Latest Frankfort News

New Kentucky State Police commander named in Richmond

Sep. 13, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Police Richmond post has a new commander, Capt. Jeremy Hamm, who took charge of the post this month. Hamm received his state police commission 16 years ago and was previously commander of financial grants management at headquarters in Frankfort. The post said in a...

The Latest: Federal jury convicts candidate's father

Sep. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Jerry Lundergan, father of Alison Lundergan Grimes (all times local): 3 p.m. A federal jury in Kentucky has convicted the father of Kentucky's secretary of state of funneling illegal corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 challenge of...

Kentucky governor wins round in legal battle with lieutenant

Sep. 9, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor won the first round of a legal fight with his former running mate Monday as a judge turned down Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton's request to immediately reinstate her top two aides. Hampton presented a "substantial legal question" in challenging the dismissal of her...

Kentucky man, dog fatally shot in parking garage; 1 arrested

Sep. 5, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say a man has been arrested for fatally shooting a man and his dog in a parking garage. News outlets report 40-year-old Antonio Bolling was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the death of 24-year-old Coty Lee Brumback. Frankfort police Capt. Dustin...

Judge refuses to step aside from teacher 'sickout' case

Sep. 4, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge whose impartiality was questioned by Gov. Matt Bevin's legal team due to his social media interactions refused to step aside Wednesday from hearing a lawsuit brought by the governor's political nemesis over an investigation of teacher protests. Franklin County Circuit...

Beshear proposes pay raise for Kentucky teachers

Sep. 4, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear proposed a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for Kentucky's public school teachers Wednesday, an incentive that he said is needed to help address a statewide teacher shortage. Beshear pledged to include the pay raise in the first budget...

1 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Kentucky park

Sep. 3, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Police say one person is dead and two others were wounded in a shooting at a Kentucky park. News outlets report shots were fired Monday evening at East Frankfort Park. Frankfort police said in a statement that one person was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead...

State auditor: Pension funds not following transparency law

Aug. 27, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's state auditor says two of its largest public pension systems haven't been properly disclosing information about how they invest money and pay investment managers in the spirit of a 2017 law requiring more transparency. News outlets report State Auditor Mike Harmon held a...

Court lets Purdue Pharma court records be made public

Aug. 26, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The secret testimony from former Purdue Pharma President Richard Sackler and other records in a Kentucky opioids lawsuit must be made public after the state Supreme Court declined to review an earlier ruling. The court record was sealed in 2015 as part of a $24 million settlement...

Wall going up between GOP, Democrats in Frankfort

Aug. 26, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A wall is going up between Republicans and Democrats in Kentucky's Capitol. The Courier-Journal reports Senate President Robert Stivers said he authorized building a wall in the State Capitol Annex so that three Republicans won't have to share office space with Democrats. Stivers said...