Kentucky News

Kentucky Senate Backs COVID Liability Shield for Businesses

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation that would provide broad protections to shield Kentucky businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits won approval from the state Senate after a long debate Monday evening. Senate President Robert Stivers described the measure as a necessary step …

Kentucky High Court Upholds Governor’s Powers To Fight Virus

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the governor’s authority to issue coronavirus-related orders putting restrictions on businesses and individuals to try to the contain spread of COVID-19. The ruling delivered a victory for Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear …

Kentucky Bar, Security Guard, Police Sued Over Man’s Death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a Kentucky bar, where a man died after an altercation with a security guard. Christopher McKinney’s widower, Nick Clark, filed the suit against Nowhere Bar, in Louisville, claiming the …

Schedule It and Vanguard CAT Claims Services Announce Strategic Partnership

Automated scheduling solutions improve claims process, improve customer experience and loyalty. Elizabethtown, KY, October 4, 2018- Schedule It, LLC, the leader in insurance property claims inspection scheduling, and Vanguard Cat Claims Services (Vanguard), a premier catastrophic claims handling service, announced …

Gawkers Drawn to Kentucky Corvette Museum Sinkhole

For years, just enough hardcore classic car lovers and curious travelers wandered through the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky to keep the doors open. Now, after a massive sinkhole swallowed eight pristine models, attendance has skyrocketed. Visitors are as eager …

No Zip Line Regulation in Kentucky

The growing zip line industry isn’t regulated by any government authority in Kentucky. The Lexington Herald Leader reports no federal or state agency is charged with keeping track of the safety of the attractions that allow people to “zip” over …

Kentucky Volunteer Fire Department Reopens

A volunteer fire department in Pike County that was forced to close has reopened. WYMT-TV reports that an audit of the Hatfield Fire Department by the Kentucky Fire Commission revealed some problems, mainly that only three firefighters were on the …

Kentucky House Panel Tightens Reins on Vehicle Insurance Lapse

A Kentucky House panel says when it comes to letting your vehicle insurance lapse, one strike and you’re out. Currently, Kentucky law allows a driver’s insurance to lapse three times before the vehicle registration is revoked. But under a bill …

Kentucky Sues Crew of Barge That Collapsed Bridge

Kentucky transportation officials are suing the crew of a cargo ship that struck and collapsed part of a bridge over the Tennessee River in western Kentucky. The state Transportation Cabinet says in a lawsuit moved to federal court this week …

Former Tennessee Senator Pleads Guilty to Theft in Insurance Fraud Case

Former Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Media report Stewart agreed on Thursday to the judicial diversion plea in Franklin County Circuit Court. Originally, he had been indicted on charges of theft and insurance …