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Kentucky hopes to stay on course to overhaul its outdated technology for processing jobless claims in two to three years, despite renewing its search for a company to handle the job, the state's new labor secretary told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear will skip next month's Fancy Farm picnic — where prominent Kentucky politicians grill one another in the sweltering heat before heckling partisan crowds.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor on Thursday highlighted a warning from a top Trump administration health official in urging those resisting the COVID-19 vaccine to get the shots, as the delta variant causes a spike in coronavirus cases.

MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after someone made death threats to Clay County school officials over plans to move graves from a cemetery on school property, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, angrily confronted Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday in testimony on Capitol Hill, rejecting Paul's insinuation that the U.S. helped fund research at a Chinese lab that could have sparked the COVID-19 outbreak.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday stressed a grassroots approach to increasing Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccination rate, saying “person-to-person conversations” promoting the shots are crucial as the more infectious delta variant causes “concerning signs.”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — David Hawpe, who rose through the ranks of the Courier Journal to become editor of the Louisville newspaper, which won multiple Pulitzer Prizes on his watch, has died. He was 78.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reached a contract deal Thursday to continue placing youngsters with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency, coming after the Democratic governor's administration removed LGBTQ anti-discrimination language that the agency steadfastly refused to sign.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's county jails routinely awarded communications contracts without competitive bidding, the state auditor said Thursday in urging legislative action to better govern the contracting.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man charged with threatening Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio over the district’s mask mandate told WAVE-TV his comments were taken out of context.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Concerns about cybersecurity have led the state of Kentucky to extend its search for a company to modernize its pandemic-stressed unemployment insurance system, Gov. Andy Beshear's administration said Wednesday.

EAST BERNSTADT, Ky.—“We will rise from the ashes.”It’s been one week since church members at Winding Blade Holiness Church were shocked to hear that their church building was destroyed in a fire, the same building that generations of church members have been worshipping in since the church w…

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Roughly 200 Kentucky National Guard members will deploy to the southwestern U.S. border in late 2021, as part of a federal government mission, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky girl who was snatched from her bicycle by a stranger was found quickly, returned to her family and a suspect was charged with kidnapping thanks to the quick actions of neighbors and police, authorities said.

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FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — State Rep. Attica Scott, one of two Black women in Kentucky's legislature, announced Wednesday that she'll try to unseat longtime Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth in the state’s only congressional district controlled by Democrats.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police are searching for a driver who fled a traffic stop in Kentucky and caused a fatal crash a short time later, authorities said.

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