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Beshear touts relaunched Kentucky health insurance exchange

Oct. 15, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Saying the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the necessity for accessible health care, Gov. Andy Beshear marked a milestone Friday for Kentucky's relaunched health insurance exchange — where consumers now can shop for health coverage for the coming year. ...

Kentucky reported 2,008 new coronavirus cases

Oct. 15, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported 2,008 new coronavirus cases and 31 virus-related deaths Friday, with around 27.4% of the new cases occurring in children and teens aged 18 and under. The state’s test positivity rate has increased to 8.0% from 7.91%. The...

Former UK student acquitted in crash that killed child

Oct. 15, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former University of Kentucky student has been acquitted of a reckless homicide charge in a DUI crash that killed a 4-year-old child after a football game. A jury deliberated about eight hours on Thursday night in Lexington before acquitting...

Construction underway on $60 million Kentucky operation

Oct. 15, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckiana Curb Co. Inc. has begun construction of the company’s new $60 million operation in Simpsonville, a project expected to create 700 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear says. Founded in Kentucky in 1977, KCC designs and manufactures commercial...

Former Ky. coroner charged with distributing opioids

Oct. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky coroner has been indicted on federal charges of distributing oxycodone and oxycontin. A federal grand jury returned the charges against David W. Suetholz, 73, on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Suetholz was the elected...

Week 7 preview: UGA looks to avoid another upset of No. 1

Oct. 15, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

No. 1 has been a particularly secure position during the College Football Playoff era. Last week's Alabama loss as the No. 1 team in the country to Texas A&M was just the fourth outside of the playoff for the top-ranked team in the AP poll during the eight-year...

NWSL championship game moved from Portland to Louisville

Oct. 14, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Women's Soccer League is moving its championship game from Portland, Oregon, to Louisville, Kentucky, at the request of players. The Nov. 20 title match was originally scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. local time at Providence Park to fit the...

Kentucky reports 52 coronavirus-related deaths

Oct. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported 52 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,305 new virus cases Thursday. Roughly 594 of the new cases were in children and teens aged 18 and under. The state's test positivity rate has fallen to 7.91%. The positivity...

Kentucky jury deliberating fate of driver in boy's death

Oct. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An attorney for a man accused of fatally injuring a 4-year-old Kentucky boy told jurors Thursday that the death was a tragic accident, not a crime, but a prosecutor said the boy's death could have been avoided. A Fayette County Circuit Court jury...

Sic 'em! Georgia climbs to No. 1 with defense for the ages

Oct. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia is back at No. 1 for the first time in more than a decade, led by a defense that looks like one for the ages. The Bulldogs (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) have allowed a miniscule 5.5 points a game through the first half of the regular...