Kentucky

Report Shows Drop in Drug Overdose Deaths in Kentucky but Governor Says Fight Is Far From Over

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky fell nearly 10% in 2023, marking a second straight annual decline in the... Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky fell nearly 10% in 2023, marking a second straight annual decline in the fight against an addiction epidemic that's far from over, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The number of fatal overdoses statewide... Read More

Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear Forms PAC to Support Candidates Across US

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, who defeated Donald Trump-backed rivals twice in Republican-leaning Kentucky, announced the formation of a... Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, who defeated Donald Trump-backed rivals twice in Republican-leaning Kentucky, announced the formation of a federal political action committee on Monday to support candidates across the country as he seeks to broaden his influence beyond... Read More

The Republican Leading Probe of Hunter Biden Has Own Shell Company and Complicated Friends

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rep. James Comer, a multimillionaire farmer, boasts of being one of the largest landholders near his rural... Read More

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rep. James Comer, a multimillionaire farmer, boasts of being one of the largest landholders near his rural Kentucky hometown, and he has meticulously documented nearly all of his landholdings on congressional financial disclosure documents – roughly 1,600... Read More

Swing-County Kentucky Voters Weigh Choices For Governor in Closely Watched Election

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Republican voter Mark Cook stuck with his party in Kentucky's last election for governor. Next... Read More

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Republican voter Mark Cook stuck with his party in Kentucky's last election for governor. Next month, he's leaning toward crossing over to support the Democrat he voted against in 2019, Gov. Andy Beshear. Cook is... Read More

Southern Republicans Look to Nationalize 2023 Governors' Races by Invoking Biden

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden's name won't appear on the ballot anywhere in 2023, but you wouldn't know... Read More

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden's name won't appear on the ballot anywhere in 2023, but you wouldn't know it from the campaigns that Republican candidates for governor are running in Kentucky and Mississippi. GOP nominees in both states... Read More

Kentucky Governor's Efforts to Help Storm-Ravaged Towns May Dilute GOP Advantage in Rural Areas

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Gina Thorn's life was uprooted when a monstrous tornado tore through her Kentucky hometown of Mayfield,... Read More

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Gina Thorn's life was uprooted when a monstrous tornado tore through her Kentucky hometown of Mayfield, but her family stuck it out and now they're homeowners for the first time. Thorn says Gov. Andy Beshear deserves... Read More

Trump-Backed Daniel Cameron to Face Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear in November

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron won the Republican primary for Kentucky governor on Tuesday, becoming the first major-party Black... Read More

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron won the Republican primary for Kentucky governor on Tuesday, becoming the first major-party Black nominee for governor in the state’s history and setting up a November showdown with Democratic incumbent Andy Beshear. Cameron, the... Read More

Abortion Bills Gain No Ground in Kentucky With Ban in Place

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of setbacks, abortion-rights supporters in Republican-leaning Kentucky thought they achieved a breakthrough in November,... Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of setbacks, abortion-rights supporters in Republican-leaning Kentucky thought they achieved a breakthrough in November, when voters defeated a measure aimed at denying any constitutional protections for abortion. But their hopes that the state's sweeping abortion ban... Read More

Casualties Reported After Army Helicopters Crash in Kentucky

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Two Army helicopters crashed in southwestern Kentucky during a routine training mission, causing several casualties,... Read More

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Two Army helicopters crashed in southwestern Kentucky during a routine training mission, causing several casualties, military officials said. The two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, part of the 101st Airborne Division, crashed around 10 p.m. Wednesday... Read More

Veto Puts Kentucky in Thick of Fight Over Transgender Rights

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of a bill aimed at transgender health care puts the state in the... Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of a bill aimed at transgender health care puts the state in the middle of a national fight, but with more immediate consequences as the state's looming election offers an early test on... Read More

Trump Ambassador Kelly Craft Joins Kentucky Governor's Race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft launched her long-anticipated campaign for Kentucky governor on Wednesday, saying... Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft launched her long-anticipated campaign for Kentucky governor on Wednesday, saying the state's “best days are ahead of us” as she joined a crowded lineup of Republicans competing to challenge Democratic... Read More

Appalachian Floods Kill at Least 15 as Rescue Teams Deploy

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Search and rescue teams backed by the National Guard searched Friday for people missing in record floods that... Read More

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Search and rescue teams backed by the National Guard searched Friday for people missing in record floods that wiped out entire communities in some of the poorest places in America. Kentucky’s governor said 15 people have died, a... Read More

Kentucky Abortion Law Blocked in Win for Clinics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a state law that effectively eliminated abortions in Kentucky... Read More

