- Searchers find boys alive in Kentucky's Red River Gorge area Updated: Oct-09-15 8:10 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Two young cousins alone and lost in the Appalachian woods ate sticks and slept on the ground during a 20-hour ordeal that ended when searchers found them unharmed Friday in the rugged terrain in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky, the mother of one boy said.
- Health insurer to stop offering plans on Kentucky exchange Updated: Oct-09-15 7:44 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky nonprofit that emerged as one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange has given notice that it won't offer plans for 2016, a decision affecting tens of thousands of customers ahead of the next enrollment period starting in a few weeks.
- Gubernatorial candidates make pitches to coal group Updated: Oct-08-15 6:54 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway tried to reinforce his friend-of-coal credentials Thursday, pledging to promote the industry and look for tax incentives to boost production as he distanced himself from a president routinely blamed for coal's downturn.
- Charges dropped against Kentucky gay rights activists Updated: Oct-08-15 4:16 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Prosecutors dismissed charges Thursday against three gay rights activists arrested this summer for standing silently in matching orange T-shirts in protest of an event at the Kentucky State Fair.
- Woman exonerated of murder sues state police detective Updated: Oct-08-15 11:58 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A woman exonerated of a murder after serving eight years in prison has filed a lawsuit against a Kentucky State Police detective after she said he framed her.
- Former Kentucky State Police trooper enters guilty plea Updated: Oct-02-15 10:18 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A former state trooper who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl has entered a guilty plea to lesser charges.
- Election fraud case goes to Kentucky Supreme Court Updated: Oct-01-15 1:51 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Attorneys for a Magoffin County official have asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that would force the official out of office for election fraud.
- Kentucky leads nation in political ad spending in 2015 Updated: Oct-01-15 6:13 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The biggest spenders in Kentucky's competitive race for governor are a pair of Louisville millionaires who want to see a Republican elected as the state's chief executive.
- Ceremony honors 52 promoted officers in state police Updated: Oct-01-15 3:30 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Several dozen Kentucky State Police officers have been recognized for their promotions in the law enforcement agency.
- Comer, Pape to vie for retiring Rep. Whitfield's seat Updated: Sep-30-15 5:22 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A longtime aide to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield and the second-place finisher in Kentucky's Republican primary for governor both say they want to replace the retiring 11-term congressman in next year's election.
- Ferry closed between Kentucky, Missouri for up to 2 weeks Updated: Sep-30-15 4:01 am
HICKMAN, Kentucky - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Dorena-Hickman Ferry between western Kentucky and southeastern Missouri has been closed down for up to two weeks to allow for dredging.
- Beshear plans to appoint another minority to UofL board Updated: Sep-29-15 5:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration violated state law with his appointments that left racial minorities underrepresented on the University of Louisville's governing board, according to an opinion from Attorney General Jack Conway's office Tuesday.
- Kentucky State Police accepting applications for Academy Updated: Sep-29-15 4:01 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - People interested in becoming a Kentucky State Police trooper can now apply for the agency's 94th Academy.
- Police: 5-year-old fatally hit by Butler County school bus Updated: Sep-28-15 8:39 pm
MORGANTOWN, Kentucky - Kentucky State Police say a 5-year-old boy has been fatally struck by a school bus in south-central Kentucky.
- Comer greeted at hemp meeting, plans return to private life Updated: Sep-28-15 5:40 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Monday he plans to "ride off into the sunset" when his term ends in December after an agonizing defeat in May's Republican primary for governor by just 83 votes.
- State police offering prescription drug disposal initiative Updated: Sep-25-15 4:03 am
MADISONVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky State Police in western Kentucky are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to urge residents to dispose of old and outdated controlled substances in their homes.
- Kentucky Supreme Court to review Louisville's minimum wage Updated: Sep-24-15 5:53 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide whether Louisville's new minimum wage law is legal.
- High court rules against advocacy group in open-records case Updated: Sep-24-15 1:37 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Weighing in on an open-records case involving some of Kentucky's most vulnerable residents, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an advocacy group failed to qualify for access to documents related to the deaths of some people in the state's care.
- Father of slain trooper asks Kentucky to upgrade patrol cars Updated: Sep-22-15 4:02 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The father of a Kentucky State trooper killed last week when a bullet pierced his patrol car has urged lawmakers to upgrade the state's fleet with bullet-resistant materials.
- More than 3,000 rape kits untested in Kentucky, report finds Updated: Sep-21-15 6:14 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - More than 3,000 rape kits across Kentucky have never been tested, with some languishing in evidence lockers for more than 40 years because of a lack of funding and priority by law enforcement and state officials, Democratic Auditor Adam Edelen said Monday.
- Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits Updated: Sep-19-15 4:16 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - State Auditor Adam Edelen says a report on untested sexual assault evidence kits in Kentucky is being released.
- Slain Kentucky trooper remembered as hero at funeral Updated: Sep-18-15 6:46 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky - A slain Kentucky state trooper was eulogized Friday as a hero for how he lived his life as hundreds of law officers paid their respects to the first-year lawman killed during a high-speed chase.
- The Latest: Trooper's body brought to veterans cemetery Updated: Sep-18-15 6:39 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky - Here is the latest on the funeral for a Kentucky State Police trooper who was fatally shot this week during a high-speed chase (all times local):
- Kentucky trooper shooting suspect had Illinois record Updated: Sep-18-15 4:06 am
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri man whom police say shot and killed a Kentucky state trooper had pleaded guilty to drug charges in southern Illinois several months earlier.
- Andy Beshear's first TV ads feature his governor father Updated: Sep-14-15 5:02 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear is appearing in a pair of TV ads for his son as he seeks to follow his father's path by becoming Kentucky's attorney general.