May 20, 2013 9:28 AM
Lottery officials have announced where the $1 million Kentucky Powerball tickets were sold.
Tickets sold in Vine Grove and Buckner matched the five white ball winning numbers, but not the Powerball to win $1 million prizes.
The ticket in Vine Grove was sold at Basham's Corner Market on... more »
May 17, 2013 6:59 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Thirteen Kentucky families have been recognized for their roles as foster parents to some of the state's most vulnerable children. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services presented awards to the families at a Frankfort reception on Thursday. The cabinet is the agency that oversees the... more »
May 16, 2013 5:39 PM
When you're in a position to make a difference, you should do so.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari believes that. He's involved in a variety of charities and programs that benefit others.
On Thursday, Coach Cal was a guest speaker at the One Parent Scholar House's Education Builds... more »
May 15, 2013 6:04 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The GED test can be taken for free in Kentucky for the next few weeks. Kentuckians who take the high school equivalency test between Wednesday and July 31 will have their fee of $60 to $120 paid by Kentucky Adult Education. Reece Stagnolia, vice president of Kentucky... more »
May 14, 2013 9:00 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - A panel appointed by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to review cases of severe child abuse and neglect says it expects to issue its first report later this year. The Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel began meeting last November after Beshear created it through an... more »
May 9, 2013 9:14 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled the Council on Developmental Disabilities has no right to review the records of two disabled men who died in state care in 2009. The men were wards of the state and had no family members involved in their care. Both... more »
May 9, 2013 6:31 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon to announce whether he will expand Kentucky's Medicaid program to cover hundreds of thousands of additional people. The event is set for 1:30 p.m. EDT in the Capitol. Kentucky's Medicaid program already provides medical coverage to some... more »
May 6, 2013 10:00 AM
PADUCAH (AP) - Law enforcement agencies across western Kentucky are struggling with a declining number of officers and rising crime rates. Sheriffs in the region say having fewer officers available is leaving departments shorthanded for emergencies, causing scheduling issues and delaying response times to calls. McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden... more »
May 6, 2013 9:30 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Education is moving to paper and pencil tests for the remainder of the school year after getting conflicting reports from test vendor ACT about its technology. The Education Department says about 25 districts reported slow connections and sometimes dropped connections from the ACT... more »
May 6, 2013 8:44 AM
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) - New population estimates of black bears in and around the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area show the population is thriving. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the bears were reintroduced to the area almost 20 years ago after they had been nearly wiped out... more »
May 6, 2013 6:31 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Education experts will soon be examining applications from public schools districts across Kentucky that want to become "Districts of Innovation." The Kentucky Education Department says the designation allows the districts to seek exemption from some rules and regulations to try to improve student learning. The idea is... more »
May 2, 2013 6:07 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - This is no fish tale: Kentucky has set a record with April's sales of hunting and fishing licenses. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says sales totaled more than $7 million, a record for the month. Fish and Wildlife Budget Director Scott King says the... more »
May 1, 2013 6:25 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky is home to 2 million head of cattle, grazing on pastures across the state and generating more than $600 million a year in income for farmers at last count. Gov. Steve Beshear is bragging about those numbers, calling on Kentuckians to salute the state's beef farmers.... more »
April 3, 2013 8:49 AM
PADUCAH (AP) - Parts of southeastern Missouri, western Tennessee and western Kentucky got a little bit of a shake. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.7 earthquake rumbled through the area around 10:20 p.m. CDT Tuesday. WPSD-TV in Paducah reported that the epicenter registered southeast of Portageville, Mo. That... more »
March 27, 2013 8:33 AM
COVINGTON (AP) - The Northern Kentucky Health Department says cases of the flu are lingering this season and they are increasing in severity. In a statement on Wednesday, the department said three people have died from the virus since early March. In addition, the statement said 25 percent of the... more »
March 27, 2013 6:11 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - You may see more people wearing denim in the middle of the week. It's to show support for survivors of rape and sexual violence. The Center for Women and Families in Louisville says Wednesday is the sixth annual Denim Day event, and March and April are Sexual... more »
