Latest Kentucky state government News

Federal judge again extends ban on Kentucky abortion law

May. 19, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday extended an order blocking key portions of a new Kentucky abortion law that had forced the state's two clinics to temporarily halt abortions. The ruling said that the law's 15-week ban on abortions would remain blocked until the...

Beshear: Kentucky posts its lowest-ever unemployment rate

May. 19, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky posted its lowest-ever unemployment rate in April, offering more proof of the state's unprecedented economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The state's seasonally adjusted, preliminary jobless rate fell to 3.9% in April, the Democratic...

3 communities get funding to assess potential brownfields

May. 19, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky communities have been awarded federal funding to assess potential brownfield sites, officials said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the communities a combined $1.4 million to inspect industrial and commercial properties that...

Governor, lawmakers highlight support for military families

May. 19, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear was joined by Republican lawmakers to highlight recently passed legislation to support military families. One measure expands the Military Family Assistance Trust Fund to provide money for emergency expenses for members of...

McGarvey awaiting GOP opponent in Kentucky's 3rd District

May. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Morgan McGarvey will have to wait to find out who he will face in the Louisville-area congressional race as two Republicans remain locked in a close primary contest. Now the Democratic nominee in Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District, McGarvey won his party's...

Northern Kentucky incumbents ousted in legislative primary

May. 18, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three prominent Kentucky House Republicans were defeated in bruising GOP primaries that reflected growing pains within the state's dominant political party. Several other incumbent GOP lawmakers successfully fended off tough challenges on Tuesday. ...

Man sentenced to 8 years on federal charge after commutation

May. 18, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A man who was charged by federal prosecutors with producing child pornography after former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued a commutation for state sex crime convictions has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Dayton R. Jones, 28, received the sentence on...

A guide to Tuesday's primary election in Kentucky

May. 17, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's primary competed Tuesday for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. U.S. SENATE Republican incumbent Rand Paul won his party's nomination as he pursues a third term, defeating...

Democrat McGarvey wins Louisville-area congressional primary

May. 17, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Morgan McGarvey has won the Democratic nomination in the Louisville-area U.S. House district, advancing to a fall matchup in which he shoulders his party’s hopes for maintaining its lone seat in Kentucky’s Republican-dominated congressional delegation. ...

Geoffrey Young wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.

May. 17, 2022 22:53 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Geoffrey Young wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.