Latest Kentucky state government News

Former Kentucky lawmaker ordered to serve 2 more years

May. 24, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a two-year sentence for a former Kentucky lawmaker who is already serving seven years in a separate case. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Pikeville Democratic former state Rep. W. Keith Hall was sentenced Thursday for aggravated identity theft. He must...

Federal assistance available in 12 counties hit by storms

May. 24, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved disaster assistance loans for the severe storms and heavy flooding that hit parts of the state earlier this year. Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says SBA will make low-interest disaster loans available to...

Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential

May. 23, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act yet may well have come Tuesday night in Kentucky, where a high...

The Latest: Kentucky teacher's win shows November potential

May. 23, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on teachers showing strength as candidates in Kentucky elections (all times local): 5 p.m. Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state Capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled...

Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections

May. 23, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher has schooled a leading politician, defeating him in the GOP primary for a state House seat. Republican voters in central Kentucky ousted state House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, a key figure in the legislative moves that prompted weeks of protests at the...

Kentucky governor appeals higher tax value on mansion, land

May. 23, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is appealing the valuation of his mansion and the 10 acres (4 hectares) where it sits, in the latest chapter of the yearlong debate over whether he and his wife got a sweetheart deal to purchase the home. The Courier Journal reports Bevin's attorney filed an...

Correction: Primary Rdp story

May. 23, 2018 4:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 22 about midterm primary elections, The Associated Press reported erroneously that three vulnerable Republican congressmen from Texas are all white males. One of them, Rep. Will Hurd, is black. A corrected version of the story is below: History in Georgia as 4 states vote...

Plaque for fallen Kentucky Highway Patrol officers unveiled

May. 23, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fallen Kentucky State Police troopers and officers have been remembered in a wreath-laying ceremony and memorial service. In addition to the service at the agency's Training Academy in Frankfort, Commissioner Rick Sanders unveiled a plaque bearing the names of six highway patrol...

Kentucky hosts free fishing weekend

May. 23, 2018 2:50 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the state will host a free fishing weekend on June 2-3. A statement from the agency says residents and non-residents can fish Kentucky waters on those days without a license or permit, but there will still be limits on the...

The Latest: Texas Dem deemed too liberal by own party loses

May. 22, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local): 11:35 p.m. A Democratic candidate who was attacked as too liberal by the national party campaign committee has lost a runoff in the race for a Houston-area House seat that Democrats hope to win from...