Latest Kentucky News

Police: Officers shoot, wound man armed with a knife

Jan. 23, 2020 10:18 AM EST

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Two police officers shot and wounded a Kentucky man with a knife while responding early Thursday to a report of an armed robbery, authorities said. Radcliff police responded to the report around 2 a.m. and found a man with a knife in the parking lot of an apartment building. The man...

UofL researcher wins national grant for green energy

Jan. 23, 2020 4:33 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A researcher at the University of Louisville is receiving a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for renewable energy research. Joshua Spurgeon does his research in the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. He focuses on the...

Feedback sought in search for new education commissioner

Jan. 23, 2020 4:29 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky education officials are encouraging residents and stakeholders to participate in a survey on the qualities that the state's next education commissioner should possess. The survey opened this week and will be available through Feb. 6, the Kentucky Board of Education said in a...

Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe (0), center, fights Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0), right, and guard Darius Perry (2) for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

No. 6 Louisville rallies, then survives Georgia Tech 68-64

Jan. 22, 2020 10:54 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Malik Williams' latest stretch-run heroics for Louisville demanded athleticism, timing — and some resilience. Williams had 13 points off the bench and grabbed two late rebounds leading to three free throws in the final 23 seconds, helping the No. 6 Cardinals hold off Georgia...

Hollingsworth leads W. Kentucky over Marshall 64-60

Jan. 22, 2020 9:38 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Taveion Hollingsworth had 20 points as Western Kentucky narrowly beat Marshall 64-60 on Wednesday night. Carson Williams had 15 points for WKU (13-6, 6-1 Conference USA), which won its fourth straight game. Jared Savage added 14 points. The Thundering Herd, who scored a season-low...

Kentucky voter ID bill for voting clears Senate committee

Jan. 22, 2020 6:34 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican-led Senate panel on Wednesday loosened a bill requiring voters to produce a photo ID by adding other acceptable forms of identification. The proposal now heads to the full Senate. Under the revised version, people lacking photo IDs could present other forms of...

Kentucky adding regional offices to issue Real ID licenses

Jan. 22, 2020 5:52 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Regional offices will open in Somerset and Paducah to help Kentuckians obtain new Real ID licenses that comply with federal requirements, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. The governor also announced that Sarah Jackson will serve as the new Real ID project manager as the state faces a...

Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bloomberg, Buttigieg work to connect with nation's mayors

Jan. 22, 2020 4:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two miles from President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Capitol, Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg are looking to draw a distinction between the improbable and the practical. The two Democratic White House contenders, former mayors whose chief political experience was...

3 National Guard soldiers convicted in 2017 sexual assault

Jan. 22, 2020 12:34 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Three of four National Guard soldiers accused of involvement in a 2017 sexual assault case have pleaded guilty in Kentucky to misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges. Anthony Tubolino, 28, Tyler Hart, 22, and Jacob Ruth, 24, accepted plea deals from the Calloway Commonwealth’s...

Drug charges leads county to fire road director, 4 workers

Jan. 22, 2020 12:27 PM EST

BEDFORD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky county has fired more than half its road department employees, including the director, who is facing drug charges, officials said. Trimble County Judge-Executive Todd Pollock told WDRB-TV on Tuesday that Kentucky State Police arrested road department director Michael Stewart...