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Pappas, Barbee lead Morehead St. past Valparaiso 28-24

Apr. 10, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — One series after throwing a pick, Mark Pappas engineered the game-winning drive by completing six passes in seven plays (the other was a run) including a 2-yard touchdown toss to BJ Byrd as Morehead State rallied past Valparaiso 28-24 on Saturday ...

Kentucky reports 505 new COVID-19 cases

Apr. 10, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky on Saturday reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases and a slightly higher statewide rate of positive virus cases. Eighteen more virus-related deaths were reported in Kentucky, including eight deaths from the state's audit as it...

Ex-officer's trial in Floyd's death shows courtroom tactics

Apr. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death has introduced viewers from around the world to a vast array of defense and prosecution tactics aimed at swaying the jury. Some strategies and terms that have...

Kentucky Muslims suggest foods for after Ramadan fasts

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The holy month of Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, will begin next week for more than a billion Muslims worldwide. Ramadan celebrates when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by God and during this time each...

'Never forget': Town installs markers for lynching victims

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An angry mob of about 50 white, masked men stormed the Shelbyville jail in the early morning of Jan. 15, 1911. They broke the locks to the cells and dragged out three Black inmates. Law enforcement failed to intervene despite persistent rumors...

Beshear signs bill aimed at rejuvenating western Louisville

Apr. 09, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Friday creating a financing plan to stimulate economic growth in western Louisville, calling it a good start to overcoming "decades of neglect.” Rural and urban lawmakers banded together to pass the measure...

Kentucky rate of positive COVID cases declines again

Apr. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The rate of positive coronavirus cases fell again in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. Beshear's office reported 744 new COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate of 2.79%. “It’s encouraging to see our positivity rate...

Judge rules in favor of businesses challenging COVID orders

Apr. 09, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge on Friday temporarily blocked applying some of the state's pandemic-related restrictions to several restaurants and breweries challenging the governor's actions. Scott County Circuit Judge Brian Privett said in his narrowly...

Police say man fatally shot after pointing gun at officers

Apr. 09, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A man who pointed a gun at police in Kentucky was fatally shot Friday, Kentucky State Police said. Georgetown police responded to a report of a person trying to break into vehicles at a fast food restaurant. Officers approached a male suspect, who...

Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death

Apr. 09, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a partial ban on no-knock warrants Friday after months of demonstrations set off by the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in her home during a botched police raid last year. The law signed by the Democratic...