Latest Kentucky News

Kentucky 7-footer Olivier Sarr declares for NBA draft

Apr. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky senior forward Olivier Sarr has declared for the NBA draft and will forego his remaining collegiate eligibility after one season with the Wildcats. The 7-foot Frenchman transferred last year from Wake Forest and averaged 10.8 points, 5.2...

Kentucky man charged with officer attack during Capitol riot

Apr. 20, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged with assault on a federal officer and other crimes in connection with the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI’s Louisville Field Office said in a statement Tuesday. Stephen Chase Randolph, of...

Olympian Richards-Ross joins Kentucky Derby coverage on NBC

Apr. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross will provide fashion and lifestyle commentary for the Kentucky Derby on NBC on May 1. The network is announcing her addition to its coverage Tuesday morning. Richards-Ross won gold...

3 Ohio men killed, 3 others injured in Kentucky crash

Apr. 20, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Three men from Ohio were killed and three others injured in a crash along Interstate 75 in northern Kentucky, police said. An initial investigation found that Luis Diego Gudino-Rivera, 23, was driving a GMC Yukon south on I-75 Monday evening...

Kentucky AG: Settlement will reduce electric rate increase

Apr. 20, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced a settlement with the state's two largest electric utilities to reduce proposed rate increases. Cameron's office said the settlement would save ratepayers at LG&E and Kentucky Utilities...

120 students selected for summer entrepreneur program

Apr. 20, 2021 04:30 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs has selected 120 high school students to participate in its highly competitive 2021 summer program, officials said. This year, there will be two three-week sessions that offer participants the chance to...

Bob Valvano, brother of Jim Valvano, says he has leukemia

Apr. 19, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Bob Valvano, the brother of late North Carolina State men’s basketball coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, says on social media that he has leukemia, an aortic aneurysm and some kidney damage. Jim Valvano, who died...

Beshear urges younger adults to pick up vaccination pace

Apr. 19, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has surpassed another COVID-19 vaccination milestone, but the pace needs to pick up among younger adults to defeat the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. More than half of Kentuckians who are 18 and older have received at least a...

Beshear challenges law shifting fair board appointment power

Apr. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has asked a judge to strike down a Republican-backed law that eroded his appointment authority over the state fair board in the latest partisan political battle to make its way into Kentucky courts. The measure...

EXPLAINER: Why 'excited delirium' came up at Chauvin trial?

Apr. 19, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd ’s death cited the disputed concept of excited delirium during closing arguments Monday in an effort to show that the force Derek Chauvin used was objectively...