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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor honoring National Police Week:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky detective has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in the wrongful convictions of two men, one of whom spent nearly a decade behind bars before being exonerated.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State government in Kentucky will receive more than $2.1 billion from the latest round of federal coronavirus aid — a smaller-than-projected amount due to the state's improving economic performance, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's coronavirus-related curfew on bars and restaurants will be lifted starting May 28, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday in his latest move to relax restrictions on businesses.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's second largest county has banned state-licensed providers from practicing discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday laid out the next phase for relaxing pandemic-related restrictions and said he hopes to lift any remaining capacity limits on gatherings this summer.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday pointed to another sign that Kentucky's economy is recovering from the pandemic — a credit rating agency's upgraded assessment of the state's financial outlook.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — LaShana M. Harris remains employed more than six weeks after the Beshear administration acknowledged she was fired as Kentucky's juvenile justice commissioner following an investigation of alleged harassment and bullying, a newspaper reported.

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CNN's Chris Cuomo compares Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's recent comments on blocking the Biden administration's agenda to comments he previously made about the Obama administration, and analyzes what it could mean for Democrats.

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LONDON, Ky. — Update: The deceased male found off Blakely Road in a pond on April 26th has been positively identified as Matthew David McQueen age 35 who was a reported missing person.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that Republicans are willing to spend up to $600 billion on infrastructure, far less than President Joe Biden is seeking, even as he ruled out supporting a higher corporate tax rate to pay for it.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some of Kentucky's most prominent leaders can start warming up their best zingers — the political speeches will resume at the Fancy Farm picnic after a one-year hiatus caused by COVID-19.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has licensed 445 hemp growers to cultivate up to 12,000 acres (4,856 hectares) in 2021 as the hemp market continues to face “supply-chain issues,” the state's agriculture commissioner said.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The refusal of a person accused of drunken driving to submit to a warrantless blood test cannot be used as evidence to help prove guilt or to seek stiffer punishment, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has tossed out contracts awarded to six health insurance companies, citing flaws in the state's bidding process for $8 billion in state Medicaid business.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky officer who was fired from the Lexington Police department is alleging in a lawsuit that a culture of racial discrimination plagues the department and contributed to his dismissal.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will maintain its six seats in the U.S. House with the new political dynamic of Republicans now being fully in charge of the upcoming round of mapping district boundaries.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville, Kentucky over the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Community COVID-19 vaccination centers will open in Laurel and Henderson counties next week in a joint effort by the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday.

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EASTPARK, Ky. — On July 18, 2020, a couple of hunters were making some preparations for the fall on a piece of land they leased on the edge of Boyd County, up at the Industrial Parkway.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police officer in Kentucky was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground and being arrested by several officers during a police brutality protest Sunday afternoon.

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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.

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Somerset's Congressman Hal Rogers has added his name to a discharge petition that would force House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor stood aside and let a bill become law that protects an array of businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits. But he warned Monday that the measure is likely to draw a court challenge.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will adhere to a pause in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday as he urged people to sign up for the other vaccination options.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear offered an incentive Monday for accelerating the pace for COVID-19 vaccinations, saying he will lift capacity restrictions at most venues and businesses once 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least their first shot.

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