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July trial set for Kentucky man charged in Indiana killing

Jan. 19, 2022 15:34 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge set a July trial Wednesday for a Kentucky man charged in the 2018 slaying of a Terre Haute man. Vigo Superior Court Judge John Roach ordered Zavius E. King, 28, of Louisville, Kentucky, held without bond and set his jury trial for July 11. ...

Study: Bourbon elevates status as economic powerhouse

Jan. 19, 2022 14:55 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky bourbon has elevated its status as an economic powerhouse, with distillers pumping nearly $9 billion into the state's economy each year, a new study showed Wednesday. Distillers employ more than 22,500 people with $1.23 billion in annual payroll in...

2 found dead in aftermath of residential blaze

Jan. 19, 2022 09:05 AM EST

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Two sets of human remains were found in the aftermath of a residential fire in eastern Kentucky, police said. The blaze was reported Tuesday in Rowan County, a statement from Kentucky State Police said. After the flames were extinguished, firefighters...

Simmons College to use donation to expand

Jan. 19, 2022 04:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simmons College will use a donation from the National Baptist Convention of America to expand its campus and purchase one of the first public schools for Black students in Kentucky, officials said. The National Baptist Convention gave the Historically Black...

Penn scores 20 to lift Bellarmine over North Alabama 68-60

Jan. 18, 2022 21:58 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dylan Penn had 20 points as Bellarmine defeated North Alabama 68-60 on Tuesday night. Juston Betz had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Bellarmine (10-8, 4-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. CJ Fleming added 10 points and Curt Hopf...

Balogun, Moreno carry Eastern Kentucky past Lipscomb 86-72

Jan. 18, 2022 21:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Tariq Balogun and Michael Moreno scored 16 points apiece as Eastern Kentucky beat Lipscomb 86-72 on Tuesday night. Curt Lewis added 14 points, Devontae Blanton scored 13 and Braxton Beverly had 11 for the Colonels (9-10, 1-4 Atlantic Sun). Blanton also had 13...

Pardoned Kentucky killer sentenced to 42 years in prison

Jan. 18, 2022 20:31 PM EST

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A man pardoned by Kentucky’s former governor for a 2014 drug robbery killing will return to prison to serve a 42-year federal sentence for the same crime. Patrick Baker was convicted of murder committed during a drug trafficking crime last year in a federal...

Kentucky surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases

Jan. 18, 2022 18:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reached another unwanted pandemic milestone, surpassing 1 million COVID-19 cases as the prevalence of the omicron variant puts increased pressure on hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. The state reported more than 53,500 new coronavirus cases...

House OK's bill excusing mental-health absences for students

Jan. 18, 2022 17:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday aimed at ensuring that mental health-related absences from school are excused for students. The bipartisan measure heads to the Senate after clearing the House on a 94-0 vote. Under...

Public meeting planned to discuss dam safety recommendations

Jan. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EST

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — A virtual public meeting is planned this month to discuss recommendations to ensure the long-term safety of Panbowl Lake dam, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The virtual meeting will be held Jan. 27, and those who want to attend must preregister. An...