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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...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Mar. 25, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ March 23 The Louisville Courier Journal on Sen. Rand Paul's actions ahead of his coronavirus diagnosis: Shame on you, Rand Paul. What you did — no, what you didn’t do — was irresponsible. Even reprehensible. You were concerned enough about your...

Authorities: Kentucky hospital patient shoots nurse in leg

Mar. 20, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A patient in a Kentucky emergency room became combative and grabbed a security guard's gun, firing a shot that wounded another guard and a nurse, authorities said. Police responding to reports of gunfire in the emergency room of The Medical Center at Bowling Green Wednesday night...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Mar. 11, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ March 10 The Bowling Green Daily News on a community gardening initiative: Many people in our community like to garden. It can be relaxing and rewarding to till up the ground, plant seed and start plants, fertilize your crops, water them as needed for growth and...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear congratulates state Rep. Michael Meredith, right, after the governor signed a bill on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, to help launch the Bowling Green Veterans Center. The bill provides $2.5 million to fund design and preconstruction costs for the veterans’ nursing home.(AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Effort to build veterans' nursing home clears another hurdle

Mar. 10, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A nearly decadelong effort to build a military veterans' nursing home in south central Kentucky reached another milestone Tuesday when Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation to provide $2.5 million to fund design and preconstruction costs. The governor was joined by a group of lawmakers...

Kentucky Real ID location opens in Morehead to serve region

Mar. 10, 2020 4:06 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has a new location where residents can apply for a Real ID driver's license, the state said. The Rowan County office opened Monday to residents statewide and is located at 126 Bradley Ave. in Morehead. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, the Transportation Cabinet said...

Kentucky opens Real ID licensing office in Madisonville

Mar. 2, 2020 2:09 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has added another location to issue Real ID licenses with the opening of a Madisonville office capable of handling widespread licensing requests, state officials said Monday. The state is ramping up its Real ID program to meet demand for the special licenses. Starting Oct. 1,...

Man facing fines in Ky. for employing children to sell candy

Feb. 29, 2020 4:51 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is seeking $45,000 in fines from an Indiana man who is accused of using children to sell candy in Bowling Green. Shawn Floyd, 55, also faces 12 felony charges of human trafficking, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported. According to the state attorney general’s...

'This is a godsend': Blind horse finds home in Warren County

Feb. 29, 2020 12:13 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — It might have been the most satisfying whinny Catherine Limkeman had ever heard from Declan, the horse she transported from Ozark, Ill., to Warren County’s Rainhill Equine Facility. After she led Declan – a 12-year-old thoroughbred/quarter horse mix – on a...

Late basket leads W. Kentucky over Louisiana Tech in OT

Feb. 27, 2020 11:00 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Taveion Hollingsworth made a foul shot with 58 seconds left in overtime to give W. Kentucky the lead en route to a 95-91 win over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night. The Hilltoppers would not relinquish the advantage. The Hilltoppers' Hollingsworth hit a 3-pointer to even the...