A Kentucky high school is phasing out its mascot of six decades, a Confederate general called Mr. Rebel.
A woman has been killed in a late-night boating crash on the Ohio River in Kentucky.
Kentucky's attorney general has announced a program to make it easier for people to dispose of their leftover prescription painkillers.
It's time to ham it up at the Kentucky State Fair.
Authorities in Kentucky say a person has been shot near a Louisville hookah business.
A Republican state senator says he is running for attorney general in Kentucky.
Rand Paul says it's a "terrible idea" to send any more American troops to Afghanistan.
The search for a missing soldier from Letcher County and four others has been suspended after their helicopter crashed during a training exercise last week off the coast of Hawaii, according to the U.S. Army.
Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Leslie County were struck by a car and one has died.
City officials in Kentucky are highlighting the impact of a committee formed nearly two years ago to increase diversity in city fire and police departments.
A Kentucky city has passed an expanded smoking ordinance, banning the use of e-cigarettes and hookahs from public places or worksites.
Officials in Kentucky's largest city have filed suit in federal court against opioid distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug epidemic in the state.
Wildlife officials in Kentucky say people can go online to report suspected cases of a disease in dead or dying deer.
Authorities say the body of a Kentucky woman was found inside a storage tote, and a man has been arrested in connection with her death.
Thousands have gathered in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where the total solar eclipse is expected to be at its greatest intensity.
ABC 36 reported Friday the NAACP is renewing its fight to get a confederate monument removed from the State Capitol in Frankfort.
A Meade County man won his fourth straight 'Largest Watermelon Contest' at the Kentucky State Fair.
A pumpkin from Prestonsburg set a new record Friday as the largest ever in Kentucky State Fair history.
A ruling from Kentucky's Supreme Court isn't likely to change the University of Louisville's new board of trustees, but it could affect the future of the state's top political rivals.
A series of accidents involving semi-trucks on the interstate has prompted a review from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Police say 23-year-old Andrew R. Chamberlain, a white male from Hickory, was taken to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Following the violent white nationalist rally in Virginia, a petition is calling for the removal of Confederate symbols from public property in a Kentucky city.
The mine would sell coal that's used to generate electricity at power plants, a sector of coal that has been in steep decline in Kentucky and parts of Appalachia.
The Federal Communications Commission had sided with the city, saying regulations on pole attachments don't apply in Kentucky.
A Hickman police officer found himself on the other side of the law Thursday when he was arrested on a warrant, according to State Police.
A Tennessee man was found guilty Thursday of a 2016 murder in Hickman, Kentucky, according to State Police.
Fingerprint comparisons were used to identify a Metcalfe County murder victim, according to KSP.
Police say packages containing Ku Klux Klan flyers were dropped at dozens of homes in a suburban Cincinnati township.
Governor Bevin's administration launches pension reform website ahead of a likely special session of the state legislature to address the state's struggling retirement system.
GE Appliances will move the production of its hotel air-conditioner and refrigeration line from Kentucky to Tennessee, displacing 140 workers from its Kentucky plant and adding 210 jobs to its Tennessee facility.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – An embattled Kentucky city councilman has been denied medical leave. News outlets report Louisville Councilman Dan Johnson announced Aug. 10 he was taking a 90-day leave, hours after five colleagues moved to impeach him over sexual harassment claims. Johnson said he was experiencing severe neck pain and would seek time under […]
A third northern Kentucky county has passed a tax increase on hotel rooms to help pay for an expansion of a convention center.
Police say a man charged in the death 7-year-old Kentucky boy opened fire during a dice game near the victim's home.
A manufacturer is expanding its operation in Kentucky, adding 20 jobs.
The 2017 Kentucky State Fair is adding some new events to this year's festivities.
Governor Bevin held a bill signing for new legislation on Tuesday ensuring patient access to smoking cessation treatments, which went into effect June 29th.
A former Kentucky high school principal has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges stemming from uploaded nude images of a student whose cellphone he confiscated.
The family and friends of the victim whose death was the impetus for the creation of Kentucky's Victim Information and Notification Everyday system are pleading against granting parole to the man convicted of killing her.
A private detective hired by the Kentucky Senate minority leader has pleaded guilty to attempting to intimidate an election officer and attempting to interfere with an election in connection with last year's statewide primary.
Child welfare officials in Kentucky are inviting visitors to the Kentucky State Fair to donate backpacks for children who come into the foster care system.
