A Kentucky senator wants to add animals to a current law that allows people to break into cars in order to save a child.
Lane closures are scheduled along the Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County beginning Monday morning.
A federal judge has struck down Kentucky's restrictions on Internet access for registered sex offenders, saying they are too broad and violate First Amendment rights.
An environmental preservation group has purchased nearly 2,000 acres in an effort to preserve lands around Pine Mountain in far eastern Kentucky.
After more than a decade of reviews and debate, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has formally selected the site for a new VA hospital in Kentucky's largest city.
State parks officials say Levi Jackson State Park in Kentucky has opened a new 7-mile mountain bike trail.
A Louisville attorney charged with theft by deception in connection to his private law practice turned himself-in Friday morning, according to KSP.
Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced his office secured $1.3 million for the state’s General Fund from a settlement against General Motors (GM) for violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act.
A Russell Springs man admits to having sex with an underage girl, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
Some of Kentucky's retired lawmakers living on public pensions of more than $100,000 a year would lose most of that money if a proposal from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin becomes law.
Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced that his office has won the final appeal in a case requiring American National University of Kentucky to pay $147,000 in civil monetary sanctions.
Fort Knox's Gen. George Patton Museum is closing for six months for renovations.
Former coach Rick Pitino talked to ESPN in detail about a federal investigation into the bribery of student-athletes was made public.
Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park in eastern Kentucky is planning a two-day workshop for people wanting to learn about fly fishing.
A Kentucky chiropractor originally charged with sexually abusing his patients has accepted a plea deal that could allow him to resume practicing within a year.
Kentucky's public and independent colleges and universities conferred a record 70,146 degrees and credentials during the 2016-17 academic year.
A Murray State graduate who works in Louisville as a nurse is competing on this season's "Survivor" on CBS.
Governor Bevin, ceremonially signed a bill Tuesday that enables the creation of public charter schools for the first time in the Commonwealth.
Kentucky's Republican governor says he is close to calling state lawmakers back into session so they can make changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.
The Chicago Department of Aviation fired two security officers involved in dragging a doctor from Kentucky off a United Airlines flight after he refused to give up his seat.
A federal indictment claims a fugitive Kentucky lawyer involved in a Social Security fraud case had help in the escape plot he hatched a year before his disappearance.
Brown-Forman Corp. has hired a manager for its Old Forester Distillery in Louisville.
State Police say an inmate from Louisville escaped while being transported from Green County to the Taylor County Jail Monday evening.
A judge has ordered Kentucky State University to let the attorney general examine some documents about alleged sexual misconduct of some of the school's employees.
State Police arrested the assistant police chief in Providence for failing to report criminal activity or taking enforcement action.
Kentucky is sending more people to Florida to help victims of Hurricane Irma.
The University of Louisville is planning activities later this month to raise awareness for responsible environmental stewardship.
Statistics show that the University of Louisville's enrollment and growth have been relatively unscathed so far during a series of scandals at the school.
Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino amid a federal corruption probe.
State Police say a motorcyclist failed to make a curve in the road and died in a crash in Adair County Saturday.
State Police say one person was killed and another injured in a violent crash in Cumberland County.
A Fulton County escapee was captured Friday night in Union City, Tennessee, according to State Police.
The federal government will spend $3 million to fix a nearly 180-year-old western Kentucky dam that affects the water supply for nearly 50,000 people.
A federal judge says it was unreasonable for a Kentucky sheriff's deputy to handcuff two unruly elementary school students and has ruled the county government is liable for the officer's conduct.
A Kentucky jail officer has been suspended for firing a gun in a grocery store parking lot while confronting a shoplifting suspect.
State Police say an Adair County man was arrested Friday and charged with murdering his wife.
A Kentucky county is preparing to expand its infrastructure to accommodate the upcoming $1.3-billion Braidy Industries aluminum rolling mill.
A Lexington woman was one of 24 civilian employees honored Friday by State Police.
State Police are asking for the public's help finding an escapee from Fulton County.
President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs for millions of Americans has brought swift reaction from the states.
The attorney for a former Miss Kentucky USA who's accused of smuggling drugs into an Ohio prison says she shouldn't have been searched.
Kentucky taxpayers can expect a shortfall of more than $155 million after a panel of state economists have revised the state's official revenue forecast.
Utility regulators in Kentucky say water utilities are no longer required to send copies of "boil water" advisories to the state Public Service Commission.
Legislation to be proposed in Frankfort to protect Kentuckians following Equifax data breach.
Four Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) colleges have been ranked among the top 150 in the country by the Aspen Institute.
Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has repeatedly told lawmakers he had no involvement with a $24 million settlement against a pharmaceutical company.
Officials in Kentucky's largest public school district say all of the teachers and employees mentioned in a report alleging abuse and neglect of preschoolers have been fired.
