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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...

Kentucky city's Catholic archbishop is battling cancer

Jul. 15, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Catholic archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced that he's battling bladder cancer. Seventy-two-year-old Joseph Kurtz has served as archbishop since 2007. He says he will undergo at least 12 weeks of immunotherapy and chemotherapy before having surgery to remove his...

ASL interpreters bring songs to life for deaf people

Jul. 13, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Wearing sunglasses, tattoos and a tank top, Blake Noland bounced his head to the beat in front of the stage at Louisville's Waterfront Park, raising a beer as the band launched into a guitar solo. Deaf since birth, Noland couldn't hear a thing. At least not with his ears. But he felt...

Man charged with murder in co-worker's shooting at tire shop

Jul. 10, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana teenager has been charged with murder in a tire shop shooting that left a fellow employee dead following an argument. Jeffersonville Police Lt. Isaac Parker says 19-year-old Bobby Powell of Jeffersonville was arrested soon after the shooting Tuesday morning at...

Louisville Zoo awaiting birth of 200-pound baby

Jul. 10, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Zoo is expecting the birth of a 200-pound (90 kilogram) baby. The Courier Journal reports , staff is on 24-hour watch since a 33-year-old African elephant there entered her birthing window. Elephants have a long gestation period, and Mikki has been pregnant since...