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  • Boone Has Lowest June County Jobless Rate In Kentucky

    July 25, 2014 6:28 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The state says Boone County had the lowest unemployment rate among Kentucky's 120 counties in June. The rate in the northern Kentucky county was 5.5 percent. Kenton County, also in northern Kentucky, had the second-lowest rate at 5.8 percent. Next were Campbell, Larue and Woodford counties at... more »
  • Kentucky Has 237 Of The Children Crossing Into US

    July 25, 2014 6:17 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky has received less than 1 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families showed Kentucky received 237 of the more than 30,000 children who have been... more »
  • Kentucky Among States With Largest Drop In Unemployment Applications

    July 24, 2014 9:14 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week, a sign that the economy is building strength. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid fell 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. The fewest people sought benefits since February 2006, almost two years before the start... more »
  • Kentucky Pushing Court Records Online

    July 24, 2014 8:26 AM

    COVINGTON (AP) - Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public. State Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller says the goal is to get all 120 Kentucky counties and all types of cases operating on a single system by the end of 2015.... more »
  • PGA Long Drive Competition Taking Place At Valhalla

    July 23, 2014 3:32 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (July 23, 2014) The 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club will host the return of the PGA Championship Long Drive Competition, which originated in 1952 when the Championship was conducted at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville. During a practice round on Tuesday, Aug.... more »
  • Kentucky Retail Food Prices Rise In Second Quarter

    July 18, 2014 6:15 AM

    LOUISVILLE,(AP) - A survey shows average retail food prices in Kentucky supermarkets made a small but steady climb in the second quarter of this year. The Marketbasket Survey by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation shows the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $122.23. That was $1.53, or 1.3... more »
  • Test Hemp Crop Grows With Arrival Of More Seeds

    July 15, 2014 6:30 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Another shipment of imported seeds is bolstering Kentucky's experimental hemp crop, this time with none of the drama that surrounded an earlier shipment that set off a legal fight between the state's Agriculture Department and the federal government. Nearly 950 pounds of Canadian hemp seeds cleared customs... more »
  • New Law Aims To Help Newly Insured Find Treatment

    July 15, 2014 6:26 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - More than 420,000 Kentuckians have health insurance now because of the federal Affordable Care Act, many for the first time in their lives. Now who is going to treat them? A state commissioned study last year said Kentucky is already short about 4,000 doctors - and that... more »
  • Monday A Weather Aware Day

    July 14, 2014 4:36 AM

    Monday is a weather aware day for central and eastern Kentucky. Heavy rain will fall across the area today and could cause some localized flooding issues. After one line of storms moved through the area early Monday morning, the chance for some additional strong thunderstorms also exists later in... more »
  • Panel To Hire More Staff To Review Child Deaths

    July 11, 2014 9:13 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A volunteer panel reviewing the deaths and near-deaths of abused or neglected children in Kentucky is planning to hire additional staff to analyze hundreds of social worker case files. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel hopes to hire a... more »
  • Kentucky Ends 2014 With $90 Million Shortfall

    July 11, 2014 5:59 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentuckians are buying more stuff, they just aren't paying as much in taxes. That's why the state ended the 2014 fiscal year on June 30 with a $90 million shortfall in its general fund. Sales taxes - the extra 6 percent consumers pay on their purchases -... more »
  • Cost Lowered To Take GED Test In Kentucky

    July 10, 2014 5:49 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The cost of taking the GED test in Kentucky is being reduced for a limited time. Effective immediately, eligible Kentucky adults can take each module of the GED test at the reduced cost of $10. The state Council on Postsecondary Education says the offer is being made... more »
  • Legends Edge Augusta 6-5; Former UK Star Riddle Up Next

    July 1, 2014 12:04 AM

    (WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky.) The Lexington Legends took the lead with three runs in the sixth inning and held on for a 6-5 win over the Augusta GreenJackets Monday night. The Legends took an early 2-0 lead. They scored a run in the first inning on a... more »
  • UK Police Search For Suspect In Fraudulent Credit Card Case

    June 26, 2014 3:52 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky Police is asking the public for help in identifying a woman suspected of fraudulent use of a credit card in connection with four cases of stolen credit cards at the UK Chandler Hospital in May and June. Police say the credit cards belonged... more »
  • Deadline Is Monday For Company Annual Reports

