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$1M given to Eastern Kentucky University School of Business

Sep. 22, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville couple have donated $1 million to the Eastern Kentucky University School of Business to support its Center for Professional Sales. The center now bears the name of Louis and Maribeth Berman. Their gift will be used for space and equipment, increased faculty support,...

Funding awarded for 11 projects in western Kentucky

Sep. 22, 2020 5:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Delta Regional Authority grants will fund 11 projects in western Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Nearly $4.8 million will go toward projects that will update infrastructure, expand broadband and health care access, and improve opportunities for economic development, the governor...

Kentucky seeks to extend extra unemployment assistance

Sep. 21, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has applied for another round of supplemental unemployment payments for tens of thousands of people who lost work during the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. The Democratic governor said his administration is seeking federal approval to distribute the extra...

FILE - This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky.  (Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

Police cancel vacations; prepare for Breonna Taylor decision

Sep. 21, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville, Kentucky, police said Monday that they had canceled vacations and were setting up barricades in preparation for the state attorney general's announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor's shooting death. A statement from the department said all...

Louisville challenges NCAA over recruiting allegations

Sep. 21, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has refuted NCAA allegations against its men's basketball program in the wake of a federal corruption scandal, requesting that the highest-level violation be reclassified. The university also is challenging that former coach Rick Pitino failed to promote an atmosphere of...

Louisville, Kentucky, police canceling vacations in preparation for announcement in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 21, 2020 4:30 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville, Kentucky, police canceling vacations in preparation for announcement in Breonna Taylor case.
Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee near the intersection of 26th and Broadway, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Family of BBQ cook shot by National Guard files civil suit

Sep. 21, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a barbecue cook who was shot to death by a National Guard member during tense Louisville protests has filed a wrongful death suit against Louisville police officers and guard members. The suit, filed Monday, alleges law enforcement officials used excessive force when...

Police investigate double slaying in southern Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police were investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found at a residence in southern Kentucky. Kentucky State Police responded Sunday afternoon to the home in Tompkinsville after the bodies were found, a statement from the agency said. Both appeared to have been...

New kind of license plate making debut in Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2020 5:18 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new kind of Kentucky license plate has started appearing on vehicles across the state. The biggest difference is in the way the new plates are manufactured. They're digitally printed on flat aluminum instead of traditional, embossed metal with raised letters and numbers, state...

Kentucky's old capitol, military history museum reopen

Sep. 21, 2020 5:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum have reopened to visitors in Frankfort, the Kentucky Historical Society announced. The facilities reopened in accordance with the governor's Healthy at Work guidelines and the American Alliance of Museums' recommendations...