Author: Associated Press

Beshear administration hands over records sought by media

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration says it has handed over documents in multiple open records lawsuits that his predecessor, Gov. Matt Bevin, had sought to keep secret. The administration agreed to settle the suits by handing over documents in four cases and paying about $90,000 to the Courier Journal. The newspaper sought records about a project to build…

Panel advances bill requiring armed officers at schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Senate Education Committee has approved a bill to require that police officers assigned to Kentucky schools be armed. The committee on Thursday advanced the measure to the full Senate. The action came on the second anniversary of the shooting at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky. Two 15-year-old students were killed and more than…

Police: Officers shoot, wound man armed with a knife

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Police say two officers shot and wounded a Kentucky man with a knife while responding to a report of an armed robbery. Radcliff police responded to the report around 2 a.m. Thursday and found a man with a knife in the parking lot of an apartment building. Kentucky State Police Trooper Scotty Sharp told news outlets…

Lawyers: Kodak Black moved to federal prison in Kentucky

MIAMI – A group of lawyers called a news conference to discuss what they claim is the mistreatment of rapper Kodak in federal prison. But they discovered the 22-year-old rapper had been put on a prison bus to another federal facility in Kentucky just an hour before they arrived at the facility Wednesday. The attorneys say they haven’t seen Black…

Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky Senate panel has approved a bill to require that doctors and other health workers provide life-saving care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt. The measure sailed through the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee without opposition Thursday. The bill now heads to the Republican-dominated Senate. Sen. Whitney Westerfield,…

UofL researcher wins national grant for green energy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A researcher at the University of Louisville is receiving a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for renewable energy research. Joshua Spurgeon does his research in the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. He focuses on the production of hydrogen fuel from water with solar energy. The fuel has…

Feedback sought in search for new education commissioner

FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) Kentucky education officials are encouraging residents and stakeholders to participate in a survey on the qualities that the state’s next education commissioner should possess. The Kentucky Board of Education said in a statement that the survey opened this week and will be available through Feb. 6. The board directed the Kentucky Department of Education to administer the…

Watchdog files FEC complaint against pro-Sanders nonprofit

NASHUA, NH – DECEMBER 13: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), speaks during his event at Nashua Community College on December 13, 2019 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Iowa Caucuses are less than two months away. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)WASHINGTON (AP) — A watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that a political…

Kentucky photo ID bill for voting clears Senate committee

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky Senate panel has advanced a Republican-backed bill requiring people to have government-issued photo identification in order to vote. The revised version would allow people lacking photo IDs to present other forms of identification in order to vote. The alternate IDs could be debit or credit cards or Social Security cards. The bill cleared the…

3 National Guard soldiers convicted in 2017 sexual assault

MURRAY, Ky. – Three of four National Guard soldiers accused of involvement in a 2017 sexual assault case have pleaded guilty in Kentucky to misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges. News outlets reported Wednesday that 28-year-old Anthony Tubolino, 22-year-old Tyler Hart and 24-year-old Jacob Ruth accepted plea deals from the Calloway Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and were recommended to serve 12-month sentences each….