LEXINGTON, Ky. -- During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, meat cases across the United States looked empty as nervous Americans stockpiled supplies for an unknown future. Most of the supply shortages were due to panic buying, but it revealed some design flaws in the system.
Kentucky adults were divided in late winter when asked whether coronavirus vaccines should be required for employment or attending in-person school, according to a recent poll.
FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky's coronavirus-related capacity restrictions, as well as the state’s mask mandate, will largely end on June 11, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday the state has committed $5 million in federal CARES Act funding to help boost the state’s tourism industry by encouraging safe travel to all 120 Kentucky counties.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Action on Tuesday by a legislative committee on emergency administrative regulations proposed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for historic horseracing machines has been postponed after the Commission temporarily withdrew them.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is joining 43 of his counterparts around the country in a bipartisan effort urging Facebook to stop plans to launch an Instagram for children under 13.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear said he will be lifting another COVID-19 restriction, and may soon do more, as the FDA approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 to 15 years of age on Monday night.
When a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors is settled, Kentucky will allocate half of any proceeds to the state and the other half to local governments – and all of it must be spent to fight the opioid epidemic, under a new law.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is so determined to stop a sweeping elections overhaul pushed by congressional Democrats that he will personally argue against it, armed with a stack of amendments at a Senate hearing this week as Democrats advance the bill toward a vote.
SOMERSET — The KY Hillbilly Jeep Krew is back in Somerset with a new weekend event in support of the American Cancer Society's local chapter.
LEXINGTON, Ky, (KT) — Kentucky added a shooting guard to its roster next season as Iowa transfer CJ Fredrick committed to the Wildcats.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – More evidence was revealed Wednesday that Kentucky is at another plateau in the COVID-19 pandemic as deaths and the state’s positivity both rose from Tuesday, while hospitalizations and the number of new cases fell.
CORBIN - The City of Corbin is home to one of the only moonbows in the world, the last remaining steam engine handcrafted by L&N Railroad, and as of Wednesday, the only chainsaw-carved statue of one of the Commonwealth’s most famous citizens, Colonel Harlan Sanders.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – When natural disasters occur, it is common for some people to try to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster aid workers trying to help survivors complete their applications.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Four major indicators of COVID-19 activity: new cases, deaths reported from local health departments, the state’s positivity rate, and hospitalizations, all rose on Tuesday, according to figures released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
HENDERSON, Ky. - University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service offices are partnering with local, state and federal agencies to serve as host sites for Covid-19 vaccine clinics.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Among the terms you have heard during the COVID-19 pandemic is Kentucky’s positivity rate. Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday explained why that figure is important.
In a society that gives out trophies for participation, it's only natural that the U.S. is celebrating that about a third of its population is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and 43% have received at least one dose of a vaccine. But hold those trophies, public health officials might…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – New cases of COVID-19 fell on Sunday in Kentucky, as did the number of death and hospitalizations, while the positivity rate rose.
SOMERSET — Captain Troy McLin of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday afternoon that the body of Dr. Robert Supinski has been recovered from Lake Cumberland.
LOUISVILLE — The field for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is set as 20 horses attempt the 1 1/4-mile route under the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs, with each of these 3-year-olds hoping to leave with the garland of roses.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Electric Cooperatives encouraged Kentuckians to “Beautify the Bluegrass” for the fifth straight year by improving public spaces across the commonwealth.“Over the past year, we’ve seen Kentuckians come together again and again to protect their c…
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that, for the fourth consecutive month, more voters were removed from Kentucky’s rolls than added. In March, 4,596 new voters registered, and 6,611 voters were removed – 4,622 deceased voters, 1,447 voters who voluntarily de-registe…
FRANKFORT, Ky. – While the number of new cases of COVID-19 as well as Kentucky’s positivity rate declined on Saturday, the number of deaths rose, and Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration stepped up the effort to have more young people get vaccinated.
