Latest Kentucky News

Legislative leaders consider having witnesses take an oath

Jan. 17, 2020 7:31 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky General Assembly leaders are considering a rule change requiring witnesses who testify during legislative committee meetings to be sworn in under oath to stop a potential spread of false information. House Speaker David Osborne and Senate President Robert Stivers said...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, right, and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman speak with the media during a press conference at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear intensified his push for a criminal-justice overhaul, saying rising inmate populations and crumbling prisons are sapping the state of money needed for education and health care, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky governor makes case for criminal-justice reforms

Jan. 17, 2020 7:18 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — I nmate populations and deteriorating prisons are sapping the state of money needed for priorities like education and health care, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. Stepping up his push for criminal justice reform as the “fiscally responsible thing to do," Beshear said Friday...

Kentucky season tickets lower or unchanged for 2020

Jan. 17, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will reduce total season ticket prices and K Fund donations for 57% of seats at Kroger Field this fall, with 36% unchanged for seven home games. The Wildcats, who won the Belk Bowl to finish 8-5 last season, will play one fewer home game this fall compared with 2019. The...

Kentucky forward Nick Richards (4) looks for a shot as South Carolina's Maik Kotsar, left, and Justin Minaya defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Weekend schedule should sort out SEC's second-place logjam

Jan. 17, 2020 2:45 PM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball competition this weekend. GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 10 Kentucky (12-4, 3-1 SEC) at Arkansas (14-2, 3-1): The SEC standings will sort themselves out a bit Saturday with a pair of games featuring the four teams tied for second place behind league...

House Republicans to offer public assistance reform bill

Jan. 17, 2020 12:51 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Kentucky House are preparing to unveil legislation aimed at increasing the state's workforce by offering transitional support to ease people off public assistance. The measure is expected to be introduced next week and will be House Bill 1, House Speaker...

Mother, daughter die in residential fire

Jan. 17, 2020 12:27 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl and her mother died Friday when their home in south-central Kentucky caught fire, authorities said. Firefighters found the bodies of Tiffany B. Mooneyhan, 33, and her daughter, Aylanna L. Mooneyhan, in their Brownsville residence after extinguishing the blaze,...

Skeletal remains found in woods ID'd as missing Indiana man

Jan. 17, 2020 11:26 AM EST

BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) — Human skeletal remains found last fall in a wooded area of southern Indiana have been identified as those of a man who vanished in August, police said. The Bedford Police Department announced Thursday that the remains are those of Brian S. Blomquist, 49, who was a resident of the...

Longtime Kentucky Supreme Court clerk to retire

Jan. 17, 2020 4:21 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A fixture of Kentucky's Supreme Court for 25 years is retiring. Susan Stokley Clary, the clerk of the Supreme Court, will retire Feb. 1. Clary has been clerk for three chief justices and is responsible for the custody, control and storage of all Supreme Court records. The clerk is...

Officials to begin 3-year study of elk in Kentucky

Jan. 17, 2020 4:18 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Researchers are launching a three-year study of elk in Kentucky. The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are teaming up on the study, which begins this month and will focus on elk reproduction and survival, WFPL radio reported. The...

Muszynski guides Belmont past Eastern Kentucky 87-56

Jan. 16, 2020 11:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nick Muszynski posted 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists and Belmont cruised past Eastern Kentucky 87-56 on Thursday night. Muszynski made 7 of 9 shots from the floor for the Bruins (13-5, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who shot 47% overall but just 28% from 3-point range (8...