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{FD} Widow of Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson says she’ll pursue his seat

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The wife of Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who killed himself Wednesday after he was accused of sexual assault in a bombshell report, announced Thursday that she would run for her husband’s seat, saying “his fight will go on.” Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky lawmaker’s death stuns Statehouse already beset by sex scandal

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The death of a state representative — who apparently committed suicide Wednesday after being accused of molestation — sent more shock waves through a Kentucky Statehouse already rocked by other sexual misconduct scandals. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisville countersues Pitino, saying fired coach cost school money

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The University of Louisville filed a countersuit Wednesday, claiming that former men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino damaged the program and the university’s ability to make money amid a string of scandals that tarnished the school’s reputation. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide after sexual assault accusations emerge, officials say

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A state representative in Kentucky shot and killed himself Wednesday evening, officials said — just days after a report emerged in which a woman said he sexually assaulted her when she was 17. Continue reading

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{FD} Fugitive Kentucky lawyer, nabbed at Honduras Pizza Hut, returns to justice

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A lawyer who spent six months on the run after pleading guilty in a $500 million Social Security fraud scheme was being flown back to Kentucky on Tuesday after he was caught outside a Pizza Hut in Honduras. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky lawyer wanted for massive Social Security fraud captured in Honduras, officials say

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A prominent Kentucky disability attorney, who is at the center of a more than $500 million Social Security fraud case, has been captured in Honduras, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Political donors paid settlement for former GOP speaker

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The spokeswoman for Kentucky House Republicans says the former GOP speaker had a sexual relationship with a woman in his office and used money from political donors to help pay her a secret settlement outside of court. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio judge orders drug dealer to pay for funeral of teen who overdosed

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A judge has ordered a Cincinnati drug dealer, who authorities say was the source behind a teenager’s lethal overdose of fentanyl, to pay for the funeral costs. Continue reading

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{FD} Armed Kentucky homeowner halts alleged thief with gun, 150-pound Great Dane

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A gun and 150-pound dog named Tank were all the help one Kentucky homeowner needed this weekend to stop an unwelcome house guest. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky small plane crash leaves 4 dead

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Four people are dead in Kentucky after a small plane crashed in Barren County Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky man kept in jail on sex charges an extra 5 months due to ‘human and tech errors’

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A man who was jailed in Kentucky for an extra five months wasn’t released due to human and technical errors, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Rand Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs after attack at Kentucky home

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Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs, including three displaced fractures, after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator’s Kentucky home, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky House speaker resigns after settling sex-harassment claims linked to his texts

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Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership position Sunday after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Word of sexual harassment settlement rocks Kentucky Statehouse

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At least four Kentucky lawmakers, and the chief of staff of the state’s House speaker, are linked to a confidential settlement of a sexual harassment case, according to a published report. Continue reading

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{FD} Grandmother scattered **** photos of son’s ex around high school, police say

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A 60-year-old grandmother sneaked into Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville and distributed stolen **** photos depicting her son’s ex-girlfriend, according to police. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky couple, 3 young children killed in car crash during family trip

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A couple and their three young children were killed in a car crash while going to see a family member, Fox 19 reports. Continue reading

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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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