Latest Kentucky News

Authorities announce arrests in slaying of 8 family members

Nov. 13, 2018 3:28 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A family of four was arrested Tuesday in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural southern Ohio two years ago, the first break in a case that left a community reeling and surviving family members wondering if answers would ever come. Arrested were four...

The Latest: 1 suspect in family slaying arrested in Kentucky

Nov. 13, 2018 2:39 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on arrests in the 2016 killing of eight family members in Ohio (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Authorities say that one of the suspects in the shooting deaths of eight family members in rural Ohio has been arrested in Kentucky. Lexington police and the FBI arrested 47-year-old...

Kentucky abortion fight aimed at second-trimester procedure

Nov. 13, 2018 12:36 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic opened their latest legal fight Tuesday, this time over a lawsuit challenging a state law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. During opening statements in federal...

The Latest: Newest abortion court fight opens in Kentucky

Nov. 13, 2018 11:49 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over a lawsuit challenging a Kentucky abortion law (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic have opened their latest legal fight over an abortion-related law passed by the...

Church visited by accused shooter allows armed parishioners

Nov. 13, 2018 7:27 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some parishioners will now carry weapons into a historically black Kentucky church visited by a white gunman before police said he killed two black people at a grocery store. The First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown has asked church members with law enforcement or security...

Churchill auction spots for people to run on its track

Nov. 13, 2018 6:32 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs is auctioning 19 spots for people to race on its iconic thoroughbred track. The racetrack says in a statement that the Nov. 21 race called Heart Race at the Track is being held to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association in Louisville. The runners...

Judge rules boys discriminated against in Title IX case

Nov. 13, 2018 4:47 AM EST

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Kentucky school district is discriminating against boys by only allowing girls to play basketball at more than one grade level. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell said Friday that Laurel County Schools needs to change...

Vols' Taylor seeks consistency after dominant performance

Nov. 12, 2018 8:36 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a couple of occasions this season, Tennessee outside linebacker Darrell Taylor has resembled one of the most dominant pass rushers in the nation. The rest of the year, he hasn't been much of a factor. The best version of Taylor showed up last week when he sacked Terry Wilson four...

Kentucky regulators want financial assurances for mill

Nov. 12, 2018 8:04 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky regulators are requiring written financial assurances for a proposed aluminum mill in eastern Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the requirement is part of regulators' conditional approval of a $22.4 million Kentucky Power project to build power lines to the site....

Louisville interim coach says last 2 games not 'about me'

Nov. 12, 2018 5:59 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville interim football coach Lorenzo Ward said he is focused solely on salvaging the Cardinals' final two games rather than whether he will have the job permanently. It's unclear who will be Louisville's next head coach, whether it's Ward or possibly Purdue's Jeff Brohm, a...