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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — International trade uncertainty looms over Kentucky's farm economy, which was able to maintain stable income levels with a boost from government relief payments offered to farmers hit hard by low commodity prices caused by the trade conflict with China, agricultural …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall estimated to exceed $1 billion as he prepares a state spending plan to submit to lawmakers early next year, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.The memo from Bevin's budget …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron has made appointments of two attorneys to lead his criminal and civil divisions.Cameron announced Wednesday that Amy Burke will serve as an assistant deputy attorney general overseeing the office's criminal justice …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — All executive branch state agencies in Kentucky will accept emailed requests for public records to make it easier for people and the media to access information, Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Wednesday.Earlier this year, state lawmakers passed a measure paving the way …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With a few days left in his term as Kentucky's governor, Republican Matt Bevin offered some unsolicited advice to his successor and political archnemesis, urging Democrat Andy Beshear to confront the toughest tasks facing the state the same way he did.“Do the …
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A former office manager for the Boyd County Child Support Office in eastern Kentucky has been indicted on charges of theft and forgery.News outlets cited a statement from Kentucky State Police on Monday that said 55-year-old Mary Pickett faces one count of theft by …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected his former rival, state Rep. Rocky Adkins, to serve as his senior adviser as his administration continued taking shape Monday.The latest round of personnel decisions included an expanded role for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on appointments by Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear (all times local):2:05 p.m.Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear has appointed his running mate, a leading Democratic lawmaker and the ex-mayor of Lexington to high-profile jobs in the administration he’s …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rhyne Howard led a balanced attack with 14 points and No. 14 Kentucky cruised to an 81-52 win over Austin Peay on Sunday.KeKe McKinney added 12 points for the Wildcats (7-0) and three players had 10. Amanda Paschal had nine rebounds and six assists to go with her seven …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lynn Bowden seemingly couldn’t be stopped, no matter how many defenders Louisville stacked up toward that end. And as the game wore on, the Kentucky quarterback became more dominant.Bowden’s reward was a career performance, while the Wildcats claimed …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Scott Satterfield learned quickly that the rivalry with Kentucky isn’t limited to basketball.Especially since both the Cardinals (7-4) and Wildcats (6-5) enter Saturday’s football showdown for the Governor’s Cup bowl-bound and …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a role that seems scripted for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman — as an educator transitioning to the job as a “full partner” in an administration vowing to make public education a top priority.In the days since Democrat Andy …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has dropped Louisville’s Passport Health Plan in awarding $8 billion annually in Medicaid contracts.The state said Wednesday that five other companies have been notified they are getting the statewide contract …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, who was kicked off Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s ticket when he unsuccessfully sought reelection this year, says she didn’t vote for him.Hampton told WDRB-TV in Louisville that it was a hard decision but she voted for …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear’s administration has announced plans for his inauguration celebration and swearing-in next month.Beshear and Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman will be sworn in at the state Capitol on Dec. 10.The events include an inaugural …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has pardoned a man serving life in prison for sexually abusing his 6-year-old stepdaughter.News outlets report Bevin issued the pardon Friday, saying that Paul Donel Hurt was wrongly convicted of first-degree sexual abuse and sodomy in …
MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s incoming governor and attorney general promised a united front Monday to combat the state’s drug epidemic as they celebrated new recovery efforts in a region hard hit by addiction woes.Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear and Republican Attorney …
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Setting likely themes for his 2020 reelection bid, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that his leadership role in Congress allows Kentucky to “punch above its weight” in national politics.Speaking to a business group in London, Kentucky, the …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police department is suing a newspaper in an attempt to avoid releasing investigative records into its defunct youth program, where two officers were convicted of sexually abusing minors.The Courier Journal reports it’s being sued by Louisville Metro …
CAMPTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials received calls complaining about the smell of gas before an explosion that killed two people at a home near the rural community of Campton on Saturday.Wolf County Emergency Management Director Marcus Stephens told WLEX-TV that someone at the home called …

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