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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair is opening, and state police have a new Safety Town exhibit to unveil.State police plan a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the exhibit, a red carpet walk for children entering, plastic trooper badges for the first 100 children and photo ops with the …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin warned Wednesday that Kentucky's counties will be "screwed" financially if the state's Supreme Court invalidates a new pension law, saying that unchecked increases in pension obligations will "hammer the blazes out of your budgets."In a …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a groundswell of opposition from public workers for his proposed pension changes, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin compared them to drowning victims on Tuesday in that "you just need to knock them out and drag them to shore."Bevin's comments came during a …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they have ended a state contract with a local elected official after determining he threatened to burn down the governor's home and "choke to death" a state employee.But a lawyer for Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley called the accusations …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers were urged by an ethics commission on Tuesday to strengthen their legislative ethics law to fill a void in the fight against sexual harassment surfacing at the state Capitol.The issue caused upheaval during this year's legislative session.The state's …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The first week of the Kentucky State Police Academy's latest cadet class is underway in Frankfort.The agency says in a statement that 61 recruits reported for 25 weeks of training that started Sunday.Cadets will complete more than 1,000 hours of study that includes …
WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) — An Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois has resumed normal traffic flow this week but will have restrictions again starting next week.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says starting Monday, there will again be a lane and 10-foot load width restriction on …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a growing trade dispute between the world's largest economies that threatens Kentucky's growing auto industry, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin struck an optimistic tone during a meeting with China's ambassador to the U.S. as he pledged to woo more Chinese-owned …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will start offering new driver's licenses in January, becoming one of the last states to comply with a federal travel law passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005, requiring states to upgrade the security of …
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they've identified a hit-and-run driver who injured a child on a bicycle: They say it's the town's mayor.Kentucky State Police say Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has been ordered to appear in court on a charge of leaving the scene of an …
BARDWELL, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky man shot two people with a shotgun, leaving a woman dead.Kentucky State Police spokesman Jay Thomas tells the Paducah Sun 52-year-old Kelly D. Clanahan was found dead and 42-year-old Harold Doug Compton was found injured Saturday. Police say …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky says its Markey Cancer Center has had its national cancer center designation renewed for the next five years.The Markey Center is one of 70 centers nationally, and the only one in Kentucky, with the designation from the National Cancer …
FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky are investigating how a man died after he was taken into police custody.Kentucky State Police said officers received a domestic disturbance call on Saturday afternoon. Simpson County deputies went to the scene and found 29-year-old Joshua M. …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court says it will decide if changes to the state's struggling retirement systems are legal, setting up a high-stakes clash between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his potential Democratic opponent for re-election in 2019.Kentucky has one of the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Labor leaders fighting laws to let workers skip paying union fees took their argument to the Kentucky Supreme Court on Friday, days after voters rejected a similar law in Missouri.Federal law requires most labor unions to represent all workers in a bargaining unit, even …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court says the third-place finisher in a district judge race will not be on the ballot this fall after the candidate who received the most votes in the primary died.Attorney Karen Faulkner finished third in the May primary for district judge in …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A registered sex offender has been arrested in connection with the 1993 rape of a 13-year-old Kentucky girl.News outlets report 47-year-old James Ashley Fields was arrested Tuesday after the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab tested the sexual assault kit.According to …
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has died following a Kentucky apartment fire.Kentucky State Police said in a statement that 22-year-old Andra Pool was pronounced dead at a hospital on Thursday, two days after the blaze at Woodland Heights apartment complex in …
COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say it appears that a man wanted for allegedly threatening President Donald Trump, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer and others stole a vehicle belonging to Meyer's brother.Police said in a statement that Meyer's brother, Timothy Gilliam, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general launched his 2019 campaign for governor last month. Thursday, the Senate Republican Caucus announced a state-funded review of the Attorney General's office.Republican Sen. Danny Carroll insisted those two things are not related. …

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