Latest Kentucky News

Georgetown College eases past Carroll for 3rd NAIA DI title

Mar. 26, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dominique Reid scored 12 of his 14 points in a deciding first half, Chris Coffey had 10 points and 16 rebounds and Georgetown College (Ky.) eased past Carroll College (Mont.) 68-48 on Tuesday night for its third NAIA Division I national championship. Georgetown (33-4) also won the...

Pension decision looms over Kentucky legislature's last day

Mar. 26, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence joined the state's pension system in the early 2000s, it had to set aside roughly 6 percent of each employee's salary for the retirement plan. Today, it's nearly 50 percent — and it's scheduled to jump to 84 percent in July,...

Police: Children covered in feces, bugs at Kentucky home

Mar. 26, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say they found two children covered in feces and bugs at a Kentucky home, prompting authorities to charge a man with child endangerment. WAVE-TV reports witnesses took the children from the home after noticing one of the children roaming in the yard. Louisville Metro police...

Beshear opposes Gov. Bevin's Medicaid changes

Mar. 26, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear embraced the Affordable Care Act and vowed to undo Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's efforts to revamp Kentucky's Medicaid program as key parts of a health care agenda he would pursue if elected governor this year. Calling health care a "basic human right," Beshear...

Kentucky school district hands over names of protesters

Mar. 26, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's largest school district has turned over a preliminary list of teachers who used sick days to protest at the state Capitol. The names were requested by Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis after Jefferson County Public Schools canceled classes multiple times in recent weeks...

Forest officials urge caution during spring wildfire season

Mar. 26, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forestry officials are urging people to be more cautious as spring forest fire season becomes more active. A statement from the Kentucky Division of Forestry says it has battled more than 189 forest fires, which have damaged more than 1,524 acres (616.8 hectares), since March...

Judge cautions lawyers to watch language in abortion case

Mar. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky has cautioned lawyers to watch their language in their bitter legal feud over abortion — this time over a lawsuit challenging two new state laws aimed at putting more restrictions on the procedure. U.S. District Judge David J. Hale set a Friday...

NC State beats Kentucky 72-57, returns to women's Sweet 16

Mar. 25, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kiara Leslie always seems to come up big for North Carolina State when a Sweet 16 berth is on the line. Leslie had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and N.C. State pulled away to beat Kentucky 72-57 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Freshman Elissa Cunane added 13...

The Latest: House chairs want full Mueller report by April 2

Mar. 25, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Democratic leaders of six House committees are demanding that Congress have the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller "no later" than April 2. The chairmen of the panels wrote in...

Sen. Paul: Trump vindicated by findings of Mueller probe

Mar. 25, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul sees vindication for President Donald Trump with the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but Kentucky's lone Democratic congressman said the summary of Mueller's probe "leaves many questions unanswered." Reaction to Attorney...