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  • Wave of criminal activity ends with gunfire in BR neighborhood

    July 19, 2017 12:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police have worked somewhere in the neighborhood of three-dozen investigations in the Old South Baton Rouge area since the beginning of the month data posted on the city's Citizen Connect portal shows. A check of reports of crimes came Wednesday morning after a wave of overnight... more »
  • Kentucky student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

    April 28, 2017 11:44 AM

    LEXINGTON - Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky. Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader it happened Friday morning at Transylvania University. He said... more »
  • Toyota announces $1.33 billion investment in Kentucky plant

    April 10, 2017 8:05 AM

    LOUISVILLE - Toyota says it's investing $1.3 billion to retool its sprawling Georgetown, Kentucky, factory where its flagship Camry sedans are built. The automaker said Monday that no new factory jobs are being added, but the investment will sustain the existing 8,200 jobs at Toyota's largest plant, where nearly one-fourth... more »
  • Kentucky principal admits stealing porn from student phones

    January 5, 2017 11:49 AM

    LOUISVILLE- Investigators say a fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students' phones so that he could steal pornographic images from them. News outlets report that 36-year-old former LaRue County High School principal Stephen Kyle Goodlett was indicted Wednesday in Louisville on federal charges of possessing and transporting... more »
  • Girl, 9, swims to safety after mother killed in crash

    December 6, 2016 1:38 PM

    MANCHESTER, Ky. - Authorities say a 9-year-old Kentucky girl was able to swim to safety after the car she was in plunged into a creek, killing her mother. Kentucky State Police trooper Lloyd Cochran said in a news release that Mylee Murphy was in the vehicle with her mother, 34-year-old... more »
  • Police: Man drives through Kentucky memorial cross display

    May 28, 2016 10:56 PM

    HENDERSON, Ky. - Police say a Memorial Day cross display in Kentucky that honors the names of 5,000 veterans of conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War has been vandalized by a driver who plowed through the crosses. Jennifer Richmond, a spokesman for the Henderson Police Department, said the community... more »
  • Nyquist sweeps to Derby to stay unbeaten

    May 7, 2016 9:54 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's Nyquist! Nyquist stormed into the lead on the turn for home and won the Kentucky Derby to become just the eighth undefeated horse to win the Run for the Roses. With his 1 ¼-length win over Exaggerator on Saturday, Nyquist ran his unbeaten record to 8... more »
  • Kentucky takes game 1 against LSU softball

    April 9, 2016 9:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After a no hitter for nearly seven innings, No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats finally put one run on the board to defeat No. 8 LSU 1-0 Saturday at Tiger Park. LSU’s Carley Hoover halted the Kentucky bats for most of the day, striking out 10 and walking... more »
  • Rand Paul runs for president, has to settle for a caucus

    February 4, 2016 11:24 AM

    FRANKFORT - Rand Paul has ended his presidential campaign after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. But the lasting impact of his once promising presidential bid could be a caucus in his home state. Kentucky Republicans changed their election calendar to hold a presidential caucus March 5 so Paul... more »
  • I-75 reopens; Kentucky cars stranded for hours

    January 23, 2016 3:00 PM

    LEXINGTON - Police say the southbound lanes are open but northbound remains closed after hundreds of drivers were stranded overnight on Interstate 75 in south-central Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said Saturday morning that they anticipate opening the remaining lanes before noon. Trooper Lloyd Cochran says he doesn't have a figure... more »
  • Murray's 14 points lead No. 9 Kentucky women over Auburn

    January 17, 2016 3:43 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Taylor Murray scored a career-high 14 points to lead No. 9 Kentucky to a 54-47 victory over Auburn on Sunday. Murray hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining after Auburn rallied from a 47-37 deficit to pull within 47-45. Kentucky made four of six free throws in... more »
  • LSU wins at the PMAC Tuesday

    January 5, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU deflated number nine Kentucky at the PMAC Tuesday night. The Tigers' basketball team won 85 to 67 in a back-to-back conference win. LSU beat Vanderbilt on the road January 2nd. "We don't take any wins for granted. It feels great," freshman forward Ben Simmons... more »
  • Kentucky woman arrested after boyfriend found in freezer

