Latest Kentucky state government News

The Latest: 1 suspect in family slaying arrested in Kentucky

Nov. 13, 2018 2:39 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on arrests in the 2016 killing of eight family members in Ohio (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Authorities say that one of the suspects in the shooting deaths of eight family members in rural Ohio has been arrested in Kentucky. Lexington police and the FBI arrested 47-year-old...

Kentucky abortion fight aimed at second-trimester procedure

Nov. 13, 2018 12:36 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic opened their latest legal fight Tuesday, this time over a lawsuit challenging a state law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. During opening statements in federal...

The Latest: Newest abortion court fight opens in Kentucky

Nov. 13, 2018 11:49 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over a lawsuit challenging a Kentucky abortion law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic have opened their latest legal fight over an abortion-related law passed by the...

Tough lessons: Teachers fall short in midterm races

Nov. 12, 2018 2:58 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go. As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and...

Kentucky House leader files to raise money for governor

Nov. 12, 2018 1:42 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The minority floor leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives has filed paperwork to raise money for a campaign for governor, setting up a potentially spirited Democratic primary in 2019 to challenge Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. State Rep. Rocky Adkins and running mate...

Police: Child shoots, wounds self while hunting with family

Nov. 12, 2018 6:19 AM EST

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a 7-year-old boy shot and wounded himself while hunting deer with family in McCreary County. WKYT-TV reported Saturday that state police say the child suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting. His condition is unclear. Police say the child and...

Kentucky pension law has little impact on elections

Nov. 11, 2018 11:47 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky's GOP-dominated legislature made changes to the state's troubled pension system, thousands of teachers protested by rallying at the state Capitol and forcing the closure of more than 30 school districts. Republicans worried the vote would haunt them in November. Their...

Kentucky House leader to make announcement next week

Nov. 9, 2018 5:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The minority floor leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives says he is preparing to make a special announcement. Democratic state Rep. Rocky Adkins has invited reporters to an event Wednesday in Morehead, Kentucky. Adkins did not say what he will announce. But Adkins has said...

Kentucky hosting National Retriever Championship

Nov. 9, 2018 5:39 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is hosting the National Retriever Championship for dogs. A statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says it is the first time the state has hosted the event, which is the Super Bowl of competitive retrieving. The event begins Saturday at the...

Kentucky abortion battle shifts to second-trimester ban

Nov. 8, 2018 6:51 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's protracted legal fight over abortion is entering a new round involving the same combatants, but this time they'll be arguing over a second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. Lawyers for Kentucky's only abortion clinic will argue in federal court next week that a new...