The Louisville Zoo's Gorilla Forest will soon have a new resident.
Kentucky's chief justice is scheduled to appear before a legislative panel next week to give an update about the state of Kentucky's judiciary.
Attorney General Andy Beshear said his office will give an additional $10,000 to the KSP crime lab to continue the testing of sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE) kits.
Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the State Board of Elections has a redesigned and streamlined website at its online home, elect.ky.gov.
The FBI is asking for the public's help identifying a woman who agents say may have critical information about the identity of a child in a sexual assault case.
The state says it is now pushing for change in the way disability benefits are granted.
The federal government has given the Kentucky Attorney General's Office $3 million to investigate sexual assault cold cases.
A coal operator says it expects to idle a western Kentucky mine later this year.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving a growing number of Kentucky relatives providing free foster care for children.
Kentucky officials have awarded a contract to renovate and operate the Beaver Dam convenience rest area along the Western Kentucky Parkway.
The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) will hold its 2017 Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference in Louisville, Oct. 23 – 25, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
After a five-month investigation, a 72-year old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing a young girl, according to State Police.
A new report issued Tuesday shows an increase of staggering proportions in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits. The report was prepared by Kentucky'
For years, Louisville has been putting banners on buildings to honor its hometown heroes. Now city officials say the campaign is coming to an end.
A crop insurance agent in Kentucky is facing federal charges alleging she defrauded taxpayers of $169,000.
The University of Louisville is planning an economic development forum that will focus on strategies and available resources to help rebuild and sustain communities.
Technology now in limited use removes about 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing the "clean coal" touted by President Donald Trump into the mainstream.
Five people are accused of conspiring to smuggle an opioid prescription drug into a Kentucky jail.
Kentucky's attorney general says the economic development cabinet wrongfully denied a newspaper's request for the names of investors in a company that received millions in public funding for a new aluminum plant.
Authorities say an armed man was shot and killed in Louisville during a confrontation with two police officers who were responding to an assault.
Officials with Kentucky's Tobacco Quit Line are launching a new advertising campaign that encourages people to stop using tobacco products.
The Republican Party of Kentucky pushed back Friday against a National Democratic radio ad targeting Congressman Andy Barr.
A shoulder closure will take place on I-75 southbound in Whitley County on Saturday, October 7.
A Kentucky prosecutor has been indicted on organized-crime and other charges that could send her to prison for up to 30 years.
Prize scam using the Office of the Attorney General to scare people into wiring money, according to Andy Beshear.
Investigators say the only person on board a private plane died in a crash just outside Bardstown.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will seek an emergency court order to move about 60 additional graves to repair a landslide threatening a Kentucky cemetery.
A 70-year-old natural gas pipeline that passes through several Kentucky counties has received federal authorization for a proposed conversion despite some concerns from opponents.
The commemoration of the 155th anniversary of Kentucky's largest Civil War battle is being held this weekend.
A utility company in Kentucky says an employee for a contractor was killed after slipping into a coal ash pond at a power plant.
A former Northern Kentucky University student has pleaded guilty in a cancer scam case, according to a media report out of Cincinnati.
Approximately 120 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands for hurricane relief operations.
Attorney General Andy Beshear files court actions against two fitness centers in Kentucky.
The National Rifle Association says the "bump stocks" device that the Las Vegas shooter used to turn semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons should be "subject to additional regulations."
Officials say Kentucky plans to halt 16,000 drivers from renewing their vehicle registrations for repeatedly failing to pay Ohio River bridge tolls.
Gov. Matt Bevin has selected a longtime attorney to fill a judicial vacancy in northern Kentucky.
Utility regulators have scheduled three meetings in eastern Kentucky to receive public comments on a proposed rate increase by Kentucky Power Co.
A Verona woman was arrested and charged with murder following the shooting death of a man, according to State Police.
Attorney General Andy Beshear is recommending that the Public Service Commission deny AEP/Kentucky Power’s more than $60 million proposed rate increase.
Bracken County is receiving emergency road money to repair slides on KY 435.
Police say a man had drank a beer and eaten a corn dog at a Walmart in Kentucky before being arrested for shoplifting.
Officials say four children have been treated at a hospital after a school bus crash in Kentucky.
The Louisville Orchestra has released an album that hit No. 1 on Billboard's Classical chart.
The state is inviting high school students in the northeastern part of the state to paint snow plow blades in a new initiative aimed at promoting learning and safety.
Seventy-seven Kentucky counties will receive grant money to buy police, fire and emergency services equipment.
A Muhlenberg County student teacher is accused of having sex with a high school student, according to State Police.
Frontier Nursing University hires Dr. Maria Valentin-Welch as its first chief diversity and inclusion officer.
Postal schedule released for Columbus Day next Monday.
State Police have arrested a middle school teacher on child pornography charges.
The Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for fall wildfire season. Each year, there are about 1,500 wildfires in the state, based on a 10-year average.
A panel that regulates utilities across Kentucky has a new executive director.
Kentucky authorities say a police chase that started in Tennessee ended after the vehicle involved crashed into a tree, killing two passengers.
Five former students are suing a Kentucky school district and a fired high school principal who is accused of uploading nude images from confiscated cellphones.
Auto parts maker Holley Performance Products is opening a facility in Franklin that will bring 30 new jobs to south central Kentucky.
Fort Campbell soldiers have deployed to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts after Hurricane Maria tore up the island, killing at least 16 people and leaving millions without power and water.
More Kentucky students graduated from high school and earned qualifying scores on Advanced Placement tests according to newly released state assessment data.
Two teenagers and a man have been hospitalized after a shooting in Kentucky.
Kentucky's Republican governor will appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocks the state's law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion and then try to show fetal images as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to rule on whether it was legal for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to abolish and replace the University of Louisville's board of trustees.
Kentucky's law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion and then try to show fetal images as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman has been struck down by a federal court.
Apparel company Adidas has placed an executive on leave after his arrest in a fraud investigation of college basketball.
Senate Republicans are reckoning with an insurgent's win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Louisville has placed coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation.
A Kentucky city is exploring a program to assist longtime homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods with property tax bills.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help with the state's drug addiction epidemic.
Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino says he's shocked by corruption allegations made by prosecutors in New York against some college basketball assistant coaches.
A $10 million grant will help integrate care in two service regions in Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police are investigating the actions of an off-duty trooper who was involved in a physical confrontation with a road work crew.
Attorney General Andy Beshear is looking to protect local congregations and the communities they serve from con artists and the latest scams.
Federal prosecutors say at least three top high school basketball players were promised payments of as much as $150,000 to attend two colleges that were sponsored by Adidas.
A sheriff in Kentucky says two inmates have assaulted two guards at a county jail that reopened earlier this month following a disturbance in August when inmates fought with guards and started a fire.
Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.
A Louisville man was arrested on multiple charges, including human trafficking, after the Office of the Attorney General received information a juvenile was being advertised for prostitution.
Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says he will not comply with the Republican governor's request for a plan to cut spending by more than 17 percent.
Kentucky ranked eighth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study.
Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he will not vote for the latest Republican health care bill, calling last-minute changes designed to send more money to states with undecided senators as "suspicious."
A Pulaski County man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he shot at a man's home following a violent confrontation with the man.
Kentucky launches its online ColorFall program, which highlights peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events across the state.
More than 100 members of the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Fort Campbell after a six-month mission in Africa.
Fort Campbell says the Army has implemented all of the recommendations of an investigative report in order to prevent accidents like the one two years ago that killed two helicopter pilots.
The owners who bought and restored Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in the boxer's hometown of Louisville are closing the tourist attraction.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says the Kentucky attorney general's announcement of a state contract to investigate opioid manufacturers is premature.
Kentucky Air National Guardsmen to deploy to Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery operations.
Kentucky's attorney general has hired four law firms to investigate and potentially sue the makers, distributors and retailers of opioids.
The Owensboro Police officials say they are attempting to identify two persons of interest in a shoplifting case.
A Fulton County escaped inmate was arrested in Cincinnati, according of officials.
Lewis County conducts largest drug sweep in its history.
Campus police in Kentucky are investigating a series of flyers promoting a white nationalist group at the University of Louisville.
Kentucky officials say unemployment rates rose in 85 of the state's 120 counties between August 2016 and August 2017.
The state discovered some surplus property customer information was inadvertently posted on a website.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has espoused a limited role for judges in a speech in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who championed his confirmation.
Kentucky officials say an automotive supplier will add 113 jobs in western Kentucky.
A panel of historic properties advisers in Kentucky has recommended removing a plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis that identifies the only president of the Confederacy as a "patriot, hero, statesman."
A Louisville firefighter has third degree burns to his left hand after battling a fire Wednesday night, according to the Louisville Division of Fire.
A Kentucky county is joining a multi-county, multi-state effort to sue opioid distributors to recoup costs associated with the drug epidemic.
Kentucky's opioid addiction crisis was the focus of a daylong meeting by state lawmakers.
A Walton man pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection to the beating death of a seven-week old child, according to the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.
A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would let Kentucky's governor appoint the state's appellate judges.
An independent study finds most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law.
The Garden Club of Kentucky plans to dedicate two more waystations for Monarch butterflies, bringing the total number in the state to 14.
A man on a horse had a run-in with police in Kentucky when he went for a ride on the highway.
An earthquake in Illinois was felt across the Ohio River in Kentucky early Tuesday morning.
The University of Kentucky has picked Louisville as the site for its College of Design's first satellite studio.