    October 4, 2015 2:39 PM

    SOMERSET, Ky. - A Kentucky woman is under arrest after her boyfriend's body was discovered in a freezer inside the couple's living room. A missing persons report was filed for 68-year-old Gary Ray Jenks last Tuesday. Fifty-one-year-old Teresa Owens was arrested the following day after deputies searched the couple's home.... more »
  • Clerk jailed over gay marriage says pope encouraged her

    September 30, 2015 8:36 AM

    LOUISVILLE, KY.- The Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples says Pope Francis told her to stay strong when the two met briefly during his visit to the United States last week. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, didn't deny the encounter... more »
  • Clerk Kim Davis switching parties to become a Republican

    September 25, 2015 4:01 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats. Davis' made the announcement while in Washington, D.C., to attend the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, Liberty Counsel spokeswoman Charla Bansley said Friday. Liberty Counsel... more »
  • Flying brisket whacks woman amid beef at barbecue festival

    September 15, 2015 12:29 PM

    DANVILLE, Ky. - Police say a woman was hit with a hot flying brisket when a contestant's temper flared during a beef over a shared cooker at a central Kentucky barbecue festival. Danville police say they were called to the Kentucky State BBQ Festival after a dispute was reported between... more »
  • Governor says marriage licenses are valid

    September 14, 2015 11:52 AM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - All sides appear to be satisfied with the way the clerk's office is handling marriage licenses in Kentucky's Rowan County. Clerk Kim Davis returned to work today for the first time since she spent five days in jail for refusing to give licenses to same-sex couples. Today,... more »
  • Suspect in Kentucky trooper's shooting is shot and killed

    September 14, 2015 10:03 AM

    EDDYVILLE, KY- Police say the man accused of fatally shooting a Kentucky trooper has been shot and killed after an hours-long manhunt. Trooper Jay Thomas, a state police spokesman, says 25-year-old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks of Missouri was shot by police Monday morning when he refused to drop his weapon.... more »
  • Freed Kentucky clerk to skip work until Monday

    September 9, 2015 4:54 PM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - The day after she was released from jail, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis announced she would stay home from work until Monday, leaving unanswered whether she'll comply with a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis's attorneys with the Christian law firm Liberty Counsel... more »
  • Kentucky clerk released from jail

    September 8, 2015 12:47 PM

    GRAYSON, Ky. - The Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs has been released from jail, where she's was held since Thursday on a contempt of court charge. She emerged Tuesday afternoon to hundreds of supporters outside the jail. They sang "Amazing Grace"... more »
  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk's contempt hearing was 'charade'

    September 4, 2015 3:38 PM

    MOREHEAD, KY - An attorney for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis says the contempt hearing a federal judge held was a "charade." Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said U.S. District Judge David Bunning knew he was going to send Davis to jail on Thursday before he heard one word... more »
  • Gay Kentucky couple receives marriage license

    September 4, 2015 8:56 AM

    KENTUCKY- A gay couple walked out of a Kentucky clerk's office with a marriage license, hours after the county's defiant clerk was hauled to jail for refusing to license same-sex marriages. William Smith Jr. and James Yates, a couple for nearly a decade, were the first to receive a marriage... more »
  • Judge orders defiant Kentucky clerk to jail

    September 3, 2015 1:15 PM

    ASHLAND, Ky. - A federal judge has ordered a defiant Kentucky clerk to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. U.S. District Judge David Bunning told Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis she would be jailed until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. Davis... more »
  • Part of Mississippi River closes; 2 boats collide, spill oil in Kentucky

    September 3, 2015 11:56 AM

    PADUCAH, Ky. - The U.S. Coast Guard says part of the Mississippi River has been closed as crews investigate and clean up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats. The Coast Guard says the collision Wednesday evening near Paducah, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying... more »
  • Couples ask judge to fine Kentucky clerk

    September 1, 2015 11:14 AM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Two gay couples have asked a federal judge to punish a Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue them marriage licenses by fining her, but not sending her to jail. Lawyers for the couples filed the motion to hold Rowan County clerk Kim Davis in contempt of... more »
  • Kentucky clerk called to hearing over marriage licences

