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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky Democrat facing a recount following his one-vote victory in a state House race sought to subpoena the state's incoming Republican speaker on Friday.Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by one vote in House district 13. The Kentucky …
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A 78-year-old Texas inmate who authorities say confessed to killing dozens of people over four decades has been indicted on a murder charge in the 1981 death of a Kentucky woman.Kentucky State Police said in a statement that the Warren County grand jury handed down …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers rejoiced and Republicans despaired across Kentucky on Thursday as the state's Supreme Court struck down a law that had made changes to one of the country's worst-funded pension systems.But by February, those roles could be reversed.The Republican-controlled …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems, a victory for teachers who closed schools across the state in protest earlier this year.Thousands of teachers filled the state …
A man accused of shooting at a state police trooper rushing to the scene of a triple slaying has been charged in the murders of an eastern Kentucky couple and their adult son, police said Thursday.Investigators connected the slayings and the attack on the trooper to Paul Douglas Sizemore, who was …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is feuding on social media with ProPublica after the independent media nonprofit announced an investigative project with the Courier Journal.The Louisville newspaper reports the Republican governor posted a series of tweets and a video attacking …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down pension law that prompted protests from thousands of teachers.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats have selected the members of their leadership team in the Kentucky House.State Reps. Rocky Adkins, Derrick Graham and Joni Jenkins will serve for the next two years. Democrat caucus members voted on the team Wednesday afternoon.Adkins will be the floor leader …
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State police say two people have been wounded in a shooting in an elementary school parking lot.A state police statement says authorities received reports of shots fired in the parking lot of Cawood Elementary School in Harlan County on Tuesday night.Preliminary …
A man accused of shooting at a state police trooper who was rushing to the scene of a triple slaying in Kentucky was captured Wednesday when officers found him walking on a road near where the killings happened, police said.Paul Douglas Sizemore was charged with attempted murder of a police officer …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky officials say a founder of one of the state's top development companies has promised to donate $10 million to help some of its students afford college.The Herald-Leader reports school officials on Tuesday announced the donation of developer Mira …
HYDEN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of three people in Kentucky (all times local):3:55 p.m.Police say a husband and wife and their adult son have been found dead in an eastern Kentucky community.Authorities also say someone fired shots at a Kentucky State Police trooper who was on his …
A husband and wife and their adult son were found dead with gunshot wounds in an Appalachian community, and investigators are trying to determine if the killings were connected to a man who fired a gun at a state police trooper as he rushed to the crime scene, Kentucky authorities said Tuesday.The …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky Democrat elected to the state House of Representatives by one vote says a Republican's challenge of the election results should be dismissed.Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by one vote in state House District 13. Johnson is challenging …
MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a newborn baby found in a trash bag on the porch of a residence.A statement from police says police were called to the home in Clay County on Tuesday morning when the body was discovered. Police said the body would …
COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of traveling to Kentucky to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he communicated with using Snapchat.Citing a Kentucky State Police release, news outlets report 39-year-old Samuel Hicks was arrested Dec. 8 when he returned to meet the girl.Police …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general said Monday he has atoned for some tainted contributions to his 2015 campaign by donating more than $14,000 to a government watchdog group — but it's not clear the group will accept the money.Andy Beshear, who is running …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has chosen Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to lead an economic development trip to India.The trip is scheduled for January and the delegation will include members of the U.S.-India Business Council and co-leaders of the Kentucky Cabinet for …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky has settled a lawsuit filed by a former public health dentist who said he was fired from the school for publicly criticizing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reaction to a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky regaining his leadership position after signing a sexual harassment settlement has fallen along party lines, with some Republicans saying it is time to move on - while Democrats worry the appointment sends the wrong …

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