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{FD} Lexington uses private funds to take down two Confederate statues

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The city of Lexington this week used private funds to remove two Confederate statues that had stood downtown for more than 130 years, and private donations will also pay for the monuments’ upkeep in the cemetery where they’re set to reside. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious illness causes boy to sleep for 11 days

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A Kentucky boy woke up after sleeping for 11 days straight for unknown reasons, a medical mystery the left doctors puzzled, a report said. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino fired following corruption, fraud investigation

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Louisville basketball head coach Rick Pitino was officially fired Monday following a federal investigation into corruption and fraud claims against the athletic program. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky man was dealing drugs near school pick-up line, cops say

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A Kentucky man was arrested last week after he allegedly turned the pick-up line at an elementary school into an illegal marketplace, according to police. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Kentucky boy, 5, found dead after his mother was pushed off cliff, police say

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A 5-year-old boy feared kidnapped after his mother had been pushed off a 100-foot cliff in Kentucky has been found dead, Kentucky State Police confirmed Monday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky’s last abortion clinic fights to stay in state

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The EMW Women’s Surgical Center is Kentucky’s last remaining abortion clinic – and if it doesn’t win its legal battle, Kentucky could be the first state in the nation without an abortion clinic in the modern era. Continue reading

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{FD} Black leaders call for removal of Confederate President Jefferson Davis statue

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More than 100 people gathered in the rotunda of Kentucky’s cavernous state Capitol on Wednesday to call for the removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederacy. Continue reading

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{FD} Lexington braces for protests as Confederate statue removals proceed

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This city is bracing for trouble as at least one white supremacy group announced plans to come here to protest the removal of two Confederate statues. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky woman lights husband on fire after seeing him talk to another woman, cops say

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A Kentucky woman was arrested and charged with first-degree assault after reportedly setting her husband on fire Monday after she caught him speaking with another woman. Continue reading

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{FD} Man allegedly attempts to strangle woman at Kentucky cemetery, blames personality change

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A Kentucky man reportedly told police he blacked out and took on “another personality” Saturday when he tried strangling a woman in a cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky teenager sitting on hammock killed after tree falls on her

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A Kentucky teenager sitting on a hammock was killed Tuesday when a tree collapsed and toppled on her, crushing her to death. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky horses spooked by fireworks break through fences

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Kentucky horse owners said their horses got scared by fireworks being launched nearby on Monday and broke through fences to get away. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate left overnight in Kentucky courthouse cell

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An inmate mistakenly left alone overnight at a Kentucky courthouse has been returned to jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Murray State University explosion: At least 1 hurt in blast at residence hall

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At least one person was hurt in an explosion at a residence hall at a college in southwest Kentucky Wednesday that officials believe was caused by a gas leak. Continue reading

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{FD} Murray State University explosion: 2 hurt after gas leak sparks blast at residence hall

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Two people were hurt in an explosion at a residence hall at a college in southwest Kentucky Wednesday that an official said was caused by a gas leak. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky public schools can develop Bible courses

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Tuesday allowing Bible courses to be taught in public schools. Continue reading

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{FD} Disability lawyer in center of $600M fraud case reportedly says he fled country

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A prominent Kentucky disability attorney who is at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has reportedly fled the country using a fake passport and has been set up with a job overseas. Continue reading

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{FD} Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy threaten US southeast with flooding

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Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy is threatening to drench and bring possible flooding to parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Married middle school teacher, 27, arrested for sex romps with her underage boy student

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A Kentucky teacher is accused of raping two underage students while working at two different Kentucky schools, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisville mom abandoned child in hotel conference room, police say

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A Kentucky woman has been charged with abandoning her child with special needs in a hotel conference room. Continue reading

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{FD} Disability attorney who stole $600M from the government disappears, FBI says

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A Kentucky disability attorney who stole $600 million from the federal government has disappeared, the FBI said. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky governor calls for prayer groups to combat violence in Louisville

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Gov. Matt Bevin said he wants people of faith to take ownership of Louisville’s troubled neighborhoods, one block at a time. Continue reading

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{FD} Confederate statue removed from University of Louisville campus rededicated in Kentucky