A University of Louisville researcher who studies a dental disease that affects a large population of Americans has earned a nearly $2 million grant to further his work.
The daughter of the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of the University of Louisville basketball team's sex scandal has been arrested.
Kentucky's biggest city says it is joining several other communities in a bid to land Amazon's planned second headquarters.
The University of Louisville is planning to cease funding for the campus newspaper amid the school's $48 million budget shortfall.
The deployment of Kentucky Guardsmen to the Caribbean scheduled for Monday from Louisville was cancelled, according to the Kentucky National Guard.
A Clinton County Deputy Jailer found himself on the other side of the jail cell bars after being arrested and charged in a contraband case.
Attorneys general ask the insurance industry to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers.
A Kentucky ethics commission says a former Personnel Cabinet official used his position to solicit campaign contributions from co-workers to support then-Gov. Steve Beshear.
Kentucky Power crews say they handled a scary encounter while on a service call in Eastern Kentucky.
A 'suspicious persons' call lands a Graves County woman in jail on burglary charges, according to KSP.
Senate Majority Leader Ray Jones to run for judge-executive in Pike County.
Officials say a man shot two people and then himself in Kentucky.
Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers are scheduled to leave Monday for the U.S. Virgin Islands to help after Hurricane Irma.
State Police say they seized drugs and a gun from a home in the Jeremiah community of Letcher County.
University of Louisville trustees have decided on a presidential search process that won't identify the finalists before the next campus leader is chosen.
Two flu cases have been confirmed in Jefferson County.
Kentucky prosecutors say the state's criminal justice system will effectively shut down if they are not exempted from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts.
Two people have been found dead in a mobile home park in Kentucky.
A suspect led corrections officers on a chase after slipping out of handcuffs and escaping from a detention facility.
The assistant police chief of a Kentucky city has been suspended and is under investigation.
Churchill Downs' opening weekend features stakes races awarding points toward the Kentucky Derby and Oaks along with berths in the Breeders' Cup.
Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. says a $45 million investment in its barrel-making operation in Kentucky will result in the loss of 70 jobs at its cooperage.
The EPA grants two petitions to reconsider substantive provisions of the final rule regulating coal combustion residuals as nonhazardous waste.
A former Kentucky judge is facing more criminal charges in a human trafficking case that prosecutors now say involved 22 alleged victims.
Gov. Matt Bevin says the state should consider amending its constitution to allow the governor to appoint the attorney general.
A Kentucky judge-executive has been charged with using his position to solicit gifts and payments.
The U.S. Supreme Court's newest member will speak at the University of Louisville next week.
President Donald Trump has nominated Kentucky's veterans affairs commissioner to be U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
A Kentucky man who made a public apology on Facebook minutes before the mother of his infant child was shot to death has pleaded guilty to killing her.
Engine problems caused a helicopter crash in New Jersey last week that killed country music performer Troy Gentry and the pilot
A tense public debate is ongoing in a Kentucky city about whether to move a statue of Confederate Gen. Lloyd Tilghman.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Kentucky led the nation with the largest decrease of people without insurance since the implementation of former President Barack Obama's health care law.
A Kentucky woman was sickened by Legionnaires' disease after staying at a hotel near the Tennessee home of famed singer Elvis Presley, and an autopsy says the pneumonia caused her death.
Gov. Bevin mentions cutting certain college programs to help financially.
Motorists should note a new traffic pattern, specifically new turn lanes including dual lefts, on the Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) project at the AA Highway (KY 9) in Maysville.
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended increasing the fee for most hunting and fishing licenses.
A Kentucky state park is planning to open its elk-viewing season with an Elk Night buffet.
The mayor of a small Kentucky town has signaled his intent to resign amid a police investigation.
An officer with a Kentucky police department has been arrested in Indiana on a domestic battery charge.
Former Kentucky lawmaker has assault charge dismissed.
Senators son asks federal judge to overturn ban decision.
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments in six civil cases next week in Frankfort.
Kentucky's third largest school district has raised local property taxes to offset state funding cuts and new school expenses.
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – One of the state’s newest bourbon makers says it already plans to expand. Bardstown Bourbon Company says it wants to double its production so it can make up to 100,000 barrels a year. The economic development finance authority recently approved a $400,000 addition in tax incentives for the expansion.
Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) sent an Incident Management Team (IMT) to South Carolina to provide assistance with the impending Hurricane Irma.
Kentucky waives certain regulations on commercial motor carriers involved in Hurricane Irma relief effort.
Jim McDaniels, a 7-footer who led Western Kentucky to the NCAA Final Four in 1971 and ranks at or near the top of several statistical categories, has died. He was 69.
Kentucky's Republican governor wants to slash spending by more than 17 percent this year to prevent a $200 million shortfall and protect the state's credit rating.
Testimony ends in a federal trial that could decide whether Kentucky becomes the nation's first state without an abortion facility.