Latest Kentucky News

Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

May. 22, 2018 6:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primaries, while Texans settle several primary runoffs after their first round of voting in March. Some noteworthy story lines: IN THIS #METOO MIDTERM, A BIG DAY FOR...

Pipe leak has Kentucky city without running water for days

May. 22, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

CORINTH, Ky. (AP) — A city in Kentucky has gone three days without fully running water because of a leak in its pipes. Residents in Corinth tell news outlets they started noticing their water had low pressure Friday, and that it was completely gone Saturday morning. City officials tell WCPO-TV crews had...

I-64 rest areas named Kentucky's best place to stop

May. 22, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is ranking rest interstate areas in Carter and Rowan counties as the best in the state. The agency has an annual competition that is based on unannounced inspections. The Carter County eastbound I-64 rest area and the Rowan County westbound I-64 rest...

Kentucky health officials focus on tick awareness

May. 22, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health and wildlife officials say tick season is underway and they plan to host a Facebook live event that will focus on awareness and prevention. Officials say in a statement that the discussion will be held on June 4 with public health officials and will be livestreamed on...

Teachers, battle for Congress highlight Kentucky primaries

May. 21, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will decide a testy Democratic primary for a congressional seat and gauge the influence of teachers in statehouse races. The crowded Democratic contest in the 6th Congressional District pitted front-runners...

Teachers, battle for Congress highlight Kentucky primaries

May. 21, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters are preparing to go to the polls Tuesday for several primary elections that will test the reach of teachers' political power and set the stage for a key Congressional race. And amid the noise of the big campaigns, a county clerk's race in eastern Kentucky offers a...

Congressional, legislative races on tap in Kentucky primary

May. 21, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents will head to the polls in a midterm primary election with nominations up for grabs in the U.S. House and the Legislature. More than 3.3 million Kentuckians are registered to vote, and Election Day polls open Tuesday at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. local time. Only...

Kentucky troopers shoot, kill man who they say had shotgun

May. 21, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky troopers have shot and killed a man who authorities say confronted them with a shotgun. News outlets report that 36-year-old Bradley J. Grant ran from Kentucky State Police who had responded to a complaint at a home Sunday afternoon. Trooper Lloyd Cochran says troopers followed...

Memorial planned for Kentucky State Police fallen officers

May. 21, 2018 1:37 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are gathering to remember their fellow troopers and officers who have died in the line of duty. A ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. Monday at the state police Training Academy in Frankfort. The memorial service is open to the public. Those expected to attend include...

Revved-up cars get students 'on track' for STEM careers

May. 20, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — It wasn't the 110-octane fuel or the race car suspension that captured the attention of sixth-grader Finn Alcott at Bowling Green Junior High School. Sure, having his tympanic membrane rattled when the 1980 Corvette's 750-horsepower engine roared to life was cool and all, but...