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The confederate monument that stood outside The University of Louisville for years and led to a legal battle finally has a new home Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky girls disappear after funeral for father stabbed to death

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Kentucky detectives said Friday they are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl and her young sister who may have been abducted by their mother after their father’s funeral. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky family reunited with missing dog after two years

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After two and a half years and more than 2,000 miles apart, a Kentucky dog mom and her Maltese have finally been reunited. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Group home resident charged in slaying is incompetent

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A judge says a man charged with killing a caretaker at the Kentucky group home where he lived is incompetent to stand trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-teacher accused of kidnapping student jailed in Kentucky

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A former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a teenage student and taking her to California has been returned to face charges and is being held in a Kentucky jail. Continue reading

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{FD} University of Kentucky students busted in spy-like attempt to steal exam

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Two statistics students at the University of Kentucky are now facing the consequences for making a huge miscalculation during finals week. Continue reading

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{FD} Bevin appoints Baptist professor to lead adoption overhaul

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Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has awarded a Southern Baptist professor a $240,000 contract to lead an overhaul of the state’s troubled adoption and foster care system. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigrant workers fear deportation at Churchill Downs

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Workers making preparations for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby worry that anti-immigrant fervor in Washington could cause many of them to be deported. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky machete attack: Suspect asked campus victims about their politics, student says

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A man has been arrested for a machete attack on the campus of Transylvania University in Kentucky. Continue reading

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{FD} Student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

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Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio man detained at airport for trying to help ISIS, officials say

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A man from Dayton, Ohio was arrested at Cincinnati/Kentucky International Airport after attempting to fly to the Middle East to fight with the Islamic State. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisville officer spotted on video helping rescue 2 from burning car

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A Louisville police officer and Good Samaritan are being praised for selflessly rescuing two people from a car that struck a pole and caught fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky Derby season draws warnings of human trafficking

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Kentucky’s attorney general is urging people to pay attention to more than the horses as the Kentucky Derby approaches. Continue reading

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{FD} Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters’ removal

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Another man accused of assaulting protesters at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Louisville has counter-sued the president, saying he was following Trump’s urging to remove them. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of assaulting woman at Trump rally says president to blame

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A man accused of assaulting a woman at a rally for then-candidate Trump last year said in a new court filing Friday that he was only following Trump’s directions when he helped remove her from the raucous crowd. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads not guilty in killing of 2 soldiers

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A man charged with killing two Fort Campbell soldiers and wounding a juvenile in a domestic dispute has pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} United doctor suffered concussion while being dragged from flight, lawyer says

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The Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United Airlines flight on Sunday received a significant concussion, broken nose and lost two front teeth during the incident, his lawyer revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother charged with killing 3-month-old son

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Police have charged a Kentucky woman with murder in the death of her infant son. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Passenger’s lawyers make evidence court order

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The Latest on the removal of a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky officer shoots, wounds suspect

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Officials say a Kentucky police officer shot and wounded a suspect while investigating a suspicious vehicle at a motel. Continue reading

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{FD} United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers

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After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United’s parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to “resolve this situation.” Hours later on Monday,… Continue reading

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{FD} Man removed from jet is Kentucky doctor with criminal record

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The man dragged from a full United Express flight by airport security officers in Chicago is a Kentucky physician who was convicted more than a decade ago of felony charges involving his prescribing of drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Passenger in video was convicted of drug charges

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The Latest on the passenger who was dragged off a full United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky Coal Mining Museum switches to solar power

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The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is switching to a new form of energy — solar power. Continue reading

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{FD} Man known as Godfather of Grass back in US; pot charges loom

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A man known as the Godfather of Grass has been deported from Canada and will be held in a Vermont prison pending his return to Kentucky to face federal marijuana charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Man indicted in Louisville police officer’s death

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A grand jury in Louisville has indicted a man on murder and other charges in the death of a police officer during a vehicle chase last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge declines to suppress evidence in whiskey-theft case

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A Kentucky judge has denied a motion to suppress evidence that led to a distillery worker being accused of masterminding a long-running whiskey theft ring in bourbon country. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky sheriff accused of stealing painkillers resigns

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A Kentucky sheriff has resigned after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the theft of painkillers from a terminally ill cancer patient. Continue reading

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