Latest Kentucky state government News

Kentucky lawmakers press for more juvenile justice changes

Feb. 02, 2023 15:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of Kentucky lawmakers called for new leadership Thursday in the state's troubled juvenile justice agency, saying someone from outside the system should be brought in to make changes to quell violent outbursts in the youth detention centers. The...

20 attorneys general warn Walgreens, CVS over abortion pills

Feb. 01, 2023 12:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens on Wednesday that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in those states. A letter from Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey to the nation's...

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...

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 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...