Latest Kentucky state government News

Sheriff: Student hospitalized after ‘vaping overdose’

Nov. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky says a student was hospitalized because of a possible vaping overdose. News outlets report a Daviess County High School resource officer told deputies that a female student was being taken to the hospital from a “vaping overdose.” A press release...

Radio host says he won’t run to unseat Mitch McConnell

Nov. 15, 2019 10:43 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky radio host returned to the airwaves after a hiatus to announce he won’t enter the race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020. Matt Jones left his popular sports talk show last week when the Kentucky Republican Party complained he was using it to...

Reaction to Bevin concession in governor’s race

Nov. 14, 2019 6:28 PM EST

Reaction from Kentucky officials to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s concession to Democrat Andy Beshear, ending the state’s bitterly fought governor’s race: —Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne: “With today’s concession announcement, the governor put the people of Kentucky...

Beshear set for ‘next chapter’ as Bevin concedes in Kentucky

Nov. 14, 2019 6:04 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race and setting the stage for divided government in a GOP stronghold. Bevin, an ally of President Donald Trump, made the...

The Latest: Beshear urges unity after his rival’s concession

Nov. 14, 2019 5:38 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the Kentucky governor’s race (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says it’s time for Kentuckians to come together now that his tough race against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has concluded. Beshear thanked Bevin for his promise to ensure a...

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he won’t contest results showing Democratic opponent winning Kentucky governor’s race

Nov. 14, 2019 2:23 PM EST
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he won’t contest results showing Democratic opponent winning Kentucky governor’s race.

Teacher accused of sexual contact with 2 students

Nov. 14, 2019 12:13 PM EST

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school teacher accused of having sexual contact with two students has been arrested. Kentucky State Police said in a statement that 40-year-old James S. Cornett of Beattyville is facing two counts of first-degree sex abuse. Police say they learned about the...

Vote totals set to be double-checked in Kentucky gov’s race

Nov. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision when the vote totals from the Kentucky governor’s race are double-checked Thursday — concede to Democrat Andy Beshear or contest last week’s election in a historic move that could put the outcome in...

Bevin administration again ordered to release Braidy records

Nov. 12, 2019 7:45 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has again been ordered to release records about Braidy Industries, which is partly owned by the state and plans to build an aluminum mill in Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a ruling...

Beshear announces transition website, Bevin awaits recanvass

Nov. 12, 2019 5:50 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As a recanvass requested by Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin approaches, Democrat Andy Beshear continues to move forward with his plans to take over the governor's office. Beshear, the state's attorney general, unveiled a website Tuesday for the transition, and people can go there...