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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Spurred by new laws authorizing charter schools and making changes to the state's pension system, an unprecedented 34 current and former teachers are on the ballot in Kentucky for seats in the state legislature.Bob Nelson isn't one of them. The retired teacher in Logan …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Fair has opened, and state police have unveiled a new Safety Town exhibit.State police held 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 …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Justice is supposed to be blind. But it can sometimes be oblivious.The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new sentencing trial for a man serving time for robbery because one of his previous victims unknowingly was on the jury that convicted him.In 2006, …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Chinese company says it will buy a shuttered western Kentucky paper mill and reopen it by the end of this year.Global Win Wickliffe LLC signed a purchase agreement Thursday for the former Verso Corp. mill in Ballard County. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's office said in …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general says it is OK for election officials to post a list of certified write-in candidates at polling places.The opinion from Democrat Andy Beshear's office could give a boost to at least six current and former teachers running as write-in …
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 …

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