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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
February 21, 2014 11:08 AM
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
February 5, 2014 8:15 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Freezing rain and ice that moved through Kentucky overnight have left thousands of people without power. According to the Public Service Commission, most of the outages were reported in Jefferson County, which had about 10,000 people without power early Wednesday. The National Weather Service reported the winter... more »
February 5, 2014 6:24 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - A conference on farming, land use and food policy is being planned for this fall in Lexington. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced the event Tuesday along with former Gov. Brereton Jones, former first lady Libby Jones, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and officials from American Farmland Trust, a... more »
February 3, 2014 8:49 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Snowfall across a large portion of northern and central Kentucky is starting to taper off. The National Weather Service says total accumulations are expected to range from around 3 inches to 8 inches. Forecasters say areas in south-central and eastern Kentucky are expected to have mixed precipitation... more »
January 31, 2014 8:08 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Senate on Thursday passed a bill aimed at spreading wireless and high-speed broadband service by allowing telecommunications companies to cut back on landline investments. Sen. Paul Hornback said his measure seeks to encourage investments by telecommunications companies to upgrade services in underserved rural areas, where... more »
January 24, 2014 8:51 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The New Madrid fault zone in the nation's midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday.
It's "not dead yet," said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough, who was part of the study published online by the journal Science.
Researchers... more »
January 24, 2014 7:10 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Bourbon tourism reached new heights last year in Kentucky as more people flocked to distilleries. Officials say a record 571,701 people visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour last year. Another 61,698 people traveled to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour in its first full year of existence.... more »
January 24, 2014 6:14 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The state Energy and Environment Cabinet is taking submissions from young nature photographers for a contest. The cabinet's "Capture the Earth" contest is for middle school students grades 6 to 8. Cabinet Secretary Len Peters says the contest is meant to get students outside to explore their... more »
January 23, 2014 5:46 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - People interested in running for public office have a few more days to file paperwork to be placed on the May 20 primary election ballot in Kentucky. The secretary of state's office says almost 4,000 candidates have already filed for more than 300 offices on this year's... more »
January 21, 2014 9:21 AM
Here is an update from KTC District 5, to the west of Lexington.
Road conditions across the district are deteriorating due to heavy bands of snow and dropping temperatures. The winds have picked up which is causing blowing/drifting of snow on the highways. All eight counties of District 5... more »
January 21, 2014 8:44 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is set to deliver his budget proposal to a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate. It marks the starting point for months of haggling over a larger pool of state revenues still not expected to meet funding demands. Leading up to his... more »
January 21, 2014 8:41 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A new survey shows that average retail food prices rose slightly in the last three months of 2013 in supermarkets across Kentucky. The Kentucky Farm Bureau says the year ended with the highest prices in the decades-long history of its Marketbasket Survey. According to the latest survey,... more »
January 21, 2014 8:33 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Snow is falling over a large portion of Kentucky and threatens to make the morning commute slow and messy. Kentucky Department of Transportation officials said salt trucks were out treating roadways, but noted that arctic air and continuing snow on Tuesday could still make for slick conditions.... more »
January 21, 2014 5:18 AM
Here is an update on road conditions in counties to the west of Lexington from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Snow is falling across the district with the northern-most counties getting more precipitation than the rest. In some areas, the air and pavement temperatures remains at or above freezing, helping... more »
January 17, 2014 10:53 AM
A former Lexington resident, whose parents still live in town, is the star of newly released movie Devil's Due.
Actress Allison Miller, who grew up in Lexington, stars in the new horror film as newlywed Samantha McCall.
Her parents, John and Margo, are Kentuckians who still live in... more »
January 17, 2014 9:04 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Snow showers across much of Kentucky have caused roadways to become slick and several school districts to close. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory on Friday for areas across the state. It said snow showers are expected for much of the day, and accumulations... more »
January 17, 2014 4:52 AM
A light snow fell across central Kentucky Thursday night.
Most areas saw just a dusting, while some spots saw more. Although the first band of snow did not bring much accumulation, that doesn't mean it hasn't created some driving hazards. Numerous slick spots exist on roadways, especially on side... more »
January 15, 2014 6:49 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky's 911 call centers will receive more than $2.9 million as a result of a ruling on litigation initiated by a state board. The governor's office said Tuesday the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that TracFone Wireless... more »
January 14, 2014 5:30 AM
Former Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner and UK basketball star Richie Farmer is scheduled to face sentencing on corruption charges Tuesday.