March 27, 2013 5:24 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The General Assembly voted late Tuesday to override the governor's veto of a bill intended to better protect legal claims of religious freedom. The law will give stronger legal standing to people in court who claim the government burdened their ability to practice their religion. The legislation... more »
March 27, 2013 4:49 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky would be able to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop under a measure approved by the state Legislature on Tuesday. "We have, in my opinion, put together a strong bill," said House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins,... more »
March 25, 2013 6:17 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers will reconvene at noon to finish out the last two days of this year's legislative session. They face a stack of unfinished bills. Proposals include a measure to reform the state's underfunded pension system and legislation to legalize hemp farming. Lawmakers also could try to... more »
March 20, 2013 6:03 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new report says Oldham County, just northeast of Louisville, is the healthiest place to live in Kentucky. The study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute compared the relative health of all 120 of Kentucky's counties. It concluded... more »
March 18, 2013 6:38 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A new state program will educate and train minority and female workers for careers in construction, with an aim toward expanding the labor force for the upcoming Ohio River bridges project. The program is called "Bridges to Opportunities," and it is seeking to fill a need for... more »
March 11, 2013 8:11 AM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Kentucky woman will plead guilty and her husband will forfeit nearly $500,000 in an investigation of a West Virginia pain clinic. Court filings suggest Myra Miller is ready to admit to misusing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration registration number of a doctor... more »
March 7, 2013 12:52 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky's auditor says a former northern Kentucky school superintendent received nearly $224,000 in unauthorized benefits and payments during an eight-year period. The review by state Auditor Adam Edelen says former Dayton Independent Schools superintendent Gary Rye was reimbursed $146,276 for his personal retirement contributions and service credit... more »
March 7, 2013 10:15 AM
For the first time in more than four years, Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent to 7.9 percent in January 2013, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
The revised December 2012 state... more »
March 7, 2013 6:03 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - House Speaker Greg Stumbo is calling again for passage of a measure to shore up government pensions in the waning days of the legislative session. Stumbo said Wednesday that he wants to avoid the expense of a special legislative session that Gov. Steve Beshear has pledged to... more »
March 5, 2013 10:14 AM
SEC officials announced Tuesday that the Kentucky at Mississippi State football game has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 24.
The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. and ESPN will televise it live.
This will mark UK's seventh appearance on a Thursday night game televised on an ESPN affiliate.... more »
March 4, 2013 6:04 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - House lawmakers are set to review their redistricting bill in committee. State Rep. Brent Yonts, chairman of the House State Government Committee, says a redistricting bill will be unveiled after the House's 2 p.m. session on Monday. Lawmakers will need to rush to get the matter resolved.... more »
February 26, 2013 6:28 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kate Hopkins didn't know the man in the casket, never met him or his family. Yet, Hopkins stood watch over 48-year-old Francisco Carmona's funeral on a gray, cold day at a county-owned cemetery in south Louisville. Hopkins joined a group of high school students, a few county... more »
February 25, 2013 8:12 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - A Washington-based group has started airing its second TV ad in Kentucky criticizing U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on his pro-gun record. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee began airing the spot Monday, spending what it said is $100,000 on both ads. The second ad, like the first one,... more »
February 25, 2013 8:09 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Additional money has been secured to help low-income people pay for their home heating costs in eastern Kentucky. Attorney General Jack Conway says his Office of Rate Intervention helped obtain nearly $50,000 for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The extra money comes from a settlement between... more »
February 22, 2013 5:02 AM
With temperatures rising above freezing across the Bluegrass region Friday morning, scraping ice off windshields will probably be the biggest hassle drivers will have to deal with on their morning commute in the Lexington area.
