Stories tagged: kentucky
Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has to pay more than $150,000 in legal fees for a man who won a lawsuit allowing him to put “IM GOD“ on his license plate.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
At least two dozen tornadoes hit the Southeast this week in a deadly outbreak of severe weather, assessments by the National Weather Service show.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
A swarm of tornadoes and storms that left a trail of destruction across the Southeast killed four people, injured a dozen more and left victims to bundle up against the …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Outrage over a spree of pardons by former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin spread to the state capitol Friday as two lawmakers asked the incoming attorney general to investigate the orders, …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
Kentucky’s Republican governor is fighting for his political life as elections in four states test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
Parents and students trickled into the Muhlenberg County High School gym on a hot Saturday night as the sounds of cheers and a referee’s whistle carried from an athletic field …
Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
A major U.S. coal mining company, whose former CEO became a big supporter of President Donald Trump in his effort to save coal jobs, is seeking bankruptcy protection.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
A furnace-like “flash drought” is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, shriveling up crops and backyard gardens and raising alarm …
Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
Weeks before I headed to Mammoth Cave National Park for a weekend trip, and a day after I’d booked several guided cave tours, I encircled my chest with a tape …
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
A Corbin man was arrested in Laurel County on Friday after the sheriff’s office said he was operating a Walmart motorized cart while intoxicated.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby …
Wed., July 31, 2019
Federal officials are investigating a report that a man fired a gunshot while camping at Mammoth Cave National Park, an incident that another camper says was prompted by an alleged …
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019
The fire that destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with aging bourbon in Kentucky continued to burn on Thursday as officials said the decision on whether to extinguish is …
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019
A fire destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with about 45,000 barrels of aging bourbon in Kentucky, and state officials worried that runoff whiskey seeping into nearby waterways would …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019
In the Bible, the ark survived an epic flood. Yet the owners of Kentucky’s Noah’s ark attraction are demanding their insurance company bail them out after flooding caused nearly $1 …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019
Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
Twelve-year-old Hannah Piedad first encountered vaping – an electronic form of smoking – at a New Year’s party. It was the smell that got her attention. Now the student at …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to the state’s struggling public pension system eight months after it prompted thousands of teachers to protest, …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Quade Green came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points, including five in the final 90 seconds, to help No. 10 Kentucky hold off VMI 92-82 on Sunday …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Federal prosecutors have charged a white man with federal hate crimes in the killings of two African-Americans at a grocery store last month in Kentucky.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
A solider from Spokane was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Iraq, the Pentagon announced.