Farmer pleaded guilty to two counts of misappropriating government resources last September. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop other charges, including mail fraud. The corruption charges... more »
January 13, 2014 10:49 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Seven Kentucky women who worked for racial equality will be portrayed in a play to be presented on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the University of Louisville.
The African American Theatre Program at U of L is presenting the play, keynote address by journalist Betty... more »
January 10, 2014 6:52 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Governor's Mansion turns 100 years old this month, and a documentary about it premieres next week in Frankfort and Lexington. "Kentucky Governor's Mansion: A Century of Reflection" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. EST Wednesday at the Grand Theater in Frankfort and 7:30 p.m. EST... more »
January 8, 2014 4:52 PM
The defense for a man accused of murdering his girlfriend and leaving her in the garage of her home in March of 2013 claimed in court Wednesday she was the aggressor.
In Wednesday afternoon's status hearing, the defense argued that Jeffrey Jackson should not face prosecution because he was... more »
January 8, 2014 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will announce five "Promise Zones" this week as part of his effort to focus on income inequality in the lead-up to his State of the Union address. Promise Zones are areas where the federal government provides tax incentives and grants to help communities tackle... more »
January 8, 2014 8:17 AM
BARBOURVILLE (AP) - The state Auditor's Office says findings from an audit of a southeastern Kentucky city will be referred to the Attorney General's Office and the Department of Revenue. The office began examining finances at the city of Barbourville last year after council members made a request. The Lexington... more »
January 7, 2014 6:55 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky has received a nearly $2 million federal grant aimed at reducing the most serious risk factors leading to obesity and chronic disease. Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday the grant will promote improved physical activity and nutrition. Another focus will be preventing diabetes, heart disease and stroke... more »
January 7, 2014 6:52 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is officially filing his paperwork for re-election, and Kentucky's two other statewide-elected Republicans are lending their names to the effort. McConnell's campaign says Sen. Rand Paul and state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will sign McConnell's papers on Tuesday. McConnell's campaign says it's... more »
January 7, 2014 6:00 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Brutally cold air gripped Kentucky early Tuesday for a second day, but forecasters predicted a slight warming trend in coming daylight hours with temperatures expected to rise into the teens or higher. But all things are relative and the slight warm-up in the weather forecast was no... more »
January 6, 2014 7:58 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Education's Division of School and Community Nutrition has been chosen for an award for outstanding service in child nutrition. The Direct Certification Performance Award is given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service for outstanding performance in directly certifying children... more »
January 6, 2014 7:26 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - With near record cold temperatures and wind chills expected to blanket Kentucky, efforts to keep everyone warm were being made across the state. A blast of arctic air pushed across the Bluegrass on Sunday night and early Monday morning, bringing temperatures near or below zero and wind... more »
January 6, 2014 4:50 AM
Rapidly falling temperatures created hazardous driving conditions across central and eastern Kentucky early Monday morning.
Moisture on roadways from Sunday evening's rain quickly froze and was coated with a layer of light snow. With temperatures dropping into the mid-teens, salt became less effective.
The National Weather Service has... more »
January 3, 2014 6:52 AM
Here is a rundown of road conditions from Kentucky State Police as of 6:30 a.m.
Post 4 - Elizabethtown: All roadways remain clear.
Post 5 - Campbellsburg: Major roadways mostly wet with isolated slick spots.
Post 6 - Dry Ridge: All roads have isolated patches of snow... more »
January 2, 2014 5:20 PM
Azia Bishop scores UK's first eight points, plus blocked a shot as UK grabbed an 8-2 lead over Alabama.
Bishop, who was shooting only 34% from the free throw line hit all three of her free throw attempts, tossed in 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds for UK who... more »
January 1, 2014 10:50 AM
James Young picture is perfect....we have two in the system...one he's dunking
When it comes to potential, Mike DeCourcy, the basketball guru for Sporting News, whose been close with Cal since they both lived in Pittsburgh has always believed this team can be special. "I've always believed that the... more »
January 1, 2014 10:34 AM
A missing Tennessee man was found in Lexington Wednesday.
Jerry Scott was reported missing on Tuesday night in Murfreesboro, TN., according to Nashville TV station WSMV.
The man's daughter said the 72-year-old was found in Lexington, the station reports. He was apparently found on the side of the... more »
January 1, 2014 6:50 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - A company that wants to build a pipeline to pump natural gas liquids across Kentucky wouldn't be able to condemn private property through the state's eminent domain law if some leading lawmakers have their way. The complicated law has been on the minds of many activists and... more »
December 31, 2013 1:09 PM
Two North Carolina children were killed, and a Kentucky man was hurt in a five vehicle crash Sunday night on Interstate 65, just south of Atmore in Alabama.
