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Enerblu delays eastern Kentucky project at least 1 year

Jan. 17, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A proposed battery manufacturing plant on a reclaimed coal mine in eastern Kentucky has been delayed at least one year after the company discovered problems at the construction site. EnerBlu President and CEO Daniel Elliott said the company has not found a way to build its facility at...

Kentucky Senate votes to shift power to select principals

Jan. 11, 2019 2:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Friday to shift the authority for selecting school principals, a move detractors said would weaken the role of school-based decision making councils created by the state's landmark education law. The measure would transfer that power away from the...

Amid growing pressure, Kentucky governor vows to run in 2019

Jan. 10, 2019 9:44 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Facing a restless group of challengers in both parties, Kentucky's Republican governor sought to reassure nervous Republicans on Thursday that he would run for a second term in 2019 despite slow-walking a campaign for an election that is less than 11 months away. Gov. Matt Bevin has...

Texas Hispanic activist Muniz free after 24 years in prison

Jan. 9, 2019 9:31 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Hispanic rights activist and political pioneer Ramsey Muniz, who was sentenced to life without parole in 1994 on a drug conviction, has been released from prison after years of intense efforts by family and supporters to free him. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says Muniz was released from the...

Kentucky lawmakers unveil school-safety measure

Jan. 9, 2019 6:46 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A statewide school-safety measure touted as the Kentucky legislature's top priority this year was unveiled on Wednesday, nearly a year after two students were killed in a shooting at a rural high school in the state. The legislation calls for hiring a state school security marshal to...

Bevin may face challenger; Edelen expands Democratic field

Jan. 7, 2019 5:45 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who bucked his party's leadership on pension legislation might try to block Gov. Matt Bevin's clear path in the state's Republican primary, based on a premature website launch signaling he's preparing to challenge the incumbent governor. And on the Democratic side...

Edelen promises 'modern Kentucky' in campaign for governor

Jan. 7, 2019 1:48 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's former state auditor has officially declared his candidacy for governor. Adam Edelen made the announcement on Monday in Lexington with running mate Gill Holland, a Louisville businessman and developer. Edelen is the fourth Democrat to declare for the race, setting up a...

There's now a hotline that plays 'My Old Kentucky Home'

Jan. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky for Kentucky, a Commonwealth-themed store based in Lexington — has created a hotline for homesick Kentuckians. The number is 1-855-883-8663 (Give it a call. I'll wait.) After a ring or two, you'll hear a rendition of the song "My Old Kentucky Home." According to Whit...

Krispy Kreme delivers doughnuts to officers over pastry loss

Jan. 3, 2019 6:45 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the company and a police escort delivered dozens of doughnuts to the city police department Wednesday afternoon. Officer Kyle...

Kentucky police 'mourn' loss of doughnut truck in fire

Jan. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky found some humor after an empty doughnut truck caught fire. WKYT-TV reports no one was injured when the Krispy Kreme driver stopped Monday after noticing smoke in the cab of his truck following a delivery in Morehead. The fire was extinguished quickly and the cause...