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FRANKFORT (AP) — Looking to build on Kentucky's economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday proposed pumping money into developing new industrial development sites and building an Appalachian research center to promote the state's agritech sector.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday proposed a massive budget increase for Kentucky education, releasing a plan that calls for the state to fully fund pre-kindergarten programs for every 4-year-old.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Bills redrawing Kentucky's legislative maps won key votes Thursday to stay on course toward final passage, as lawmakers openly pondered the reality of forging ties with new constituents or in a few cases running against colleagues due to shifting districts.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top Republican lawmakers want to extend an oddly shaped congressional district to add Democratic-leaning Frankfort to the solidly red 1st District in an apparent effort to shore up another district that for decades has swung between both parties.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear revealed plans Wednesday night to deliver an assistance package for Kentucky communities devastated by recent tornadoes, vowing to “rebuild every structure and every life” in a speech that stressed the state's resilience to recover from disaster.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky reported almost 30,000 new COVID-19 cases last week, nearly twice the previous week's total as the omicron variant spurs a record test positivity rate, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky lawmakers prepare for a busy session dominated by the need for a new state budget, they find themselves in a unique yet enviable situation — large pots of unspent money are overflowing.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear set a blistering fundraising pace since launching his 2023 reelection bid, raising $1.3 million in the final three months of last year, his campaign said Monday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Four sets of Kentucky House incumbents — split equally among Republican and Democratic lawmakers — would be placed into the same districts under a redistricting plan unveiled by House GOP leaders Thursday.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky’s death toll from devastating tornadoes earlier this month rose by one as Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that an infant died last week. The state's revised death toll from the storms is now 77.

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to do “whatever it takes, as long as it takes” to help Kentucky and other states after a series of deadly tornadoes that he said left a trail of unimaginable devastation. “You will recover and rebuild,” he said.

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NEW YORK (AP) — bell hooks, the groundbreaking author, educator and activist whose explorations of how race, gender, economics and politics were intertwined made her among the most influential thinkers of her time, has died. She was 69.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that he will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to view damage from last week's devastating tornadoes that killed at least 64 people and displaced thousands more.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's governor declared the state's chronic nursing shortage to be an emergency Thursday, taking executive actions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to boost enrollment in nurse-training programs.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — A Kentucky ethics commission on Thursday charged Alison Lundergan Grimes with improperly using her office for personal and political purposes when she served as secretary of state, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

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HAZARD (AP) — A Kentucky high school principal and two other employees received written reprimands for a homecoming event that included male students giving lap dances to staff and girls dressing like Hooters waitresses, according to a published report.

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GEORGETOWN (AP) — The president of Kentucky's Georgetown College has been fired after reports emerged accusing him of sexual assault and sexual misconduct against employees, the small Christian liberal arts school announced Tuesday.

After weeks of being one of the top 10 states for its coronavirus infection rate, Kentucky took a plunge to No. 16 in The New York Times rankings Tuesday, as the state's case numbers and positive-test rate kept falling. 

Declaring an impasse in contract talks with striking union workers, global spirits producer Heaven Hill said Monday it will start hiring permanent replacement workers for bottling and warehouse operations in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Saying the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the necessity for accessible health care, Gov. Andy Beshear marked a milestone Friday for Kentucky's relaunched health insurance exchange — where consumers can now start shopping for health coverage for the coming year.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has reached out to top lawmakers in seeking the legislature's collaboration on his proposal to use federal pandemic aid to reward frontline workers with bonuses.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's local governments cannot prevent their employees from carrying weapons “at all times and places” while on duty, according to a state attorney general's opinion released Monday.

