Latest Kentucky state government News

Austin Peay scores 28 unanswered 2nd-half points to beat EKU

Sep. 24, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike DiLiello passed for a touchdown and rushed for 181 yards and three second-half scores as Austin Peay scored 28 unanswered points after halftime to beat Eastern Kentucky 31-20 on Saturday. Austin Peay trailed 20-3 at halftime, including a DiLiello...

Kentucky receiving $23M in funding for crime victim aid

Sep. 23, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal program that supports crime victims is awarding almost $23 million in grants to Kentucky programs. Funds totaling $22.8 million will go to assist 120 programs and projects, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said in announcing the funding Thursday. The...

Beshear creates advisory council to guide disaster responses

Sep. 22, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state hit by devastating tornadoes and flooding within a span of several months, a new and diverse advisory council will help guide responses to natural disasters and prepare communities for any future crisis, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. ...

Craft selects Sen. Wise as 2023 GOP running mate in Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate Kelly Craft selected state Sen. Max Wise as her running mate Wednesday evening, making an early commitment to a political partnership with the conservative lawmaker that she hopes will boost her primary bid next spring. Craft — a former...

More than 100 archaeological sites featured on new website

Sep. 21, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new website highlights how archaeological sites across Kentucky have contributed knowledge about the state's history, officials said. Discover Kentucky Archaeology was launched by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office in...

Governor: Mountain Parkway expansion coming to Magoffin Co.

Sep. 20, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear visited eastern Kentucky to highlight plans to expand the Mountain Parkway. The planned four-lane expansion in Magoffin County would stretch 13 miles from US 460 in Salyersville to Kentucky Highway 404 in Prestonsburg. The...

Kentucky court suspends prosecutor who asked for nude photos

Sep. 18, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended an Eastern Kentucky prosecutor who promised to help a defendant in exchange for nude photos. Ronnie Goldy is the commonwealth’s attorney for Bath, Menifee, Montgomery and Rowan counties. Although the court temporarily...

Beshear offers defense on issues looming in reelection bid

Sep. 15, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear defended his record Thursday on a host of challenges — the pandemic, high consumer prices, crime and drug deaths — that are sure to surface next year when the Democrat seeks a second term. Some topics came up at his weekly news...

Beshears receive new COVID-19 booster at Capitol event

Sep. 14, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — To stress the importance of getting the new COVID-19 booster, Kentucky's governor took the jab in public. Gov. Andy Beshear and first lady Britainy Beshear rolled up their sleeves Wednesday to receive the booster during an event in the Capitol Rotunda. ...

Constitutionality of new law goes to Kentucky Supreme Court

Sep. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over the constitutionality of a new Kentucky law that allows involuntary commitment for violent offenders. Arguments were heard by justices in two cases out of Jefferson County, a statement from the...