There were plenty of Colonel Sanders and chickens in downtown Corbin Saturday for the inaugural Colonel Fest. While the rain kept some vendors from participating and some events were moved inside, a break in the rain late afternoon brought more people out to the event. | Photos by Erin Cox
Coronavirus vaccines protect residents and staff in skilled nursing facilities against more contagious variants of the virus, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of an outbreak of a more contagious variant in a Kentucky nursing home.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby is back on the first Saturday in May, slowly bringing with it the sights, sounds and rituals familiar to Louisville.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The number of new COVID-19 cases on Kentucky fell on Sunday, as did deaths, hospitalizations, and the state’s positivity rate.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alli Stumler had a season-high 26 kills, the biggest coming on the final point of the match, and Kentucky won its first national championship in women's volleyball with a four-set victory over Texas on Saturday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kentucky will play for its first national championship in women's volleyball after beating Washington in four sets in the NCAA semifinals Thursday night.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 19.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged all Kentuckians 16 and older to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, as the number of new cases saw a significant jump on Wednesday.
CORBIN — After seven years of anticipation, Corbin is down to being months away from seeing construction of a horse racing track in the city.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – State Auditor Mike Harmon released Volume Two of the Statewide Single Audit of Kentucky for Fiscal Year 2020 on Wednesday, which detailed problems in the state’s unemployment system.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Mark Stoops is optimistic about the upcoming season after Kentucky finished five weeks of workouts last weekend with a workout at Kroger Field.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky has now seen a four-day decline in the number of new cases of COVID-19, the positivity rate eased incrementally, while the number of deaths rose by one.
About 30 percent of Kentucky adults said in late winter that they probably or definitely wouldn't take the coronavirus vaccine, but half of those people said they would be open to changing their mind if given more time and information, according to a poll taken for the Foundation for a Healt…
Kentucky ranked fourth in cost of opioid-use disorder and deaths from it, adjusted for population, in a report that shows the economic impact of the opioid epidemic across most of the nation.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 18-24), Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) are raising awareness for victims’ rights and renewing the state’s commitment to serving all victims of crime. This year’s nationwide theme is ‘Support Victim…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The number of new cases and deaths due to COVID-19 fell in Kentucky on Sunday, while the positivity rate rose.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – If you know an extraordinary Kentuckian or group who works diligently to improve the lives of others, now is the time to nominate them for one of the 2021 Governor’s Service Awards.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has rehired its former commissioner despite objections from Gov. Andy Beshear.Rich Storm was returning as commissioner of the agency Friday with a new four-year contract, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.The Fis…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says political rancor has ratcheted up since his father was governor, but he's holding out hope for bipartisan progress and thinks Kentucky's economy is primed to come roaring out of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Democratic governor of a Republican-leaning…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court has agreed to take up the Democratic governor's challenge of Republican-backed laws aimed at limiting his authority to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.The GOP-dominated legislature passed the measures this year over Gov. Andy Beshear's vetoes. …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At least 19 Kentucky state workers received thousands of dollars of unemployment aid while still on the job, according to a state inspector general report.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported more than 700 new coronavirus cases and 15 additional virus-related deaths on Friday, along with a slightly higher rate of positive cases.
This Week's Circulars
Kathleen A. Zanio, age 77, of Gray, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Born in Kenosha, WI, daughter of the late Walter R. Zanio and Alice Gregorski Zanio, Kathy attended St. Casimir Elementary School and St. Joseph High School in Keno…
Mr. William Keith Lee, 88, of Heidrick, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 6, 2021 at his home. He was the son of the late Shelby and Elizabeth Gampher Lee born on April 27, 1933 in Knox County. Keith was a retired electrician from CSX Railroad and former custodian with the Knox County Midd…
- Drug investigation leads to 5 arrested, about $41,000 seized
- 260-pound black bear struck, killed in Kentucky car crash
- PANIC AT THE PUMP: Despite frenzy for gas, Tri-County not running on empty
- Mother finds racist drawing in son's backpack; School takes action to address it
- Walker's two-run double highlights Corbin's comeback win over Middlesboro
- Corbin Middle School baseball team captures Conference championship
- Woman dies in Sunday crash on KY 11 in Knox County
- Osborne silences Harlan's bats, Whitley picks up 15-0 win
- Program allows low-income Americans broadband access aid
- Gov. Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Goodman: $530,000 in Grants to 19 Counties