Latest Kentucky state government News

Event to offer details about Kentucky scholarship program

Jul. 23, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky education officials say high schools students, parents and school employees are among those invited to join a Facebook Live event this week to learn about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship. The state Department of Education says the event will be at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday....

Kentucky State Police seek votes for cruiser in contest

Jul. 20, 2018 4:43 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Who has the coolest cruiser around? Kentucky State Police are confident that they do and they are seeking votes to prove it. The agency is participating in the American Association of State Troopers 2019 Best Looking Cruiser Contest. Their entry is a photo of a new Dodge Charger...

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...

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...

Gov. Bevin extends contract to investigate predecessor

Jul. 18, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has extended a contract with an Indiana law firm to investigate corruption in his Democratic predecessor's administration. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the potential cost to Kentucky taxpayers for Bevin's investigation of...

Many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct run again

Jul. 18, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide. Voters' response? Mostly, keep them in office. Of the...

Chess club not dwelling on controversial Bevin remarks

Jul. 15, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — While Gov. Matt Bevin's controversial remarks this month about the West Louisville Chess Club sparked a backlash in the community, fifth-grader Keyaira Thompson wasn't giving it too much thought. She just wanted to win against her older sister, Kaleisha. When asked who would win in a...

Former child welfare boss alleges discrimination, harassment

Jul. 13, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An attorney for Kentucky's former child welfare commissioner says she was subject to "repeated acts of discrimination," including sexually harassing comments from her male colleagues that prompted her resignation last month. But an investigation by the Cabinet for Health and Family...

Deputy's gun discharges, wounds man he was trying to arrest

Jul. 13, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky deputy's gun discharged and wounded a man he was trying to arrest. A statement from Kentucky State Police says a preliminary investigation found that a Hardin County sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle Thursday. Inside was a man with several felony warrants....

Kentucky attorney general files 7th opioid lawsuit

Jul. 12, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The company's website claimed its product would "enable patients to stay in the workplace, enjoy interaction with family and friends and remain a member of society." But Kentucky's Attorney General is more interested in what the company did not say: Its product was dangerously...