Republican James Comer officially filed for governor Thursday morning.
The first-term agriculture commissioner has been raising money since September along with running mate state Sen. Chris McDaniel from northern Kentucky. But Thursday marks the official start of his 2015 campaign.
Comer is the second Republican to file for governor following former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner also plans to run but has not officially filed yet.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants.
A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital where he received follow-up care for a severe urinary tract infection. It was the former heavyweight champion's second hospital stay in the last four weeks.
Kentucky's health care exchange, kynect, has newly enrolled 3,000 people in health coverage the past three weeks, and the state says more than 114,000 Kentucky residents have enrolled or renewed plans since open enrollment began eight weeks ago.