Latest Kentucky state government News

Logistics provider plans new operation creating 110 jobs

Aug. 10, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A logistics provider plans to invest $25 million for a new operation in Bowling Green that will create 110 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Bluegrass Supply Chain Services LLC is expanding its logistics capabilities to serve the automotive and food and...

Beshear: FEMA has to 'get it right' in response to flooding

Aug. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday he will be relentless in pushing for federal assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, insisting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has “to get it right” by broadly supporting residents trying to rebuild their lives. ...

Candidate posts bond for recount of primary results

Aug. 09, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A recount of the primary election results in a northern Kentucky legislative race is expected to begin Wednesday, according to a published report. Jessica Neal, who finished second in the Republican primary for Senate District 24, posted a $57,368 bond Monday to...

Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more US help

Aug. 08, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

LOST CREEK, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky's history, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. At least 37...

Former Justice Cabinet secretary, lawmaker charged with rape

Aug. 08, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky Justice Cabinet secretary and lawmaker was arrested Monday and charged with rape. Former state Rep. John Tilley, who oversaw Kentucky’s state prison system under former Gov. Matt Bevin, is accused of having sex at a Lexington hotel with a...

Electric vehicle battery-related plant announced in Kentucky

Aug. 08, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lotte Aluminium Materials USA plans an aluminum foil manufacturing operation to serve the electric vehicle battery industry in Kentucky and is expected to create 122 full-time jobs. The company is investing $238.7 million in the plant in Hardin County, Gov....

Kentucky candidates struggle when describing 2020 election

Aug. 07, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans came to the state’s premier political event this weekend intent on winning elections in November and beyond, but some candidates aspiring to become governor had a hard time coming to terms with Donald Trump's defeat in 2020. They gave...

Paul's wife says senator wants to subpoena Fauci records

Aug. 06, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to subpoena the records of the country’s top infectious disease expert, the senator's wife said while standing in for him at Kentucky's premier political event Saturday. Paul, a Republican, has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony...

In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event

Aug. 06, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was consoling families displaced by historic flooding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Republicans at the state’s premier political event on the other side of the state were campaigning to oust him from office in 2023. ...

Breonna Taylor supporters relieved by charges against police

Aug. 05, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville activists put in long hours on phones and in the streets, working tirelessly to call for arrests in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor — but it was mostly two years filled with frustration. This week they saw their fortunes suddenly...