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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paul said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, that he has recovered from the coronavirus and has started volunteering at a hospital in his Kentucky hometown. The Republican lawmaker tested positive for the virus in March, becoming the first case of COVID-19 in the Senate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Paul recovered from coronavirus; volunteering at hospital

Apr. 7, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that he has recovered from the coronavirus and has started volunteering at a hospital in his Kentucky hometown. The Republican lawmaker tested positive for the virus in March, becoming the first case of COVID-19 in the Senate. “I appreciate all...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell flexed his fundraising strength in the midst of a global pandemic, raising nearly $7.5 million in the first three months of 2020, his campaign said Tuesday, April 7. The first-quarter haul was the Kentucky Republican's best three-month fundraising performance since entering the Senate in the mid-1980s. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

McConnell reports his best fundraising quarter ever

Apr. 7, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flexed his fundraising strength in the midst of a global pandemic, raising nearly $7.5 million in the first three months of 2020, his campaign said Tuesday. The first-quarter haul was the Kentucky Republican's best three-month fundraising...

Community college system postpones search for new leader

Apr. 7, 2020 2:43 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System have postponed the search for a new president due the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They hope to post the job again in August and announce a new leader by next January, according to a statement from the school system's...

In this Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks about the novel coronavirus during a media conference at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Coronavirus cases surpass 1,000 in Kentucky

Apr. 6, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's coronavirus outbreak surpassed 1,000 cases in the past month as Gov. Andy Beshear reported 54 new statewide cases Monday and 14 more virus-related deaths from the pandemic. The latest coronavirus cases were about half the daily totals from last week, but the governor...

Confederate flag at Kentucky courthouse draws criticism

Apr. 6, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate flag recently put up out outside a Kentucky courthouse is drawing criticism amid calls for its permanent removal, echoing national debate over the divisive Civil War-era symbol. Members of the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans paid for the flag and raised it...

Louisville forward Jordan Nwora (33) dribbles past Virginia Tech guard Tyrece Radford (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Louisville's Nwora enters NBA draft after All-America season

Apr. 6, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville forward Jordan Nwora has announced on social media that he will enter the NBA draft. Nwora was selected to The Associated Press All-America third team as a junior. His decision to turn pro was expected after limited participation in last year’s NBA combine because...

This combination of 2019 file photos shows U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., left, in Washington, and Todd McMurtry, an attorney who represented a Kentucky student embroiled in media lawsuits after a viral encounter with a Native American activist, in Frankfort, Ky. In 2020, while Massie defends his lone-wolf effort to resist a $2.2 trillion coronavirus-relief package, McMurtry, his primary campaign opponent in Kentucky is pouncing with a new TV ad accusing the Republican incumbent of betraying President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Adam Beam)

Kentucky rep seeks to shore up support from Trump backers

Apr. 6, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky congressman who drew President Donald Trump's wrath for trying to stall a coronavirus aid package has released a campaign ad aimed at shoring up support from the president's fans while his primary challenger seeks to win them over. The ad shows a past photo of U.S. Rep....

Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey, left, drives near Auburn's Danjel Purifoy, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky's Maxey becomes second Wildcat to enter NBA draft

Apr. 6, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey will enter the NBA draft, becoming the second Wildcats starter in as many days to turn pro and forego his remaining collegiate eligibility. Maxey scored 26 points against then-No. 1 Michigan State in his collegiate debut and finished the season tied for...

Education Department seeks public comment on testing waiver

Apr. 6, 2020 5:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Education is asking the public for comment on the request and approval to bypass standardized testing this school year. The state applied for a waiver last month after the federal government announced that students affected by schools closures due to the...

The Latest: South Korea health minister urges vigilance

Apr. 6, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — 13 hospitalized, 1 dead from cruise ship with coronavirus...