Latest Kentucky state government News

Kentucky governor flexes incumbency power in reelection bid

Jan. 28, 2023 12:39 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Playing up the advantages of incumbency he hopes to ride to reelectio n, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently touted the state's newest round of job-creation successes, honored a retiring police officer and highlighted recovery assistance for a flood-stricken region. ...

GOP investigations of Biden to test Chairman Comer’s power

Jan. 21, 2023 12:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In early 2017, freshman Rep. James Comer found himself aboard Air Force One with the country's two most powerful Republicans, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As they returned to Washington from a Kentucky rally, the conversation turned to the...

March for Life eyes Congress for post-Roe abortion limits

Jan. 20, 2023 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half century after Roe v. Wade, March for Life supporters on Friday celebrated the Supreme Court's dismantling of that constitutional right to abortion and heralded the political struggle set loose by the court's decision. President Joe Biden pledged to do all in his limited...

Kentucky GOP seeks school closure records from governor

Jan. 20, 2023 09:41 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Still fuming over pandemic-era shutdowns, Kentucky Republicans are pushing to obtain behind-the-scenes correspondence that Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and his inner circle had about school closures at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. Their sweeping...

Biden-McConnell: Personally mismatched, professionally bound

Jan. 18, 2023 15:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden stepped to the lectern in the shadow of the Brent Spence Bridge in northern Kentucky this month, he couldn't stop showering praise on the state's senior Republican senator, who had fought to repair the ramshackle span for decades. It was quite a...

US divided over Roe's repeal as abortion foes gird for march

Jan. 18, 2023 12:52 PM EST

Anti-abortion activists will have multiple reasons to celebrate — and some reasons for unease — when they gather Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life. The march, which includes a rally drawing abortion opponents from across the nation, has been held annually since...

Booker lands job in Kentucky governor's administration

Jan. 14, 2023 13:22 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has hired former U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker for a lead role in efforts to connect state government with community and faith-based groups in policy partnerships. Booker, a Democrat from Louisville, will head the Governor’s...

Today in History: JAN 13, US House impeaches Trump

Jan. 13, 2023 00:10 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2023. There are 352 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 13, 2021, President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House over the violent Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol,...

Kentucky gov supports lawsuit challenging charter school law

Jan. 12, 2023 16:41 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday he supports a lawsuit aimed at blocking a school choice law giving charter schools a foothold in the state and supplying them with a funding stream. The Democratic governor aligned himself with public education...

Kentucky prosecutor to resign after pardon request

Jan. 11, 2023 16:41 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor who apologized for recommending a pardon for a sex offender whose family donated to his campaign is resigning, a state legislator said. Rick Boling, the Commonwealth's Attorney for Christian County, recommended that former Kentucky Gov....