    June 26, 2014 6:22 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky businesses have until Monday to file their annual reports and pay a $15 filing fee with the secretary of state's office. So far, more than 148,000 of Kentucky's 200,000 registered businesses have filed their paperwork. About 70 percent of those businesses filed online. Companies already registered... more »
  • Kentucky Small Business Support Most Improved

    June 25, 2014 6:25 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The state says a survey of small businesses across the country shows Kentucky has made the most improvement in supporting entrepreneurs. Gov. Steve Beshear's office said in a news release Tuesday that surveyed more than 12,000 small businesses across the U.S. asking about the friendliness of... more »
  • Report Shows Gains In College Degrees Awarded

    June 23, 2014 6:01 AM

    DANVILLE (AP) - A preliminary report shows that Kentucky's public and private colleges and universities awarded 63,148 degrees and credentials during the past academic year. State officials say that amounts to a 1.2 percent increase from the prior year and a 60 percent increase in the past decade. The statewide... more »
  • State Wildlife Officials Warn Not To Disturb Tern Nests

    June 23, 2014 5:41 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public not to disturb the nest of least terns, the only endangered species that nests in Kentucky. According to the department, least terns are nesting now on sand bars in the Mississippi River along Kentucky's western border.... more »
  • Kentucky Receiving $900K For Workforce Database

    June 20, 2014 6:05 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is receiving more than $900,000 to help with a database to link workforce and education information. The U.S. Labor Department grant is part of nearly $6 million being awarded in the fourth round of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative. The Labor... more »
  • Cannabis Supporters Push For Medical Marijuana

    June 19, 2014 6:48 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - As Kentucky embraces marijuana's less potent cousin, hemp, cannabis supporters hope to use that momentum to push lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana. State lawmakers on Wednesday held their second public hearing this year on the subject, taking testimony from a quadriplegic who said marijuana eases his pain... more »
  • Kentucky To Expand Preschool Education Program

    June 17, 2014 5:46 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky officials are expanding a program that seeks to help parents turn everyday life into learning experiences for their preschool-aged children. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday the state would pay for 25 "bornlearning Academies" this fall. It's part of a four-year plan to establish 150 academies... more »
  • Officials Preparing For Major Kentucky Earthquake Play Video

    June 16, 2014 7:06 PM

    It's been more than 200 year since Kentucky saw its last catastrophic earthquake, but officials said the state is at high risk for another one. "It's not if it's going to happen, it's when it's going to happen," Michael Dossett of Kentucky Emergency Management said. Officials from all... more »
  • Garden Party Planned At Governor's Mansion

    June 16, 2014 6:50 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The Governor's Mansion Centennial Celebration is hosting a Summer Solstice Garden Celebration next weekend. The June 21 event will include several sessions featuring experts in horticulture, garden design, culinary arts and entertaining. There will be a breakfast session hosted by Kentucky floral designer Roiann Ridley and lunch... more »
  • Indiana Tops Kentucky 83-70 In Girls All-Star game

    June 13, 2014 10:57 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Ana Owens scored 26 points to lead the Indiana girls All-Star basketball team to an 83-70 win over Kentucky on Friday night. Owens, a University of Cincinnati signee, made 9 of 15 field goals and scored 10 in the second half as Indiana pulled away from... more »
  • Ohio Man Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Kentucky Juvenile

    June 9, 2014 12:16 PM

    An Ohio man has been arrested accused of having a relationship with a Kentucky juvenile online and discussing possible trips to meet the child. 31-year-old James Cotner was arrested after a several-month investigation by Kentucky State Police led them to discover Cotner had met a 12-year-old online and begun... more »
  • Storms Spawn Funnel Clouds, Leave Behind Scattered Damage Play Video

    June 5, 2014 5:00 AM

    Strong storms rumbled across Kentucky Wednesday evening and into the overnight hours bringing with them strong winds, heavy rains and at least two reported tornadoes. Funnel clouds were spotted in Webster and Christian Counties. According to strom reports, the funnel cloud over Christian County was wedge shaped and about... more »
  • Yard Sale Meanders Through 400 Miles Of Kentucky

    June 2, 2014 5:50 AM

    MAYSVILLE (AP) - Four days, 400 miles of scenic roadways. And all the yard sale goodies, antiques and collectibles you can carry. Tables and tents are setting up again along U.S. 68 from Maysville in northeastern Kentucky to Paducah in western Kentucky and venturing off to the south across the... more »
  • Louisville Knocks Cats Out Of NCAA Baseball Tourney