State troopers say a tractor trailer hit a car, killing the two children. Two others inside the car were also hurt.... more »
December 31, 2013 6:42 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - More than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled for medical coverage through the state-operated insurance marketplace. Gov. Steve Beshear's office said Monday that since Thanksgiving week, enrollments through Kentucky's health insurance website are up nearly 93 percent. Thousands of Kentuckians made final decisions about their health care plans by... more »
December 30, 2013 6:29 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - More than 400 candidates have filed to run for congressional, legislative and judicial seats across Kentucky in next year's elections. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's chief elections official, said that number is expected to grow larger still because the filing deadline isn't until Jan. 28.... more »
December 27, 2013 12:08 PM
A True Blue fan is setting up an auction for another fan she's never even met.
Friends and strangers have been reaching out to help 73-year-old True Blue fan Dickie Gregory, who is recovering from a fall down some bleachers at the UK-Transy game that paralyzed him in November.... more »
December 27, 2013 10:50 AM
A Louisville man died in a house fire in Alabama early Thursday morning.
Local TV station WTVY reports Bobby Sorrells, 56, died in a house fire that started around 4 a.m. the day after Christmas on Covington County Road 70 in the rural Babbie Community, that sits right next... more »
December 23, 2013 5:20 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to 11 law enforcement agencies to purchase body armor. The money is coming from the sale of confiscated weapons. Homeland Security Executive Director Gene Kiser said the goal is to supply law enforcement officers the... more »
December 22, 2013 5:55 PM
Tricia Liston scored a season-high 28 points to help No. 2 Duke beat No. 5 Kentucky 69-61 before 23,706 fans at Rupp Arena on Sunday.
Five days after defending champion and No. 1 Connecticut soundly dealt the Blue Devils their first loss, they used their size and length to... more »
December 21, 2013 12:55 PM
You expect Belmont to come out firing from downtown, since they are No.2 in America for most 3's made since they joined Division One in 1996-97. Duke is No. 1.
Drew Windler, a 6-9 senior hits a couple of quick shots from downtown and Belmont grabs a 10-6 lead.... more »
December 20, 2013 6:42 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky's auditor has released a report outlining the threats of cybersecurity breaches to state and local governments. In his report, Auditor Adam Edelen emphasizes the need for a breach notification law. He says Kentucky is one of four states that don't require government agencies to notify people... more »
December 20, 2013 6:37 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky's tax on the sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol fuels will drop by 1.5 cents per gallon on New Year's Day. State officials say the reduction reflects a drop in the calculated average wholesale fuel price. The decrease would result in the loss of about $45... more »
December 19, 2013 3:02 PM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers reacting to a surge in heroin overdose deaths said Thursday they will push for legislation next year calling for tougher punishment for high-level traffickers and more treatment for addicts of the dangerously addictive drug.
Touting the proposal were Republican Sen. Katie Stine, a member... more »
December 19, 2013 12:31 PM
FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training is reporting a slight improvement to the state's unemployment rate in November.
Economist Manoj Shanker said Thursday that the jobless rate stood at 8.2 percent in November, down from 8.4 percent in October.
The rate remains higher than... more »
December 17, 2013 4:19 PM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he wants to pump more money into education and is willing to make budget cuts elsewhere to free up the money.
The governor also says he'll urge lawmakers to consider expanded gambling and estate tax overhaul in the General Assembly session... more »
December 13, 2013 6:42 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Lawmakers from the Appalachian region have major clout in Frankfort, occupying six of the top leadership positions in the Legislature. That influence was on display this week at a meeting of the Legislative Research Commission, which pulls together the top brass from the Senate and House. Gathered... more »
December 10, 2013 8:43 AM
A band of snow has moved into central Kentucky.
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation DIstrict district 5 say road crews mobilized at midnight Tuesday They started salting roadways Tuesday morning and precipitation has started.
"With the snow coming down during rush hour, that delays our trucks from covering... more »
December 10, 2013 5:27 AM
Lexington has escaped the latest blast of wintry weather so far, but folks in counties to the south have seen flakes flying.
A number of schools in southern counties have canceled classes for Tuesday, and officials report some slick travel conditions along roadways. Snow is accumulating on I-75 in... more »