WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Congress opens with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy grasping for his political survival, with the potential to become the first nominee for speaker in 100 years to fail to win initial support from his own colleagues in a high-stakes vote for the gavel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin McCarthy is set to face a case of deja vu come Tuesday. The political future of the 57-year-old will once again be at stake as Republican lawmakers decide if he should be elected as House speaker.
LEXINGTON, Kent. (AP) — Erynn Barnum and Saylor Poffenbarger scored 17 points apiece and No. 24 Arkansas ended a three-game losing streak with a rare win at Kentucky, topping the Wildcats 71-50 on Sunday.
CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — President Joe Biden and top administration officials will open a new year of divided government by fanning out across the country to talk about how the economy is benefiting from his work with Democrats and Republicans.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A car crash that sent an SUV careening into a Kentucky bar early on New Year's Eve sent eight people to the hospital.
The crash occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning when a car turned off a side street into the path of an SUV on Louisville's Frankfort Avenue.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Labas threw for 139 yards and a touchdown in his first start and Iowa posted the first shutout in the Music City Bowl's 24-year history by beating Kentucky 21-0 Saturday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Jacob Toppin added a career-high 24 points and No. 19 Kentucky shot a season-best 60% to dominate rival Louisville 86-63 on Saturday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Obviously, No. 19 Kentucky or Louisville will be pleased with winning their showdown if only because feel-good moments have been scarce this season for the in-state archrivals.
Music City Bowl: Iowa (7-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5), Dec. 31, noon EST (ABC)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Iowa by 2 1/2.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops sees no issue with playing Iowa for a second straight year, even if the Music City Bowl is nowhere close to the Citrus Bowl where the teams wrapped up last season.
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Birders from as far away as Wisconsin travelled to central Kentucky last week in the hopes of seeing a rare pink-footed goose.
The waterfowl led them on a wild goose chase, but eventually the birders got their reward, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jacob Polakovich posted career highs with 27 points, 26 rebounds and five assists and Southern Indiana beat Southeast Missouri State 86-81 on Thursday.
The 26 rebounds were one short of the USI single-game record (27 by Aaron Nelson versus Kentucky State University December 7, 2013) and is the first 20-20 game by an Eagle since Emmanuel Little had 29 points, 21 rebounds versus Missouri University of Science & Technology January 18, 2018.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kentucky and Ohio will get more than $1.63 billion in federal grants to help build a new Ohio River bridge near Cincinnati and improve the existing overloaded span there, a heavily used freight route linking the Midwest and the South, officials announced Thursday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A historical marker has been unveiled in Kentucky that memorializes the death of Breonna Taylor, the ensuing racial justice protests that swept the city and two other deaths related to the demonstrations, officials said.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Dennis Gates used to listen with rapt attention as his mentor, the longtime Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton, would tell him stories about his time coaching at Kentucky under Joe B.
EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five inmates at the Kentucky State Penitentiary are suspected of orchestrating an attack that sent a corrections officer to the hospital, police said.
The officer was attacked Christmas morning in a common area of the prison in Eddyville, Kentucky State Police said Tuesday in a statement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be asking voters for a second term leading one of the nation’s biggest cities. Republicans will try to take full control of the Virginia Legislature.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cara Berg Raunick watched with bafflement as Indiana's Republican legislators took less than two weeks to debate and pass an abortion ban that the governor signed quickly into law.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 500 acres (202 hectares) of public access have been added to the Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said in a statement.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Both northbound lanes of Interstate 71 in Kentucky have reopened, transportation officials said Monday in a statement.
A series of lane closures have been in effect on a portion of the interstate in Gallatin County since Thursday morning due to slick conditions from an artic front.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- A blizzard warning was in effect until the middle of Christmas Day in western Montana along the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains.
The National Weather Service warned that the eastern slope of Glacier National Park and the adjacent foothills and plains could see up to 8 inches (20.3 centimeters) of snow and winds up to 90 mph (145 kilometers per hour).
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear warned residents Saturday to avoid a snowy stretch of Interstate 71 after a series of accidents over two days caused significant traffic backups.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to remain indoors and off roadways amid dangerously cold temperatures Friday.
There have been two weather-related deaths about 24,000 homes were without power across the state as of Friday morning, Beshear said.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has released a draft of a national broadband map and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is urging residents to look at it and give feedback to improve its accuracy.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Meechie Johnson hit six 3-pointers and finished with 25 points — both career bests — and freshman Gregory Jackson II added 12 points and a season-high 16 rebounds to help South Carolina beat Western Kentucky 65-58 Thursday night.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Devontae Blanton scored 19 points to help Eastern Kentucky defeat UNC Greensboro 68-64 on Thursday.
Blanton also added six rebounds and five assists for the Colonels (7-6).
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A “Cousin Eddie” display in Kentucky apparently looked a little too real and police were called to check it out.
After receiving the call, a dispatcher described the scene to responding officers as "a male standing outside.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily barred the enforcement of a Louisville city ordinance that creates a buffer zone around health care centers, including a downtown abortion clinic that attracts protests.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has decided no charges are warranted against two Kentucky State Police troopers who fatally shot a Grant County man last year.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Larry E. Thompson has been sworn in as the next chief judge for the Kentucky Court of Appeals and will begin serving in the role on Jan. 2.
Thompson was administered the oath of office this month by Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice-elect Laurance B.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Cason Wallace scored a career-high 27 points to help No. 19 Kentucky beat Florida A&M 88-68 on Wednesday night.
The 6-foot-4 freshman guard also had four steals and nine assists.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency ahead of a cold blast that will drive temperates into negative digits in parts of the state by Thursday evening.
Beshear said the dangerously cold temperatures would continue into Christmas day on Sunday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Henry Berg-Brousseau, a transgender rights advocate whose story helped inspire opposition to trans-restrictive legislation in Kentucky, has died. He was 24.
Berg-Brousseau died Friday, said his mother, state Sen.
A substance abuse center in western Kentucky has begun offering residential treatment for gambling disorders, officials said.
The Boulware Mission in Owensboro is the first in the state to offer both outpatient and residential gambling addiction treatment, a statement Tuesday from the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Rep. Savannah Maddox has dropped out of a crowded primary field of Republicans hoping to topple Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in next year's election.
In a news release, Maddox said it became clear she would not have the resources needed to succeed despite extensive fundraising efforts.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic state Rep. Buddy Wheatley has announced that he will run for secretary of state next year.
According to a news release, Wheatley revealed his candidacy Tuesday in his hometown at the Covington Firefighters Union Hall in northern Kentucky.
HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — The state has secured 75 acres (30 hectares) in eastern Kentucky where people who lost their homes to flooding can begin to rebuild, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Tuesday.
The high-ground site in Knott County is one of several being considered for rebuilding projects, he said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too many Americans are missing out on a cure for hepatitis C, and a study underway in a hard-hit corner of Kentucky is exploring a simple way to start changing that.
The key: On-the-spot diagnosis to replace today's multiple-step testing.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported six flu-related pediatric deaths Monday as health officials warn that Kentucky is on pace for its worst influenza season in at least a decade.
Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu.
OWENTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they have identified a victim in an unsolved homicide case from more than three decades ago.
In a news release Monday, police identified the body recovered along a roadside in rural Owen County as Linda Bennett.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Retiring U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth says he is donating his congressional papers to University Archives and Special Collections at the University of Louisville.
The Kentucky Democrat is completing his eighth term representing the Louisville-area 3rd District.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man and a North Carolina man were sentenced last week for defrauding investors of millions of dollars in a pyramid scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky.