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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Several dozen new Kentucky State Police troopers are graduating this week.State police say a total of 48 troopers will graduate and be commissioned at the cadet class graduation Friday at Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort. Expected for the ceremony are Lt. Gov. …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new public pension overhaul law was struck down Wednesday in a setback for the state's Republican leaders on an issue that angered thousands of teachers who marched on the Capitol and closed schools in protest.Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are taking submissions from artists for the 13th biennial Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition.A statement from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet says nominations …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans have taken over Kentucky's state government, electing majorities in the state House and Senate and a Republican governor for the first time ever.Now, Republicans say it is the first time in the state's history that Democratic voter registration has dropped …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky says a lobbyist's conviction on bribery charges this week reinforces that public corruption will not be tolerated.A federal jury convicted James Sullivan on Monday of bribing the state's deputy attorney general in …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police announced a hiring policy change a year ago that allows trooper cadet applicants to earn college credit while attending the training academy.State police say the change is paying dividends and nine cadets in the current academy class have earned …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says changes have been finalized to campus regulations dealing with the disciplinary process for allegations that include sexual assault.In an email sent Monday to the campus community, Capilouto said changes are the result …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer in a case voters are likely to see in political ads for next year's race for governor.A federal jury said James Sullivan was trying to bribe Deputy Attorney General Tim …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lobbyist convicted of bribing deputy attorney general in 2016; acquitted of other charges.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general's office has reversed course on whether jail canteen funds can be used to purchase security cameras in jails.AG spokesman Terry Sebastian said Monday an updated opinion will say such purchases are permissible. He says the AG's office …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify was calm while posing for thousands of fans who cheered and took pictures of horse racing's newest superstar in 90-degree heat at Churchill Downs.A week after becoming the second Triple Crown champion in four years and 13th overall, the …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a jury hasn't reached a verdict in the Kentucky trial of lobbyist James Sullivan in a federal bribery investigation involving state contracts. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Boone said deliberations will continue Monday.The investigation has …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A veteran lobbyist says his multiple cash payments to a high-ranking state official were loans between friends and not bribes meant to maintain a lucrative state contract for his corporate client.James Sullivan is on trial this week accused of bribing former Personnel …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that the state's practice for determining if someone is intellectually disabled and not eligible to receive the death penalty is unconstitutional.On Thursday, the court deemed outdated Kentucky's use of an IQ test to determine if …
ELKTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has made an appointment to fill an open seat for a county judge-executive.Democrat Michael Todd Mansfield will take the job as Todd County's top official.Mansfield is a former bank president who works for an appraisal company in Hopkinsville. He is …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Veteran Democratic political consultant Larry O'Bryan was given simple instructions: Meet lobbyist Jim Sullivan in a parking lot to pick up a $5,000 bribe and deliver it to a high-ranking state official to win favorable treatment in the complex government contracting …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens in Boone Circuit Court. Beshear says …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In 2016, Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement official gave a lobbyist a ride to his car.Tim Longmeyer had known Jim Sullivan for years, back when Longmeyer was the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet under former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. When offered the ride, …
LEDBETTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a 15-year-old girl has died after being shot at a party and that charges against a 19-year-old have been amended.Trooper Jay Thomas tells The Paducah Sun that Peyton Nicole Hurt, of Boaz, died after being shot at a party in Ledbetter on …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a veteran Democratic consultant and lobbyist gave "Christmas presents" to a high-ranking state official as part of a pay-to-play scheme that "attempted to reach the highest levels of state government."But an attorney for James Sullivan says the …

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