Latest Kentucky News

Churchill's next project to offer rooftop views of Derby

Sep. 21, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs will offer rooftop views of the Kentucky Derby with the latest upgrade at the famed racetrack. Parent company Churchill Downs Inc. announced plans Friday to build a new rooftop garden that it says will offer exclusive sightlines for more than 500 racing fans. It says...

No. 14 Mississippi State, Kentucky run into SEC matchup

Sep. 21, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 14 Mississippi State and Kentucky boast two of the Southeastern Conference's top three rushing offenses, and the similarities don't stop there. The Bulldogs (3-0, 0-0 SEC) and Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) also boast mobile quarterbacks in Mississippi State senior Nick Fitzgerald and...

Stingy, aggressive defense keys Kentucky's unbeaten start

Sep. 20, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's defense has met early season expectations, making big plays while the offense adjusts to a new quarterback. The Wildcats have shut out opponents in the third quarter this season and boasts the SEC's fifth-ranked defense heading into Saturday's matchup with No. 14...

No. 14 Mississippi State faces big SEC challenge at Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

No. 14 Mississippi State (3-0, 0-0 SEC) at Kentucky (3-0, 1-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN2). Line: Mississippi State by 10. Series record: Mississippi State leads 23-22. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Mississippi State enters league play having outscored nonconference foes 150-26 under first-year coach Joe Moorhead. The Bulldogs seek a...

Teen accused of stabbing grandmother pleads not guilty

Sep. 20, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teenager accused of slashing his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbing her before calling authorities has pleaded not guilty. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that 18-year-old Douglas R. Barton enter the plea last week to attempted murder and...

Court to consider if sex offender can be alone with own kids

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a convicted sex offender can spend time alone with his own children. The Courier Journal reports that 33-year-old Ryan Scott Stone pleaded guilty to third-degree sodomy of a juvenile male relative in 2007. In 2015, the state...

No. 22 Texas A&M big underdog in road game vs No. 1 'Bama

Sep. 20, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch during the fourth week of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 22 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama. Top-ranked Alabama is a 27-point favorite in Tuscaloosa, but there's legitimate reason to believe this game could be competitive. Texas A&M played a...

Police ID suspect fatally shot by Kentucky trooper

Sep. 19, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified a man fatally shot after a pursuit. Police said Wednesday that the man was 44-year-old Damon Christopher Gayheart of Owensboro. Police said he was shot by Trooper Paul Hale, a three-year veteran of state police. Hale was placed on...

Police to review traffic stop of black college president

Sep. 19, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police department says it's reviewing a traffic stop involving a black college president after accusations that it was racially motivated. The Louisville Metro Police Department said it will investigate to determine whether policies and procedures were followed when the...

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

Sep. 19, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic. Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business have resurrected the Old Taylor distillery and...