Latest Kentucky News

Residents can file electronically in small claims cases

Sep. 21, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Residents in three Kentucky counties can now file electronic documents in small claims court cases. A statement from the Administrative Office of the Courts says it is the first time the court's electronic filing system has been available for public use. It is currently open to...

Town selling car, shirts, cornhole games for wounded deputy

Sep. 20, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky community is selling a car, T-shirts and cornhole tournament spots to help raise money for a sheriff's deputy who's now paralyzed after a deadly shootout with a Florida bank robbery suspect. News outlets report the Scott County area has rallied to support 28-year-old Jaime...

Stingy, aggressive defense keys Kentucky's unbeaten start

Sep. 20, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's defense has met early season expectations, making big plays while the offense adjusts to a new quarterback. The Wildcats have shut out opponents in the third quarter this season and boasts the SEC's fifth-ranked defense heading into Saturday's matchup with No. 14...

With teachers watching, Kentucky court considers pensions

Sep. 20, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor and attorney general, potential opponents in next year's race for governor, clashed before the state's Supreme Court on Thursday as they argued about the future of one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems. The state's Republican-dominated...

Coroner rules infant death homicide; police investigating

Sep. 20, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coroner has ruled the death of a 4-month-old infant as homicide and police say they are investigating. The Fayette County Coroner's Office says in a Thursday statement that preliminary autopsy results found Landon Mays' cause of death to be consistent with abusive head...

Kentucky editorial roundup

Sep. 20, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials: ___ Sept. 17 The Independent of Ashland on the poverty rate in Kentucky: The persistence of poverty in Kentucky continues. ... CNHI Kentucky's Ronnie Ellis reports the strong economy has helped lower the poverty rate in Kentucky. Still, Kentucky has one of the...

No. 14 Mississippi State faces big SEC challenge at Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

No. 14 Mississippi State (3-0, 0-0 SEC) at Kentucky (3-0, 1-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN2). Line: Mississippi State by 10. Series record: Mississippi State leads 23-22. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Mississippi State enters league play having outscored nonconference foes 150-26 under first-year coach Joe Moorhead. The Bulldogs seek a...

Teen accused of stabbing grandmother pleads not guilty

Sep. 20, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teenager accused of slashing his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbing her before calling authorities has pleaded not guilty. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that 18-year-old Douglas R. Barton enter the plea last week to attempted murder and...

Victim's father indicted for threatening judge on case

Sep. 20, 2018 6:01 AM EDT

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — The father of a woman killed in an incident involving an all-terrain vehicle is accused of threatening a judge involved in the case. Citing court records, The Daily Independent reports 41-year-old Matthew Conley was indicted on felony charges of retaliating against a participant in the...

Court to consider if sex offender can be alone with own kids

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a convicted sex offender can spend time alone with his own children. The Courier Journal reports that 33-year-old Ryan Scott Stone pleaded guilty to third-degree sodomy of a juvenile male relative in 2007. In 2015, the state...