Latest Kentucky state government News

Kentucky, Louisville eager to resume Governor's Cup rivalry

Nov. 26, 2021 09:51 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s 6-0 start clinched a bowl berth by early October. Louisville’s prospects were very shaky before finally becoming bowl eligible last week. As the in-state rivals await postseason destinations, they're eager to square off again for...

Legislative staffers receive new office furniture

Nov. 25, 2021 14:13 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials spent nearly $1 million to replace office furniture for hundreds of legislative staffers who work out of the state Capitol and Capitol Annex in Frankfurt. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Mike Wynn,...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Nov. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. November 19, 2021. Editorial: Lawmakers must deliver on child well-being next legislative session We hope the latest figures from Kentucky Youth Advocates’ Kids Count County Data Book serve as a wake-up call for Warren...

Beshear appoints 6th District fish and wildlife commissioner

Nov. 24, 2021 04:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new fish and wildlife commissioner has been appointed for Kentucky's 6th District, and he is the first African-American named to the commission, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said. Jerry Ferrell of Richmond will represent Anderson, Boyle, Casey,...

Beshear outlines COVID-19 reccomendations for Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2021 19:06 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians should vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to protect fellow family and community members this Thanksgiving holiday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday. Vaccinated Kentuckians should also get a booster shot if they are eligible, he...

Program to connect students with college, job options

Nov. 22, 2021 15:13 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A partnership with four large Louisville employers will connect graduates of Jefferson County Public Schools with job opportunities, postsecondary enrollment or both, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday. The program, named “Everybody...

Eastern Kentucky counties receive $1.1M for flood damage

Nov. 19, 2021 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Johnson, Lawrence and Morgan counties have been awarded roughly $1.1 million to help repair local infrastructure damaged by flooding that occurred over the past two years, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funds announced Thursday will help the...

Beshear promotes COVID-19 boosters ahead of Thanksgiving

Nov. 18, 2021 19:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A week ahead of Thanksgiving, vaccinated Kentuckians should make sure to get a booster shot to help ward off another surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. “We have more tools approaching Thanksgiving than ever before, and...

Beshear proposes merger of education and labor cabinets

Nov. 18, 2021 17:56 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that his administration is moving forward with a merger of Kentucky's education and labor cabinets. The Democratic governor said the current arrangement makes it difficult to remain competitive for some federal...

Longtime state government reporter Jack Brammer retiring

Nov. 18, 2021 17:16 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Longtime state government reporter Jack Brammer, who has covered 10 Kentucky governors, is retiring at the end of the year. Brammer, 70, has worked for Lexington newspapers since 1978, first at the Lexington Leader and then the Herald-Leader when...