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Judge won't toss evidence in Kentucky lawmaker's DUI case

Jul. 3, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A state lawmaker will face a jury trial in September after unsuccessfully trying this week to have evidence in his drunken driving case thrown out, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. State Rep. Derek Lewis was arrested near his home at 1:55 a.m. on April 16, just a few hours after the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 1, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ June 28 The Bowling Green Daily News on an industrial park project in Kentucky: When it was first proposed decades ago, the Kentucky Transpark was met with skepticism by some. The ambitious industrial park will never be filled, the naysayers predicted. Fortunately...

Hicks claims Dem nomination for House seat, will face Barr

Jun. 30, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Josh Hicks, a Marine veteran who switched parties after growing disillusioned with Republican policies he saw as favoring the wealthy, claimed the Democratic nomination Tuesday for a Kentucky congressional seat, setting up a fall match-up against U.S. Rep. Andy Barr. A week after the...

Kentucky to offer limited in-person unemployment services

Jun. 27, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will begin offering in-person unemployment insurance services next week. Appointments will be available beginning on Monday in Frankfort, at the Mayo-Underwood Building, according to a news release from the state Labor Cabinet. The appointments will be available Monday...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 24, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ June 22 The State Journal on the impact of recent funding cuts made by a local fiscal court: Recent Franklin County Fiscal Court decisions regarding economic growth and development have left us scratching our heads as to the court’s intent. The list of...

Lingering jobless claims cause headache for the governor

Jun. 18, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The plight of Kentuckians still in limbo in seeking unemployment benefits has become a major political headache for the state's Democratic governor, opening him up to criticism Thursday from Republican leaders who have given him considerable latitude in handling the coronavirus...

Kentucky school worker pleads guilty in $1.6M fraud scheme

May. 28, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky school finance director accused of stealing more than $1.6 million from a district over nearly a decade has pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Lesley Wade pleaded guilty to concealing money laundering and filing a fraudulent...

Rally: Effigy of Kentucky governor displayed near Capitol

May. 24, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was hung in a tree near the State Capitol on Sunday during what was billed as a protest rally in defense of constitutional rights, drawing sharp political rebukes, according to local news reports. Video recordings and photographs show the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 13, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ May 12 The Bowling Green Daily News on local school districts' alternative graduation plans: The ongoing COVID-19 epidemic has disrupted the daily lives of everyone in the nation, and that is highly unfortunate. It has particularly affected schools, which have been...

A bicyclist rides past senior graduate portraits that have been lined up along the front of Owensboro High School in recognition of the school's 2020 graduating class, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in Owensboro, Ky. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

Rallygoers sue Beshear; gov says rally sent message of hate

May. 12, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Protesters upset with the pace of Kentucky’s economic reopening risk accelerating the coronavirus outbreak by flouting health guidelines and send a “message of hate” by waving Confederate flags at rallies, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. The Democratic governor,...