    September 1, 2015 8:59 AM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - An attorney says the Kentucky clerk who won't issue marriage licenses and all her deputy clerks have been called for a federal court hearing Thursday morning. Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins says the federal court alerted him that a hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday... more »
  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    August 31, 2015 7:46 PM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky county clerk who says her Christian faith should exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court on Monday denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' request for a stay while she pursues an... more »
  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    August 28, 2015 4:28 PM

    FRANKFORT, KY - A Kentucky county clerk who has been denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene on her behalf. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons. She stopped issuing all marriage licenses the day after... more »
  • Kentucky clerk again refuses to grant marriage license

    August 27, 2015 12:14 PM

    MOREHEAD - A Kentucky county clerk temporarily closed her office Thursday, hours after denying a marriage license to a same-sex couple. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in the two months since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the country.... more »
  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    August 26, 2015 5:04 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis objects to issuing same-sex marriage licenses for religious reasons. She stopped issuing marriage licenses the day after the U.S. Supreme Court... more »
  • Vermont Legislature investigating inmate's death

    August 8, 2015 12:54 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Vermont Legislature is investigating the death of a Vermont inmate who was beaten at a private prison in Kentucky and died six weeks later. The cause of his death remains unclear. An autopsy completed last month revealed 66-year-old sex offender James Nicholson died of a combination... more »
  • Kentucky clerk prayed over decision to stop issuing marriage licenses

    July 20, 2015 3:25 PM

    COVINGTON, Ky. - A county clerk in Kentucky says she prayed and fasted for months before deciding to stop issuing marriage licenses once the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis testified Monday in a federal hearing stemming from a lawsuit brought against her by... more »
  • Kentucky clerk: Let people buy marriage licenses online

    July 6, 2015 3:07 PM

    FRANKFORT - A Kentucky clerk of court wants the state to issue marriage licenses online so he doesn't have to. Casey County Clerk Casey Davis says same-sex marriage violates his religious beliefs. He stopped issuing marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. On Monday, Davis... more »
  • Kentucky clerk sued for not issuing gay-marriage licenses

    July 2, 2015 6:37 PM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses - or any marriage licenses at all - following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told The Associated Press that... more »
  • Kentucky clerks object to ruling, halt marriage licenses

    June 29, 2015 2:53 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A few court clerks in Kentucky are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. Casey County Clerk Casey Davis says his religious convictions will not allow him to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.... more »
  • 40 year fugitive surrenders

    April 22, 2015 7:39 PM

    FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY- A man called the sheriff's office in Franklin County, Kentucky, with a wild tale a deputy had to check out for himself. What he found was a 66-year-old frail man who spent more than 40-years on the run from the law who wanted to give up. ... more »
  • Final Four set with Duke, Michigan State joining Kentucky, Wisconsin next weekend

    March 29, 2015 6:31 PM

    HOUSTON - Duke University capped off a weekend of mostly chalk, as the Blue Devils beat Gonzaga 66-52 to earn the last spot in college basketball's Final Four. The Blue Devils are one of three #1 seeds in the Final Four, joining Midwest #1 Kentucky, West #1 Wisconsin and... more »
  • Chinea hits inside the park home run, LSU wins 7-3

    March 28, 2015 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU first baseman Chris Chinea didn't have a home run before Saturday. And not many could've predicted his first would be inside the park. Tied at 2-2 in the 8th, the power slugger hitting a 3-run inside the park HR to give the Tigers the lead... more »
  • LSU pitchers to challenge strong-hitting Kentucky

    March 27, 2015 8:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The top-ranked LSU Tigers host Kentucky starting tonight for a weekend SEC series at Alex Box Stadium. LSU (22-3, 4-2 SEC) is coming off their 13-7 against Tulane Tuesday, the third straight win for the Tigers. The team is ranked No. 1 in the Baseball America... more »
  • Midwest and West Regional NCAA hoops action tonight

