Latest Kentucky News

Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who'll win on Sunday

Feb. 01, 2023 14:11 PM EST

The Beyhive is all abuzz over the possibility that Beyoncé will have a chance to make Grammy history this year, which should make for an exciting awards show as she's up against heavy hitters Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles. She'll need just four more trophies to ascend to...

Economic development projects add jobs in northern Kentucky

Feb. 01, 2023 04:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A company's expansion in northern Kentucky is creating more than 400 jobs in the region while bolstering the state's logistics and distribution sector, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Whitehorse Freight added a new facility in Kenton County in response to growth and...

Seniors help Kentucky pull away for 75-66 win over Ole Miss

Jan. 31, 2023 23:47 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Antonio Reeves came off the bench to score a season-high 27 points, Oscar Tshiebwe had a double-double and Kentucky pulled away for a 75-66 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night. Reeves sank 8 of 12 shots from the floor, including 6 of 7 from 3-point range,...

Group makes first funding award to combat opioid epidemic

Jan. 31, 2023 18:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky commission assigned to distribute money from a massive settlement with opioid companies has made its first funding award to help combat the state's opioid epidemic, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Tuesday. The Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory...

Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe voted as state's top sports figure

Jan. 31, 2023 13:10 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky men’s basketball forward Oscar Tshiebwe, who was named The Associated Press' top player on the way to sweeping all six national awards last spring, has been voted the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year. Tshiebwe is the...

Kentucky to begin processing state tax returns on Feb. 6

Jan. 31, 2023 04:11 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Revenue started accepting electronically filed 2022 individual income tax returns last week, mirroring the IRS tax filing timeline, the state said. The processing of Kentucky returns is scheduled to begin on Feb. 6, 2023, it said. ...

Ex-justice Waller will not run for Mississippi governor

Jan. 30, 2023 20:07 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bill Waller Jr., a former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, will not run for governor this year against incumbent Tate Reeves. Waller ran for governor in 2019 before losing to Reeves in a Republican primary runoff. On Jan. 3, he told The...

Beshear touts education plan ahead of lawmakers reconvening

Jan. 30, 2023 16:29 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is lagging behind in the “competition for talent” to lead its classrooms, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday in pushing for higher teacher pay as a way to overcome a shortage of educators. He cited grim statistics in making his case for a 5% pay raise...

Kentucky sued over counties' costs to house state inmates

Jan. 30, 2023 10:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit claims that Kentucky counties are unfairly stuck with the costs of housing, feeding and providing medical and psychiatric care for state inmates. The suit against the state Corrections Department was filed recently in Franklin Circuit Court by the...

Registration grows among voters not tied to major parties

Jan. 30, 2023 05:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The percentage of Kentucky's registered voters who aren't affiliated with the Republican or Democratic parties reached a new high at the end of 2022, Secretary of State Michael Adams said. Voter registration under the category of “other” political...