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School-choice advocates mount broader effort in Kentucky

Feb. 08, 2023 18:51 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hoping to rebound from a recent legal setback, school-choice advocates mounted a more ambitious effort Wednesday to allow public dollars to support students who aren't attending public schools. Advocates proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow...

Kentucky Senate sends income tax cut bill to governor

Feb. 08, 2023 18:51 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans wrapped up work Wednesday on making a deeper cut in Kentucky's individual income tax rate, sending the bill to the Democratic governor in the midst of an election campaign. The measure won Senate passage on a 30-5 vote after an hourlong debate. ...

Arkansas pulls away from Kentucky in 2nd half, wins 88-73

Feb. 07, 2023 23:49 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ricky Council IV scored 20 points, Anthony Black had 19 and Arkansas used a blazing second half to pull away and beat Kentucky 88-73 on Tuesday night, giving coach Eric Musselman his 200th collegiate victory. Black added five assists and five steals. Makhel...

House panel advances impeachment articles against prosecutor

Feb. 07, 2023 18:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky House panel on Tuesday recommended that lawmakers move forward with a prosecutor's removal from office over allegations he promised a defendant favors in court in exchange for nude images of her. The committee drafted and passed three articles of...

Kentucky lawmakers delve into classroom teacher shortage

Feb. 07, 2023 17:44 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky House committee on Tuesday discussed potential ways to attract and retain more educators as lawmakers delved into the state's teacher shortage, a long-developing problem that officials say will take time to overcome. On the General's Assembly's...

GOP candidate Craft rails against education department

Feb. 07, 2023 17:40 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kelly Craft caused a stir with her pitch to overhaul Kentucky's Department of Education while Daniel Cameron denounced the sale of abortion pills by mail, as the Republican gubernatorial rivals carve out positions they hope will energize GOP primary voters. ...

Kentucky First Federal: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 07, 2023 17:23 PM EST

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (KFFB) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $374,000. On a per-share basis, the Hazard, Kentucky-based company said it had net income of 4 cents. The bank holding company posted...

Beshear: Tour planned to gather input for broadband plan

Feb. 07, 2023 04:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials involved in shaping a state broadband plan have scheduled a 14-stop listening tour to receive input from people across the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The six-week tour begins Feb. 14 in Hopkinsville as part of the Better Internet...

Kentucky's Craft faces pushback on drug-related campaign ad

Feb. 06, 2023 17:55 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing an early test in her bid to become Kentucky's next governor, Republican Kelly Craft is trying to navigate turbulence caused by one of her first ads, which aimed at connecting the wealthy ex-diplomat with voters by highlighting the state's heart-aching struggles with...

Kentucky Bourbon Trail attendance reaches record heights

Feb. 06, 2023 14:02 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Bourbon tourism reached new heights last year in Kentucky, where visitors flocked to large and small distilleries as the whiskey-making attractions shook off any pandemic-era hangover. Attendance at distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail surpassed 2...