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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dozens of Kentucky counties are included in a disaster declaration authorizing assistance following flooding in February and March.The declaration covers 57 counties: Adair, Ballard, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Butler, Campbell, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clay, …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Promoting an issue his father unsuccessfully championed as governor, Democrat Andy Beshear said Thursday he wants to expand gambling in Kentucky and use the proceeds to help fund the state's struggling public pension systems.Beshear, one of four Democrats seeking …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs will invest $8 million for an on-site equine medical center as part of several other measures to improve safety for horses and riders.The medical center is expected to open next March and will include a quarantine facility. Next month's Kentucky Derby …
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — All three hosts of the Triple Crown were among several major tracks that agreed Thursday to phase out the use of a common anti-bleeding medication starting next year, sparked by the deaths of 23 horses in three months at Santa Anita.Starting in 2020, 2-year-old horses …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam bourbon says it will donate $5 million to the University of Kentucky to establish the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits to teach the next generation of master distillers.Beam Suntory top executive Albert Baladi says the donation is an investment in …
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are giving $350 million to researchers in four states hit hardest by the deadly opioid epidemic.The study announced Thursday aims to cut overdose deaths by 40% over three years in local communities grappling with misuse of the addictive drugs. …
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school district where two students were fatally shot last year has been awarded a second federal grant to help recover from the tragedy.U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos traveled to Marshall County with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday to announce the …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday that he has started evaluating his first clemency plea from a death row inmate, who is slated for execution next month.Lee made the comments at a forum alongside fellow Republican Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky about criminal …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration's top education official teamed up with Kentucky's governor and others Wednesday to promote school choice initiatives that use tax credits to pay for some children to go to private schools.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged Republican Gov. …
NEW YORK (AP) — The first progeny of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah to start in North America finished third in her debut.Tesorina, a 2-year-old filly, gave up the lead in the final furlong and finished third in a $100,000 race at Aqueduct Wednesday.Ridden by Joe Bravo, Tesorina was …
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has introduced 38,000 cutthroat trout into the Cumberland River, the first time the fish has been stocked in Kentucky.The agency says the fish came from a hatchery in Arkansas, at no cost.Crews with state Fish and …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top lawyer is challenging subpoenas from the governor's administration seeking the names of teachers who might have used sick days that shut down schools as they attended statehouse rallies earlier this year.Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has 10 …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new driver's license system designed to comply with a federal travel law will be tested in a pilot program this spring.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the pilot will take place in Woodford and Franklin counties. Counties will be added gradually, with …
WOODBINE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child found in a pond.Kentucky state police say in a news release the child was found in a pond near a home in the Knox County community of Woodbine on Saturday.The statement says the child was pronounced …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Rocky Adkins picks a guitar with fellow bluegrass musicians, relives his basketball-playing days and recounts his bout with cancer as the longtime state lawmaker introduces himself with his debut ad in his run for Kentucky governor.The 30-second TV ad, …
A year after riding Justify to the Triple Crown, Mike Smith has a tough choice about which horse to ride in the Kentucky Derby.Under Smith, Omaha Beach held off favored Improbable to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby by a length Saturday at Oaklawn Park, earning 100 points and vaulting himself …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration will team with the Trump White House to challenge a federal judge's ruling that blocked work requirements for some low-income people on Medicaid, state officials said.The state has filed a notice of appeal with a federal appeals …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The latest round in the feud between Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear played out Friday before Kentucky's Supreme Court, which heard arguments in a case challenging Bevin's executive action overhauling several education boards.Besides the weighty legal …
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they have charged a father and son in a hit-and-run crash that killed a good Samaritan.Police say 59-year-old Adia Fuson of Ingram stopped on a highway in Bell County on Wednesday to help a man trying to reload a pressure washer that had …
PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the discovery of a human skull outside a Pineville residence.Police said in a news release that a homeowner found the skull in their backyard on Wednesday. The skull was taken by the Bell County coroner and delivered to the state …

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