Longtime Kentucky Lawmaker Kevin Bratcher Announces Plans to Seek a Metro Council Seat in Louisville

[ad_1] FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Rep. Kevin Bratcher announced his plans Thursday to run for a Louisville Metro Council seat next year, which would culminate a long statehouse career that put the Republican lawmaker at the forefront of school safety, juvenile justice and a host of other issues. Bratcher has been a fixture … Read more

Country Music Star to Perform at Kentucky Governor’s Inauguration

[ad_1] FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A country music star will perform at Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s second inauguration, while health care workers and public school educators will serve as grand marshals of the parade as details of the daylong ceremonies on Dec. 12 came into focus on Thursday. Other inaugural events in Kentucky’s capital city … Read more

Fast-Track Legislative Maneuvers Hinder Public Participation, Nonpartisan Kentucky Group Says

[ad_1] FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Weeks before Kentucky lawmakers reconvene to debate policy, a nonpartisan group issued a report Wednesday scrutinizing the procedures sometimes used to pass legislation. The review conducted by the League of Women Voters of Kentucky found that lawmakers increasingly have relied on fast-track maneuvers to pass bills, which it says can … Read more

US Army Soldier Killed in Helicopter Crash Remembered as Devoted Family Member, Friend and Leader

[ad_1] GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier from New Hampshire who was one of five aviation special operations forces killed when their helicopter crashed in the eastern Mediterranean Sea was remembered Saturday as a devoted family member, friend and leader. Staff Sgt. Tanner W. Grone, 25, of Gorham, was on board the UH-60 … Read more

Cleanup, Air Monitoring Underway at Kentucky Train Derailment Site

[ad_1] LIVINGSTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials and crews with rail operator CSX were working Friday to remove train cars and spilled material at the site of a derailment that sparked a chemical fire earlier in the week and prompted home evacuations in a nearby small town. State officials said Friday they were monitoring the … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

[ad_1] Eds: The Kentucky editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Political Cartoons [ad_2] Source … Read more

Small Kentucky Town Urged to Evacuate After Train Derails, Spilling Chemical

[ad_1] MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (AP) — A train derailed and spilled a chemical in a remote part of eastern Kentucky on Wednesday, prompting officials to encourage residents of a small town to evacuate amid concerns about air quality. Gov. Andy Beshear said in a statement that local officials in Rockcastle County were encouraging residents of … Read more

Kentucky Bank Shooter Wrote in Journal About Ease of Buying Assault Weapon Before Killings

[ad_1] LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The man who fatally shot five coworkers at a Louisville bank in April questioned in his journal whether he would be able to get a gun despite his mental health struggles and then later, after acquiring one just days before carrying out the mass shooting, remarked on how easy the … Read more

Mistrial Declared for Kentucky Officer Charged in Breonna Taylor Killing

[ad_1] (Reuters) – The federal civil rights trial of a former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer charged in the 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose killing fueled a wave of racial justice protests, was declared a mistrial on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings declared the mistrial in the trial of Brett … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky – Advisory

[ad_1] Eds: The Kentucky editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Political Cartoons [ad_2] Source … Read more