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Kentucky sheriff’s deputy shot, killed in ambush attack, police say

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A Jefferson County Sheriff's (JCSO) deputy has died after being shot early Thursday while working an off-duty detail, and investigators believe he was "targeted" and "ambushed," according to JCSO spokesman, Lt. Col....

Mitch McConnell wins reelection in Kentucky, defeating Democrat Amy McGrath

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won his reelection fight in Kentucky, CNN projected Tuesday night, defeating Democratic opponent Amy McGrath and her massive fundraising efforts to unseat him. McGrath, a forme...

Authentic wins the Kentucky Derby

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Authentic won the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, with favored Tiz the Law coming in second. Traditionally, the race has been held on the first Saturday of May, but the coronavirus pandemic forced r...

Kentucky triple murder: Former airline pilot convicted on all counts

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Christian R. Martin, 53, was found guilty on Wednesday of murder, arson, attempted arson, burglary and tampering with physical evidence, said Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. IOWA COLLEGE STUDENT, 20, CHARGE...

Kentucky doctor who urged mask-wearing early on dies after 4-month battle with Covid-19

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A Kentucky doctor who urged people to wear masks early on in the coronavirus pandemic died after battling the disease for four months. Dr. Rebecca Shadowen was 62 years old when she died on September 11 at the Medi...

Kentucky little league game turns into violent brawl between parents, kids left in tears

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Witnesses told WKYT-TV a spectator ran onto the field in Stanton, 120 miles east of Louisville, prompting the umpire to end the game. A scheduled trophy and medal presentation ceremony were canceled.  The incident be...

Kentucky hospital CEO pleads with people to wear masks as the hospital fills up with Covid-19 patients

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As cases surge in Kentucky and Ohio, one hospital is begging residents to wear masks and practice social distancing, as it reaches capacity due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. "Our hospital is at capacity. We are ...

Kentucky Derby: How to watch and major storylines

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The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby, typically the first leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing, takes place this Saturday, September 5. Traditionally, the race has been held on the first Saturday of May, but t...

Kentucky driver failed to fool police with hand-drawn license plate

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A Kentucky driver's DIY license plate didn't quite fool the police. Millersburg Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop on September 2 after spotting a license plate that seemed a bit out of place, offic...

Kentucky man arrested after allegedly killing girlfriend and transporting her body parts to Illinois, police say

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A Kentucky man was arrested Monday in Illinois after his family discovered dismembered body parts of his deceased girlfriend in a duffel bag, according to law enforcement authorities. Melvin Martin Jr. of Louisvill...

Activists want an African American horse owner to boycott the Kentucky Derby. Here’s why he won’t do it

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Civil rights activists are calling on an African American horse owner participating in the 146th Kentucky Derby to pull out of the race to protest the police killing of Breonna Taylor. Greg Harbut, 35, is one of the...

‘We can’t keep it out’: Two dozen people died of Covid-19 in a Kentucky veterans center as infections in the community surged

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At least 24 veterans have died of Covid-19 and more than 80 have been infected since an outbreak last month at Kentucky's Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, the state's governor said Friday. Of the total 86 infections i...

This Kentucky business is giving back to front-line workers with free coffee for a month

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The man behind The CoffeeHouse in Paintsville, Kentucky, knows what it means to struggle during the Covid-19 pandemic -- so he decided to treat those on the front lines to free coffee for a month. Owner Kyle Melvin...

Kentucky sisters lost their mom, dad and grandfather to Covid-19 within four weeks

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Sisters Jessica Cheatham and Jama Allen plan to do everything they can to preserve for their kids the family's Christmas traditions -- even as they mourn the crushing loss of their mom, dad and grandfather to Covid-...

Kentucky board denies request from Breonna Taylor’s family for special prosecutor

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The Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council declined to appoint a special prosecutor in the case of Breonna Taylor's March death in a botched police raid, according to a report by CNN affiliate WDRB. Taylor's mother,...

Megan Thee Stallion slammed Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron on her ‘SNL’ performance for his decision in the Breonna Taylor case

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Musical guest Megan Thee Stallion used her "Saturday Night Live" performance to call out Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his decision in the Breonna Taylor case. During her performance of her hit "Savag...

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