    June 2, 2014 4:38 AM

    Louisville ended the University of Kentucky's baseball season with a 4-1 win in the NCAA Tournament Sunday night. Eighth-ranked Cardinals plated a run in the third inning, broke open the game with three runs in the seventh, and got a strong pitching performance from Josh Rogers. Kentucky (37-25)... more »
  • Groups Form Network To Preserve 'Sacred Spaces'

    May 27, 2014 6:50 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Friends of Eastern Cemetery and Preservation Louisville have formed a new network that will focus on helping people interested in preserving and maintaining historic spaces, such as cemeteries, churches and church school buildings. The Sacred Spaces group will allow members to learn from one another about the... more »
  • Kentucky Gains Federal Permit For Its Hemp Seeds

    May 23, 2014 7:21 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Hemp seeds will be sprung from confinement and planted in Kentucky soil in coming days after federal drug officials approved a permit Thursday ending a standoff that had imperiled the state's experimental plantings this spring, agriculture officials said. Kentucky's Agriculture Department expects to receive delivery of the... more »
  • Coach Stoops Talks U of L & Recruiting

    May 22, 2014 11:59 PM

    UK Football Coach, Mark Stoops, has been pretty quiet since spring football practice ended. But, he was a guest on Thursday for The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio. Finebaum, who does his show out of Birmingham, AL, pointed out that UK made some headlines there when they beat... more »
  • State Ag Officials Upbeat About Gaining Hemp Seeds

    May 22, 2014 6:56 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Attorneys for the Kentucky Agriculture Department and federal government resumed discussions with a judge on Wednesday to try to resolve a standoff over hemp seeds from Italy that customs officials have blocked from reaching fields for spring planting. Afterward, a top aide to Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James... more »
  • Proposed Update To Transportation Plan Available

    May 22, 2014 6:19 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A proposed update to Kentucky's long-range transportation plan is available for public review. The draft updates the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 2006 long-range plan and was developed with help from more than 16,000 public survey responses. The cabinet says the draft plan's goals include more emphasis on longer-lasting... more »
  • UK Baseball Topples No. 7 Florida In SEC Tournament

    May 22, 2014 12:18 AM

    HOOVER, Ala. -- Kyle Cody and Chandler Shepherd combined to hold No. 7 Florida to two runs and Max Kuhn belted a two-run homer in the third inning, leading Kentucky to a 4-2 win over the top-seeded Gators, in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, on a perfect... more »
  • NBA Draft Lottery Set For Randle And Young

    May 21, 2014 12:16 AM

    The NBA Draft Lottery was held Tuesday night before the Eastern Conference Playoff game. It sets the top 14 teams to pick for the June 26th Draft. So, former UK Basketball players, Julius Randle and James Young, would have a better idea of where they might be headed. The... more »
  • Another Cal To The NBA Rumor

    May 20, 2014 1:28 PM

    Another day and another rumor about John Calipari and the NBA. In the past few months, Cal's name has been out there with the Lakers, Cavs, the Knicks and now Memphis. The Memphis Grizzlies still have Dave Joerger as their coach. They are making a number of changes in... more »
  • Kentucky Voters Head To Polls In Primary Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:58 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky voters are heading to the polls for a primary election headlined by a hotly contested U.S. Senate race. But voters Tuesday will also choose nominees for state legislative races, with all 100 seats in the Kentucky House and half of the state Senate's 38 seats on... more »
  • Trail Features Indiana, Kentucky Baseball Sites

    May 19, 2014 5:56 AM

    HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana baseball stadium that was used in the 1991 movie "A League of Their Own" will be the official launch site for the Heartland Historic Baseball Trail highlighting baseball landmarks along the Interstate 64 corridor. Organizers say the goal of the trail is to... more »
  • Cumbess, Nunley Lead No. 14 Softball to 2-0 Win Over Ohio

    May 17, 2014 12:33 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky senior pitcher/infielder Lauren Cumbess launched her ninth home run of the season in the second inning and followed with an insurance run in the sixth inning on a RBI sacrifice fly, giving sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley all the run support she needed as UK... more »
  • Cody, Nelson Shutout Georgia To Claim Series Win

