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Indiana man asks court to review sentence in wife's slaying

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man who was sentenced to 65 years in prison last year for killing his wife and dismembering and hiding her body has asked the Indiana Supreme Court to review his sentence. Judson K. Hoover's petition to the state's high court...

Potential McConnell rival cleared years after GOP complaint

Oct. 27, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two years after the Kentucky Republican party filed a complaint against a potential challenger to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Federal Election Commission has unanimously dropped it. Matt Jones, host of the popular Kentucky Sports Radio, was...

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to expand in Kentucky

Oct. 27, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program is expanding throughout Kentucky, the state's Department of Education announced Tuesday. With the goal of inspiring a love of reading, the voluntary program gifts books each month to...

Crews to reconstruct part of highway prone to landslides

Oct. 27, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A section of U.S. 42 in northern Kentucky that has been prone to landslides will be closed for two years so that crews can reconstruct the roadway. The closure of the 1.2-mile section of highway in Gallatin County will begin Nov. 1, a statement...

Beshear: Federal COVID-19 funeral assistance available

Oct. 27, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Financial assistance is available for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funds are available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. So far, 2,500 Kentuckians have received...

ACLU sues Kentucky Corrections Department over inmate mail

Oct. 26, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky and the Department of Public Advocacy have filed a lawsuit alleging some state prisons are violating the rights of inmates who receive legal mail from their attorneys. State prisons are confiscating...

Kentucky reports 1,493 new COVID-19 cases, 25 virus deaths

Oct. 26, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported nearly 1,500 new COVID-19 cases and 25 more virus-related deaths on Tuesday, while the statewide rate of residents testing positive for the virus continued to drop. The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized in Kentucky fell...

Tipoff: In era of rampant transfers, Texas stands out

Oct. 26, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Texas’ Chris Beard prepared for his first season coaching at his alma mater by assembling a virtual all-star team of transfers from across the country. Now it’s a matter of finding out how quickly these new Longhorns can establish chemistry. ...

Officials say police fatally shoot man who fired at officers

Oct. 26, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky police responding to a domestic disturbance fatally shot a man early Tuesday who fired at officers, officials said. Louisville Metro Police officers were responding to an argument at an apartment and were informed that a male at the scene...

Berea College president to retire in 2023

Oct. 26, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — The president of Berea College is retiring in 2023. Lyle Roelofs, who became the school's ninth president in 2012, will step down June 30, 2023, the college said Monday. During his tenure, Roelofs transformed the campus and elevated the college’s...