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1 dead, 3 wounded in Kentucky shooting

Jun. 13, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One person was killed and three were wounded in an early Sunday shooting outside a home in Kentucky's largest city, police said. Louisville Metro Police officers were called to the residence around midnight and found four people outside with...

Feds charge Kentucky officer accused of hitting protester

Jun. 10, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials have charged a Kentucky police officer accused of hitting a kneeling protester in the back of the head with a riot stick last year during demonstrations for racial justice. Louisville Metro Police officer Cory P. Evans was...

Anti-abortion groups challenge Louisville buffer zone law

Jun. 09, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anti-abortion groups are challenging a new Louisville law that creates a buffer zone to keep protesters from an area in front of a downtown abortion clinic. The new law passed by the Louisville Metro Council last month creates a 10-foot-wide...

Documentary celebrates Muhammad Ali 5 years after his death

Jun. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

When Muhammad Ali died five years ago, his name was known worldwide. But it was home, to Louisville, Kentucky, where he returned. From his death on June 3, 2016, to his funeral a week later, the Bluegrass community that raised him joined visitors from around the globe to...

Beshear steers rental aid funds to Louisville, Lexington

Jun. 07, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor is steering nearly $40 million in federal pandemic relief funds for use in emergency rental assistance in the state's two largest cities. Gov. Andy Beshear directed that $27 million be used for rental assistance in Louisville...

Former Louisville assistant gets plea deal in extortion case

Jun. 04, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former University of Louisville basketball assistant has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of attempted extortion and will avoid prison time. Dino Gaudio was dismissed from the team along with another assistant in March after the Cardinals...

Trial begins for pilot charged in triple slaying in Kentucky

Jun. 04, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Jurors heard conflicting details of a triple slaying in western Kentucky as a trial began for a pilot charged in the fatal shootings. Commercial airline pilot Christian R. Martin was arrested two years ago at the Louisville airport in the 2015...

Medina Spirit drug test confirmed; Baffert suspended 2 years

Jun. 02, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert is on track to have his record seventh Kentucky Derby victory taken away and won't be able to run any horses in the prestigious race for the next two years. Churchill Downs on Wednesday suspended the Hall of Fame trainer for two years...

Ky. sewer worker viewing porn ahead of fatal police crash

Jun. 01, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A city sewer worker had been viewing pornography on his phone before he crashed into a Louisville police cruiser, killing an officer in 2018, according to new court filings in the case. The details in Louisville Det. Deidre Mengedoht’s death...

Police: Officers fatally shot man who pulled gun amid chase

Jun. 01, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky fatally shot a man who pulled out a gun after fleeing from a reportedly stolen vehicle, authorities said. Ryan Bernal, 32, died Monday of a gunshot wound at University of Louisville Hospital, according to a Jefferson County...