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Kentucky man charged with killing son on Father's Day

Jun. 18, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is charged with fatally shooting his adult son on Father's Day. Lexington news outlets report that an arrest citation says 45-year-old James Hendron Jr. was charged with murder-domestic violence Sunday in the death of 23-year-old Austin Hendron. Lexington police Lt....

Affidavit: Phone numbers offer people in US illegally jobs

Jun. 16, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal case against a Chinese restaurant owner in Kentucky is shedding light on how Hispanic immigrants work in the country illegally, including what an investigator says are phone numbers for those immigrants to find work at Chinese restaurants nationwide. The Lexington...

Ex-Kentucky official testifies in lobbyist's bribery trial

Jun. 13, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In 2016, Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement official gave a lobbyist a ride to his car. Tim Longmeyer had known Jim Sullivan for years, back when Longmeyer was the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet under former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. When offered the ride, Longmeyer was the...

Prosecutors: Kentucky consultant gave bribes for contract

Jun. 11, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a veteran Democratic consultant and lobbyist gave "Christmas presents" to a high-ranking state official as part of a pay-to-play scheme that "attempted to reach the highest levels of state government." But an attorney for James Sullivan says the lobbyist is...

Hemp events planned at 2 Kentucky State Park historic sites

Jun. 6, 2018 2:36 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Hemp plots are growing at two Kentucky State Park historic sites where the plant was once the leading crop. State officials say the 10-foot-by-10-foot (3-meter) plots are at White Hall State Historic Site near Richmond and Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington. They're part of a...

Kentucky boy dies 3 days after being hit by train

Jun. 5, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a 12-year-old Kentucky boy who was hit by a train on Friday has died from his injuries. The Laurel County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the boy died Monday evening at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. The child's name was not released....

2 historical markers commemorate Kentucky's LGBTQ history

Jun. 4, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The first historical markers commemorating Kentucky's LGBTQ history have been unveiled. News outlets report two markers were dedicated Sunday in Lexington. One marker commemorates the 1992 state Supreme Court decision that decriminalized homosexuality in the state, while the other...

Man drowns in Kentucky lake

Jun. 3, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned at a Kentucky lake. WKYT-TV reports the man was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water Saturday at Laurel River Lake Spillway Beach in Whitley County. Witnesses say the man went under the surface and didn't come back up. He was found...

Propane torch likely set off blast at Kentucky UPS facility

Jun. 1, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a propane torch set off the blast that damaged a UPS freight hub in Kentucky's second-largest city and sent multiple people to the hospital. Lexington fire investigator Maj. Robert King tells news outlets that the torch likely ignited leaking gas, leading to...

The Latest: Officials say fire damage minimal from explosion

May. 30, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a UPS freight hub in Kentucky (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Fire department officials say fire damage was minimal in an explosion that rocked a UPS freight hub in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington Battalion Chief Jason Wells says the Wednesday morning blast...