Latest Kentucky News

Bevin looks to overcome battles to win another term

Apr. 20, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Never one to duck controversy, Kentucky's Republican governor has feuded with teachers and insulted judges. He stunned GOP lawmakers recently by vetoing a pension bill counted on by an array of state-funded agencies, provoking a spat with the state Senate's top leader. Just weeks away...

St. Joseph's guard Kimble joins Louisville as grad transfer

Apr. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has added former St. Joseph's point guard Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble to its roster as a graduate transfer. A two-year starter and only three-time captain for the Hawks, the 6-foot, 180-pound Kimble totaled 908 points with 111 3-pointers and 265 assists at the school. He ranked...

Churchill Downs enacts improvements for horse, rider safety

Apr. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs will invest $8 million for an on-site equine medical center as part of several other measures to improve safety for horses and riders. The medical center is expected to open next March and will include a quarantine facility. Next month's Kentucky Derby will have a...

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

Apr. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S....

Kentucky signs Keion Brooks, graduate transfer Nate Sestina

Apr. 18, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has signed forward Keion Brooks to a national letter of intent after adding former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound Brooks is the Wildcats' first signee of the spring period that began Wednesday and runs through May 15. Considered...

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

Apr. 18, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally, rating the health initiative as one of his top priorities. The Senate leader said his bill will cover all tobacco...

Kentucky adds Bucknell graduate transfer Nate Sestina

Apr. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has signed former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer for next season. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound Sestina will receive an undergraduate degree in geography next month and be eligible to play this fall for the Wildcats. He averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds...

Woman sues over melon linked to US salmonella outbreak

Apr. 17, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Kentucky woman is suing an Indiana-based company that issued a recall last week for melon products linked to a salmonella outbreak. Fifty-year-old Tammy France of Louisville alleges in her federal lawsuit that she spent a week hospitalized with salmonella poisoning after eating...

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro will remain in NBA draft

Apr. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school. The 6-foot-5 freshman announced his decision in a news release Tuesday. Last week, he said he would enter the draft and hire an NCAA-certified agent...

Kentucky attorney general seeks to block teacher subpoenas

Apr. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top lawyer is challenging subpoenas from the governor's administration seeking the names of teachers who might have used sick days that shut down schools as they attended statehouse rallies earlier this year. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has 10 days to...