Freezing rain fell across central and eastern counties overnight, laying down a layer of... more »
February 21, 2013 7:14 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A new movie filmed in Kentucky and starring a University of Louisville graduate is premiering next month at a Louisville theater. "Pieces of Easter" tells the story of a young executive who is forced to rely on a reclusive farmer to get her home in time for... more »
February 21, 2013 7:02 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers have passed the halfway point in the current legislative session without a deal in sight to shore up the financially troubled pension system for government retirees. They have only 14 working days remaining before adjourning for the year. However, Gov. Steve Beshear has said he... more »
February 19, 2013 6:38 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky is inviting fishermen to put their angling skills to the test at a carp tournament next month. The Carp Madness Tournament will have teams of commercial anglers compete to catch the growing population of Asian carp in two of Kentucky's largest and most popular fishing lakes.... more »
February 18, 2013 6:03 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - State lawmakers will observe President's Day Monday, taking the day off after a busy week in Frankfort. House members last week passed bills that would increase the state's dropout age to 18, strengthen Kentucky's human trafficking laws and allow foreign-born students to stay in high school until... more »
February 15, 2013 10:08 AM
The high school basketball regular season is hurtling toward its conclusion. District tournaments will kick off across the state next week.
There schedule was pretty busy Thursday night. Here is a rundown of scores from across the Commonwealth.
Augusta 73, Raceland 67
Betsy Layne 63,... more »
February 15, 2013 7:08 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Twenty-two small drinking water treatment systems in Kentucky will get financial help from the state to improve technical, managerial and financial capabilities. Individual grants range from as little as $3,000 to Augusta to as much as $20,000 for Munfordville. Water treatment systems that received the funding were... more »
February 14, 2013 6:38 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky's horse breeding farms have been added to the ventures eligible to seek certain federal relief from disasters affecting agriculture. Those horse farms will be eligible in the future to seek assistance from a federal emergency conservation program. That program provides emergency funding... more »
February 13, 2013 12:31 PM
Kentucky will wear an alternate away uniform design when it faces Tennessee on the road Saturday.
UK will suit up in blue Nike Hyper Elite jerseys and shorts as one of 12 select institutions chosen to wear commemorative uniforms on a one-time basis this season.
This marks the... more »
February 13, 2013 10:12 AM
There was a full slate of high school basketball games Tuesday night as the regular season approaches an end. Here is a rundown of last night's scores.
Anderson Co. 62, Lou. Kentucky Country Day 49
Ashland Blazer 60, West Carter 43
Ballard Memorial 78, Lyon... more »
February 12, 2013 12:11 PM
Once again, we find Trinity and Marion County on top of the AP high school basketball rankings.
The top four remained unchanged in the boys' poll, with Bullitt East and Ballard chasing top-ranked Trinity. Madison Central also stayed put at No. 4, despite falling 89-83 to Russell County on... more »
February 12, 2013 8:00 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Lawmakers are continuing to work on a House redistricting plan that could get a vote in coming weeks. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he's hopeful a bill can be passed before the Legislature adjourns late next month. The Senate, meanwhile, is waiting until next year to do... more »
February 11, 2013 8:43 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Industrial hemp supporters in Kentucky are set to promote legislation that would license growers if a federal ban is lifted on the crop that once thrived in the state. Kentucky's Senate Agriculture Committee is set to review the measure Monday. The committee's chairman, Paul Hornback, is the... more »
February 8, 2013 6:41 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky fish and wildlife officials are adding to the trout population of lakes around the state. The plan is to stock more than 31,000 rainbow trout measuring at least 9 inches long in 26 lakes this week. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said the... more »
February 7, 2013 12:43 PM
As of Jan. 1, there were 19 players who played high school football in Kentucky on NFL rosters.
Seven of the 19 hail from the Louisville area. Three played went to Lexington high schools.
Here is the complete list compiled by Maxpreps.com.
