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Kentucky's governor vetoes GOP-drawn redistricting plans

Jan. 19, 2022 20:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed Republican-crafted maps for congressional and state House districts Wednesday, saying the boundaries reflect “unconstitutional political gerrymandering.” Both measures overwhelmingly cleared the GOP-dominated...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 19, 2022 18:09 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. January 16, 2022. Editorial: Stand up for school councils Ever since the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act, local control has been a centerpiece of school governance across Kentucky. The Kentucky Supreme Court had ruled in...

Police in Kearney ID man killed, other injured in shooting

Jan. 18, 2022 08:15 AM EST

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified a man who was killed and another who was injured in a shooting in central Kearney over the weekend. In a news release, Kearney police identified Jared Shinpaugh, 31, of Lexington, as the man killed and Joseph Garcia, 29, of Lexington, as...

Two former Kentucky steel workers serve as Shriners drivers

Jan. 17, 2022 00:07 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Armco Steel is gone from Ashland, but some of the volunteer projects performed by its workers are thriving. Charlie Adkins and Gary Mastin met when they were both crane operators at Armco in the 1970s. Today, they and several others make sure children who need...

Joe B. Hall, who led Kentucky to 1978 NCAA title, dies at 93

Jan. 15, 2022 14:08 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Joe B. Hall took on the steep challenge of following a legend and created his own successful legacy. Hall, who succeeded Adolph Rupp and guided Kentucky to a national championship in 1978, has died. He was 93. The program announced Hall’s...

Larry Forgy, 3-time Kentucky governor candidate, dead at 82

Jan. 13, 2022 11:49 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Larry Forgy, a Republican stalwart who ran for governor three times in Kentucky, losing a heartbreakingly close election in 1995, has died. He was 82. His sister, Republican state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr of Lexington, said on her Facebook page that he died at...

Langley scores 18 to carry UNC Greensboro over VMI 72-56

Jan. 08, 2022 15:43 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Kobe Langley posted 18 points and six rebounds as UNC Greensboro beat VMI 72-56 in Southern Conference play on Saturday. Kaleb Hunter had 15 points for the Spartans (9-5, 1-1). De'Monte Buckingham added 12 points and nine rebounds, while Bas Leyte scored 11. ...

Kentucky legislative redistricting bills win key votes

Jan. 06, 2022 18:36 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Bills redrawing Kentucky's legislative maps won key votes Thursday to stay on course, as some lawmakers discussed the coming reality of forging ties with new constituents or in a few cases running against colleagues due to shifting districts. House lawmakers...

Redistricting map would extend 1st District to Frankfort

Jan. 05, 2022 17:53 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top Republican lawmakers want to extend an oddly shaped congressional district to add Democratic-leaning Frankfort to the solidly red 1st District in an apparent effort to shore up another district that for decades has swung between both parties. ...

Christmas trees to enhance fish habitat in Kentucky

Jan. 03, 2022 04:17 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents can donate their natural Christmas trees for use as fish habitat. The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is accepting Christmas trees through Jan. 15 at 30 drop-off sites across the state during regular business hours. Decorations and...