    March 26, 2015 10:13 AM

    Kentucky continues its push for an unbeaten season and national championship tonight with a Midwest Regional semifinal in Cleveland against West Virginia. In the Mountaineers of coach Bob Huggins, the Wildcats are facing a team that thinks defense first and presses all the time. And for what it's worth, Huggins... more »
  • Kentucky town has had enough of the 'Frozen' weather

    February 19, 2015 1:40 PM

    HARLAN, Ky. - The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular "Frozen" character's arrest. Police in the small, rural town of Harlan posted a Facebook message Wednesday about Elsa. They wrote: "Suspect... more »
  • Sellout expected when LSU takes on #1 Kentucky tonight

    February 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The biggest game of the season for the LSU Men's Basketball team is tonight. A sell-out crowd is expected when they take on the undefeated, top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. The #1 team in the country is 23-0 as they roll into Baton Rouge, while the Tigers have... more »
  • A toast to compromise

    February 2, 2015 7:41 PM

    LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY- Some people in Kentucky are sending a barrel of bourbon to Washington hoping it will spark some conversation and compromise. They call the "Bourbon Barrel of Compromise." It was filled Monday in Lexington and was loaded onto a bus. It is headed to the Intercontinental Willard Hotel... more »
  • Police: Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash; police ID 4 dead

    January 3, 2015 10:26 AM

    EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Federal authorities have arrived at the scene of a Kentucky plane crash that a 7-year-old girl survived after it killed four members of her family. Kentucky State Police Sgt. Dean Patterson says Federal Aviation Administration officials have arrived, and investigators with the National Transportation Safety board also... more »
  • Ministry has New Year's Eve Times Square message

    December 30, 2014 5:15 PM

    PETERSBURG, KY - The Christian ministry that operates the Creation Museum in Kentucky will be running a video ad in New York's Times Square during the annual New Year's Eve celebration. Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham says the 15-second message will be seen seven minutes per hour over Broadway... more »
  • Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP poll, Duke No. 2

    December 8, 2014 1:01 PM

    Kentucky is still No. 1, and this time on top of every ballot. The Wildcats (9-0) became a unanimous No. 1 team in the new AP poll Monday, getting the first-place votes on all 64 ballots cast. Syracuse spent two weeks as a unanimous No. 1 last season. Wisconsin had... more »
  • $28,000 for first bottle of bourbon

    November 25, 2014 7:53 PM

    LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY- A glass of bourbon from one of Kentucky's newest distillers will cost a pretty penny. An auction of a bottle from Boundary Oaks Distillery fetched $28,000 at auction and ranks as one of the most expensive bottles ever sold. All of the money will go to charity.... more »
  • No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    October 22, 2014 11:37 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southeastern Conference's Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida. Kentucky got all 20 first-place votes from the media panel to finish with 280 points with Florida second, garnering 258... more »
  • LSU takes huge lead into 4th quarter, up 41-3 on Kentucky

    October 18, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers took advantage of a number of Kentucky mistakes, building a 41-3 lead in the 4th quarter over Kentucky. The Tigers scored on their first drive after Kentucky gave LSU a short field to begin the game and finishing with a Leonard Fournette score... more »
  • Alumni to join up with LSU Tiger Marching Band

    October 15, 2014 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 700 members of the LSU Tiger Marching Band will take to the field at halftime during next Saturday's football game against Kentucky as alumni and students combine to form a massive Golden Band from Tigerland of past and present. Along with the current 325... more »
  • Nighttime kickoff announced for LSU vs. Kentucky

    October 7, 2014 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff time for LSU's Oct. 18 meeting with Kentucky is set for 6:30 p.m. with the game to be televised exclusively on the SEC Network, according to an announcement from the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday morning. The announcement of yet another night game in Death Valley... more »
  • Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

    August 17, 2014 10:43 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky bourbon companies are making more booze than they have since the 1970s, but the high production also holds an inherent risk. To put it in bartenders' lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before it's even ordered. Hitting the... more »
  • City's gas station takeover saves residents at the pump Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:20 AM

    SOMERSET, KY - A town in Kentucky has come up with a unique way to help its citizens save at the pump. City leaders of Somerset were hearing complaints from residents about rising gas prices, so they took action and bought a gas station. The city-run gas station is... more »

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