Kentucky News

Coal Dust: Mine Managers in Federal Fraud Trial in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four former coal mine officials are being tried on criminal fraud charges in Kentucky for allegedly skirting federal rules meant to reduce deadly dust in underground mines. The men worked as managers or supervisors for now-bankrupt …

Residents, Businesses in Flood-Damaged Area Work to Recover

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thursday afternoon, workers were repairing the walls at Amy Jones’ physical therapy office in Beattyville. On up Main Street, employees were carrying a shiny new steam table into Los Two Brothers Mexican restaurant. Nearby, Anthony Saat …

Residents, Business Owners Clean Up After Kentucky Flood

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Standing in the gooey, dank-smelling muck coating the floor of her mobile home in Beattyville, Cindy Spencer considered how she would describe the experience of being flooded out, of losing keepsakes her kids made in school, …

Kentucky Governor Tours Flooded Counties, Promises Help

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reiterated his promise to seek federal disaster relief on Friday while touring several flooded counties in Eastern Kentucky, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. “What I saw was the worst flash-flooding that I’ve seen in …

Kentucky Seeking Federal Help As Floodwaters Cause Damage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor toured parts of his state hard by heavy rains Tuesday and pledged to seek federal assistance after massive flooding inundated several areas. Gov. Andy Beshear said “parts of cities are underwater in eastern Kentucky” …

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 …