Stories tagged: Kentucky
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has been forthright about what he believes are the root causes of mass shootings. A few months ago, the Republican blamed gun violence on children’s access …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost Tuesday in her re-election bid for the Rowan County clerkship.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
The fatal shooting death of two black grocery patrons by a white gunman is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a U.S. official said Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Police were seeking two southeast Kentucky felons Wednesday who escaped from jail by spraying a bleach concoction in the eyes of one jail worker and physically attacking another before running …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:10 p.m.
A solider from Spokane was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Iraq, the Pentagon announced.
Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
Until recently, whiskey tourists in Kentucky had been allowed to sniff the aromas of bourbon-making and sip the finished product during distillery tours. But they couldn’t legally ship bottles home.
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
An explosion damaged a UPS freight hub Wednesday morning in Kentucky’s second-largest city, sending multiple people to the hospital in what fire officials described as an accidental blast.
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 8:10 p.m.
With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor’s veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education …
Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding.
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 8:54 p.m.
Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a pension overhaul Thursday that preserves benefits for most workers and does little in the short-term to address the state’s massive debt.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Officials say a crash involving a Kentucky school bus sent 18 students to a hospital to get evaluated.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge for tackling the lawmaker in an attack his attorney says was triggered by a dispute over lawn maintenance.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Hundreds of teachers in central Kentucky have rallied in front of public schools to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in what could be a precursor to a statewide …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband’s term …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 1:26 p.m.
Students returned Friday to the Kentucky high school where a classmate went on a shooting rampage, killing two teenagers and injuring multiple others in an attack that shook this rural …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Hours after authorities say a 15-year-old student shot and killed two classmates at a western Kentucky high school, a Republican senator in the state’s Capitol rushed to file a bill …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
The 15-year-old boy accused of gunning down classmates at a western Kentucky high school was ordered held on murder and assault charges as the shaken community where it happened strained …
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
Stunned by a deadly school shooting, a grief-stricken Kentucky community is struggling to answer an agonizing question: How could one of its own have unleashed such terror?
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker’s yard has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement. …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation’s largest health insurance program …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Kentucky’s former GOP House speaker is not going quietly. Jeff Hoover, who resigned his leadership post Monday because he said he didn’t want to be a distraction, tried Tuesday to …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber’s legislative work.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
The secret sexual harassment settlement signed by Kentucky’s Republican House speaker could be investigated partly in secret.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
One day after the Kentucky House speaker temporarily ceded power in the aftermath of a secret sexual harassment settlement, he and his colleagues are headed off to mandatory training aimed …
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
The widow of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself following a sexual assault allegation has been nominated by Republicans to fill the seat he held.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a holiday season press conference Friday to deliver a lump of coal to Steve Bannon, mocking the former White House adviser’s “political genius” for …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
A Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself amid accusations of sexually assaulting a teenage girl was being remembered Monday in the same church where he preached and defiantly denied the allegations.