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FRANKFORT -- An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky's Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration said Friday.

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HARLAN -- Following the high-profile bankruptcy of a coal company that left hundreds of Kentucky miners with bad checks last month, Sen. Johnny Ray Turner (D-Prestonsburg) said Thursday he will pre-file a bill aimed at closing a loophole that allowed the company to operate in violation of st…

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FRANKFORT -- A feud at the top of Kentucky's government escalated into an extraordinary legal battle Thursday when the governor was sued by his hand-picked lieutenant governor over a bitter staffing dispute.

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ELKTON -- Just a week after students in Todd County returned to school for a new year, the Todd County Schools district has received a threat directed toward the Todd County Central High School campus.

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LOUISVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has started easing back into public activities after his recent lung surgery sidelined him for part of the August congressional break.

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FRANKFORT -- The trial for Jerry Lundergan, a prominent player in Kentucky Democratic Party politics for 40 years, opens in federal court today.

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LOUISVILLE -- President Donald Trump will headline a fundraiser for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who is banking on his close ties with the Republican president as he faces a tough challenge from a Democratic rival in a state that Trump dominated in 2016.

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PITTSBURGH -- Darryl Drake, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers who spent more than 30 years molding players at the position at the college and professional level, has died. He was 62.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's former House speaker on Friday dropped a lawsuit demanding that a woman give back the $110,000 she received in a secret sexual harassment settlement involving them.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's lieutenant governor says she has never talked with Gov. Matt Bevin about his administration's dismissal of two of her top staffers without her consent.

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WASHINGTON -- Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall.

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FRANKFORT -- Months after Kentucky relaxed its gun laws, some lawmakers want to shift the focus to a proposal meant to keep guns away from people deemed as threats to themselves or others.

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LOUISVILLE -- The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform's treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Federal appeals judges should restore a Kentucky law at the heart of a licensing fight that threatened to close the state's last abortion clinic, an attorney for Gov. Matt Bevin argued Thursday.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office is weighing in on the personnel spat between Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.

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LOUISVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin took his beef with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer from the internet to the airwaves Wednesday, saying a protest Monday night was likely unlawfully loud and "we need better leadership" in Louisville.

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FRANKFORT -- Sen. Rand Paul underwent lung surgery in a procedure he says stems from injuries suffered when a neighbor tackled him outside his Kentucky home in 2017.

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FRANKFORT -- Democrat Andy Beshear plays up the pastors in his family tree, stresses his faith and vows to treat people with "dignity and respect" in his first ad of Kentucky's general-election campaign for governor.

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FRANKFORT -- It's a showdown that's been boiling for years -- Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear competing in the cauldron of Kentucky's foremost political event.

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FRANKFORT -- The TV ads running since late May attacking Democrat Andy Beshear and promoting Republican Gov. Matt Bevin are brought to you, in part, by WinStar Farm owner Kenny Troutt, Corbin businessman Terry Forcht and Papa John's founder John Schnatter.

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LOUISVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin in a radio interview Wednesday repeated his criticism of those who favor legalizing marijuana and casinos in Kentucky to directed additional tax revenue toward the state's underfunded pension system, adding that recreational marijuana would lead to an increase i…

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JUNCTION CITY -- A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said.

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FRANKFORT -- Gov. Matt Bevin unleashed an abortion-related attack Thursday that took aim not only at his Democratic challenger but also at a federal judge who struck down a state abortion law.

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FRANKFORT -- Democrat Josh Hicks, a Marine veteran and former police officer who lost faith in President Donald Trump's Republican Party, on Thursday launched his campaign for the Kentucky congressional seat held by Republican Andy Barr.

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LOUISVILLE -- O. Leonard Press, the driving force behind the creation and growth of Kentucky Educational Television, died Wednesday at age 97.

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FRANKFORT -- Gov. Matt Bevin claimed Wednesday that gambling-related suicides are nightly occurrences as he criticized his political opponent's support for expanded gambling as a way to help fund the state's struggling public pension systems.

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LOUISVILLE -- Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he'd help pay for a minority congresswoman to return to the country she fled as a child, saying she might better appreciate the U.S. upon her return.

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FRANKFORT -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear endorsed term limits and a lifetime lobbying ban for Kentucky lawmakers in releasing an ethics plan for state government Tuesday.

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FRANKFORT -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear won an endorsement Monday from a longtime Republican state lawmaker who criticized GOP Gov. Matt Bevin for "running around the state insulting" people -- including teachers in his own family.

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BOWLING GREEN -- The story goes like this: On a hot summer night in August 1955, a farming family in the Christian County town of Kelly experienced an "invasion" from gray "little men."

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LOUISVILLE -- A federal judge has thrown out a Kentucky teen's lawsuit accusing the Washington Post of falsely labeling him a racist following an encounter with a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial.

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WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul are proposing legislation to benefit Kentucky's burgeoning bourbon industry.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed pension legislation Wednesday after lawmakers delivered the bill he wanted to relieve regional universities and community social services agencies from crushing retirement costs.

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LEXINGTON -- Early rollouts of the Real ID system have led to longer wait times and mass delays for Kentuckians seeking to renew or obtain their licenses in two pilot counties.