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Kentucky remembers tornado victims as rebuilding continues

Dec. 10, 2022 01:08 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Chris Bullock has a lot to be grateful for as she decorates her new home for Christmas, after spending much of the past year in a camper with her family. One year ago Saturday, a massive tornado obliterated wide swaths of her Kentucky hometown of Dawson...

Today in History: December 10, Mandela is mourned

Dec. 10, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2022. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 2013, South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Obama...

Man convicted in 2018 killing of Fort Campbell soldier

Dec. 09, 2022 18:15 PM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier was convicted this week of killing her in a 2018 off-duty shooting at the sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Victor Everette Silvers of Clarksville, Tennessee, was convicted by a federal jury...

Workers at GM joint venture battery plant vote to join UAW

Dec. 09, 2022 09:38 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Workers at a General Motors joint venture electric vehicle battery factory in Ohio have voted to join the United Auto Workers union. About 900 workers at the new plant near Warren, Ohio, are the first to decide on union representation at a battery plant. The...

Kentucky leads the way in improving college completion rates

Dec. 09, 2022 05:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is at the head of the pack nationally for its improvements in six-year college completion rates, state higher education officials said. The six-year college completion rate in Kentucky increased by 1.1 percentage points, making it one of only five...

White supremacy gang members sentenced to decades in prison

Dec. 08, 2022 18:57 PM EST

A top leader and another member of the white supremacy prison gang “Aryan Circle” have been sentenced to decades in prison for their part in several gang-related stabbings, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Thursday. William Glenn Chunn, known as “Big Head,” was...

New lawsuit filed by workers in Ky. factory hit by tornado

Dec. 08, 2022 17:59 PM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A group of workers who claim they were not allowed to leave a Kentucky candle factory before a tornado destroyed the building have filed a second lawsuit against the company. The suit filed Thursday in Graves County accuses Mayfield Consumer Products and one of...

Kentucky gov unveils changes to juvenile detention system

Dec. 08, 2022 17:02 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday announced plans to revamp Kentucky's troubled juvenile detention system by assigning male teenagers to facilities based on the severity of their offenses. The new classification system — for male juveniles ages 14 and older —...

Kentucky RB Rodriguez to skip bowl, prepare for NFL draft

Dec. 08, 2022 14:23 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. says on social media that he will skip the Music City Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft. The senior’s announcement Thursday on his Instagram account comes a day after Wildcats quarterback Will Levis announced he...

Kentucky Gov. Beshear criticizes Trump, gently knocks Biden

Dec. 08, 2022 12:59 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, of Kentucky, criticized former President Donald Trump for dining with a white nationalist and gently distanced himself from current President Joe Biden as he tries to make own way in his 2023 bid for reelection in his Republican-dominated state....