Latest Kentucky News

Gun worries interrupted high school football game

Aug. 24, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A high school football game in Kentucky was interrupted briefly and some frightened people laid down in the bleachers when fans believed someone had a gun at the game. Fayette County Public Schools officials say they found no evidence that a gun was present at the Friday evening game...

JARRING EXPERIENCE: Couple keeping canning alive

Aug. 24, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Neil and Vicky Rudy are can-doers. The west Daviess County farmers are keeping alive the practice — and some say lost art — of canning vegetables. "A lot of people just don't eat and drink off their land anymore," Vicky Rudy said. "... But it's healthier and you don't...

Police arrest teen accused of firing shot at state fair

Aug. 24, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a teenager has been arrested for allegedly firing a shot into the air at the state fair last weekend. Media outlets report that the 15-year-old male, who is from Louisville, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a...

Gunshot fired at Kentucky State Fair leads to teen's arrest

Aug. 23, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A teen accused of firing a gunshot at the Kentucky State Fair has been arrested. News outlets report police announced Friday that a 15-year-old from Louisville has been charged with possession of a handgun by a minor and wanton endangerment. The gunshot, followed by the sound of...

Kentucky county makes $400K deal with former Justice company

Aug. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky county has worked out a deal to settle delinquent property taxes owed by a company once controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Floyd County is to receive $400,000 under the deal. County Attorney Keith Bartley said county...

Appeals court upholds ruling on fees in gay marriage case

Aug. 23, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the state of Kentucky must pay $224,000 in legal expenses stemming from a former county clerk's refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses. News outlets report a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati...

Closure of immigration court in Kentucky causes concern

Aug. 23, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Problems with the condition of a building where an immigration court is located have caused weeks of hearings to be canceled. The Louisville Courier Journal reports the court closed Aug. 15. General Services Administration spokesman Adam Rondeau says the agency hasn't been able to...

Hearing ordered as miners protest by blocking coal trains

Aug. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains transporting coal. News outlets report lawyers for Blackjewel LLC and the U.S. Labor Department were in court Friday in Charleston. Miners have camped out on train...

Kentucky governor's remark stirs spat with ex-GOP challenger

Aug. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term. While attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast on Thursday,...

Printer who nixed gay pride shirt goes to Ky. Supreme Court

Aug. 23, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court that he shouldn't be compelled to promote messages that go against his religious beliefs. Blaine Adamson, owner of Hands-On Originals in Lexington, declined a T-shirt order...