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Louisville juvenile detention center to reopen after repairs

Jan. 26, 2023 16:23 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state juvenile detention facility deemed unsafe in Louisville will soon reopen after undergoing weeks of repairs, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Jefferson County Regional Juvenile Detention Center has undergone upgrades to doors, locks and fire alarm...

Former jail officer sentenced to 3 years for excessive force

Jan. 26, 2023 12:06 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky jail officer convicted in federal court of using unlawful force on an inmate has been sentenced to three years in prison. Darrell Taylor, a former officer with the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, acknowledged he made a mistake...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 26, 2023 01:40 AM EST

Ashland Daily Independent. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Study could yield useful vaccine info To solve a problem, you must know the facts. Even though we sometimes poke fun at studies and research that seem to reveal the obvious, scientific study is the way to find...

Former Ky. state trooper sentenced to 8 months in fraud case

Jan. 25, 2023 17:58 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky State Police lieutenant colonel has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking ammunition and weapons from the state armory over several years. Michael Crawford, 58, was sentenced in federal court Wednesday on one count of defrauding...

Students can apply to serve on education advisory panel

Jan. 25, 2023 04:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Applications are now available for Kentucky high school students interested in serving on the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council. The group meets monthly with Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass and Kentucky Department of Education staff to...

Tshiebwe posts double-double as Kentucky beats Vandy 69-53

Jan. 24, 2023 23:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 69-53 Tuesday night for the Wildcats' longest winning streak this season at four straight. Kentucky (14-6, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) also won its 14th consecutive game in...

Kentucky has 2nd high-ground site to relocate flood victims

Jan. 24, 2023 17:06 PM EST

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — State officials have secured another eastern Kentucky site with higher ground to build new homes for flooding victims. The 50-acre site is just a few miles from downtown Hazard, and the first-phase plan includes 150 new homes, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. The...

State: Juveniles attack staff at Kentucky detention center

Jan. 24, 2023 16:59 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three youths attacked workers at a juvenile detention center in Bowling Green in the latest violent outburst reported in the troubled system being overhauled by Kentucky's governor, the state said Tuesday. The three juveniles kicked and punched staff during...

Grasslands institute gets $495K grant for Cumberland Plateau

Jan. 24, 2023 05:01 AM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southeastern Grasslands Institute is developing a grasslands conservation plan for the Cumberland Plateau in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, thanks to a $495,000 federal grant. The money from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will...

Ky. gov touts program to strengthen drug epidemic fight

Jan. 24, 2023 04:03 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky communities can apply for certification through a program that evaluates the services being offered to residents seeking help for drug or alcohol addiction, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The governor announced the creation of the Recovery Ready Communities...