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Kentucky will continue hemp program as pilot for a year

Jan. 22, 2020 4:50 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Department of Agriculture will continue operating its hemp program as a research pilot program for another year before transitioning to a commercial program, the agency said. Congress gave state agriculture departments the option to continue pilot programs before submitting...

Kentucky Army depot begins destroying nerve agents

Jan. 22, 2020 4:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Officials have begun destroying nerve agents that have been stored at a Kentucky Army depot for decades. The first projectile containing GB nerve agent was successfully destroyed on Jan. 17, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant said in a statement. The facility at the...

Evansville coach McCarty fired amid misconduct allegations

Jan. 21, 2020 11:06 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Walter McCarty has been fired as Evansville's coach after an investigation revealed additional allegations of off-court misconduct, the university announced Tuesday. Former Butler coach Todd Lickliter was hired late Tuesday to replace McCarty, the university announced. Lickliter...

Georgia's Donnell Gresham Jr., middle, and Kentucky's Nick Richards (4) collide as Tyrese Maxey (3) looks on during an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

No. 15 Kentucky tops Georgia 89-79 for season sweep

Jan. 21, 2020 11:00 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ashton Hagans believed breaking out of recent shooting struggles was just a matter of falling in line with other facets of his game. And, facing a team from his home state seems to bring out his best. Hagans scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half and No. 15 Kentucky used a 14-4...

Kentucky high court asked to fix 'badly broken' bail system

Jan. 21, 2020 7:30 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling Kentucky's pretrial release system “badly broken," a state agency has asked the state Supreme Court to set “clear constitutional rules" to fix the process used to collect bail money from the accused. In a petition to the state's highest court, the Department of...

Bill to assist UofL with acquisition clears House panel

Jan. 21, 2020 7:13 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville's request for a $35 million state loan to assist in its purchase of Jewish Hospital started advancing in the Kentucky legislature on Tuesday. The measure cleared the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee with bipartisan support. The bill has plenty of...

Hospital in eastern Kentucky set to close by September

Jan. 21, 2020 6:45 PM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A hospital in eastern Kentucky and several other care sites will be shutting down later this year, officials announced Tuesday. Bon Secours Health System said it will end acute and outpatient care in the Ashland and Tri-State communities by the end of September 2020, leading to the...

McConnell, Beshear team up to help expand wildlife refuge

Jan. 21, 2020 11:42 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear have teamed up on an effort to expand the new Green River National Wildlife Refuge in western Kentucky. The two leaders on Tuesday announced the approval of federal “Duck Stamp" funding for land...

Dispute over mail delivery lands in federal court

Jan. 21, 2020 10:56 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A dispute over mail delivery has landed in federal court. Four Kentucky apartment complexes near Western Kentucky University sued the United States Postal Service and a postmaster last week in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green, the Daily News reported. The Postal Service began...

New boat ramp to provide public access to Ohio River

Jan. 21, 2020 4:53 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials have broken ground on a new boat ramp that will provide public access to the Ohio River in Louisville. The boat ramp and parking area at Shawnee Park will provide boaters with river access below McAlpine Locks and Dam and the Falls of the Ohio, according to a statement from...