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LPGA Tour's Lincicome shoots 78 in PGA Tour debut

Jul. 19, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome has a huge hole to climb out of if she hopes to make golf history. Lincicome shot a 6-over 78 in the first round of the Barbasol Championship on Thursday, leaving the LPGA Tour pro's goal of making the cut likely out of reach. Lincicome was hoping to become the...

Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Jul. 19, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an outcry over the recent cuts. The coverage had been abruptly cut at the start of July after a federal judge...

Kentucky board approves tax increase to make schools safer

Jul. 19, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school board has approved a property tax increase to fund a $13.5 million initiative to help prevent school shootings. The Fayette County Public Schools board voted 4-0 Wednesday to add a 5-cent property tax for every $100 of property values, The Lexington Herald-Leader...

Police take down immigration protest camp in Louisville

Jul. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police have taken down a downtown encampment set up by a group protesting federal immigration enforcement and family separations. The group Occupy ICE had set up tents and had been staying overnight on a street corner outside a federal building since July 2. Courier...

Whiskey summit planned in hopes of defusing trade conflicts

Jul. 19, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Concerned that global trade disputes could escalate — with Kentucky bourbon makers caught in the crosshairs — the industry has invited whiskey associations from across the world to discuss ways to defuse the conflicts. Representatives from eight whiskey trade groups will...

Health officials urge hepatitis A vaccinations

Jul. 19, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In the midst of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky's history, health officials are urging anyone who lives in a county where cases have been confirmed to get vaccinated. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, the Centers for Disease Control and the...

Kentucky church revokes memberships for nonattendance

Jul. 19, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky pastor is drawing criticism for kicking out members of his congregation who failed to attend church regularly and contribute. The Rev. Ryan Broers of Cave City Baptist Church told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he notified 70 people by letter that their church membership...

Kentucky's Paul shares Trump's skepticism of US intervention

Jul. 19, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul certainly has his differences with President Donald Trump, a one-time rival for the White House. But on one cornerstone issue, a resistance to U.S. intervention abroad, they are simpatico. Both Trump and the Kentucky Republican are skeptical of the traditional U.S. role as...

Former state police officer to head Workplace Standards

Jul. 19, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Acting Kentucky Labor Secretary David A. Dickerson has appointed Dwayne Depp as the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards. Depp is an 18-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. He retired in 2009 as the commander of Post 8 in Morehead. After that he served on the...

LPGA's Lincicome prepares to chase history on PGA Tour

Jul. 18, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome has every reason to be nervous as she chases history. The eight-time LPGA Tour winner hopes to knock out the jitters over first few holes at the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship and play well enough from there to stick around through the weekend. If she were to...