    May 17, 2014 12:31 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Kyle Cody and Andrew Nelson combined to throw a six-hit shutout, and Kentucky got homers from A.J. Reed and Max Kuhn, posting a 10-0 series-clinching win over Georgia, on Friday night at Foley Field. Kentucky (32-21, 14-15 Southeastern Conference) clinched the series with its second... more »
  • UK Baseball Clinches Third Straight SEC Tourney Berth

    May 16, 2014 12:20 AM

    ATHENS, Ga. -- A.J. Reed worked eight shutout innings for his 10th win of the year and collected four hits at the plate, leading Kentucky to a 13-0 rout of Georgia, clinching UK's third consecutive berth in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, on Thursday night in front of 2,003 at Foley... more »
  • Famurewa Scores Five To Begin SEC Outdoor Championships

    May 16, 2014 12:13 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The sixth-ranked Kentucky women's track and field team raced to a roaring start to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Championships behind Rebecca Famurewa's five points in the hammer throw. Famurewa was part of the best competition in the history of the UK track and field complex (reopened... more »
  • All Public High Schools Online With Transcripts

    May 15, 2014 6:43 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Public high school students in Kentucky may find it easier to have records sent to colleges and universities now that their schools are online with electronic transcripts. Kentucky education officials say the transcripts can be sent directly to 44 public or private colleges and universities in Kentucky... more »
  • McConnell To Fly Around State Day Before Election

    May 14, 2014 5:58 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will spend Monday flying around Kentucky for campaign events on the eve of the state's primary election. McConnell, who is seeking a sixth term, faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in the primary. McConnell will start at Louisville's Bowman Field, then continue to... more »
  • 5 Charged In Cockfighting Case In Eastern Kentucky

    May 6, 2014 7:18 AM

    McDOWELL (AP) - Three Kentuckians and two Virginia residents have been charged in federal court with conducting cockfights that drew people from eight states to a pit in eastern Kentucky. The five were charged with conspiring to operate an illegal gambling enterprise and illegally conduct cockfights at the Big Blue... more »
  • About 150 State Vehicles Available At Auction

    May 6, 2014 5:53 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - About 150 vehicles will be up for grabs at a state fleet vehicle auction next week in Kentucky's capital city. State officials say the auction will start at 10 a.m. EDT on May 13 at the State Service Garage in Frankfort. Among the models are pickups, vans,... more »
  • Panel Approves Tuition Increase For Kentucky Universities

    April 30, 2014 8:50 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved allowing Kentucky universities to increase tuition by up to 8 percent over the next two years. The Courier-Journal reports the panel said on Tuesday that the increase is necessary due to less state funding and higher university expectations. The hike... more »
  • Comer: First Hemp Crop In Decades Set For Planting

    April 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the state's first hemp crop in decades will be planted next month. Comer said Tuesday he expects hemp seeds to start arriving soon at the state Agriculture Department. He says eight pilot projects are planned as the crop... more »
  • Milton-Madison Bridge To Open For Traffic Thursday Night

    April 17, 2014 12:17 PM

    A bridge over the Ohio River connecting Madison, Ind., and Trimble County in Kentucky, is set to reopen by Thursday night. The Milton-Madison Bridge, a nearly 100-foot concrete bridge, will be ready for traffic by midnight, officials said, weather permitting, and the speed limit will be 20 MPH for... more »
  • Jobless Rate Up For 57 Kentucky Counties In 2013

    April 16, 2014 5:59 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates rose last year for 57 of the state's 120 counties but dropped for 51 counties. Meanwhile, the rates for 12 counties stayed the same from 2012 to 2013, and Kentucky's rate of 8.3 percent was also unchanged during the period. The... more »
  • Beshear Signs Cannabis Oil Bill

    April 11, 2014 6:27 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky farmers can grow hemp, and now Kentucky doctors can use it for medicine. Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law on Thursday a bill that allows doctors at two Kentucky research hospitals to prescribe cannabidiol to treat patients. The oil gets a lot of attention because it... more »
  • Kentucky Budget Surplus Less Likely

    April 10, 2014 3:07 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's general fund tax revenues increased 2.4 percent in March - enough to ward off a deficit but not enough to promise a surplus. State Budget Director Jane Driskell announced the state collected $753.5 million in March, a $17.7 million increase from last year. State... more »
  • Kentucky Among States With Largest Increase In Unemployment Benefit Claims

