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Rich Strike yes, Preakness champ Early Voting no for Belmont

May. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Twelve hours before Early Voting won the Preakness, Kentucky Derby champion Rich Strike was back on the track at Churchill Downs to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes. After impressing with a strong workout, Rich Strike remains on track for the third leg of...

Kentucky firefighters honor hiker who survived 100-foot fall

May. 22, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky fire department has honored a hiker who survived a fall of more than 100 feet and nearly died. The Lexington Fire Department honored Joshua Alexander during its annual awards ceremony Saturday, WKYT-TV reported. Alexander spent more...

Police: Marshal fatally shot man while serving him a warrant

May. 21, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service fatally shot a man whom the deputy was trying to serve an arrest warrant, Kentucky police said Saturday. The shooting occurred Friday morning after an altercation with the man ensued, the Louisville Metro Police...

Weather Service team confirms EF-2 tornado hit SE Illinois

May. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — A tornado that produced winds of up to 115 mph (185 kilometers per hour) swept through two southeastern Illinois communities on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries before dissipating in Indiana, the National Weather Service has confirmed. Weather...

Interstatedaydream wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

May. 20, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Interstatedaydream's owner and trainer decided to skip the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago. That paid dividends at the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday. With jockey Florent Geroux aboard, the well-rested filly was able to hold off race favorite...

AG's office: Not currently investigating governor's office

May. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general’s office says it is not currently investigating the governor’s office but claims that Gov. Andy Beshear mischaracterized a recent information request — the latest twist in an escalating political feud. Beshear said this week...

Kentucky pediatrician charged in murder-for-hire plot

May. 20, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville pediatrician has been arrested on charges she hatched a murder-for-hire scheme targeting her former husband, federal officials said. Dr. Stephanie Russell, 52, contacted someone on May 15 she believed was a hitman, but it was a person working...

Police: US Marshals involved in shooting in Louisville

May. 20, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A person was shot in Louisville Friday during a U.S. Marshals operation, police said. Louisville police said in a brief prepared statement there was an “officer-involved shooting” and Louisville officers were assisting at the scene. They directed further...

More land added to state forest with endangered bat habitat

May. 20, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) — More land has been added to a state forest in eastern Kentucky that has endangered bat habitat, officials said. The 238-acre (96-hectare) parcel known as the McGlone tract will increase the size of the Tygarts State Forest in Carter County to 1,184 acres, a...

Barnhart, Bush, Feamster, Thornton lead Hall of Fame class

May. 20, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Sports Commission has announced longtime Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart, former Louisville football star Michael Bush, women’s sports pioneer Sue Feamster and ex-Kentucky Wesleyan and Harlem Globetrotters veteran Dallas Thornton as this year’s...