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a state law that effectively eliminated abortions in Kentucky after the state’s two remaining clinics said they couldn’t meet its requirements. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings was... Read More

Thousands Without Heat, Water After Tornadoes Kill Dozens

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Residents of a Kentucky town devastated by a tornado could be without heat, water and electricity in chilly... Read More

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Residents of a Kentucky town devastated by a tornado could be without heat, water and electricity in chilly temperatures for a “long time,” the mayor warned Monday, as officials struggled to restore services after a swarm of twisters... Read More

2021-03-09 21:06:18
by Dan McCue
Kentucky Vacancy Powers Bill Raising Eyebrows

WASHINGTON – Is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell working behind the scenes with allies in the Kentucky legislature to assure... Read More

WASHINGTON – Is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell working behind the scenes with allies in the Kentucky legislature to assure he’s replaced by a Republican should he decide to retire?  That’s been the speculation since the filling of Senate Bill... Read More

Impeachment Fever Hits Kentucky with Efforts to Oust Leaders

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Impeachment fever has struck Kentucky, where grievances over coronavirus restrictions and the outcome of the Breonna... Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Impeachment fever has struck Kentucky, where grievances over coronavirus restrictions and the outcome of the Breonna Taylor death investigation have spurred petitions to oust both the governor and the attorney general. It's a card rarely played... Read More

2020-11-01 11:05:32
by TWN Staff
KY-06: Andy Barr (R)

About Barr:  Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013. He is... Read More

About Barr:  Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013. He is a member of the Committee on Financial Services, and is ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He is... Read More

2020-11-01 09:52:18
by TWN Staff
KY-06: Josh Hicks (D)

About Hicks:  Josh Hicks grew up on a farm in Hilltop, Fleming County, Ky. Hicks went to Georgetown College right... Read More

About Hicks:  Josh Hicks grew up on a farm in Hilltop, Fleming County, Ky. Hicks went to Georgetown College right out of high school. Hicks made the decision to drop out of college. He went to work construction with his... Read More

Few in Number, Black Residents in Appalachia Push for Justice

Just as soon as the grand jury decision came down in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several people in... Read More

Just as soon as the grand jury decision came down in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several people in southeastern Kentucky began organizing a candlelight vigil in her memory. Taylor was killed in March by police officers in Louisville,... Read More

2020-07-02 14:57:29
by Gaspard Le Dem
After Narrow Primary Win, McGrath Will Need Progressive Vote To Defeat McConnell

WASHINGTON - Amy McGrath successfully fended off a late surge from progressive challenger Charles Booker last month in Kentucky’s Democratic... Read More

WASHINGTON - Amy McGrath successfully fended off a late surge from progressive challenger Charles Booker last month in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.  After a week of painstaking ballot counting, McGrath prevailed against Booker by just 15,000 votes out... Read More

1 City, 1 Voting Place: Kentucky Braces for Lines in Primary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With only one polling place designated for Louisville on Tuesday, voters who didn't cast mail-in ballots... Read More

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With only one polling place designated for Louisville on Tuesday, voters who didn't cast mail-in ballots or show up early could face long lines in Kentucky's primary election, the latest to unfold in a pandemic that... Read More

2020-06-22 16:40:45
by Gaspard Le Dem
Booker Emerges As Powerful Contender Ahead Of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate Primary

WASHINGTON -- New polling released on Thursday shows Charles Booker outpacing Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S Senate... Read More

WASHINGTON -- New polling released on Thursday shows Charles Booker outpacing Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S Senate just days ahead of Election Day on June 23. In a survey published Thursday by Democratic pollster Civiqs, 44% of... Read More

2020-01-08 16:19:57
by Dan McCue
Beshear Removes Barrier to Continuing Education for Kentucky Residents

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that the state is waiving testing fees for residents seeking to earn a GED.... Read More

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that the state is waiving testing fees for residents seeking to earn a GED. The fee, which is $120 for all four courses required to get a GED in Kentucky, has long been seen... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kentucky’s ‘Informed Consent’ Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Kentucky law that forces doctors who perform abortions to first show... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Kentucky law that forces doctors who perform abortions to first show the woman an ultrasound and give her a detailed description of the fetus, even if she doesn’t want to listen.... Read More

Democrat Beshear Declares Victory in Race for Ky. Governor

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky voters appeared to reject Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday, bucking a statewide Republican trend as they... Read More

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky voters appeared to reject Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday, bucking a statewide Republican trend as they turned their backs on a politician known as much for his blustery personality as his conservative values. Democrat Andy Beshear,... Read More

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