With an increased threat of domestic terrorism at state capitols following the Jan. 6 attack by on the U.S. Capitol and to ensure the safety of Frankfort residents, Gov. Andy Beshear has heightened security measures, including closing the Capitol grounds on Sunday.
LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky National Guard will send approximately 270 personnel to the National Capitol Region this weekend to assist civilian law enforcement with security operations leading up to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday.
David L. Harris, chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees, and Trustee Matthew Monteiro are resigned from the Board effective April 1.
Kim Zimmerman said she made it all the way to the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as part of the pro-Trump mob that infiltrated the building while Congress was certifying the results of the presidential election.
A bill that would allow civil lawsuits against the state to be heard by three-judge panels across the state rather than in Franklin Circuit Court passed the full House in a 69-24 vote on Thursday.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet regional driver licensing office in Frankfort has been closed temporarily due to a case of COVID-19.
The legislature's planned changes in the governor's emergency powers will address "an institutional situation, not an individual situation" like Gov. Andy Beshear's ongoing mandates during the coronavirus pandemic, Senate President Robert Stivers said on the eve of the 2021 session.
Frankfort's Julian Carroll was one of five former governors and their spouses to receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, as part of a bipartisan effort to ensure Kentuckians of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.
House Minority Caucus Chair Derrick Graham, of Frankfort, was one of 11 top legislative leaders to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday.
All major measures of the pandemic increased in Kentucky on Wednesday, most notably the percentage of Kentuckians testing positive in the last seven days for the novel coronavirus.
As he gave his last briefing of 2020, Gov. Andy Beshear said he worries that the New Year's weekend, a four-day holiday for many Kentuckians, will lead to more novel-coronavirus infections like those he has reason to believe occurred during the four-day Christmas holiday.
Christmas Eve was Kentucky's second-deadliest day of the pandemic, with confirmation of 53 deaths from COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Saturday in a three-day report, his first since before the two state holidays.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Chief Judge Denise G. Clayton of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, acting Kentucky State Police Commissioner Phillip Burnett Jr. and Emergency Management Director Michael Dossett were among the leaders who received the vaccination against COVID-19 on Wednesday.
On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear hailed the authorization of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19, saying this second vaccine will be administered soon in the commonwealth.
Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday that mitigation efforts have stopped the growth of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, noting that case numbers are continuing to decline and Kentucky’s positivity rate is stable.
Sunday saw a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19, as the first shipment of vaccine arrived in Kentucky.The initial shipment of the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was delivered to Louisville’s UPS Worldport. It was the first vaccine to win approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Admini…
On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear asked Kentuckians to remain vigilant in the fight against the coronavirus even as the commonwealth welcomed the first shipment of vaccine against the deadly virus.
Exactly nine months to the day when the state reported its first case of COVID-19 the governor announced on Sunday that confirmed cases in Kentucky have surpassed 200,000.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday the formation of a multi-agency group to assist students as they transition through the state’s public education system.
Two women, ages 71 and 90, who contracted the coronavirus became the 19th and 20th victims in the county, according to Franklin County Health Department numbers released Wednesday.
Kentucky legislative leaders say it’s up to Congress to help Kentucky’s struggling families and businesses get through financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) does not have a timetable for reopening downtown Frankfort’s historic Singing Bridge after a vehicle crashed through a bridge rail last month and hit a truss.
The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop for Thanksgiving Day. In fact, Thursday was the second deadliest day and had the highest single-day case total since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than eight months ago.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order requiring private and public schools to stop in-person classes until January infringes on their constitutional rights.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,194 new COVID-19 cases and said Sunday’s case report is the highest ever for a Sunday. The second highest Sunday was Oct. 25 when the governor reported 1,462 new cases, 732 fewer than he announced Sunday.
Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday said the state reported its second highest number of coronavirus cases and urged Kentuckians to adhere to the latest round of restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
With the addition of 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the Franklin County Health Department has reported 129 cases since Monday.
As coronavirus cases surge across Kentucky and the number of counties in the most dangerous level continue to increase — despite three weeks of targeted recommendations to slow the virus's spread — Gov. Andy Beshear issued new restrictions on Wednesday.
Months of banging and clanging down East Main Street hill came to an end this week after the downtown artery was resurfaced and restriped.