United States

Democrat picks up seat in special election for Kentucky legislature

(Reuters) - A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said

Politics

Dems flip Kentucky House seat held by lawmaker who killed himself

Democrats gained a seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives Tuesday after a special election necessitated by the suicide of a GOP lawmaker who killed himself last year amid sexual assault allegations.

United States

The Latest: Wife loses bid to replace lawmaker who shot self

The Latest on a special election to complete the remaining term of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year (all times local): 7:50 p.m.

United States

Election held to replace Kentucky lawmaker who killed self

A special election is being held in Kentucky to replace a legislator who killed himself after allegations surfaced from a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

Finance

Why has KFC run out of chicken, which Kentucky Fried Chicken stores are open and what is the DHL deal?

KFC fans have been left hungry after more than 600 branches were forced to close. The fast-food chain blamed a chicken shortage on teething problems with delivery firm DHL. Here’s what we know. Why has KFC run out of chicken? Disappointed KFC fans c

Sport

Louisville to vacate 2013 basketball title as sex scandal punishment

Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case.

United States

Kentucky accuses insurer Cardinal Health of contributing to the opioid epidemic

Kentucky's attorney general filed a lawsuit against drug distributor Cardinal Health, accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic.

United States

Kentucky accuses Cardinal Health of contributing to opioid epidemic

(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday filed a lawsuit against drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc, accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescrip

Gaming

Florida school shooting should be blamed on video games, not GUNS, says Kentucky Governor

A KENTUCKY governor has blamed school shootings on violent video games, in the wake this week’s horrific events in Florida. The controversial comments came after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz massacred 17 people at his former school with an AR-15 assault

Politics

Toxic white masculinity: The killer that haunts American life

Joseph Nickell's murderous rampage last weekend in Kentucky was not exceptional. That's the terrifying part

United States

Police seek clues in Kentucky shootings that left 5 dead

Detectives are trying to piece together why a Kentucky man fatally shot his parents and two other people before taking his own life.

United States

Abraham Lincoln Facts: 13 Things About The 16th President On His Birthday

Monday marks the United States’ 16th president Abraham Lincoln's 209th birthday, and one of the best ways to honor the former Commander-In-Chief is by learning about his life and legacy. On this day in 1809, Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He

America

Five people killed in 'horrific' Kentucky shooting spree

'This is one of the most disturbing acts of violence I have ever seen', says sheriff after suspect opens fire at two homes in small city

United States

Gunman kills 4, then self, in 'horrific murder spree,' police say

A gunman fatally shot a total of four people at two locations Saturday afternoon in Johnson County, Ky., before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

United States

Kentucky shooting spree leaves 5 dead, including gunman

A gunman fatally shot a total of four people at two locations Saturday afternoon in Johnson County, Ky., before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

United States

Ex-Kentucky judge enters plea deal in human trafficking case

A former Kentucky judge has entered into a plea agreement in a human-trafficking case.

America

US government heads to shutdown as Congress misses funding deadline for second time in a month

Senate vote was delayed for hours as Kentucky Republican Rand Paul railed against government spending

United States

Creationist's speech canceled at university in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma university has cancelled a planned speech by the founder of a Kentucky museum dedicated to creationism.

Top News

Principal Sentenced for Sending Nude Pictures of Student to Porn Site

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — A former Kentucky high school principal was sentenced to nine years in federal prison on Thursday for uploading nude pictures of a student from her confiscated cellphone and sending them to a Russia-based pornography-trading webs

Top News

Heartbreaking picture of widower next to his wife's casket goes viral

The picture of a widower sitting by his wife's casket in a Kentucky funeral home has gone viral on Facebook. The photographer said she shared it per the man's family's request.

World

Kentucky State Police's anti-drunk driving tweet made a joke about prison rape during Super Bowl

Kentucky State Police's tweet featured a slow-motion gif of a bar of soap hitting the ground, which is a reference to inmates making themselves vulnerable to anal rape.

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