The 101st Airborne Division is celebrating its 75th anniversary with events at Fort Campbell this week.
A Kentucky police officer is facing discipline for allegedly making a Facebook post mocking the death of a woman killed after a vehicle rammed into a protest against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
AAA predicts drivers will likely see some of the highest prices at the pump this year by Labor Day.
Governor Bevin will ceremonially sign three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic.
The 2017 Birthday Bourbon barrel selection was drawn from 12 year old barrels from different warehouses and floors on May 27, 2005.
A Kentucky mayor says a panel will review the city's public art and make a list of any pieces that are linked to bigotry, racism or slavery.
The band announced Monday that it will visit Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta; Louisville, Kentucky; and Detroit in October.
The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 41 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort Friday.
Kentucky prepares for major traffic impact during the total solar eclipse.
A Louisville councilman who faces possible impeachment on charges of sexually harassing fellow council members and staff will take a 90-day medical leave of absence.
A Madisonville man was arrested for uploading child sexual exploitation images online, according to authorities.
A former Kentucky State Police detective has been charged with making false statements under oath about the destruction of evidence in a murder case he was investigating.
Police say a K-9 is recovering after she was exposed to heroin while searching a home in Kentucky.
Kentucky taxpayers could face a budget shortfall of more than $200 million.
Kentucky's Supreme Court justices have approved an open records policy to guide how the public accesses administrative records in the state court system.
The University of Louisville Foundation has fired a contract financial consultant after he was arrested for theft and shoplifting.
Kentucky taxpayers could get their first glimpse of a projected budget shortfall in 2018.
Kentucky wildlife officials say they have received reports of a disease afflicting white-tailed deer in several eastern Kentucky counties.
A woman who went missing in Harlan County last month was found safe in Louisville Thursday, according to State Police.
Officials say they've gotten preliminary approval for funds to support two projects in eastern Kentucky.
A Louisville couple has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for a scheme that diverted $550,000 from an ice skating rink
President Trump is using twitter to take a jab at the senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell
A man who investigators say escaped from jail in Ohio County last month was captured Wednesday at a home in Hopkins County, according to State Police.
Kentucky’s General Fund will receive $80,000 in a data breach settlement with an insurance company and its subsidiary, according to the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.
An internal police investigation has found that Kentucky officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man did not violate the department's use of force policy.
A tearful McCullum told jurors he was not in his right mind when he fired the shots in the stranger's car.
A Kentucky judge says the Democratic attorney general's lawsuit against the Republican governor can go forward.
The investigation stemmed from last year's death of Darnell Wicker. Louisville police officers involved in the shooting were responding to a domestic violence call.
Police say the 150 pigs were headed to the Swift plant in a section of Louisville known as Butchertown.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Covington, Kentucky, alleges that Dane Lane and Allegra Schawe-Lane were targeted with threats, slurs and sexual harassment by numerous colleagues at their shipping facility
During the eclipse, their balloon is scheduled to go up at Kenlake State Resort in Hardin, Kentucky, near the spot where the eclipse will be in totality for the longest amount of time.
According to our ABC affiliate WHAS a semi hauling pigs overturned on Wednesday morning.
Employees confronted the pair, but Messer used profane language to tell them it was now his cake. Acciardo says Messer asked if "We're really going to jail for this?" upon his arrest.
Next week, the two sides will argue before the state Supreme Court over whether Bevin can abolish and replace the boards of trustees at public universities, namely the University of Louisville.
Kentucky law says drivers must stop if a school bus transporting children is stopped on a highway for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers and has its stop arm and signal lights activated.
The Barren County program finds ways to help people who often have trouble finding employment locally to fill vacant jobs in the county's industries.
The suit says Young was seeking shelter from the cold and officers knew he posed no threat.
The ACLU recently filed similar lawsuits against Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.
Comfy Cow says the products were sold between June 13 and July 21 in retail stores in Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana and Tennessee.
Kentucky's Republican governor says he is trying to convince two Japanese automakers to build a $1.6 billion plant in the state.
A Kentucky city is pursuing a study of how area immigrants can fill thousands of open jobs in the region
Visitors to the upcoming Kentucky State Fair can stop at an exhibit to get information and guidance on health and family assistance programs.
Hundreds of soldiers based at Fort Campbell are deploying to southwest Asia.
Four men pleaded guilty Monday in a fraternity assault case at WKU, according to the Attorney General.
A woman who died while trying to save her children from a house fire and a man who rescued a truck driver from a burning vehicle have been honored in Kentucky.
