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Kentucky court hears case challenging coronavirus orders

Sep. 17, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a high-stakes case testing the legality of Gov. Andy Beshear's orders to control the coronavirus outbreak by restricting public behavior. During the hearing that lasted more than an hour, Beshear's attorney said the Democratic...

In this image from video, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during the fourth night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)

Democrats pounce on GOP tweet slamming teachers' unions

Sep. 2, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats seized on a social media attack on teachers by the Kentucky Republican Party that they say unmasks persistent GOP hostility toward educators. The Kentucky Republican Party posted the social media attack Tuesday accusing teachers' unions of promoting...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019 file photo, Flavien Prat on Country House, third from right, races against Luis Saez on Maximum Security, right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security finished first but was disqualified. The fastest two minutes in sports will also be the quietest in Kentucky Derby history. Churchill Downs scraped plans earlier this month for 23,000 physically distanced, masked fans to attend Saturday's rescheduled Tripled Crown race due to the rise in coronavirus cases. It will be the first time spectators will not be allowed to attend the race.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Kentucky's governor will watch Derby from home this year

Sep. 1, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For Kentucky governors, it's a coveted perk — presenting the trophy to the Kentucky Derby winner as a huge national television audience watches. But Gov. Andy Beshear says he won't be in the winner's circle Saturday with the triumphant owners at Churchill Downs. Instead, the...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks with reporters in Frankfort, Ky as he conceded the gubernatorial race to Democrat challenger Andy Beshear. A lawsuit challenging former Gov.  Bevin's practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, Gov. Andy Beshear, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor's official social media accounts. The settlement agreement was reached in July, and the parties jointly dismissed the case Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, the ACLU said. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Settlement reached after ex-governor blocked people online

Aug. 6, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging former Gov. Matt Bevin's practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor's official social media accounts. The settlement with...

Kentucky reports higher number of coronavirus cases

Jul. 29, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky posted higher numbers of coronavirus cases Wednesday, but the governor said the state has avoided a much-larger escalation even as he warned “we are nowhere near out of the woods." The Democratic governor continued to stress compliance with his mask mandate and urged...