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Soldiers, veterans, first responders invited to Murray games

Nov. 15, 2019 5:04 AM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell soldiers, other military and first responders are being treated to a day of sports events at Murray State University this weekend. The Kentucky university says armed forces from Fort Campbell will have equipment and vehicles set up at Roy Stewart Stadium. It says more than...

Kentucky Folklife Magazine looking for submission proposals

Nov. 15, 2019 4:49 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University is looking for proposals for articles and other pieces documenting Kentucky’s folklife. The program said in a news release that this is the first call for proposals for the multimedia digital publication and said...

Authorities find malnourished girl after online teacher tip

Nov. 15, 2019 1:01 AM EST

A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was amiss. Authorities found the girl was severely malnourished, living in filth and had been isolated for years. The girl...

Jones, Evans lead No. 9 Louisville past Central Michigan

Nov. 14, 2019 9:48 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — On a night when its shots weren’t falling, Louisville leaned on two veterans. Jazmine Jones scored 25 points and Dana Evans had 24 — both career highs — to lead the ninth-ranked Cardinals past Central Michigan 76-63 on Thursday night. The Cardinals (3-0) shot...

Reaction to Bevin concession in governor’s race

Nov. 14, 2019 6:28 PM EST

Reaction from Kentucky officials to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s concession to Democrat Andy Beshear, ending the state’s bitterly fought governor’s race: —Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne: “With today’s concession announcement, the governor put the people of Kentucky...

Beshear set for ‘next chapter’ as Bevin concedes in Kentucky

Nov. 14, 2019 6:04 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race and setting the stage for divided government in a GOP stronghold. Bevin, an ally of President Donald Trump, made the...

The Latest: Beshear urges unity after his rival’s concession

Nov. 14, 2019 5:38 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the Kentucky governor’s race (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says it’s time for Kentuckians to come together now that his tough race against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has concluded. Beshear thanked Bevin for his promise to ensure a...

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he won’t contest results showing Democratic opponent winning Kentucky governor’s race

Nov. 14, 2019 2:23 PM EST
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he won’t contest results showing Democratic opponent winning Kentucky governor’s race.

Teacher accused of sexual contact with 2 students

Nov. 14, 2019 12:13 PM EST

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school teacher accused of having sexual contact with two students has been arrested. Kentucky State Police said in a statement that 40-year-old James S. Cornett of Beattyville is facing two counts of first-degree sex abuse. Police say they learned about the...

Complaint alleges unfair labor practices at Lexington jail

Nov. 14, 2019 10:15 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A union that represents workers at the Fayette County Detention Center has filed a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet alleging unfair labor practices. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the complaint contains several allegations against the city including that officials have...