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Louisville effort could help people move after shootings

Jun. 19, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Cynthia Hall lost her son, granddaughter and home to gunfire. All in a matter of two days. Hall, 53, said she no longer felt safe in her apartment in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood after someone fired more than 75...

Bourbon tourism shaking off pandemic slump in Kentucky

Jun. 18, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating. A $19 million tourist center that Heaven Hill Distillery opened just days ago in the heart of the...

Airline pilot guilty of killing three neighbors in Kentucky

Jun. 17, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former commercial airline pilot of killing three of his neighbors in western Kentucky. Christian R. Martin, 53, was found guilty on Wednesday of murder, arson, attempted arson, burglary and tampering with physical...

Judge: Ex-Indiana wildlife center proprietor owes PETA $734K

Jun. 16, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ordered the former proprietor of a Indiana wildlife center and his ex-wife to pay People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals more than $700,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from the group's successful lawsuit alleging violations of the Endangered...

Reward offered after Breonna Taylor mural vandalized

Jun. 16, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor in her hometown has been vandalized, and a reward is being offered to help find those responsible for the damage. The newly unveiled mural on an outdoor basketball court in Louisville was damaged by two people on a...

Another Kentucky man charged in connection with Capitol riot

Jun. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another Kentucky resident has been charged in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, authorities said. Kurt Peterson of Hodgenville was arrested Wednesday by federal authorities, the FBI in Louisville said in a tweet. Peterson is...

Louisville water company adds 'important' Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 16, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's water company is adding a new holiday for its workers: Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery. The Louisville Water Co., which serves about a million customers in the city and surrounding counties, said the “civil unrest” in...

Kentucky lawmaker files suit over 2020 protest arrests

Jun. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker, her daughter and a Louisville activist have filed a lawsuit over their arrests on felony riot charges during last summer's racial injustice protests. State Rep. Attica Scott, a Democrat, filed the suit Monday in Louisville...

Louisville Zoo offers free admission to dads on Father's Day

Jun. 14, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fathers will get free admission to the Louisville Zoo on Father's Day. Kids can bring their fathers to the zoo’s admission windows to receive a free ticket, according to a news release from the zoo. No advanced reservation is required. ...

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...