Michael Bush High school: Male... more »
February 7, 2013 10:19 AM
Wednesday was a typically light high school basketball schedule across Kentucky, but there were a few games of local interest. Here is a rundown of all last night's scores.
Betsy Layne 71, Allen Central 34
Cincinnati Gamble Montessori 59, Covington Latin 42
Cordia 89, Riverside... more »
February 7, 2013 6:23 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Citizens and environmental activists will descend on Frankfort next week to call for an end to the practice of mountaintop removal mining. They call it "I Love Mountains Day," and it annually attracts hundreds of people to the capital to protest the strip mining practice, which blasts... more »
February 6, 2013 12:09 PM
Steady was the name of the game in the latest AP high school basketball polls, with the first six spots unchanged from last week in the boys' poll, and only minor shuffling in the girls' rankings.
Trinity, Bullitt East and Ballard were 1-2-3 in the boys' poll, with Madison... more »
February 6, 2013 10:06 AM
The hardwood was busy across the Commonwealth Tuesday night. He is a rundown of last night's high school basketball scores.
Ashland Blazer 62, Rowan Co. 57
Barbourville 69, Leslie Co. 64
Barren Co. 78, Russell Co. 70
Bath Co. 66, Elliott Co. 59
... more »
February 1, 2013 10:02 AM
Thursday featured a light scheduled on the hardwood. Here is a rundown of last night's high school basketball scores from around the state.
Anderson Co. 77, Gallatin Co. 72
Barbourville 80, Jellico, Tenn. 70
Bellevue 53, Dayton 50
Campbell Co. 73, Augusta 67
... more »
February 1, 2013 8:56 AM
Here are the latest road reports for counties to the west of the Lexington area.
KYTC District 5 crews continue to treat roadways in most of our eight counties due the blowing and drifting of snow. The extremely cold temperatures also cause refreezing of melted precipitation. While the winds... more »
February 1, 2013 7:05 AM
Here is the latest rundown of road conditions from Kentucky State Police posts in central and eastern Kentucky.
Richmond: All counties reporting slick and hazardous roads. Road crews are spreading salt. Temperatures have dropped to the low teens.
Morehead: District roads remain snow covered.
Pikeville: Roads snow... more »
January 31, 2013 10:49 AM
Officials confirm four tornadoes touched down in Kentucky Wednesday.
A strong line of storms rolled through the Commonwealth early Wednesday morning. EF-0 tornadoes touched down in Pulaski County and Marion County. The small twisters damaged some homes and knocked a mobile home off of its foundation in Marion County,... more »
January 31, 2013 10:25 AM
Transportation Cabinet snowplow crews hit the roads in northeast Kentucky Thursday morning, spot-treating as light snow moved across the region.
At 10 a.m., crews in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties were applying salt to roads where necessary. Pavement conditions varied from wet... more »
January 31, 2013 10:00 AM
Former University of Kentucky and Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie will reportedly attend Saturday's game between the Cats and the Aggies at Reed Arena.
The Dallas Morning News reports Gillispie accepted an invitation from current Aggie skipper Bill Kennedy. The two are longtime friends.
January 30, 2013 7:49 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky has released its new highway map for 2013. The official map is now available statewide at rest areas, welcome centers, local convention and tourism offices and all state parks. The map is published each year by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The 2013 map reflects a number... more »
January 30, 2013 6:11 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Strong windstorms are blowing eastward across Kentucky, setting off tornado warnings along the leading edge. By 5:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, the front had passed beyond Louisville and was moving toward Lexington. Damage was reported earlier in the morning in the Fort Campbell area. WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tenn.,... more »
January 28, 2013 11:03 AM
Lots of action on the hardwood over the weekend, including a couple of Sunday matchups. Here is a complete rundown of weekend scores from across Kentucky.
