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Registration grows among voters not tied to major parties

Jan. 30, 2023 05:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The percentage of Kentucky's registered voters who aren't affiliated with the Republican or Democratic parties reached a new high at the end of 2022, Secretary of State Michael Adams said. Voter registration under the category of “other” political...

Wilson's 22 points help No. 9 Kansas survive Kentucky 77-68

Jan. 29, 2023 00:03 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — So much for all that worry over No. 9 Kansas falling toward a low point under Bill Self. Especially given the Jayhawks' cool, poised response to several gut checks against fellow basketball royalty. Jalen Wilson scored 22 points, including one...

Blanton powers Eastern Kentucky over Bellarmine 73-63

Jan. 28, 2023 23:49 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Devontae Blanton finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 73-63 victory over Bellarmine on Saturday night. Leland Walker hit three 3-pointers and scored 20 for the Colonels (14-9, 7-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). Michael Moreno added...

Weatherspoon leads No. 21 FAU over Western Kentucky 70-63

Jan. 28, 2023 19:17 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Weatherspoon scored 14 points and No. 21 Florida Atlantic defeated Western Kentucky 70-63 on Saturday to remain undefeated at home. The victory extended FAU’s winning streak to a program-record 20 games, which is now the nation’s longest. The...

Kentucky governor flexes incumbency power in reelection bid

Jan. 28, 2023 12:39 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Playing up the advantages of incumbency he hopes to ride to reelectio n, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently touted the state's newest round of job-creation successes, honored a retiring police officer and highlighted recovery assistance for a flood-stricken region. ...

Steel plant to expand with $244 million investment in Ky.

Jan. 27, 2023 04:07 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky stainless steel plant is spending $244 million to expand its facility in Carroll County, one of several economic development projects announced by Gov. Andy Beshear this week. North American Stainless will add space to its 4 million square foot...

Davis, FAU win school-record 19th straight, beat Middle Tenn

Jan. 26, 2023 22:13 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Johnell Davis scored 25 points as No. 21 Florida Atlantic won its school-record 19th straight game, beating Middle Tennessee 85-67 Thursday night. The victory gave FAU (20-1, 9-0 Conference USA) only the second 20-win season in the program’s Division I...

Tipton's 3 beats buzzer, Bellarmine downs E Kentucky 72-71

Jan. 26, 2023 21:20 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Garrett Tipton drilled a contested 3-pointer from the top of the key with less than a second to play, Juston Betz scored 18 points and Bellarmine defeated Eastern Kentucky 72-71 on Thursday night. Alex Priem drove into the lane and kicked the...

Louisville juvenile detention center to reopen after repairs

Jan. 26, 2023 16:23 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state juvenile detention facility deemed unsafe in Louisville will soon reopen after undergoing weeks of repairs, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Jefferson County Regional Juvenile Detention Center has undergone upgrades to doors, locks and fire alarm...

Former jail officer sentenced to 3 years for excessive force

Jan. 26, 2023 12:06 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky jail officer convicted in federal court of using unlawful force on an inmate has been sentenced to three years in prison. Darrell Taylor, a former officer with the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, acknowledged he made a mistake...