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GOP redistricting measures draw court challenge in Kentucky

Jan. 20, 2022 20:30 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's newly drawn congressional and state House maps drew a swift court challenge Thursday as GOP lawmakers overrode the Democratic governor's vetoes of the redistricting bills. The lawsuit claimed the boundaries approved by the Republican-dominated...

McConnell: Black people vote at similar rates to 'Americans'

Jan. 20, 2022 16:24 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is drawing criticism for comments he made shortly before the GOP blocked a federal elections bill, when he said that “African American” voters cast ballots at similar rates to “Americans.” The minority leader...

Curry returns to help Louisville top Boston College 67-54

Jan. 19, 2022 23:39 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sidney Curry returned from injury to score 13 points, Noah Locke and Jae'Lyn Withers each added 10 points and Louisville beat Boston College 67-54 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak. The Atlantic Coast Conference game started 75 minutes late...

Kentucky's governor vetoes GOP-drawn redistricting plans

Jan. 19, 2022 20:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed Republican-crafted maps for congressional and state House districts Wednesday, saying the boundaries reflect “unconstitutional political gerrymandering.” Both measures overwhelmingly cleared the GOP-dominated...

July trial set for Kentucky man charged in Indiana killing

Jan. 19, 2022 15:34 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge set a July trial Wednesday for a Kentucky man charged in the 2018 slaying of a Terre Haute man. Vigo Superior Court Judge John Roach ordered Zavius E. King, 28, of Louisville, Kentucky, held without bond and set his jury trial for July 11. ...

Simmons College to use donation to expand

Jan. 19, 2022 04:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Simmons College will use a donation from the National Baptist Convention of America to expand its campus and purchase one of the first public schools for Black students in Kentucky, officials said. The National Baptist Convention gave the Historically Black...

Ali Center marks boxing legend's birthday with events

Jan. 17, 2022 04:02 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville is hosting a blood drive and other special events Monday to mark what would have been the boxing legend's 80th birthday. Monday will also be the first day of work for the center's new president and CEO, Marilyn Jackson....

Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

Jan. 14, 2022 18:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can’t perform this most basic of functions. The slowdowns...

Smith, Van Lith rally No. 3 Louisville women past Syracuse

Jan. 13, 2022 22:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With every possession looming large, Kianna Smith and Hailey Van Lith calmly seized the chances that No. 3 Louisville needed them to against Syracuse. Smith and Van Lith each scored 20 points, with Van Lith making a couple of clutch baskets to spark a...

2 arrested in shooting of off-duty Kentucky sheriff's deputy

Jan. 13, 2022 17:53 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two men have been charged in the death of a Kentucky sheriff's deputy who was shot while working an off-duty security job last year. Jesse Johnson, 28, and Marquis Mitchell, 18, were charged with murder in a Jefferson County indictment unsealed Thursday,...