Adair Co. 66, Whitefield Academy 43
Bath Co. 72, Jackson City 57
Bourbon Co. 67, Lou. St. Francis 39... more »
January 28, 2013 9:23 AM
OWENSBORO (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Corrections and the state's Department of Protection and Advocacy are releasing a statewide directory for inmates with disabilities aimed at helping those released from prison find food, housing, clothing assistance and employment. The directory was compiled county-by-county. All 120 Kentucky counties are included... more »
January 28, 2013 8:10 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky agency that regulates higher education says that while the price of getting a college degree can be steep, college graduates in the state are making more money and have more jobs to choose from. The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has released a policy brief... more »
January 28, 2013 6:43 AM
(AP) - As tax season shifts into high gear, Gov. Steve Beshear is urging low-wage-earning Kentuckians to take advantage of a federal tax credit. Beshear says nearly a half million Kentucky taxpayers are eligible to receive the earned income tax credit. He says the credit can help struggling families buy... more »
January 27, 2013 2:52 PM
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo is done for the season.
According to ESPN on ABC, Rondo will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn ACL. The Celtics initially termed his injury a "hyperextension."
The Kentucky product injured his knee Friday versus the Atlanta Hawks.
... more »
January 25, 2013 9:23 AM
ELIZABETHTOWN, (AP) - A winter weather system moving through Kentucky has resulted in parts of Interstate 65 being shut down because of a 10-vehicle pileup Friday morning and hazardous road conditions in the central and southern parts of the state. Police say there were several accidents in the Elizabethtown area... more »
January 24, 2013 9:34 AM
MARBLE HILL, Mo. (AP) - Three men are facing charges for allegedly rustling 10 head of cattle from a southeast Missouri farm. And while the crime may hearken to the Wild West, authorities say new technology helped solve the crime. The Southeast Missourian reports that three cousins, 27-year-old Jonathan Goldsberry... more »
January 23, 2013 6:45 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - State education officials are urging schools to compete for a national award that recognizes outstanding efforts in environmental impact and health. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award recognizes schools for reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health of students and staff and teaching... more »
January 19, 2013 2:13 PM
Former Dunbar star A.J. Ellis and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract on Friday.
In his first full major league season (2012), Ellis hit .270 with 13 home runs in 133 games. Ellis led the team in on-base percentage (.373) and walks (65).
... more »
January 17, 2013 12:19 PM
Fifteen Kentucky high school basketball players were among the more than 800 nominees for the 2013 McDonald's All-American Games in Chicago.
Ten boys and five girls made the first cut.
William Gary - Dunbar
Mike Smith - Dunbar
Taylor Gover - Pulaski County
... more »
January 17, 2013 6:31 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky officials say an inventory that records toxic releases by industries in the state showed a reduction in releases in 2011. The Department for Environmental Protection says in a statement that total onsite and offsite toxic releases were 83.6 million pounds in 2011, which is a nearly... more »
January 16, 2013 6:40 AM
Highway officials say as of 5:30 a.m., crews in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties report wet pavement road conditions, with air temperatures averaging between 32 and 34 degrees and road temperatures about 34 degrees.
Most crews are either on standby at maintenance... more »
January 15, 2013 12:14 PM
Henry Clay climbed to No. 2 in the latest boys' AP poll, while Marion County maintained its strangle-hold on the top spot in the girls' rankings.
Ballard remained on top of the boys' rankings, but finds a surging Blue Devils squad nipping at its heels. Henry Clay earned wins... more »
January 15, 2013 6:56 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Hunters killed 92 sandhill cranes in Kentucky's second hunting season for the bird. That's 42 more than were killed in the previous season. Most of the birds killed were in Hardin and Barren counties on private land. No more than 400 birds could be hunted during the... more »
January 11, 2013 9:37 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Two Kentucky school superintendents are giving a thumbs-up to a national awareness campaign regarding the importance of school attendance no matter the grade. Donna Hargens, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, and Lynda Jackson, superintendent of Covington Independent Public Schools, have both signed their names as supporters... more »
January 11, 2013 8:41 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - A well-respected national education magazine has ranked Kentucky 10th in education performance. Education Week magazine announced the ranking Thursday in releasing its 2013 Quality Counts survey. Gov. Steve Beshear praised the higher ranking in a news release. Last year, Kentucky was 14th on the list, and the... more »
January 11, 2013 6:58 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Government workers and retirees are calling for full funding for the state's pension system that faces a $33 billion unfunded liability. Scores of people gathered at the Capitol on Thursday for a boisterous rally to make their position clear to lawmakers. Boone County school bus driver Helen... more »
January 7, 2013 9:14 AM
With temperatures well below freezing, and clients already arriving the CRISIS portion of KCEOC Community Action Partnership's Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) begins Monday.
