State News

Grimes focusing on jobs, pay equity
Alison Lundergan Grimes is taking aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on jobs and pay-equity issues in a speech to a Democratic gathering.
Rand Paul says death penalty is a state issue
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.
US issues 186 mining citations in June
The Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June.
Pet food plant to open in Kentucky
A Canadian pet food company has broken ground on a planned manufacturing plant in southern Kentucky.
Family offering reward in deaths of pair
A central Kentucky family is starting a reward fund to help gather information about who killed a mother and daughter in April.
Contract awarded for I-69 work in western Kentucky
Another contract has been awarded for work in western Kentucky necessary to enable part of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway to be designated as Interstate 69.
UAW backs Grimes in Kentucky Senate race
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from the United Auto Workers in her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election.
3 buildings damaged in Murray fire
Three buildings have been destroyed and others sustained smoke and water damage after a fire in Murray's Court Square.
Kentucky man pleads not guilty to slaying
A southwestern Kentucky man has pleaded not guilty to shooting someone after an argument and leaving the man in the street in Hopkinsville.
Kentucky pushing court records online
Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public.
Lab finds no risk from bacteria at Ohio bakery
An independent lab has found that bacteria discovered at a commercial bakery in northeast Ohio poses no risk to public health.
Condemned Kentucky inmate seeks new trial
A death row inmate from eastern Kentucky has asked a federal judge to throw out is conviction and sentence, saying a judge erred in accepting his guilty plea.
Kentucky town stuck with school after court order
A southwestern Kentucky community is stuck with an unused school at the moment after a judge issued an order stopping its sale for the moment.
Kentucky school finds crude bottle bombs on campus
A bottle bomb exploded at a Lexington school, chasing band members inside and bringing police to the scene.
New processing center planned in Mount Sterling
A company plans to open a data processing center in Mount Sterling and create 100 new jobs in the eastern Kentucky town.
Ky. electric cooperative receives loan guarantee
A north-central Kentucky electric cooperative has received a $30 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Annual Ford dinner to celebrate 90th birthday
The annual Wendell Ford Dinner that honors the longtime Kentucky political leader will be held Thursday at a hotel in Louisville.
Soldiers deploying from Campbell, Bragg
Soldiers from two 101st Airborne Division brigades from Fort Campbell and from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan, involving about 3,600 soldiers.
Pa. racetrack employee pleads guilty in horse case
A Pennsylvania racetrack employee has acknowledged reporting false workout times for horses in exchange for cash.
Police: Woman tried to strangle child with rope
Louisville police say a woman contemplated killing an 8-year-old boy then tried to strangle him with a rope.
Appeals court upholds convictions in oil scam
A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of two men who ran an oil-and-gas drilling scheme in which investors lost millions of dollars.
Shoulder, lane restrictions in place along I-24
Drivers along Interstate 24 in southwestern Kentucky will have to slow down a bit.
Central Kentucky winery auction off
A one-time tobacco farm that had been converted to a winery has now been converted to multiple tracts of land and a lot of equipment scattered about to new owners.
2 buildings burn in Murray's Court Square
Two buildings in Murray's historic Court Square have caught on fire with firefighters working to control the flames.
Cave City voters approve package liquor sales
Voters in Cave City have approved package liquor sales in a local option election.
Construction at Kentucky football stadium to go on
The $110 million construction project at the University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium will continue through the upcoming football season with the goal of finishing renovations before the 2015 kickoff.
Custodian settles lawsuit against Greenup schools
A former school custodian in eastern Kentucky has settled a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against a school district, but won't get his job back as part of the deal.
Lexington mail plant moving in 2015
A mail processing plant in Lexington is scheduled to move to Louisville and Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015.
Century Aluminum, union reach 5-year deal
A western Kentucky aluminum smelter and its workers have reached a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement covering about 400 hourly workers.
Police arrest escaped inmate, 3 others in Kentucky
An escaped inmate has been arrested and three other people have been charged with assisting him in western Kentucky.
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