Latest Kentucky News

Louisville Water employees hit by car, 1 killed

Jul. 22, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a car involved in a crash was pushed off a road and into two Louisville Water workers, killing one of them. The water utility company in Kentucky said 17-year employee Jimmy Stone died after the crash Monday afternoon. The company says Chad Harper, a 23-year employee,...

Kentucky governor's pension plan passes state House

Jul. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's pension-relief proposal cleared the Republican-run state House by a slim margin Monday, surviving a crucial showdown as lawmakers continued a special legislative session convened by the GOP governor. The 52-46 vote capped a debate lasting more than three...

Officials will tour Bevin's home again to clear tax dispute

Jul. 22, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tax officials in Kentucky will get a second tour of Gov. Matt Bevin's mansion amid a long-running dispute over whether the home is assessed too low for tax purposes. The Courier Journal reports the Jefferson County Board of Assessment Adjustment decided Friday to revisit the...

Deputy shot in line of duty returns home from hospital

Jul. 22, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who was shot in southeastern Kentucky while conducting a wellness check has returned home from the hospital. WYMT-TV reports Kentucky State Police said McCreary County sheriff's deputy Dustin Watkins was released Sunday from the University of Tennessee Medical...

400-plus citations given for call-before-digging violations

Jul. 22, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky utility regulators say their agency has issued more than 400 citations since assuming the role of enforcing the state's call-before-you-dig law as it relates to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines. The state Public Service Commission took over responsibility for enforcing...

State: Doctor's wife mishandled vaccines, caused outbreak

Jul. 22, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure says a Mount Sterling doctor allowed his unlicensed wife to mishandle vaccines, causing an infection outbreak in patients across Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the board on Friday placed Dr. Paul E....

Herman rides Trump's putting advice to victory in Kentucky

Jul. 21, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From President Donald Trump's putting advice to playing partner Kelly Kraft's two late bogeys, Jim Herman got the help he needed to win the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title. He executed when he had to, too. "Really proud of how I can step up on that...

Chocolate factory owner rekindles love of art

Jul. 21, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Rebecca Ruth Chocolate factory has been serving the community sweets for nearly a century. Charles Booe, who has been managing the business since he purchased it from his father in 1997, recently found a way to incorporate his lifelong love of art into his career as business owner....

Simone Biles takes gold medal at US Classic gymnastics

Jul. 20, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simone Biles had a lot to feel good about, even with some rare missteps that were quickly forgotten in her latest climb atop another podium. What mattered most to the world's top gymnast was keeping things moving forward, which Biles did. Biles won the U.S. Classic on Saturday night...

Helped by Trump's putting advice, Herman leads Barbasol

Jul. 20, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Helped by President Donald Trump's putting advice, Jim Herman had two eagles in a 10-under 62 to maintain a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship. "I haven't been playing bad, I just haven't been rolling the ball very well," Herman said. "So, to start...