A former judge-executive in western Kentucky has pleaded guilty to multiple charges that include bank fraud, wire fraud and making false statements on loan applications.
L. Rogers Wells Jr., who served as finance secretary to former Kentucky Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, has died. Wells, a Glasgow businessman, died Sunday at age 79.
Two prominent Kentucky Democrats' appearance at Fancy Farm has increased speculation about the 2019 governor's race.
A Kentucky teenager has been shot near a club.
To give medical students a chance to learn about Parkinson's disease outside the classroom, the University of Louisville and the Parkinson's Support Center of Kentuckiana are seeking patients interested in their "Buddy Program."
Grants toward the railroad and campsite developments were part of a federal program to revitalize areas of Kentucky hurt by a recent downturn in the coal industry.
Officials say the state Division of Surplus Properties has set the spot-bid sale for Aug. 9. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort.
Kentucky State Police say a 67-year-old man has died in a house fire.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism says a national study found the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the state jumped to $12.8 billion last year, up from $8.4 billion in 2012.
The 24-story Capital Plaza Tower in Kentucky's capital city is now vacant, so state officials are putting the office building's furnishings up for sale.
Local officials say they were prevented from accessing much of Gov. Matt Bevin's home as part of the Kentucky Republican's appeal over the value of a property he purchased from a friend and campaign donor.
Police in Kentucky say a 6-year-old who was struck by a car while riding a bike has died.
A circuit court judge in Kentucky says he will run for an open seat on the state Supreme Court.
A former Kentucky police officer once fired and acquitted of murder has applied to work with the department again, but the chief says it isn't going to happen.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kentucky native Kelly Knight Craft as the next ambassador to Canada.
"Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl" opens Aug. 25 and runs through Aug. 5, 2018.
Ten coal miners have died on the job so far this year, compared to a record low of eight last year.
Gregory Burns Jr. has been hired as the first black chief in the city this is home to the University of Kansas' main campus.
Charges against Waylon Horton of Munfordville were dismissed Tuesday so that the federal case could move forward without interference. The charges were dismissed without prejudice meaning they can be refiled.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Governor is officially on Instagram (@GovMattBevin). Governor Matt Bevin launched the new account Wednesday to showcase the vision of the his administration and also promote the banner, We Are Kentucky. The account will be used to connect with Kentuckians and share content that provides a fresh loo at his vision for […]
A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Republican state representative in Kentucky.
Authorities described the tree as old. It's unclear what caused the tree to collapse.
An unidentified Louisville Metro Police Department officer was struck just before midnight Tuesday near Shawnee Park.
Mattox is a graduate of Georgetown College and University of Kentucky College of Law. He has been in private practice in Georgetown.
Mattingly pleaded guilty to trafficking and money laundering charges. A release from the U.S. Attorney says Mattingly hid the money in bank accounts and also used it to pay for more marijuana shipments.
Former Louisville defensive lineman Chris Williams is scheduled to make an appearance in Jefferson Circuit Court on felony charges of stealing $2,300 from the bank accounts of three teammates.
Local officials have inspected the home of Kentucky's Republican governor as part of an appeal of the property's value.
A 2-year-old boy who was shot in the face has died in Kentucky.
Official say a teenage boy has died in Kentucky after jumping from a moving school bus.
A retired fighter pilot says she will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in Kentucky's 6th District.
The Kentucky Division of Water has been awarded a $200,000 grant for a pilot project for dam safety.
Two women who say a police officer in Kentucky sexually assaulted them have filed lawsuits.
Two inmates who escaped from a Kentucky jail have been caught, but two others remain on the run.
The ACLU has asked Kentucky's Republican governor to stop blocking people from following his social media accounts.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds are coming to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, and the park is offering special programs to mark the occasion.
A man struck by a train in Kentucky has died.
A parade committee will hear an appeal from the Sons of Confederate Veterans after a Kentucky city commission voted to limit participation in its Veterans Day parade to those representing the United States.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -According to KY Forward, Kentucky’s online newspaper, a 2016 survey found that 8.2 percent of Kentucky’s high-school sophomores, about one in 12, said they had attempted suicide at least once in the previous 12 months. That number may seem high, but the national rate is even higher at 9.4 percent. The biennial […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)-In local politics, the ACLU is asking Governor Matt Bevin to stop blocking people on social media. The Courier-Journal reports the ACUL sent a letter to the Governor earlier this month explaining by blocking people he’s violating their rights of free speech. The paper has reported in the past the Governor has blocked […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)-A police officer in Louisville has been accused of raping a woman not once, but twice. The woman’s attorney says Officer Pablo Cano met her client last year in a park and they exchanged numbers. Weeks later, the woman claims Cano was wearing his police uniform when he stopped by her house unannounced, […]
Three teenagers have been arrested and charged with the beating death of a Kentucky man, as well as a string of robberies.
