Latest Kentucky state government News

Kentucky surpasses 1,000 virus cases for 2nd straight day

Sep. 30, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's daily count of new coronavirus cases Wednesday surpassed 1,000 for a second straight day for the first time, offering more proof the state is being hit by an escalating outbreak. Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,004 more cases statewide, one day after a near-record 1,018 cases....

Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday

Sep. 30, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police, so that prosecutors can edit out witnesses’ names and personal information. Audio recordings of the proceedings were originally supposed to be...

Kentucky attorney general's office seeks to delay release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 30, 2020 10:29 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general's office seeks to delay release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case.

Manufacturing company to open new plant in Kentucky

Sep. 30, 2020 5:22 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (AP) — A company that manufactures metal compressed air sprayers plans to open a production plant in eastern Kentucky that will create up to 100 jobs, officials said. Chapin International Inc. plans to relocate part of existing operations in New York and Ohio to the facility in Rockcastle...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Of the three Louisville Metro police officers being investigated, one was indicted. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Court to release grand jury record in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 29, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general acknowledged that he never recommended homicide charges against any of the police officers conducting the drug raid that led to Breonna Taylor's death, and said he didn't object to a public release of the grand jury's deliberations. Amid outrage...

Kentucky reports second-highest daily number of virus cases

Sep. 29, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's spike in coronavirus cases accelerated Tuesday when 1,018 more cases were reported — the state's second-highest daily total since the pandemic began. The near-record number should be a “wake-up call," Gov. Andy Beshear said as he kept urging people to wear...

Kentucky attorney general agrees to comply with judge's order to release grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 29, 2020 4:59 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general agrees to comply with judge's order to release grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case.

Kentucky fall wildfire hazard season starts Thursday

Sep. 29, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's fall wildfire hazard season begins Thursday, and officials have announced outdoor burning restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear said predictions are for a worse than average fire season. “I urge every Kentuckian to be vigilant when outdoors and abide by burning...

Gov. Beshear warns of complacency amid surge in virus cases

Sep. 29, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Warning of a growing complacency in fighting the coronavirus, Kentucky's governor said Monday the state is experiencing a surge in cases that needs to be met with a commitment to public mask wearing. The Bluegrass State had nearly 5,000 coronavirus cases last week — the most in...

State Rep. Attica Scott speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Breonna Taylor's family attorney Ben Crump is calling for the Kentucky attorney general to release the transcripts from the grand jury that decided not to charge any of the officers involved in the Black woman's death.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case pleads not guilty

Sep. 29, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The lone Kentucky detective facing charges related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday. Brett Hankison’s plea comes five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Taylor’s...