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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky has suspended a student and the fraternity he pledged after the death of a 4-year-old boy hit by the student's car.News outlets report a letter to the campus from UK President Eli Capilouto said the suspension is pending investigations. Marco …
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper investigating a suspicious vehicle fatally shot the operator after a pursuit.Police said in a statement that the trooper was asked to assist Christian County Sheriff's deputies called early Monday to a complaint of a suspicious …
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A complaint about an election in a Kentucky county is being investigated by the state attorney general.The Daily Independent quotes Boyd County Clerk Debbie Jones in a Sunday report as saying the attorney general's office has contacted her office seeking records. …
ALBANY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a utility truck rack manufacturer has decided to invest more than $1.3 million and create 25 full-time jobs at a facility in Clinton County.Gov. Matt Bevin's office says Rack-It Truck Racks Inc. plans to purchase and upgrade an existing facility in …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky officials are expressing concern over a double-digit drop in the number of black freshmen enrolled at the school.Despite a push for more diversity, UK enrolled 50 fewer black freshmen for the fall semester, the Lexington Herald-Leader …
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for carjacking a semi tractor-trailer last year.The Kentucky Enquirer reports that 35-year-old Christopher D. Pinguely of Cold Spring was convicted of holding up a truck driver with an AR-15 style rifle in Henry …
The University of Kentucky has launched the public phase of a $2 billion-plus fundraising campaign, laying out a set of goals that include expanding student scholarships and boosting medical research in a state struggling with high rates of cancer and other chronic illnesses.The state's flagship …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Personnel Board will investigate whether Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes broke state law by relying on politics to influence hiring decisions for state workers.The inquiry comes as Grimes, a Democrat, is considering challenging Republican Gov. …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's procurement chief said it would have cost taxpayers about $9 million in 2015 to back out of a statewide broadband network. But he said a misunderstanding of the rules governing federal education money helped convince state officials to OK the deal that has …
CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say troopers have arrested a man wanted in Florida on murder charges.Police said in a statement that 39-year-old McKinsie A. Lyons was arrested Wednesday evening at a gas station in a small community along the Ohio River about 60 miles north of …
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a metals processing company plans to double its originally planned investment in Warren County.Gov. Matt Bevin says Precision Strip Inc. now plans to boost its investment to nearly $32 million and create 31 full-time jobs.Bevin's office says …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has been elected to a top position in the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.Quarles was elected second vice president during the group's annual meeting Wednesday.A release from the agriculture …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The 1973 Kentucky Derby program that belonged to the owner of Triple Crown Winner Secretariat has been sold at an auction.The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that Penny Chenery's 1973 Kentucky Derby program and her personal 1973 Kentucky Oaks clubhouse box …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Florida bank robbery suspect tracked down at an interstate rest stop in Kentucky was killed in a late-night exchange of gunfire that left a sheriff's deputy critically wounded, authorities said Wednesday.The deputy, 28-year-old Jaime Morales, underwent a second …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has pleaded not guilty in federal court to making illegal contributions to his daughter's 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell.Jerry Lundergan spoke little during a brief hearing …
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Kentucky sheriff's deputy (all times local):2 p.m.A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy has gone into surgery a second time since being shot during a late-night confrontation with a fugitive at a rest area. The fugitive was killed during the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Arguments before the Kentucky Supreme Court about the future of the state's public pension system will be broadcast live on statewide television.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Supreme Court is partnering with Kentucky Educational Television to broadcast the …
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kentucky and West Virginia are offering discounted rates on lodging at their state parks for people seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence.The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said the discounted nightly rate for lodge rooms is $49.95 for residents of any …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general's office says it will seek the permission of the state legislature to form a grand jury to investigate Catholic dioceses statewide.The move comes on the heels of a state attorney general's report on Pennsylvania Catholic churches that …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man's car fell victim to celebrating University of Kentucky fans and has been replaced by a local dealership.News outlets report Big M Superstore donated the 2005 Mazda 3 to 19-year-old Matt O'Hara, whose car was flipped Saturday. The Northern Kentucky University …

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