Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers is already getting plenty of vocal support as the likely successor to David Williams as Senate president, days after Williams said he was resigning to take a circuit judge position.
Democratic U.S. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr make their first face-to-face meeting on a TV show Monday after months of name-calling in what ranks as one of Kentucky's most mean-spirited congressional races ever.
A Kentucky man who bought a beat up metal detector on a whim at a yard sale used his new toy to rediscover a lost anniversary gift. David Tincher of Madisonville paid $10 for the detector on Monday, and started poking around the yard. Tincher told The Messenger the initial search went slowly--a few nails and some old tools at the house built in 1792.
A southern Kentucky woman has been charged with human trafficking after police say she took money to let a 13-year-old girl have sex with men. Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron told The Daily News that the case of 30-year-old Rose Marie Woolbright is "very unusual" and the first of its kind in Warren County.
A Jefferson County Circuit judge on Friday expressed concerns that a Republican state Senate candidate from south Louisville previously swore that he lived at a motel he owned in 2011, but filed to run for office under a different address in another district in 2012.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday on Friday previewed an application process for public school districts wanting to operate more like charter schools, freed from a host of laws and regulations to run more independently.
Pulaski County residents are debating whether to dissolve their library board due to tax increases that have been enacted over the last two years. Library board attorney Bruce Orwin told the Commonwealth Journal that the move would shut down the library.
A company in southern Kentucky says it is cutting about 250 workers after a federal contract wasn't renewed. Computer Sciences Corporation said in a statement that all the jobs at its facility in Williamsburg would be impacted by the loss of the contract.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that parents who oppose allowing grandparent to visit their grandchildren must be presumed to be acting in the child's best interests. The Courier-Journal reports the court's Thursday ruling does not strike down Kentucky's 1984 grandparent visitation law.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has opted to take up a challenge to Gov. Steve Beshear's decision to use excess funds from the state's charitable gaming department to balance the state budget. A group of nonprofits sued Beshear in 2008, saying the transfer of $700,000 in surplus funds from the charitable gaming regulatory account didn't pass constitutional muster.