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Train in Kentucky strikes 2 teen girls, killing 1

May. 27, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a train hit and killed one teen girl and injured another. Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said in a release that the two teens were on the tracks near the Pope Lick Creek trestle bridge when they were hit by a Norfolk Southern train...

Former jail deputy enters plea in death of inmate

May. 26, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky jail deputy charged with manslaughter in the death of an inmate has pleaded guilty to a lesser count. News outlets report former deputy Alicia Beller of Putnam, West Virginia, entered the plea Friday in Boyd County to wanton endangerment. The agreement calls for...

Police: Man, 2 children die in crash on Interstate 65

May. 26, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BONNIEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man and two children from North Carolina have died in a crash on Interstate 65. News outlets report police said in a statement that the crash happened Saturday night in Hart County near Bonnieville. Police say a preliminary investigation found that...

Tech trail blazers have first graduation

May. 26, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis told the first graduating class of the Owensboro Innovation Academy that he was proud to stand before the 59 students who blazed the trail to become the first New Tech high school in Kentucky. Lewis was the commencement speaker for the...

Boy's body found in pond hours after he was reported missing

May. 26, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

EMINENCE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say the body of a 7-year-old boy has been found in a pond near his home. Police say in a statement that the boy was found early Saturday about 5 hours after he was reported missing from his home in Eminence. The statement says the boy, who was autistic, was...

Ky. imam, 2 others indicted in alleged murder-for-hire plot

May. 25, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Lexington Islamic leader is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison according to an indictment returned by a federal grand jury. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the grand jury indicted Mahmoud Shaker Shalash, John Sadiqullah and Abdul Hadi on conspiracy charges related to an...

Correction: damage at Noah's Ark attraction story

May. 25, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — In a story May 24 about property damage at a Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that flooding caused the damage. The damage was caused by heavy rains over a period of two years. A corrected version of the story is below: In the Bible, the...

WKU storm chase class embarks on 10th annual journey

May. 25, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — For as long as she can remember, Olivia Cahill has been captivated with weather. What compelled Cahill, a meteorology student from Dry Ridge, to study at Western Kentucky University was the chance to conduct real-time forecasting and track storms across the Great Plains through an...

Missing kayaker found on Big Sandy River in Kentucky

May. 24, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say the body of a missing kayaker has been found in the Big Sandy River. Kentucky State Police said in a news release that the body of 47-year-old Paris Smith was recovered in the river late Friday morning in Pike County. Rescuers began searching for Smith on...

Paducah council weighing religious liberty, civil rights

May. 24, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah officials are debating possible amendments to an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect religious liberty. The Paducah Sun reports , the ordinance that passed in January 2018 added protections for residents who encounter discrimination based on age, gender identification and...