Latest Kentucky News

The Latest: 3 members of family found dead in Kentucky

Dec. 11, 2018 7:20 PM EST

HYDEN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of three people in Kentucky (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Police say a husband and wife and their adult son have been found dead in an eastern Kentucky community. Authorities also say someone fired shots at a Kentucky State Police trooper who was on his way to the...

Police: Link between 3 slayings and shots fired at trooper?

Dec. 11, 2018 7:19 PM EST

A husband and wife and their adult son were found dead with gunshot wounds in an Appalachian community, and investigators are trying to determine if the killings were connected to a man who fired a gun at a state police trooper as he rushed to the crime scene, Kentucky authorities said Tuesday. The trooper, Ethan...

Hemp supporters cheer crop's inclusion in farm bill deal

Dec. 11, 2018 1:03 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hemp's supporters are cheering a final agreement on the federal farm bill that would legalize the crop that's making a comeback in Kentucky. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the crop is "ready to take off" and has the potential to become a significant cash...

Kentucky city removing statue of anti-immigrant editor

Dec. 11, 2018 9:47 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The statue of a Kentucky newspaper editor whose anti-immigrant editorials were blamed for instigating a deadly Election Day riot is being removed from Louisville's main public library. The Courier Journal reported that the city of Louisville was moving the statue of George Dennison...

Man thrown by police booked into jail with neck brace

Dec. 11, 2018 8:43 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man seen on video being pulled from his car and thrown to the ground by Kentucky police was booked into jail wearing a neck brace. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said Monday that Chief Steve Conrad has reviewed body camera video and launched an internal...

Police: Man, 39, traveled to Kentucky to have sex with teen

Dec. 11, 2018 6:03 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of traveling to Kentucky to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he communicated with using Snapchat. Citing a Kentucky State Police release, news outlets report 39-year-old Samuel Hicks was arrested Dec. 8 when he returned to meet the girl. Police say they had...

Reward offered for information on stolen guns

Dec. 11, 2018 4:27 AM EST

OAK GROVE, Ky. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for stealing multiple firearms from a store near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. A statement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday said the agency...

Paul to the people: Tell McConnell to allow sentencing vote

Dec. 10, 2018 2:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Seeking to stir support for a federal criminal justice bill, Sen. Rand Paul on Monday called on voters in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to prod him to hold a vote on the measure. Paul said during an appearance at the Louisville Urban League that the measure...

Michigan State enters AP women's poll after beating Oregon

Dec. 10, 2018 1:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women's AP Top 25. The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week. It's the first ranking...

Police investigate video of officers slamming, punching man

Dec. 10, 2018 6:35 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Video posted to social media that appears to show police officers in Kentucky slamming and punching a man has prompted an investigation. Louisville Metro police spokesman Dwight Mitchell tells news outlets that the department is "in the process of collecting all body camera footage...