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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three Democrats running for Kentucky governor wrangled Wednesday evening in a televised debate over issues ranging from marijuana legalization to the future of Appalachian coal, less than a month before the state's primary.The candidates also emphasized some of their …
OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A driver has died in Kentucky after a chase in which a law enforcement officer fired his weapon.Kentucky State Police said a Bath County deputy discharged the firearm. Trooper First Class Scott Ferrell said the pursued vehicle wrecked. The driver who was being pursued …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An ex-state employee is suing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, claiming she was fired due to her ties to a group that supported teacher sickouts that shut down school districts to protest GOP-backed legislation.The federal suit filed Wednesday alleges Charissa "Chris" Cooke's …
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a woman has died in a Georgia hospital days after her twin toddlers were found dead inside a home that burned.Police said Wednesday that 42-year-old Allyson Howard of the Totz community of Harlan County died and her husband, 39-year-old Dennis …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top law-enforcement agency is teaming with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to encourage people to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes.National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is set for Saturday. It offers a safe way to dispose of …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's economic development secretary, who played a role in the state landing some billion-dollar business projects, said Tuesday he will step down from the job he has held since early 2017 to return to the private sector.Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said it was with …
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rebecca Lowe is making a one-weekend switch from the Premier League horse race to actual equines.Lowe will co-host NBC's coverage of the Kentucky Derby on May 4 with Mike Tirico, the network said Tuesday. She also will co-host the Kentucky Oaks on NBCSN on May 3, when …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, prosecutors and victim advocates are calling for heightened awareness of human trafficking as Louisville prepares for the Kentucky Derby.Law enforcement officials say incidents of human trafficking, including bringing in victims …
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say twin toddlers have been found dead inside a home that burned, injuring the children's parents.Police said autopsies were planned for the 3-year-olds in Frankfort.The parents were flown to a Tennessee hospital, then to a Georgia hospital for …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Rising life expectancy for retirees who worked for state or local governments will add to Kentucky's mounting pension costs, a pension oversight board was told Monday.Updated demographic figures were presented to the state's Public Pension Oversight Board showing …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats running for Kentucky governor have turned Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's feud with some teachers' groups into a frequent attack line against the incumbent.With political activism surging among teachers, courting their support has been a priority leading up to …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dozens of Kentucky high school students have been selected to participate in the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs this summer.The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet said in a news release that more than 300 high school students applied to participate in the …
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a Graves County Jail inmate.According to a news release, the McCracken County Coroner's Office alerted the Kentucky State Police of the inmate's death earlier Sunday morning. The inmate, who was not …
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after a body was found in a pond at a golf course.According to troopers, a body of a man was found on Saturday evening at the Paintsville Golf Course.Kentucky State Police are handling the investigation the case at the request …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The governing board of Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance has recommended that its chief executive take a pay cut and lose his long-term job contract in favor of year-to-year probation.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the action follows an audit that criticized …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Never one to duck controversy, Kentucky's Republican governor has feuded with teachers and insulted judges. He stunned GOP lawmakers recently by vetoing a pension bill counted on by an array of state-funded agencies, provoking a spat with the state Senate's top …
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 …

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