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Police: Officer fatally shoots man during altercation

Oct. 29, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — An officer with a Kentucky sheriff's department has fatally shot a man during an altercation, police said. The altercation occurred shortly after the Trigg County Sheriff's Office responded Wednesday afternoon to a home in Cadiz, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. The responding...

Get-out-the-vote letter writer Nancy Gehman poses for a photo at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gehman is one of 182,000 people who have participated in Vote Forward, a 50-state letter-writing campaign to more than 17.5 million homes. In the best of times, it’s a massive logistical challenge to get millions out to vote. In 2020, the difficulty has been dramatically compounded: by fear of the coronavirus, by complications and confusion over mail-in ballots, by palpable anxiety over the bitter divisions in the country. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

Oh Deer: Drivers should watch for bucks, does along roadways

Oct. 29, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Oh deer! Drivers should watch for bucks and does along Kentucky roadways this fall, officials said. Shorter periods of daylight and cooler temperatures trigger deer breeding season, which leads to more deer-related crashes, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said Wednesday...

Distillers set records for bourbon aging in warehouses

Oct. 29, 2020 4:21 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's a milestone bourbon drinkers can toast to. Kentucky bourbon makers stockpiled a modern-era record amount of products aging in warehouses. A report shows more than 9.2 million barrels of bourbon are being stored in Kentucky, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association said...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of supporters in Lawrenceburg, Ky., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Barrett confirmation rises as issue in Kentucky Senate race

Oct. 28, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a victory lap Wednesday for shepherding Amy Coney Barrett onto the U.S. Supreme Court, while his Democratic challenger questioned his priorities. Amy McGrath said the Republican should have done more to deliver more coronavirus aid to...

Kentucky surpasses 100,000 coronavirus cases

Oct. 28, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing its worst coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began, Kentucky surged past 100,000 total COVID-19 cases Wednesday as Gov. Andy Beshear bluntly warned that people are putting themselves at risk if they fail to wear masks in public. The governor reported 1,864 new confirmed...

FILE - Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.    Two grand jurors told CBS “This Morning” in an interview Wednesday, Oct. 28,  that many members of the grand jury were upset over statements by Cameron, that the grand jury “agreed” that the homicide charges against the officers were not on the table because the Louisville police officers were justified in returning fire at Taylor’s apartment.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Breonna Taylor's mother wants new prosecutor to probe cops

Oct. 28, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The mother of Breonna Taylor is calling for a new special prosecutor to investigate police actions in her daughter's death, adding her voice to two grand jurors who are speaking out about the Kentucky attorney general's handling of the case. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Swiss Skydiver (4), with Robby Albarado aboard, wins the 145th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Obscured behind Swiss Skydiver is Authentic, ridden by John Velazquez. Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Breeders' Cup Classic may feature Triple Crown race winners

Oct. 28, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. Besides Authentic, second to...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Oct. 28, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Oct. 28 The Daily News on trick-or-treating during Halloween amid the coronavirus pandemic: There is something special about Halloween that has caused it to retain its popularity from generation to generation. Halloween is a fun time, especially for kids....

Kentucky Guard to assist local officials on Election Day

Oct. 28, 2020 4:14 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard is preparing to assist local officials at polling locations in 38 counties on Election Day. About 280 guardsmen will provide logistical and administrative support next Tuesday, Guard officials said. They are stepping in because many poll workers and...