Latest Kentucky state government News

Kentucky officials add construction management scholarship

Dec. 07, 2022 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have introduced a new construction management scholarship for students to attend any of five state schools. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the scholarship is available to students focusing on a four-year construction management...

Austin Peay knocks off Kentucky Christian 102-57

Dec. 06, 2022 23:32 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drew Calderon scored 19 points as Austin Peay beat Kentucky Christian 102-57 on Tuesday night. Calderon finished 6 of 11 from 3-point range for the Governors (5-5). Elijah Hutchins-Everett added 14 points while shooting 6 of 11 from the field and 2 for 5...

Kentucky's Dem governor files for red-state reelection bid

Dec. 05, 2022 19:07 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fresh off an event trumpeting Kentucky's largest-ever economic development project, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear filed for reelection Monday, touting his work to increase jobs, expand health care and support teachers during a term marred by a pandemic and deadly storms. ...

Work forges ahead as scheduled on Kentucky EV battery plants

Dec. 05, 2022 16:16 PM EST

Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean partner company showed off their progress Monday in developing a massive battery production venture in Kentucky, where they have laid the groundwork for one of the “big bets” the automaker is making in its electric vehicle business. Dirt has been...

Supreme Court dedicating portrait of retired Justice Stumbo

Dec. 05, 2022 03:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court is dedicating a portrait of retired Justice Janet L. Stumbo. A public dedication ceremony is set for Tuesday afternoon in the Supreme Court Courtroom at the Capitol. The portrait by Kentucky artist Tona Barkley will hang in the...

Man pardoned by ex-Kentucky gov. convicted of strangulation

Dec. 02, 2022 15:47 PM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been convicted of strangulation and domestic violence, three years after he was one of hundreds pardoned during former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's last days in office. Joheim Bandy, 20, was found guilty by a jury in Kenton County this week,...

Work to begin on Purchase Parkway to extend I-69

Dec. 02, 2022 04:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Work will begin this month on upgrades to the Purchase Parkway in western Kentucky so that Interstate 69 can be extended from Mayfield to Fulton, officials said. The $33.9 million project by Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers will bring the Julian...

Kentucky to open female-only juvenile detention center

Dec. 01, 2022 14:54 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will open its first female-only juvenile detention center as part of efforts to defuse the risks of violence that escalated into a riot at a youth facility, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. A 35-bed detention center in northern Kentucky will be...

Akot nets 20, Western Kentucky takes down Austin Peay 75-74

Nov. 30, 2022 23:43 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Emmanuel Akot's 20 points helped Western Kentucky defeat Austin Peay 75-74 on Wednesday night. Akot was 8 of 14 shooting, including 1 for 3 from distance, and went 3 for 4 from the line for the Hilltoppers (7-1). Jamarion Sharp scored 18 points while...

Kentucky Democrats to appeal ruling in redistricting case

Nov. 30, 2022 18:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats said Wednesday they're taking the next steps in their redistricting fight, including asking the state's highest court to immediately take up their lawsuit challenging new Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. ...