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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath tried to turn Mitch McConnell’s Senate seniority into a liability Wednesday, accusing the Republican leader of helping to create an “inept mess” as Congress struggles to break an impasse on more coronavirus aid in a hyper-partisan environment.

NEW YORK (AP) — The images were vivid: President Donald Trump brandishing a Bible outside an Episcopal church in Washington that had been boarded up amid racial injustice protests. Episcopal leaders reacted with outrage at what they deemed a cynical photo-op.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democrats have built a big lead over Republicans in requesting absentee ballots, which their candidate for U.S. Senate interpreted as a sign of voter enthusiasm for ousting GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his campaign dismissed as merely a refle…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to fulfill their “patriotic duty to protect one another" as he reported the highest one-day number of coronavirus-related deaths Thursday — one day after the state's death toll topped 1,000 from the pandemic.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to replicate a strategy long seen as key to his appeal among conservative voters, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he is adding 20 names to a list of Supreme Court candidates he's pledged to choose from if he has future vacancies to fill.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House committee on Wednesday gave bipartisan approval to legislation to create national standards for the horse racing industry to prevent fatalities and discourage illegal medication practices. The Senate's top Republican said he would press to pass the bill before t…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Please disregard KY--Virus Outbreak-Kentucky, published on September 9, 2020, and datelined in FRANKFORT, Ky.. It duplicates a story previously published.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic candidate Amy McGrath laid the mounting toll of coronavirus cases in the U.S. at the feet of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday while declaring that the country needs people in power who “take responsibility again."

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voting will look a little different this November. States are turning to stadiums, drive-thrus and possibly even movie theaters as safe options for in-person polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic and fears about mail-in ballots failing to arrive in time to count.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky topped 800 newly reported coronavirus cases for a fourth straight day and its virus-related death toll approached 1,000 after another day of double-digit deaths, Gov. Andy Beshear reported Friday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Forget the mint juleps in souvenir glasses, men in seersucker suits and women wearing hats exploding in a floral frenzy. The Kentucky Derby still has horses — Tiz the Law is the biggest favorite in 31 years — but just about everything else makes the 146th edition unlik…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal administrative court has reinstated a Kentucky miner who was fired from his job at a limestone mine after complaining about safety conditions and whether the mine was keeping workers safe from the coronavirus.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky shot past 50,000 COVID-19 cases after reporting its third-highest one-day total, an increase that Gov. Andy Beshear said indicated people are “probably being a little more lax" than they should be heading into the long holiday weekend.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signaled on Wednesday that he expects to extend his mask mandate again later this month, saying the facial covering requirement is “more important than ever” amid efforts to reopen schools and protect the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawyer for Breonna Taylor's family said prosecutors offered a plea deal to an accused drug trafficker that would have forced him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity after her killing by police had pushed her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For Kentucky governors, it's a coveted perk — presenting the trophy to the Kentucky Derby winner as a huge national television audience watches. But Gov. Andy Beshear says he won't be in the winner's circle Saturday with the triumphant owners at Churchill Downs.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration’s immigration squeeze and the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic threaten to leave the horse racing industry short of workers, racing officials warn as they prepare for a reconfigured Kentucky Derby.