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Kentucky reopens former private prison closed after scandal

Dec. 5, 2020 12:20 PM EST

WHEELWRIGHT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Friday that the Department of Corrections has officially reopened a prison in Floyd County that closed in 2012 after sexual abuse allegations. The former Otter Creek Correctional Center was previously run by Tennessee-based private prison...

Kentucky hospital system says trial vaccine run a success

Dec. 5, 2020 10:47 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s largest hospital system announced on Friday that a trial run for ordering and receiving doses of a COVID-19 vaccine was successful. University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington was chosen by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department for...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. While Senate leader Mitch McConnell is at the center of talks on another coronavirus relief bill, hardships are mounting in his home state of Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

School superintendents told to plan for vaccine distribution

Dec. 4, 2020 7:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor called on school superintendents Friday to begin planning for the eventual distribution of coronavirus vaccines to their employees. The latest development in the state's plans to allocate the vaccine came as Gov. Andy Beshear reported more than 3,600 new...

In Supreme Court fight, Beshear defends school restrictions

Dec. 4, 2020 6:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded to a request by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday by defending of his suspension of in-person classes at public and private schools. The filing comes days after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked the nation's highest court to strike...

Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor's mother, in white beside Attorney Ben Crump, left, speak in Louisville, Ky., after settlement was announced. The city of Louisville will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor's slaying by police thrust the Black woman's name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Tuesday.(AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Council won't appoint new prosecutor in Breonna Taylor case

Dec. 4, 2020 12:15 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A council of Kentucky prosecutors said Friday it does not have the legal authority to appoint another special prosecutor in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, despite a plea from Taylor's mother. Tamika Palmer had petitioned the Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council in October...

Kentucky farm economy holds steady despite pandemic

Dec. 4, 2020 11:15 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's agricultural receipts are expected to hold steady to last year's levels despite turmoil caused by the coronavirus, economists said Friday. The state's 2020 farm cash receipts are projected to be $5.5 billion, equaling last year's amount, University of Kentucky agricultural...

Owners of The Black Italian restaurant and catering service, Paula Hunter, left, and her husband Anthony Hunter in their empty restaurant in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The Hunter's spun off their catering service into a restaurant but now, hit with a recent statewide order closing restaurants to indoor dining until mid-December, the couple is hoping for another round of federal aid to hang on until vaccines can conquer the virus. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Hardships mount in Kentucky as COVID-19 relief talks drag on

Dec. 4, 2020 5:56 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Paula and Anthony Hunter spun off their catering service into a restaurant serving Italian food with a “touch of soul” right before the coronavirus hit. Soon, both Louisville businesses slammed to a halt, and the couple relied on federal relief to help stay afloat. They...

New format planned for next year's Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Dec. 4, 2020 4:35 AM EST

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Next year's Kentucky Bourbon Festival will offer a new format that includes expanded tastings and educational experiences, officials said. The 30th annual festival will be held Sept. 16-19 in Bardstown, officials announced Thursday in a statement. Highlights of the festival will...

Edwards leads No. 11 Kentucky women in Howard's return

Dec. 3, 2020 9:44 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Dre'Una Edwards scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and No. 11 Kentucky closed the game with an 11-0 run for a 60-49 win over Kansas State in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge on Thursday night. The game marked the return of All-American Rhyne Howard, who was suspended for the first two...

Langdon lifts Northern Kentucky over Tennessee Tech 74-65

Dec. 3, 2020 8:47 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Bryson Langdon had 15 points to lead five Northern Kentucky players in double figures as the Norse beat Tennessee Tech 74-65 on Thursday night. Trey Robinson and Trevon Faulkner added 14 points apiece for the Norse (2-0). David Bohm chipped in 12 points, and Adrian Nelson had...