American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration's trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that ...

Kentucky Democratic hopefuls hammer away at Bevin, not Trump

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The three leading Democrats running for Kentucky governor agree their state badly needs a new chief executive, and they've hit the Republican incumbent with a barrage of attacks....

Politicians look to make hay at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The masses crammed into Churchill Downs on Saturday will be fixated on 3-year-old thoroughbreds running in the Kentucky Derby. But in some sections of the famed track, another t...

Four Roses eyes expanded US sales with distillery expansion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An iconic Kentucky bourbon that reintroduced itself to American whiskey drinkers only last decade is ready to ramp up production in hopes of gaining a greater foothold in the U.S...

Russian company to invest in Kentucky aluminum mill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia is forming a partnership with a Russian company that until recently faced U.S. sanctions. ...

Steel producer Nucor to build $1.3B mill in rural Kentucky

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — Steel producer Nucor Corp. announced Wednesday it will build a $1.35 billion manufacturing mill in a rural Kentucky county, creating several hundred jobs while expanding its pr...

Export slump deepens for American whiskey producers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For American whiskey producers, their tariff-induced hangover became more painful in late 2018 when a downturn in exports accelerated, especially in the European Union — the ind...

Ford shifting 550 jobs to boost SUV production in Kentucky

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator to meet growing demand for its large SUVs. ...

Toyota investing $750M at 5 US plants, creating 600 jobs

BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. announced Thursday it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid v...

Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican-led legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus....

Bourbon makers want equal treatment on wine bill in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon industry has a bracing message for its home state lawmakers as they consider whether to relax restrictions on wine sales: What's good for California vineyards ...

Tariffs take toll on whiskey exports in last half of 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from global trade disputes, an industry t...

Report shows economic clout of Kentucky bourbon over decade

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A decade ago, bourbon barons poured bottles of their precious amber liquid on the Kentucky Capitol steps to protest a looming tax hike. On Wednesday, industry officials stood wit...

Long wait for Michter's ending with new Kentucky distillery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Whiskey makers are used to long waits, but restoring a 19th century building took a Kentucky distillery longer than most bourbons need to mature. The wait ends...

Rand Paul awarded more than $580K after neighbor's attack

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in damages and medical expenses on Wednesday in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs in a dispute over lawn...