LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Larry Forgy, a Republican stalwart who ran for governor three times in Kentucky, losing a heartbreakingly close election in 1995, has died. He was 82.
Influenza cases in Kentucky continue on the rise, and health officials say it's not too late to get your flu vaccination. Flu season typically peaks in February, but runs through May."It is very important that people get their flu vaccine," said Brooke Hudspeth, chief practice officer at the…
Saturday, Jan. 15, is the last day for Kentuckians to sign up for federally subsidized health insurance through Kynect, the state's online portal.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday proposed a massive budget increase for Kentucky education, releasing a plan that calls for the state to fully fund pre-kindergarten programs for every 4-year-old.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has signed legislation pushing back this year's filing deadline for political candidates in Kentucky — a necessary step as lawmakers rush to finish redistricting.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Approximately 200 Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers gathered for a departure ceremony at Lexcity Church in Lexington on Thursday.
TRI-COUNTY — Winter weather expected to hit the Tri-County came Thursday afternoon and quickly turned roads hazardous.
CORBIN—Corbin 11-year-old Reed Elliotte had the opportunity of a lifetime when he got to appear on a segment of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that aired on Monday.
GRAYSON When local man Max Hammond spoke before the Grayson City Council earlier this month, the information he presented concerned the Warrior’s Path, an ancient trail winding its way through Kentucky.
Daphne Goff noticed there was something different about her son Gavin shortly after he turned 2. Having raised three older children -- now ranging in age from 23 to 14 -- the mother felt her "surprise baby" couldn't communicate with her.
Project Warm Feet broke records this year, as the yearly charity drive led by the staff members of the Battle of Richmond Battlefield Park gathered a whopping 4,207 pairs of socks this year to donate to needy people.
TRI-COUNTY--The Omicron variant has made its way to Kentucky. On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the first confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the state.
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — In the desperate hours after the massive storm struck, Andy Beshear took time out from his duties as governor of the hardest-hit state early Saturday to do what a lot of his fellow Kentuckians were doing.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor declared the state's chronic nursing shortage to be an emergency Thursday, taking executive actions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to boost enrollment in nurse-training programs.
Kentucky lawmakers can expect another bill to be filed in January to give local governments the ability to regulate tobacco products, touted as a another tool in the box to limit young people's use of the products, advocates said on a training webinar Wednesday.
Kentucky will continue to see coronavirus surges from time to time, and because Covid-19 still has the potential to overwhelm the health-care system, it's too early to start treating it as just another infection to live with, state Health Commissioner Steven Stack told Kentucky Health News i…
Lexington, Ky., -- The cost of Thanksgiving dinner may rise this year, but University of Kentucky extension specialists say people should not let rising costs take away from the holiday cheer.
With President Joe Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the bipartisan infrastructure framework, or BIF) into law on Monday, it will largely be up to state governments to figure out how the funding is disbursed to their communities over the next few years.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Retail Federation is urging Kentuckians to get their Christmas shopping done early this year, due to supply chain issues, staffing shortages and rising prices that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kentucky's students are experiencing more anxiety, depression and ideas of suicide in the pandemic, and schools need more resources to help them, mental-health experts told state legislators Oct. 5.
According to a recent study at Penn State, more than half the people diagnosed with Covid-19 will suffer from "long Covid," which can include one or more of a long list of lingering health issues.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The University of Louisville has opened a 10,000-square-foot space dedicated to research, education and collaboration in automation and robotics on the University of Louisville campus, known as the Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute, or LARRI.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP, has launched a new tool to help veterans, military families and their caregivers explore healthcare options available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – For the first time during the month of October, the daily number of new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky was significantly below 1,000 on Monday as the number of deaths continues to decline.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The summer spike in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant continues to lose steam in Kentucky as the number of new cases, positivity rate, red zone counties and hospitalizations all declined through the end of the workweek.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The comeback of Kentucky’s state-run health insurance exchange will be completed Nov. 1, when consumers can start using it to apply for health coverage for the coming year.
The Kentucky Primary Care Association is launching a new digital advertising campaign to encourage high school student-athletes to get a coronavirus vaccination so high school sports events can go on as scheduled.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is planning an outreach campaign in coming months to continue encouraging more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
Covid-19 has made allergy season confusing for people with runny noses and nasal congestion. Telling the difference between Covid-19 and a common cold can be hard, but according to Dr. Jessica Grayson of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, "knowing when to get tested and when to see a phys…
October is National Audiology Awareness Month, and the state Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is urging the public to be aware of the importance of good hearing health and checkups.
Every October, the Bluegrass State breaks into reds, oranges and yellows as Mother Nature prepares for winter. With the many forests Kentucky has to offer, the state is one of the best places in the nation to observe the transition of summer into autumn.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Ford Motor Company, already a large employer in Kentucky, will be hiring even more in the future, as the company announced Monday evening it is building two facilities in Hardin County to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, creating 5,000 new jobs.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Secretary of State Michael Adams has announced that 11,835 voters were removed from Kentucky’s voter rolls in August.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear said on Monday that he saw some encouragement in the latest COVID-19 numbers in Kentucky, while emphasizing he still wants to wait to ensure there is a trend.“We are not only plateauing, but we may be seeing a decrease,” he said during a Capitol press …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The federal Drug Enforcement Administration, including its Louisville office, issued a rare Public Safety Alert on Monday, warning Americans of an alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.
The Delta variant of the coronavirus "is cutting a devastating swath through Appalachian Kentucky," the Louisville Courier Journal reports.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Legislation proposed for the 2022 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly would make state funding for the entire cost of full-day kindergarten a permanent part of the budget.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Last week saw the third-highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said during a press briefing at the State Capitol on Monday.
Kentucky's health insurers have started a sweepstakes in which Medicaid beneficiaries can win vacation packages for getting vaccinated for Covid-19.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians should get the flu vaccine to help lessen the strain on hospitals in the coming months, the state's health commissioner said.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – With legislation that put the decision in the hands of local school districts, the vast majority of Kentucky’s public school districts will continue to have mandatory mask usage for all students, staff and visitors, according to the Kentucky School Boards Association.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky saw its fourth-highest daily total of new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 49 more Kentuckians have lost their lives to the virus, pushing the total number of deaths in the state to more than 8,100.
A team at the University of Kentucky has published a research-based comic book to fight use of electronic cigarettes by young adults.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Lawmakers passed a bill banning a statewide mask mandate in schools in favor of leaving the decisions to local districts during the special session that was completed Thursday, but it did not address mandatory vaccination.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers, many not wearing masks, voted Thursday to scrap a statewide mask mandate in public schools and shifted masking decisions to local school boards, acting in a special session as the state's worst COVID-19 surge threatens to overwhelm hospitals.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Just 90 adult intensive care beds are available in Kentucky as strained hospitals confront the surging delta variant of the virus, Gov. Andy Beshear reported Thursday.
- Heavy, wet snow expected across southern, central Kentucky
- Lights Around London names winners in second annual contest
- Laurel County BOE approves new positions
- Civil Suits Filed Dec. 27, 2021 - Jan. 5, 2022
- Arrests Dec. 22-29
- City council will host run-off race in May; Gilbert withdraws from Mayor Race
- Man crashes while passing recovery emergency vehicles
- LATE-GAME SURGE: North Laurel captures crosstown showdown thanks to play in final five minutes
- Who will be North Laurel’s next football coach?
- Deeds Recorded Dec. 27, 2021-Jan. 3, 2022