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Kentucky state police investigating inmate's death

Apr. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a Graves County Jail inmate. According to a news release, the McCracken County Coroner's Office alerted the Kentucky State Police of the inmate's death earlier Sunday morning. The inmate, who was not identified, was...

Kentucky diocese IDs priests 'credibly' accused of abuse

Apr. 16, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky, has released a list of priests it says have been "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors. The Messenger-Inquirer of Owensboro reports the bishop of the diocese, the Most Rev. William Medley, released the list of 15 priests Friday....

Winners announced in Kentucky AP broadcasters contest

Apr. 13, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Winners were announced Saturday in the annual Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition to honor the best in college and professional broadcast journalism in 2018. The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing thousands of U.S. newspapers broadcasters. The...

Former coach pleads not guilty to sex abuse, child porn

Apr. 12, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A former high school fishing coach has pleaded not guilty to charges of sex abuse and child pornography. The Paducah Sun reports John Parks appeared in court Thursday to answer to one count of first-degree sexual abuse and 10 counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual...

Youth basketball coach charged with assaulting referee

Apr. 8, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan youth basketball coach accused of punching a Kentucky referee, knocking him unconscious, has been charged with assault. News outlets cite a statement from the McCracken County sheriff's office in Kentucky that says 40-year-old Keyon Menifield of Flint,...

Charges dropped against Kentucky high school principal

Apr. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a Kentucky high school principal who had been accused of mishandling a student's allegations of sex abuse. News outlets report that Michael Ceglinski is returning to his job at McCracken County High School after the last charge against him was...

The Latest: Possible tornado damage reported in Alabama

Mar. 14, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Severe weather moving through Alabama caused heavy damage in parts of Cullman and Lawrence counties and moderate damage in Blount County, but no injuries have been reported. The National Weather Service reports a...

Officials: Tornado hits Kentucky, leaving damage, injury

Mar. 14, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A tornado touched down Thursday in Kentucky, leaving some damage and at least one injury, officials said. A state of emergency was declared in a western Kentucky county where the storm spread damage around a 5-square-mile (13-square kilometer) area, knocking down power lines and...

Kentucky man drowns on flooded roadway

Mar. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a western Kentucky man pulled from flood water over a roadway has died. News outlets report emergency crews responded to a call Tuesday evening reporting a vehicle in high water with two people inside. McCracken County Sheriff Matt Carter said the driver, 61-year-old...

Prosecutor drops 1 charge against high school principal

Mar. 4, 2019 10:23 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor says he has dropped one of two charges against a high school principal accused of not reporting a student's allegations of sex abuse to police. News outlets report McCracken County Attorney Sam Clymer said he dismissed an official misconduct charge against...