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Democratic candidates call for more higher education funding

May. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ahead of next week's primary election, Democrats running for Kentucky governor promised during a debate Wednesday to push for increased state funding for higher education. During the hourlong televised debate — their second one this week — candidates called for...

Kentucky city temporarily stops recycling paper

May. 15, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The city of Lexington, Kentucky, is suspending paper recycling due to "changes in the global marketplace" for recycled materials. City officials say there is an overabundance of material in domestic markets and Lexington's recycling center cannot store the paper long term. Residents...

Kentucky Islamic leader charged in murder-for-hire plot

May. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An Islamic leader and two others in Kentucky have been arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire plot. Islamic Center of Lexington leader Mahmoud Shalash, John Sadiqullah and Abdul Hadi are charged in federal court with use of interstate facilities in commission for murder for hire...

Kentucky police officer driving cruiser charged with DUI

May. 9, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police officer is accused of driving under the influence in a city police car. Thirty-year-old Lexington police Officer Jeffery Burden was relieved of his sworn duties and transferred to an administrative assignment while the case is investigated. The Lexington...

The Latest: VP Pence visits Kentucky company to talk trade

May. 3, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visits to Louisiana and Kentucky: ___ 8:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence has made a stop in Kentucky, speaking to employees at an equine feed company where Gov. Matt Bevin also appeared. WKYT-TV reports Pence stopped at Hallway Feeds in...

Pence to promote trade accord in Kentucky visit

May. 2, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is returning to Kentucky to promote the U.S-Mexico-Canada trade accord and attend a Kentucky Derby eve party. A White House official says the vice president will tour a small business in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday and meet with employees to talk about the...

Police: 2 people found fatally shot in car

Apr. 26, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police say two people have been found fatally shot in a car in central Kentucky. Lexington police Lt. Andrew Daugherty said officers were called to the scene early Friday after reports of shots fired. He said when officers arrived they found a man and a woman dead inside of a car....

KEMI board votes to cut CEO's pay following critical audit

Apr. 20, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The governing board of Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance has recommended that its chief executive take a pay cut and lose his long-term job contract in favor of year-to-year probation. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the action follows an audit that criticized spending...

Homeless ask Kentucky city for 3-week camp clearing notice

Apr. 18, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentuckians struggling with homelessness are asking for an ordinance that requires homeless camps be given notice of camp clearings at least 21 days in advance. News outlets report the ordinance was proposed to a Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council committee on Tuesday. The...

Bevin promotes school choice with US education secretary

Apr. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration's top education official teamed up with Kentucky's governor and others Wednesday to promote school choice initiatives that use tax credits to pay for some children to go to private schools. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and...