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Jefferson County teachers' group endorses Edelen

Apr. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats running for Kentucky governor have turned Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's feud with some teachers' groups into a frequent attack line against the incumbent. With political activism surging among teachers, courting their support has been a priority leading up to the May 21...

Transportation firm to clear homeless camp near train tracks

Apr. 22, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Transportation company CSX says it's going to clear out a Kentucky homeless camp whose population spiked this month when residents were forced from a nearby Louisville camp. The Courier Journal reports CSX says it's working with police to move residents to "safer living situations."...

L&N Credit Union gives Louisville athletics $2 million

Apr. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — L&N Federal Credit Union has donated $2 million toward Louisville's athletic department, which has renamed Cardinal Arena for the nonprofit financial institution. The school says in a news release that the gift announced on Thursday will go toward its Next Step Fund to improve...

Louisville hires Josh Heird as deputy athletic director

Apr. 19, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has hired Josh Heird as deputy athletic director, returning him to the department where he worked from 2007 to 2016 before spending the past three years at Villanova. Heird's hiring is effective May 13 and was approved Friday by Louisville's trustee board and the Athletics...

St. Joseph's guard Kimble joins Louisville as grad transfer

Apr. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has added former St. Joseph's point guard Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble to its roster as a graduate transfer. A two-year starter and only three-time captain for the Hawks, the 6-foot, 180-pound Kimble totaled 908 points with 111 3-pointers and 265 assists at the school. He ranked...

Andy Beshear touts expanded gambling as way to fund pensions

Apr. 18, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Promoting an issue his father unsuccessfully championed as governor, Democrat Andy Beshear said Thursday he wants to expand gambling in Kentucky and use the proceeds to help fund the state's struggling public pension systems. Beshear, one of four Democrats seeking their party's...

Jim Beam donation to create Kentucky spirits institute

Apr. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam bourbon says it will donate $5 million to the University of Kentucky to establish the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits to teach the next generation of master distillers. Beam Suntory top executive Albert Baladi says the donation is an investment in bourbon's...

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

Apr. 18, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally, rating the health initiative as one of his top priorities. The Senate leader said his bill will cover all tobacco...

Man pleads guilty in boy's 2014 death in Kentucky park

Apr. 17, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 12-year-old boy in a Kentucky park more than four years ago. News outlets report Joseph Cambron's trial was set for later this month. Cambron was originally charged with murder in the death of Ray Etheridge in Louisville's...

Woman sues over melon linked to US salmonella outbreak

Apr. 17, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Kentucky woman is suing an Indiana-based company that issued a recall last week for melon products linked to a salmonella outbreak. Fifty-year-old Tammy France of Louisville alleges in her federal lawsuit that she spent a week hospitalized with salmonella poisoning after eating...