LIHEAP is a federally-funded program to help eligible low-income households meet their home energy needs. In Kentucky in 2011, LIHEAP officials say the organization provided... more »
January 7, 2013 6:38 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Needing cash to shore up Kentucky's weakening pension system for government retirees, Gov. Steve Beshear is searching for common ground that could produce a package of tax reforms when lawmakers convene Tuesday for a 30-day session. "I'm confident that we'll be able to find some common ground,"... more »
January 4, 2013 10:19 AM
Here are your Thursday night high school basketball scores.
Boone Co. 55, Mason Co. 50
Cincinnati Riverview East, Ohio 82, Covington Latin 60
Conner 55, Australian Travel Team 45
Daviess Co. 62, Owensboro Catholic 40
Harlan Co. 75, Harlan 55 Hazard 84, Pike... more »
January 3, 2013 6:37 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky made it through the four-day New Year's holiday period with no highway fatalities this year. Kentucky State Police say seven people died in seven separate crashes from Dec. 26 through New Year's Day, but preliminary statistics indicate none occurred during the New Year's holiday reporting period,... more »
January 2, 2013 10:31 AM
Campbell County tops the latest Kentucky High School wrestling rankings.
The Camels sit on top of both the team and team dual rankings compiled at www.kentuckywrestling.com. Union County, Simon Kenton, Moore, and St. Xavier round out the team top five. Union County, Moore, Ryle and Simon Kenton fill out... more »
January 2, 2013 9:14 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is planning four public meetings this month in Tennessee and Kentucky. The meetings will give the public a chance to respond to plans to restrict access to hazardous waters adjacent to Corps locks and dams on the Cumberland... more »
January 2, 2013 6:12 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - A central Kentucky Democrat will be pushing legislation in the upcoming legislative session that would abolish the death penalty in Kentucky. Democratic state Rep. Carl Rollins of Midway drafted a measure that would make Kentucky's stiffest sentence life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Rollins... more »
January 2, 2013 6:06 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The number of coal miners killed on the job in Kentucky fell to four in 2012, down from eight the previous year when the state led the nation in fatalities. Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett said Monday the industry is making progress in protecting miners. But... more »
December 31, 2012 6:58 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Several counties are in need of volunteers to review child foster care records for state courts. The Kentucky Court of Justice says in a news release that volunteers are needed in Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Bracken, Campbell, Kenton and Mason counties. The volunteers review cases of children placed... more »
December 28, 2012 2:55 PM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky officials are informing more than 1,000 Medicaid clients of a computer security breach that many have resulted in private information being released. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says an employee of a subcontractor responded to a telephone computer scam that allowed unauthorized remote access... more »
December 28, 2012 11:49 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Tourism Commissioner Mike Mangeot has said no thanks to a proposed new slogan for Kentucky that's creating an Internet buzz. The man in charge of marketing Kentucky's tourist attractions said in a letter Thursday that the state will keep "Unbridled Spirit" as its catchphrase. Mangeot sent the... more »
December 28, 2012 9:46 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - One in four Kentucky children live in poverty, and the number is rising. The Courier-Journal reports those statistics are included in the Kentucky Kids Count 2012 County Data Book, released on Friday. Kids Count defines poverty as a family of two adults and two children whose annual... more »