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Police: Woman stops for gas, finds stranger in her trunk

Sep. 20, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky woman who stopped for gas while driving through Tennessee noticed her trunk wasn't closed all the way -- and then found a stranger inside of it. Police in Millersville, Tennessee, said the stowaway leaped out and fled on foot when the driver told her...

Police charge Kentucky teacher with sodomy of female student

Sep. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher has been charged with sodomy, accused of repeatedly engaging in sexual acts with an underage girl in a public school classroom. News outlets report 27-year-old Evan M. Harvey was suspended from being a teacher and football coach in the Daviess County school district...

Woman charged with murder in crash that killed 3 in Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A woman with four previous drunken driving convictions now faces three counts of murder for a wrong-way crash during a high-speed police chase on Interstate 75. News outlets report 42-year-old Tammy Marie Bevins Rodriguez also was charged Thursday with assault and wanton endangerment....

Kentucky, Mississippi State try to rebound from close losses

Sep. 20, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

Kentucky hopes a change of scenery can reverse its fortunes after losing a close game last week. That won't be easy at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are looking to rebound from their own late collapse. Mississippi State (2-1) is riding a four-game home winning streak against Kentucky heading into Saturday's...

Kentucky unemployment rate rises slightly in August

Sep. 20, 2019 4:19 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate rose slightly in August. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.4% last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.3% rate in July. Last month's rate was unchanged from the...

Kentucky Chamber names Ashli Watts as first female president

Sep. 20, 2019 4:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced Ashli R. Watts as its new president and CEO and says she is the first female to serve in that role. A statement from the state's largest business organization says Watts will take the position on Nov. 1, succeeding 66-year-old Dave...

Kentucky court considers whether to raise death penalty age

Sep. 19, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court delved into a case Thursday revolving around whether the death penalty should apply to defendants who committed their crimes between the ages of 18 and 21. The case reached the high court after a lower court judge ruled that applying the death penalty to such...

Beshear releases plan aimed at boosting Kentucky tourism

Sep. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear on Thursday released a plan aimed at making Kentucky a bigger tourism destination as a way to build economic growth. Beshear's plan calls for a new marketing campaign focused on attracting tourists from nearby states. Those marketing...

Reward offered for info about Kentucky explosives theft

Sep. 19, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Federal and state officials are investigating the theft of explosives from a construction site in Kentucky and have offered a reward. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Louisville said the theft occurred between Friday afternoon and Monday morning near...

Kentucky city set to become state's 1st urban trail town

Sep. 19, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a city in central Kentucky is set to become the state's first urban trail town. The News-Enterprise reports the title will go to Elizabethtown for its Greenbelt Trails system and officials plan to recognize the accomplishment on Oct. 1 with a ceremony. Elizabethtown...