Latest Kentucky News

Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who'll win on Sunday

Feb. 04, 2023 13:44 PM EST

The Beyhive is all abuzz over the possibility that Beyoncé will have a chance to make Grammy history this year, which should make for an exciting awards show as she's up against heavy hitters Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles. She'll need just four more trophies to ascend to...

Baffert: 2-year Churchill Downs suspension hurt reputation

Feb. 03, 2023 18:41 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs never gave advance notice nor reached out to explain its two-year suspension, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Friday in federal court, and reiterated that the penalty has caused irreparable harm to his business and reputation. Baffert...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 03, 2023 18:28 PM EST

Frankort State Journal. January 31, 2023. Editorial: Time to make feminine hygiene products tax-exempt Regardless of whether or not discussing menstruation — a normal and natural biological function — makes you comfortable, it is high time we talk about providing...

Family of Minneapolis man killed in no-knock raid sues city

Feb. 03, 2023 14:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of Amir Locke, who was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer when a SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant one year ago, sued the city and the officer Friday, alleging he was “gunned down in cold blood” in violation of his constitutional rights. ...

Attorney general launches initiative to fight fentanyl

Feb. 03, 2023 04:14 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has launched an initiative to fight fentanyl. As part of the launch, Cameron held a roundtable in Kenton County on Wednesday with police and other community stakeholders to discuss the issue, a statement from the...

No. 1 South Carolina wins 28th straight 87-69 over 'Cats

Feb. 02, 2023 22:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley's pleased South Carolina had made its once-lopsided series with UConn more competitive the past few years. She hopes her top-ranked team can accomplish another milestone when the teams meet for a top-five showdown on Sunday. “It...

Daughter charged after mom's body found in Chicago freezer

Feb. 02, 2023 20:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been accused of keeping her mother's dead body in a freezer for nearly two years while living in a nearby apartment. Eva Bratcher, 69, appeared in court Thursday on charges of concealing her 96-year-old mother’s death and possessing a fraudulent...

Decisions loom for pandemic-era Medicaid enrollees

Feb. 02, 2023 18:04 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentuckians who signed up for Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic will soon have to shop around to maintain health insurance coverage, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Democratic governor said his administration intends to help people through the...

Kentucky lawmakers press for more juvenile justice changes

Feb. 02, 2023 15:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of Kentucky lawmakers called for new leadership Thursday in the state's troubled juvenile justice agency, saying someone from outside the system should be brought in to make changes to quell violent outbursts in the youth detention centers. The...

Kentucky seeks to relocate historic bridge

Feb. 02, 2023 04:16 AM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials are seeking a new home for a historic bridge that's being replaced next year. The Georges Creek Bridge, which was closed to traffic in 2019, is located on Kentucky 581 in Lawrence County. The Parker pony truss...