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Univ. of Louisville has successful research funding haul

Jul. 19, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville says it has had its most successful year securing funding for research since 2012, with more than $150 million flowing in for projects. The university says the funding was for the fiscal year 2018-19. It's an increase of $14 million from the previous...

More than 100 pigs die in wreck on Kentucky highway

Jul. 19, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — More than 100 pigs have died in a wreck along a highway in Kentucky. The Courier Journal reports a semitrailer carrying nearly 180 pigs overturned Wednesday on Interstate 65 near Louisville, spilling the creatures and shutting down the roadway. Louisville police spokesman Matthew...

Kentucky reports drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018

Jul. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of rising death tolls from a surge in drug addiction, Kentucky officials on Thursday reported the first statewide drop in drug overdose deaths since 2013. A new report indicated that 1,333 people died from drug overdoses in 2018, down nearly 15% from a record 1,566 deaths...

Ky. agencies get federal funding to fight youth homelessness

Jul. 18, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Six homeless agencies in Louisville, Kentucky, have received a combined $3.4 million in federal funding to care for homeless youth. A Louisville's Coalition for the Homeless statement says funding comes from a federal Housing and Urban Development program aimed at ending youth...

Bevin, Beshear clash on several issues at farm bureau forum

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear clashed on education and health care policies while sharing the stage for a forum before Kentucky's most influential agricultural group that turned feisty Wednesday. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters,...

Officer fatally shoots man at southern Indiana truck stop

Jul. 17, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's officer fatally shot a man at a southern Indiana truck stop after the man was seen firing a handgun into the ground. Indiana State Police say officers from the Clark County sheriff's office responded around midday Tuesday to Love's Travel Stop near Memphis...

Body of missing Kentucky fisherman found in Alaska river

Jul. 16, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska state medical examiner says a body recovered from the Susitna River was that of a missing 76-year-old Kentucky fisherman. William "Bill" Hartlage of Louisville disappeared last month while fly fishing. A family member on June 27 told Alaska State Troopers that Hartlage...

Louisville officers won't serve in schools this fall

Jul. 16, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Schools in Kentucky's largest city won't have Louisville Metro Police acting as resource officers when classes begin this fall. The Courier-Journal reports the decision by the agency is due to the city's $35 million budget deficit. The decision comes as school districts around the...

Rand Paul touts efforts to increase legal immigration to US

Jul. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One way to reduce the tide of immigrants entering the United States illegally is to expand federal laws allowing newcomers to enter the country legally, Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Monday. The Kentucky lawmaker touted two bills that he's sponsoring in an attempt to increase...

Police: 2 bodies found in Louisville apartment

Jul. 15, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in an apartment. Louisville Metro spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told news outlets the bodies of a man who appeared to be in his 60s and a woman who appeared to be in her 30s were found Sunday afternoon. Smiley says it...