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Officer fired after person injured in accidental discharge

Aug. 14, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police officer was fired after accidentally discharging his personal handgun while off duty and striking another person, police said. Lexington Officer Nickolas Edge reported the incident Sunday when he accidentally discharged his gun, police said. The person hit suffered a...

New project aims to reduce evictions in Jefferson County

Aug. 14, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has announced an initiative aimed at reducing eviction cases in the state's largest county. The Eviction Diversion Pilot Project will begin operating in Jefferson District Court on Aug. 24, the Administrative Office of the Courts said. It will connect...

Serena Williams returns a shot to her sister Venus Williams during the WTA tennis tournament in Nicholasville, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Sibling rivalry: Serena beats Venus to take 31st meeting

Aug. 13, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — There was zero interaction between the two, not even a furtive glance, when Venus Williams walked past Serena Williams in the Top Seed Open's warmup area Thursday before their 31st matchup as pros. Moments later, both headed to the court, each wearing a face covering — Serena...

Kentucky governor points to virus spread among children

Aug. 13, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear pointed Thursday to the spread of COVID-19 among children in urging school districts to show patience and hold off resuming in-person classes until late September. The state's public health commissioner warned that Kentucky's coronavirus cases have spiked to record...

4 injured in house explosion in Kentucky, cause investigated

Aug. 13, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — Four people were injured when a house exploded Thursday in Kentucky, officials said. The explosion in Brandenburg happened shortly before noon on Old Ekron Road, news outlets reported. The injured were taken to hospitals, but the extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known....

Beshear, Rogers praise abandoned mines pilot projects

Aug. 13, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers celebrated in a virtual ceremony Thursday the completion of economic development and tourism-related projects on abandoned mine lands. The projects in Perry, Floyd and Clay counties received more than $14 million in Abandoned Mine...

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville, Ky. on  Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.  Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Palmer said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Breonna Taylor's mother: I'm trying to be patient

Aug. 13, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Breonna Taylor's mother said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged. But it's hard, she said, when every day feels like the day her daughter died. Tamika Palmer appeared with civil...

FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Preakness winner Oxbow, left, enters the track for a light workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is at rear. The order of the Triple Crown races could be different this year. “If you go from a mile-and-a-half and start dropping back, it’s going to change a lot,” said Lukas, winner of 14 Triple Crown races. “It’ll change how you train, it’ll change the type of horse that will end up in the Derby. It’ll be a very, very significant change.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas recovering from COVID-19

Aug. 13, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Kentucky Derby winner, is recovering after recently testing positive for COVID-19. His condition was disclosed in a tweet posted by grandson Brady Wayne Lukas. “Wayne recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has since been...

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission votes to sue state

Aug. 13, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The board that oversees the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has voted to sue Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration in an effort to keep the agency's current commissioner. The vote Wednesday by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission comes amid a dispute...

City repeats meeting after complaints over tech issues

Aug. 13, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky city has repeated a virtual meeting after complaints were filed about technical problems when officials met last month. The Paducah City Commission repeated its July 28 virtual meeting on Tuesday and revoted on agenda items, news outlets reported. Mayor Brandi Harless...