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Reality bites on a trip to find Lincoln's humble log cabin

Aug. 21, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Years ago, I'd heard that people making the pilgrimage to the tiny log cabin on the farm where Abraham Lincoln was born sometimes burst into tears when they glimpsed it. That alone made it seem worth a trip to Sinking Spring Farm in the remote town of Hodgenville, Kentucky. And so...

Police sergeant accused of stalking charged with misconduct

Aug. 20, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a sergeant accused of stalking a woman has been charged with official misconduct and suspended with pay. News outlets report Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton was charged last week with second-degree official misconduct. Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel also...

Kentucky choir teacher charged with sexual abuse

Aug. 16, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Court records say a Kentucky choir teacher has been charged with four counts of sexual abuse. News outlets report three of the counts against 36-year-old Thomas C. Steuart involve a child under the age of 12. The teacher at Winburn Middle School in Lexington was arraigned Thursday on...

Correction: Publisher Steps Down story

Aug. 16, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about the Lexington Herald-Leader's publisher stepping down, The Associated Press reported erroneously in an extended headline that the newspaper's editor and publisher is stepping down. Rufus Friday is its publisher, not editor. A corrected version of the story is...

Kentucky mayor charged after hit-and-run injury accident

Aug. 13, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say they've identified a hit-and-run driver who injured a child on a bicycle: They say it's the town's mayor. Kentucky State Police say Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has been ordered to appear in court on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Police say the...

Kentucky city launches free bus pass program for homeless

Aug. 13, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city has launched a pilot program that aims to connect homeless people trying to find employment and housing with transportation resources. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Lexington and Lextran launched UpLIFT, a free bus pass program last week, providing unlimited...

Lexington Philharmonic conductor to leave after 2019 season

Aug. 11, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The conductor of the Lexington Philharmonic says the 2018-19 season will be his last leading the orchestra. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Scott Terrell has opted not to renew his contract once it expires in June 2019. Terrell will conduct this season's concerts. His final...

Kentucky city to move statues honoring Confederate, nativist

Aug. 8, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Statues honoring a Confederate soldier and a 19th-century editor known for anti-immigrant writings will be moved from their prominent spots in Kentucky's largest city, Louisville's mayor said Wednesday. Acknowledging he was confronting an "emotionally charged" subject, Mayor Greg...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaking at Kentucky Lincoln Dinner

Aug. 6, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is speaking this month at the Republican Party of Kentucky's Lincoln Dinner. The event is set for Aug. 25 in Lexington. Sanders will join Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Gov. Matt Bevin and U.S. Rep. Andy Barr at the dinner....

Lexington launching program to help homeless get IDs

Aug. 3, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A new program to help homeless people in Kentucky get official identification cards is launching next week. Lexington officials said in a statement that they are partnering with the Fayette Circuit Court Clerk's office to start the Homeless ID Assistance Program on Monday. The...