Latest Kentucky state government News

New technology center serving eastern Kentucky counties

Jul. 26, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have celebrated the opening of a $14.7 million technology center serving Estill, Powell and surrounding counties in eastern Kentucky. The center will serve high school and technical college students and provide training for...

Two members of Kentucky State University board resign

Jul. 23, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two members of Kentucky State University's governing board resigned days before the abrupt departure of the campus president, adding to the upheaval in the highest ranks of the school as it faces an independent investigation into its finances. Soon...

Governor to skip Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic

Jul. 23, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear will skip next month's Fancy Farm picnic — where prominent Kentucky politicians grill one another in the sweltering heat before heckling partisan crowds. Since it's an off-year for elections, the governor will spend...

Kentucky cities to receive $157 million in federal funds

Jul. 23, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 360 Kentucky cities will receive $157 million in American Rescue Plan funding as soon as next week, Gov. Andy Beshear said. “I’m relieved our eligible city governments will receive these funds, because if we are to build a better...

Applications open for Kentucky vocational school upgrades

Jul. 23, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Applications for $75 million in grants for Kentucky vocational school upgrades are now open, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. Eligible schools can apply for up to $10 million for renovations through Aug. 13. “Vocational schools...

Beshear uses ex-Trump official's words in urging COVID shots

Jul. 22, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor on Thursday invoked a warning from a top Trump administration health official in urging people resisting the COVID-19 vaccine to get the shots, as the delta variant causes a spike in coronavirus cases. After months of...

Cameron outlines opioid settlement's impact on Kentucky

Jul. 21, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky stands to eventually reap more than $460 million to combat its opioid-addiction woes as its share from a possible $26 billion settlement with several pharmaceutical companies, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday. Cameron laid...

Shelby Co. wins first grant from state clean water program

Jul. 21, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday awarded the first grant from Kentucky's $250 million Cleaner Water Program to Shelby County. The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission will use the funding to construct a new sewer main, replacing two sewage...

Kentucky State president resigns amid financial concerns

Jul. 20, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State University’s president resigned Tuesday amid concerns about the school's financial health and lawsuits alleging misconduct by campus officials. The school's Board of Regents accepted M. Christopher Brown II's resignation at a...

Competition seeks ideas for bourbon surplus stillage

Jul. 20, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentuckians are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that expand the use of bourbon distilling byproduct for a competition at Distillers Grains Symposium on Oct. 25, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. “Our state’s bourbon industry continues...