins ran for a season-best 174 yards and a career-high three touchdowns for Louisville, which snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday by beating Florida State 48-16. The Cardinals (2-4, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) took advantage of a yielding Seminoles defense to...