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Kentucky man accused of stealing shopping carts, riding around on one of them while drunk

A Corbin man was arrested in Laurel County on Friday after the sheriff’s office said he was operating a Walmart motorized cart while intoxicated.


Kentucky pipeline blast leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby …


Alleged Bigfoot sighting prompts gunfire at Kentucky park

Federal officials are investigating a report that a man fired a gunshot while camping at Mammoth Cave National Park, an incident that another camper says was prompted by an alleged …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Decision on extinguishing Jim Beam fire a ‘day or two’ away

The fire that destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with aging bourbon in Kentucky continued to burn on Thursday as officials said the decision on whether to extinguish is …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Fire destroys Jim Beam warehouse, bourbon flows into river

A fire destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with about 45,000 barrels of aging bourbon in Kentucky, and state officials worried that runoff whiskey seeping into nearby waterways would …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Lawsuit: Flood damage at Noah’s Ark attraction in Kentucky

In the Bible, the ark survived an epic flood. Yet the owners of Kentucky’s Noah’s ark attraction are demanding their insurance company bail them out after flooding caused nearly $1 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

New laws bring confusion, uncertainty for abortion clinics

Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …


In tobacco state, students testify about youngsters’ vaping

Twelve-year-old Hannah Piedad first encountered vaping – an electronic form of smoking – at a New Year’s party. It was the smell that got her attention. Now the student at …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Court nixes pension law that prompted teacher protests

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to the state’s struggling public pension system eight months after it prompted thousands of teachers to protest, …


NCAA Men’s Top 25: Quade Green helps Kentucky hold off VMI

Quade Green came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points, including five in the final 90 seconds, to help No. 10 Kentucky hold off VMI 92-82 on Sunday …


Hate-crime indictments returned in Kentucky grocery killings

Federal prosecutors have charged a white man with federal hate crimes in the killings of two African-Americans at a grocery store last month in Kentucky.


Zombie TV shows are among root causes of mass shootings, Republican governor says

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has been forthright about what he believes are the root causes of mass shootings. A few months ago, the Republican blamed gun violence on children’s access …


Kentucky clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples loses to Democrat

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost Tuesday in her re-election bid for the Rowan County clerkship.


Hate crime considered in Kentucky grocery shooting

The fatal shooting death of two black grocery patrons by a white gunman is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a U.S. official said Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Police: Grocery shooting suspect tried to access black church

A white man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a predominantly black church in Kentucky before he went …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

Police: 2 Kentucky inmates injure jail staff, escape

Police were seeking two southeast Kentucky felons Wednesday who escaped from jail by spraying a bleach concoction in the eyes of one jail worker and physically attacking another before running …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Soldier from Spokane area killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

A solider from Spokane was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Iraq, the Pentagon announced.


Sip and ship: Tourists can now send distillery whiskey home

Until recently, whiskey tourists in Kentucky had been allowed to sniff the aromas of bourbon-making and sip the finished product during distillery tours. But they couldn’t legally ship bottles home.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:46 a.m.

Explosion damages UPS freight hub in Kentucky

An explosion damaged a UPS freight hub Wednesday morning in Kentucky’s second-largest city, sending multiple people to the hospital in what fire officials described as an accidental blast.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Teacher victory: Kentucky House overrides tax increase veto

With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor’s veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education …


Teacher rebellion puts red-state Republicans on defensive

A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Amid teacher anger, Kentucky lawmakers pass pension overhaul

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a pension overhaul Thursday that preserves benefits for most workers and does little in the short-term to address the state’s massive debt.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Hundreds of Kentucky teachers rally to oppose benefit cuts

Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from …


Kentucky school bus crash injures 18 students

Officials say a crash involving a Kentucky school bus sent 18 students to a hospital to get evaluated.


Kentucky man pleads guilty to attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge for tackling the lawmaker in an attack his attorney says was triggered by a dispute over lawn maintenance.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

Kentucky teachers rally over retirement cuts, warn of strike

Hundreds of teachers in central Kentucky have rallied in front of public schools to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in what could be a precursor to a statewide …