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Embattled Kentucky councilman denied federal medical leave

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:40:55 GMT

News outlets report Louisville Councilman Dan Johnson announced Aug. 10 he was taking a 90-day leave, hours after five colleagues moved to impeach him over sexual harassment claims. Johnson said he was experiencing severe neck pain and would seek time under the Family and Medical Leave Act.




Mitch McConnell's restrained anger in Charlottesville response shows GOP's Trump dilemma

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:23:06 GMT

McConnell held back his anger over Trump's response blaming "both sides" for Charlottesville violence. It's a quandary facing many Republicans.




Safety First: Kentucky State Fair rides undergo inspections before opening day

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:10:35 GMT

As setup continued the day before the fair opens, state inspectors thoroughly checked each ride. LOUISVILLE, KY - You can already smell the corn dogs, funnel cakes, and deep fried Oreos.




Arrest made after stray bullet killed young Kentucky boy

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:00:24 GMT

Investigators have made an arrest in the shooting death of a 7-year-old Kentucky boy who was shot in the head by a stray bullet as he ate cake at his kitchen table earlier this year. Louisville police said Wednesday that 23-year-old Wyatt Williams was arrested in the May slaying of Dequante Hobbs Jr. Police scheduled a media briefing for Wednesday afternoon to provide details of the arrest.




KYTC preps for eclipse visitorsWednesday, August 16Western Kentucky...

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:46:49 GMT

"They have people coming from about 20 countries and 45 states," said Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "We are pretty confident the other five states will show up by the end of the week."




Cyrus to be inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:23:41 GMT

Internationally renowned superstar Billy Ray Cyrus will soon be honored by his home state of Kentucky as he is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2018.




Beware of credit card skimmers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:23:40 GMT

Summer is a great time to make memories with family and friends. Whether you are spending your summer out on the farm, driving to your local ice cream shop or hitting the road for a vacation, Kentuckians should be on the lookout for preying credit card skimmers seeking to steal sensitive information while you fill up your gas tank.




KSP announces checkpoints

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:01:12 GMT

Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes.




Family, friends of victim in 1993 Ky. shooting fight parole

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:55:10 GMT

The family and friends of the victim whose death was the impetus for the creation of Kentucky's Victim Information and Notification Everyday system are pleading against granting parole to the man convicted of killing her. The Courier-Journal reports that nine people spoke at Monday's victim impact hearing to argue against the release of Donovan Harris, who is serving a life sentence for the 1993 rape and murder of Mary Byron.




Ohio Co. Woman Arrested for Robbery and Kidnapping

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:33:46 GMT

An Ohio County woman is arrested on Tuesday on several charges including robbery and kidnapping from an incident stemming from last week. On Thursday, August 10, the Ohio County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the 100 block of South Stanley Lane in Beaver Dam for man and son tied up and held hostage all night at their home.




Ex-principal in Kentucky pleads guilty in child porn case

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:56:34 GMT

A former Kentucky high school principal has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges stemming from uploaded nude images of a student whose cellphone he confiscated. The U.S. attorney's office in Louisville said 37-year-old Stephen Kyle Goodlett of Elizabethtown pleaded guilty Tuesday to transporting and possessing child pornography.




Kentucky organ donation program marks 25th anniversary

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:56:33 GMT

The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Trust for Life, the state's organ and tissue donation program. According to a news release, the program began on Aug. 10, 1992, led by Arthur M. Walson, the Circuit Court Clerk in Clark County, Kentucky, at the time.




a I am an idiota : Firefighter sorry for tagging black colleague in racist Charlottesville photo

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:20:51 GMT

A campaign to identify the marchers spread on social media following the bloody right-wing rally in Charlottesville. A Philadelphia firefighter has apologized for an apparently racist photo making light of the protests that turned violent over the weekend in Virginia.




CSX releases statement about Hardin County train derailment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:39:02 GMT

A dispatcher says a CSX employee called and said the derailment happened Saturday around 10 p.m. on I-65 near the 100 mile marker. "At approximately 8:05 p.m. Saturday, a northbound CSX train derailed 23 rail cars in Hardin County, Ky.




Swift justice: Jury takes Taylor's side in groping lawsuit

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:10:07 GMT

Tree Paine, right, publicist for pop singer Taylor Swift, walks with the singer's brother, Austin Swift, out of the federal courthouse after a ruling in the civil trial for the singer to determine whether a Denver radio ann... . Attorneys for pop singer Taylor Swift, Douglas Baldridge, left, and Jesse P. Schaudies, Jr., are surrounded by photographers as they enter the federal courthouse for the morning session in the civil trial , Friday, Aug. 11,... .




Virginia violence adds to push to remove Confederate statues

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:53:06 GMT

This photo taken July 24, 2017, shows James Hendrickson, Corbin, Ky., taking a "selfie" with the Jefferson Davis Statue following a rally in support of keeping the statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the Capitol, held on the steps of the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. The Kentucky chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organized the rally.




Virginia violence adds to push to remove Confederate statues

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:53:05 GMT

This photo taken July 24, 2017, shows James Hendrickson, Corbin, Ky., taking a "selfie" with the Jefferson Davis Statue following a rally in support of keeping the statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the Capitol, held on the steps of the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. The Kentucky chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organized the rally.