Latest Kentucky News

Beshear says sports wagering is off to strong start in Kentucky, with the pace about to pick up

Sep. 21, 2023 15:51 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Sports betting in Kentucky is off to a strong start right out of the gate, attracting more than $4.5 million in wagering since launching two weeks ago, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. And the pace will pick up significantly in a week when mobile wagering...

The Kentucky Wildcats visit skidding Vanderbilt looking to stay undefeated

Sep. 21, 2023 13:25 PM EDT

Kentucky (3-0, 0-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (2-2, 0-0), Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (SEC Network) Line: Kentucky by 13 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series: Kentucky leads 48-43-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? This is the Southeastern Conference opener...

Candidates in Kentucky governor’s race preview debates on tax cuts, education, and abortion

Sep. 21, 2023 12:49 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear declared that now is not the time to “sub out the quarterback” when Kentucky has so much momentum, while Republican challenger Daniel Cameron said he's the one who can team up with GOP legislators to tackle the state's nagging problems. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2023 07:25 AM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. September 16, 2023. Editorial: Milestone marks transformative chapter for region A tangible piece of southcentral Kentucky’s future was the star attraction Thursday at the Kentucky Transpark. Gov. Andy Beshear and a hefty...

Today in History: September 21, Senate confirms O’Connor as first female Supreme Court justice

Sep. 21, 2023 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2023. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first...

In Kentucky governor's race, Democrat presses the case on GOP challenger's abortion stance

Sep. 20, 2023 15:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's debate over abortion access intensified Wednesday as the Democratic governor pounded away at his rival's longstanding support for the state's existing abortion ban shortly after Republican challenger Daniel Cameron had signaled new willingness to accept...

Kentucky Supreme Court reviews state's Republican-drawn legislative, congressional maps

Sep. 19, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats took their legal fight to the state's highest court on Tuesday in challenging Republican-drawn boundaries for state House and congressional districts. The hearing before Kentucky's Supreme Court at times revolved around a lower court ruling...

Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones dies, fought to bolster health care and ethics laws in office

Sep. 18, 2023 19:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones, a Republican turned Democrat who led efforts to improve health care and strengthen ethics laws during his one term three decades ago, has died, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. Jones was a prominent horse breeder whose...

Republican gubernatorial candidate in Kentucky appears to soften his hardline opposition to abortion

Sep. 18, 2023 19:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Daniel Cameron appeared to soften his hardline opposition to abortion on Monday, telling a Kentucky radio station that he would support amending the state's abortion ban to add exceptions allowing for the termination of pregnancies caused by...

Lots of indoor farms are shutting down as their businesses struggle. So why are more being built?

Sep. 17, 2023 20:44 PM EDT

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — Inside a bright greenhouse about an hour outside Dallas, workers in hairnets and gloves place plugs of lettuce and other greens into small plastic containers — hundreds of thousands of them — that stack up to the ceiling. A few weeks later, once the vegetables grow to...