Latest Kentucky state government News

Former county official accused of theft indicted

Sep. 21, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say a former Estill County official accused of theft has been indicted. A statement from Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office says a Franklin County grand jury indicted former Estill County Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor on Tuesday on one count of abuse...

With teachers watching, Kentucky court considers pensions

Sep. 20, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor and attorney general, potential opponents in next year's race for governor, clashed before the state's Supreme Court on Thursday as they argued about the future of one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems. The state's Republican-dominated...

Court to consider if sex offender can be alone with own kids

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a convicted sex offender can spend time alone with his own children. The Courier Journal reports that 33-year-old Ryan Scott Stone pleaded guilty to third-degree sodomy of a juvenile male relative in 2007. In 2015, the state...

Police ID suspect fatally shot by Kentucky trooper

Sep. 19, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified a man fatally shot after a pursuit. Police said Wednesday that the man was 44-year-old Damon Christopher Gayheart of Owensboro. Police said he was shot by Trooper Paul Hale, a three-year veteran of state police. Hale was placed on...

Correction: Elections Board-Grimes story

Sep. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about Kentucky State Board of Elections, The Associated Press reported erroneously Matthew Selph's former job title. He is a former assistant to the executive director of the State Board of Elections, not the former executive director. A corrected version of the...

Kentucky lawmaker sorry for using tax money to ask for votes

Sep. 19, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky who is running for re-election has apologized for using taxpayer money to campaign for votes. State Rep. Wilson Stone used public money to mail a survey to people in his district asking them about various issues that could come before the legislature...

Kentucky trooper dragged by vehicle fatally shoots suspect

Sep. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper investigating a suspicious vehicle fatally shot the operator after a pursuit. Police said in a statement that the trooper was asked to assist Christian County Sheriff's deputies called early Monday to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle whose...

Kentucky attorney general investigating election complaint

Sep. 17, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A complaint about an election in a Kentucky county is being investigated by the state attorney general. The Daily Independent quotes Boyd County Clerk Debbie Jones in a Sunday report as saying the attorney general's office has contacted her office seeking records. Jones said she...

Utility truck rack manufacturer plans Kentucky facility

Sep. 17, 2018 5:12 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a utility truck rack manufacturer has decided to invest more than $1.3 million and create 25 full-time jobs at a facility in Clinton County. Gov. Matt Bevin's office says Rack-It Truck Racks Inc. plans to purchase and upgrade an existing facility in Albany in...

Kentucky man sentenced to 10 years for carjacking semi truck

Sep. 15, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for carjacking a semi tractor-trailer last year. The Kentucky Enquirer reports that 35-year-old Christopher D. Pinguely of Cold Spring was convicted of holding up a truck driver with an AR-15 style rifle in Henry County....