A Kentucky school board member accused of failing to earn a high school diploma has been ousted from his position by a judge.
A sheriff's deputy in Kentucky said he was shot by a motorcyclist he was trying to pull over, and was saved by his bulletproof vest.
An announcement from the Kentucky governor's office says Carter Lumber will invest $10 million in the facility which will be located at the Kentucky Transpark.
The state Office of Employment and Training says the unemployment rate fell in 20 counties during that period and stayed the same in four counties.
All lanes of I-24 reopened Thursday night after being closed due to multiple collisions, according to State Police.
A Kentucky man who allegedly said barbeque sauce caused the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy has taken a plea deal.
A Columbus fire official says the man killed after an "aggressive thrill ride" fell apart at the Ohio State Fair was 18.
Officials say the unemployment rate has rose in 96 Kentucky counties.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System plans to participate in the Shaping Our Appalachian Region summit next month.
A four-star Kentucky hotel has discovered a data breach threatening guests' credit card information.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky National Guard member says he was shocked by President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military. Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the ban because of “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Capt. Jacob Eleazer says he told a superior officer […]
Former Gov. Julian Carroll says he won't resign his state Senate seat following a media report that a man alleged Carroll groped and propositioned him in 2005.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Even with thousands of people responding to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations earlier this month, there is still a critical shortage this summer. There has been an increase in blood donation appointments by 30% after the Red Cross put out the emergency call. Despite the increase, it is still […]
The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky is offering prime viewing spots for the upcoming total solar eclipse next month.
MAYFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Six Kentucky State Troopers were recognized for their service. Four Troopers from post 1 and two local Troopers assigned to the agency’s Drug Investigation and Special Investigations (DESI) branch received recognition at a ceremony in Lexington on Friday from Justice Secretary John Tilley and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders. Senior Trooper […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Attorney General Andy Beshear warns Kentuckians of a sham charity that’s taking advantage of their generosity to veterans. According to the Office of the Attorney General, the sham charity goes by the name “Coalition for Veterans of America.” A caller from the sham charity is telling Kentuckians that donations will help aid […]
A retired western Kentucky jailer has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for running a kickback scheme during a $3 million jail expansion.
Southern Indiana police are investigating the theft of a life-size statue of a horse that won the 1901 Kentucky Derby.
A nominating commission has announced nominees to fill a vacant judgeship in Kentucky.
A 19-year-old Kentucky man charged with injuring his infant son has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to first-degree criminal abuse of a child less than 12 years old.
Seventy-nine KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers were honored for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, at a ceremony held July 21.
A judge has ruled that former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles of Owensboro is competent to stand trial on rape and sodomy charges.
Abortion opponents have agreed to abide by a federal restraining order that keeps them from gathering on a patch of sidewalk outside the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky.
Miller was indicted July 17 on charges that included one count of first-degree rape.
The indictment accuses the former Logan County Schools teacher of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl between Sept. 1 and Feb. 17.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin, fentanyl and some prescription painkillers. They have fueled a surge in overdose deaths across the state for the past few years.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host a University of Louisville astronomy professor for a presentation the weekend before the eclipse.
Trooper Shane Jacobs identified the suspect as 29-year-old Brandon Moses of Bledsoe, Kentucky.
State Democrats are calling on a former governor to resign his current office as State Senator following allegations of sexual misconduct.
State Police say an elderly man from Florida died in a rollover crash on I-24 in Christian County.
Police charge 15-year old in shooting death of University of the Cumberlands baseball player.
The temporary restraining order issued Friday by U.S. District Judge David Hale was requested by federal prosecutors in a pre-emptive move ahead of vigils by Operation Save America.
Project team officials also announced Thursday that two of the routes still under consideration would call for removal of the U.S. 41 Twin Bridges.
The Executive Branch Ethics Commission says Bevin didn't do anything wrong when he bought a house from Neil Ramsey, a friend that Bevin has appointed to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees.
The Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington is kicking off its Cinema in the Cemetery series Aug. 4 with "The Lego Movie.