    April 10, 2014 9:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. Claims fell to their lowest point since May 2007_several months before the Great Recession started later that year. The decrease suggests strong momentum for hiring in the coming months. Here are the... more »
  • Kentucky's Slow Progression Meets End Of Road

    April 7, 2014 4:36 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat easier to accept if they are the byproduct of progress. You see, sometimes you have to take a step or two backward to make giant... more »
  • Kentucky, Wisconsin Senators Offer Friendly Wager On NCAA Final Four Game

    April 3, 2014 5:22 PM

    Washington, D.C. - Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin (WI) announced a friendly wager with Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky on the outcome of Saturday's Wisconsin Badgers versus Kentuky Wildcats game in the NCAA basketball Final Four. The stakes are a selection of Wisconsin bratwurst and... more »
  • A Guide To The Final Four

    April 2, 2014 3:36 PM

    The invitation to this year's Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only. Yes, we're well aware that Kentucky was a No. 8 seed and UConn was a 7. But c'mon. These are two power programs with storied histories, each with a championship under... more »
  • Wisconsin, Kentucky Governors Bet Over Game

    April 1, 2014 11:17 AM

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin and Kentucky's governors are putting their state's best beer and bourbon on the line in a friendly wager over the outcome of Saturday's Final Four game. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is offering up an array of Wisconsin beer, bratwursts, and cheese. Kentucky Gov. Steve... more »
  • Kentucky Budget Bill Goes To Governor's Desk

    April 1, 2014 5:37 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky General Assembly approved a $20.3 billion biennial spending plan Monday that authorizes $20.3 billion in spending for education, Medicaid, pensions, and other state government services while cutting spending in many state agencies by 5 percent through fiscal 2016. The budget bill passed Monday by final... more »
  • State House OKs Trial Use Of Cannabis Oil

    March 27, 2014 6:58 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky House members voted Wednesday to legalize a medicinal oil derived from marijuana or hemp as an option to combat childhood seizures, then stood and cheered a group of children and their parents who hope to benefit from the new treatment. "I feel like we've won the... more »
  • Luke Kennard Picks Duke

    March 24, 2014 8:05 PM

    Luke Kennard still has one more year of high school, but on Monday night, March 24 Luke announced that he will be a Duke Blue Devil. The Franklin (OH) High School guard is considered one of the best high school basketball players in the country and was considering Kentucky,... more »
  • Appeals Court To Hear Case Over Prison Pastoral Visits

    March 24, 2014 6:14 AM

    EDDYVILLE (AP) - A federal appeals court is set to hear a case brought by Kentucky death row inmates challenging the rules governing how and when pastors may visit them at the Kentucky State Penitentiary. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled oral arguments in the... more »
  • Funding Offered To Clean Up Brownfields

    March 18, 2014 6:42 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A Kentucky agency is offering $140,000 in grant funding for projects that clean up brownfield properties. The Energy and Environment Cabinet says the funding is available for local governments, nonprofits and quasi-governmental agencies. It says projects can be at old factories, former gas stations and other properties... more »
  • Kentucky, EKU Practices Open To The Public

    March 17, 2014 4:04 PM

    As Kentucky prepares to play Kansas State, and EKU to play Kansas on Friday, both teams have announced their scheduled practices that will be open to the public. Eastern Kentucky's open practice will take place Thursday, March 20, from 1:45 p.m. until 2:25 p.m. ET. Kentucky will practice... more »
  • Old Barns Beginning To Disappear In Kentucky

    March 17, 2014 7:01 AM

    (AP) - Old barns are starting to disappear in Kentucky. The state had more pre-1960 barns per square mile than any other state in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture census. Now, Kentucky Heritage Council Director Craig Potts says the structures aren't as common. "They are very, very... more »
  • Fla. Man Arrested In Ky. After Truck Reported Stolen In Indiana Play Video

    March 14, 2014 10:42 AM

    A Florida man was arrested in Kentucky while driving a tractor-trailer full of computers that had been reported stolen in Indiana. Eduardo Hernandez, 50, of Hialeah, Fla., was arrested after Kentucky State Police stopped him on Interstate 75 in northern Kentucky driving a tractor-trailer carrying Hewlett Packard computer equipment... more »
  • Full House OKs Bill That Would Raise Motor Fuels Tax