Kentucky is reopening Kynect, the state's health-insurance exchange, as the portal for Kentuckians to purchase low- or no-cost insurance, and the site will have two more insurers and its first vision plan.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul posted his best fundraising haul in the past quarter, surpassing the amounts he raised in any three-month period from his two previous successful Senate campaigns in Kentucky, his campaign said Tuesday.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Monday that Kentucky use $400 million in federal pandemic relief assistance to provide bonuses next year for beleaguered health-care staff and other frontline workers who provided essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Looking to build on Kentucky's economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday proposed pumping money into developing new industrial development sites and building an Appalachian research center to promote the state's agritech sector.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday proposed a massive budget increase for Kentucky education, releasing a plan that calls for the state to fully fund pre-kindergarten programs for every 4-year-old.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Bills redrawing Kentucky's legislative maps won key votes Thursday to stay on course toward final passage, as lawmakers openly pondered the reality of forging ties with new constituents or in a few cases running against colleagues due to shifting districts.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top Republican lawmakers want to extend an oddly shaped congressional district to add Democratic-leaning Frankfort to the solidly red 1st District in an apparent effort to shore up another district that for decades has swung between both parties.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear revealed plans Wednesday night to deliver an assistance package for Kentucky communities devastated by recent tornadoes, vowing to “rebuild every structure and every life” in a speech that stressed the state's resilience to recover from disaster.

AP

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky reported almost 30,000 new COVID-19 cases last week, nearly twice the previous week's total as the omicron variant spurs a record test positivity rate, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

AP

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky lawmakers prepare for a busy session dominated by the need for a new state budget, they find themselves in a unique yet enviable situation — large pots of unspent money are overflowing.

AP

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear set a blistering fundraising pace since launching his 2023 reelection bid, raising $1.3 million in the final three months of last year, his campaign said Monday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Four sets of Kentucky House incumbents — split equally among Republican and Democratic lawmakers — would be placed into the same districts under a redistricting plan unveiled by House GOP leaders Thursday.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky’s death toll from devastating tornadoes earlier this month rose by one as Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that an infant died last week. The state's revised death toll from the storms is now 77.

AP

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to do “whatever it takes, as long as it takes” to help Kentucky and other states after a series of deadly tornadoes that he said left a trail of unimaginable devastation. “You will recover and rebuild,” he said.

AP featured

NEW YORK (AP) — bell hooks, the groundbreaking author, educator and activist whose explorations of how race, gender, economics and politics were intertwined made her among the most influential thinkers of her time, has died. She was 69.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that he will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to view damage from last week's devastating tornadoes that killed at least 64 people and displaced thousands more.

MAYFIELD (AP) — Judy Burton’s hands shivered as she gazed up at what had been her third-floor apartment. She could see her clothes still hanging in the closet, through the building's shredded walls. Across the street, her church was boarded up. A few blocks away, the spire was ripped away fr…

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Jarred Holmes was supposed to have been working inside a candle factory when it was ripped apart by a monstrous tornado that killed an untold number of employees and trapped many others under mounds of debris.

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MAYFIELD (AP) — At least 70 people were feared dead in Kentucky after tornadoes and severe weather tore through multiple states and caused catastrophic damage.

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MAYFIELD (AP) — Tornadoes and severe weather caused catastrophic damage across multiple states late Friday, killing at least seven people overnight as a storm system tore through a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon facility in Illinois and a nursing home in Arkansas. The Kentucky governo…

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's governor declared the state's chronic nursing shortage to be an emergency Thursday, taking executive actions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to boost enrollment in nurse-training programs.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — A Kentucky ethics commission on Thursday charged Alison Lundergan Grimes with improperly using her office for personal and political purposes when she served as secretary of state, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

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HAZARD (AP) — A Kentucky high school principal and two other employees received written reprimands for a homecoming event that included male students giving lap dances to staff and girls dressing like Hooters waitresses, according to a published report.

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GEORGETOWN (AP) — The president of Kentucky's Georgetown College has been fired after reports emerged accusing him of sexual assault and sexual misconduct against employees, the small Christian liberal arts school announced Tuesday.

After weeks of being one of the top 10 states for its coronavirus infection rate, Kentucky took a plunge to No. 16 in The New York Times rankings Tuesday, as the state's case numbers and positive-test rate kept falling. 

Declaring an impasse in contract talks with striking union workers, global spirits producer Heaven Hill said Monday it will start hiring permanent replacement workers for bottling and warehouse operations in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Saying the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the necessity for accessible health care, Gov. Andy Beshear marked a milestone Friday for Kentucky's relaunched health insurance exchange — where consumers can now start shopping for health coverage for the coming year.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has reached out to top lawmakers in seeking the legislature's collaboration on his proposal to use federal pandemic aid to reward frontline workers with bonuses.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's local governments cannot prevent their employees from carrying weapons “at all times and places” while on duty, according to a state attorney general's opinion released Monday.

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