The Hickman County Jail was auctioned to Thomas Jones and Bryan Thomas Jones on Thursday. The jail closed in August 2015 because of an insufficient number of in
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued the advisory for the afternoon and evening on both Friday and Saturday.
The event is hosted by the university's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and will begin at 7 a.m. CDT on July 27 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm.
The Office of Employment and Training says last month's seasonally adjusted preliminary rate was 5.1 percent. That was up from a 5 percent statewide rate in May.
Real estate sales in Kentucky continue to exceed the totals seen through this time in 2016., according to Kentucky Realtors.
A human rights group says the Kentucky Department of Corrections is illegally censoring books the group has sent to prisoners.
A former beauty pageant winner from Kentucky has been accused of smuggling marijuana into an Ohio prison for an inmate.
University of Louisville trustees have approved changes to the school's lease deal with the KFC Yum Center and the Louisville Arena Authority.
A public service for 21-year-old Sonja Kaye Blair-Adams is scheduled for 5 p.m. July 29 at Mount Pleasant Home in Harlan.
Judge Thomas Russell in a Wednesday ruling denied the motion from 29-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi.
The Simpsonville Police is asking for the public's help finding two woman they say stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
Officers pursued him for several miles into woods. One officer walked into the woods to find Barnhill, who rode at him, at which point the officer fired.
Republican Party of Kentucky spokesman Tres Watson says Narramore, who is 54, resigned from his position as chairman of the Letcher County Republican Party and from the State Executive Committee of the state's Republican Party.
U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced McGaha on Tuesday and ordered a 10-year period of supervised release. McGaha must register as a sex offender.
Local officials are reconsidering the value of a home Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin purchased from a friend and campaign donor.
The motion by U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. asks that demonstrators be kept away from a "buffer zone" at EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville.
Jarred Tabor Long, a former Fort Campbell soldier, is accused of conspiring with Jessie L. Goslyn in the fatal February 2012 shooting of her husband Vincent Goslyn.
Republican Party of Kentucky spokesman Tres Watson told media that Narramore, who is 54, resigned from his position as chairman of the Letcher County Republican Party and from the State Executive Committee of the state's Republican Party.
This year's run is scheduled for July 22nd at the historic Keeneland race course.
Couch is the chief of maintenance at Ken American Resources Paradise #9 Mine in Muhlenberg County.
Bevin and his wife purchased the home in March for $1.6 million. Jefferson County officials say the home is worth $2.9 million.
Jackson will oversee USA Today Network business involving more than 4,500 automotive dealers and most manufacturers across Gannett's Co. Inc.'s 109 local markets.
Investigators hope an autopsy will confirm the identity of a decomposed body found in a rural area of Henderson County on Tuesday, according to State Police.
The University of Louisville's foundation, which has been beset by financial turmoil, has fired its chief financial officer.
Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote early next week on trying to move ahead on a straight-up repeal of Barack Obama's health care law.
A college employee who survived an explosion inside a Kentucky dormitory says he's lucky to be alive.
Three juveniles, ages 9, 14 and 16, were arrested and charged with felony burglary for reportedly breaking-in to a building in Fordsville and stealing items, according to State Police.
Federal regulators say an accident that killed a coal miner in Pike County happened because a conveyor belt didn't have adequate safety guards.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote "sometime in the near future" on repealing the Obama health care law.
Trooper Brian Gann was responding to an injury accident and turned on his blue lights and siren and attempted to pass multiple vehicles when his patrol car struck Smith's pickup.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Louisville says James Grant King allegedly committed aggravated identity theft and wire fraud from 2007 to this year.
Attorney General Andy Beshear had asked the Executive Branch Ethics Commission if it would be proper for him to investigate whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's purchase of a Louisville home from a campaign donor violated state law.
Officials with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration held the final public hearing Monday about a plan to require some on the state's Medicaid program to work to keep their benefits.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky gave up on the revised GOP health care bill late Monday night after two more Republican senators said they would oppose the bill.
A Kentucky ethics commission says the Democratic attorney general should not investigate the state's Republican governor if he intends to challenge him for re-election.
Dozens of people waited more than three hours to tell Kentucky officials how much they oppose proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program.
The University of Louisville's Archives and Special Collections is recognizing the 100th anniversary of World War I with an exhibition of vintage photographs, war posters, documents and artifacts.
Authorities are searching for a teen believed to have drowned in a Kentucky lake.
A high school football player has died after a shooting in Kentucky.