    March 13, 2014 6:13 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A divided Kentucky House passed a revenue bill Wednesday that would raise the state's motor fuels tax to supply more money for road projects, drawing objections from Republicans who signaled it could resurface as a campaign issue in the fall. The measure - a component to balancing... more »
  • Bill Would Raise State Motor Fuels Tax Rate

    March 12, 2014 9:14 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky's motor fuels tax would rise under a bill advanced Tuesday by a key House committee, which endorsed restoring a higher rate in place last year to generate more revenue for transportation projects statewide. The measure would increase the tax at the pump by 1.5 cents a... more »
  • Kentucky Smoking Ban Bill Is Dead, Sponsor Says

    March 7, 2014 5:40 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A Kentucky House bill that would enact a statewide ban on smoking in shared public spaces and places of employment is dead for the year after meeting strong opposition, the sponsor says. Democratic Rep. Susan Westrom of Lexington said Thursday that despite high public approval and Democratic... more »
  • Ky. Flight Attendant Praised For Role In Emergency Landing Play Video

    March 6, 2014 12:46 PM

    A Kentucky man is being praised for his role during a plane's emergency landing Thursday morning. The American Eagle flight from Dallas to Illinois which flight attendant David Meadows was working in made an emergency landing shortly after take-off in Greeville, Texas. The pilot of flight 3400 diverted... more »
  • Road Salt Levels Critically Low Play Video

    March 6, 2014 5:29 AM

    Kentucky transportation officials say the state's salt supplies have reached critically low levels. Officials say last weekend's storm took things from bad to worse. They say about 70,000 tons of salt remain on hand, not enough for the entire state. "We've not been able to get the re-supplies... more »
  • Gay Married Couples Must Wait For Name Changes

    February 28, 2014 6:00 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky is under a judge's order to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries, but it's likely to be a while longer before couples can begin filing for name changes on official identifications and documents. Clerks of court are awaiting direction from state officials that... more »
  • Arkansas 71 UK 67 OT

    February 27, 2014 11:55 PM

    (AP) - Arkansas didn't need a spectacular dunk to beat No. 17 Kentucky in overtime this time around. Perfect free throw shooting worked just fine for the Razorbacks, a fundamental they executed much better than the Wildcats, with Coty Clarke and Kikko Hayder providing the final touches in the... more »
  • Meet Luke Kennard Play Video

    February 21, 2014 11:08 AM

    (Video story of Kennard begins at approx. 1:27) Luke Kennard's options are aplenty when it comes to playing collegiate basketball. The Franklin (OH) High School guard is considered one of the best players in the state and a top 20 player in the country. "I have a... more »
  • Committee OKs Bill To Allow Concealed Guns In Bars

    February 12, 2014 6:45 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A bill to allow concealed deadly weapons in Kentucky bars has passed its first committee hearing in the Legislature. The Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee approved the measure Tuesday. The bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. John Schickel of Union, is the committee's chairman. Current state law prohibits concealed... more »
  • Key Kentucky Casino Supporter Says He Lacks Senate Support

    February 11, 2014 6:48 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A proposed ballot measure to let Kentucky voters decide whether to legalize casino gambling hasn't garnered enough support yet to gain state Senate passage, a key supporter said Monday night. Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Dan Seum acknowledged he hasn't lined up sufficient backing after emerging from a... more »
  • Crews Making Progress; Slick Conditions Possible In NE Counties

    February 10, 2014 6:34 AM

    Road crews in northeast Kentucky sat they are making progress clearing roadways after snow moved through the area. At this hour, main routes (Priority A) are clearing while Priority B routes are partly to mostly covered in some areas and Priority C routes have been treated. Crews in Bath,... more »
  • Officials Looking To Conserve Salt Supplies

    February 10, 2014 6:07 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The harsh winter season has Kentucky officials looking for ways to conserve dwindling salt supplies. Officials say less than 150,000 tons of salt are on hand with more winter left. On average, the Transportation Cabinet uses 200,000 to 250,000 tons of salt a year. So far this... more »
  • Mark Stoops on National Signing Day

    February 5, 2014 3:34 PM

    Kentucky Football coach Mark Stoops on National Signing Day: COACH STOOPS: Excited to have everybody here. Great day for us. To wrap up this 2014 class, you know, just a great day. We feel like we closed just like we started, just very strong. We signed players from... more »