Latest Kentucky News

New boat ramp to provide public access to Ohio River

Jan. 21, 2020 4:53 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials have broken ground on a new boat ramp that will provide public access to the Ohio River in Louisville. The boat ramp and parking area at Shawnee Park will provide boaters with river access below McAlpine Locks and Dam and the Falls of the Ohio, according to a statement from...

Historical marker unveiled at Kentucky gym where Ali trained

Jan. 21, 2020 4:50 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — People passing by the Kentucky gym where Muhammad Ali learned to box can see a new historical marker that has been placed there. The Columbia Gym at Spalding University in Louisville also has a red bicycle hanging over the entrance to the gym. Ali's red bike was stolen when he was...

Police: Woman smoking while pouring gas set self on fire

Jan. 21, 2020 4:14 AM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman who was pouring gas into a child's motorcycle while smoking a cigarette set herself on fire and was seriously burned. The woman was flown from Independence to a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday for treatment, WLWT-TV reported. She was using a gas can to fill...

Empire Maker, Belmont winner and prolific sire, dies at 20

Jan. 21, 2020 1:03 AM EST

Empire Maker, who won the 2003 Belmont Stakes to spoil Funny Cide's Triple Crown bid and went on to become a prolific stallion, died of a rare disease that compromised his immune system. He was 20 years old. Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, said Monday that Empire Maker died Saturday. He was bred and raced...

Kentucky Rep. Stan Lee withdraws from 2020 election

Jan. 20, 2020 5:19 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Longtime state Rep. Stan Lee has withdrawn from the 2020 election. The Republican from Lexington, who has served in the legislature for nearly two decades, made the decision Friday, a week after the filing deadline, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. In an email to the newspaper,...

Earthquake felt in eastern Tennessee, Kentucky

Jan. 20, 2020 4:02 PM EST

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A small earthquake hit East Tennessee on Monday, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck near Fincastle, Tennessee in Campbell County. A USGS map showed it was felt around East Tennessee and southern Kentucky. It was the second earthquake...

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley talks to her team from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. South Carolina won the game 78-45. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

South Carolina, Baylor lead women's Top 25; Northwestern in

Jan. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina still sits atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll, with Baylor in second place. The Gamecocks received 22 first-place votes from a 30-member media panel Monday. The Lady Bears got six. UConn moved up to third after previous No. 3 Stanford lost to Oregon by 32...

Troubled Kentucky jail improves under new leadership

Jan. 20, 2020 12:22 PM EST

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A troubled Kentucky jail has seen huge improvements since getting a new jailer a little over a year ago. A state jail inspection report for Boyd County Detention Center in December 2018 listed hundreds of deficiencies. Last September, the report listed six items for remediation,...

Rapper, law enforcement shed light on Atlanta mall shooting

Jan. 20, 2020 12:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Statements from law enforcement officials and a Kentucky-based rapper are shedding more light on what led to a shooting that caused chaos outside one of Atlanta’s largest malls last week. The man shot by police on Saturday after refusing to drop his gun may have been trying to stop a...

In this recent photo, God Smile Ministry founder and director Michael Magan, left, listens as Dr. Janet Rowland, right, talks with patient Jennifer Hasley about denture treatment in Owensboro, Ky. Hasley is among the first three patients to benefit from the God Smile Ministry that helps recovering addicts with dentures. (Messenger-Inquirer/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

Going the Extra Smile: Recovering drug addicts get dentures

Jan. 19, 2020 11:38 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — In less than four months of existence, God Smile Ministry is already impacting lives through improving their oral health. On Thursday (Jan. 9), the second and third patients of the faith-based nonprofit were being treated by Dr. Janet Rowland at her Rowland Family Dentistry office at...