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Whiskey makers face worsening hangover from trade dispute

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A hangover from Trump-era tariff disputes could become even more painful for American whiskey distillers unless their entanglement in a trans-Atlantic trade fight is resolved soon. Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey...

 

Police release details of Breonna Taylor investigation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police files released Wednesday show contacts between Breonna Taylor and a man she dated previously who was suspected of drug dealing, but raise new questions about what led narcotics investigators to the raid of her home...

 

Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor's case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury proceedings that led to no charges being brought against police officers...

 

McConnell says hemp provision will be in farm bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Farm bill negotiators in Congress have struggled to resolve differences over work requirements for food stamp recipients, but the Senate's top Republican guarantees the final version will include legalization of hemp. Senate...

 

Suspect in grocery store shooting indicted on murder charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The white man accused of opening fire in a Kentucky grocery store and parking lot, killing two black people, was indicted Wednesday on murder charges, but it's too soon to determine if the death penalty will be sought, a...

 

Teacher victory: Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a...

 

Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher...

 

Kentucky shooting suspect ordered held in juvenile court

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The 15-year-old accused in a school shooting that killed two students and left 18 others bleeding and broken appeared Thursday before a juvenile court judge who found probable cause to detain him on preliminary charges of murder...

 

Kentucky governor says shootings are a "cultural problem"

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — This was supposed to be Spirit Week at Marshall County High School. Instead, homecoming events were canceled, the governor was in town lamenting the nation's moral decay, and preparations were being made for the funerals of two...

 

Mother: School shooting took life of a 'perfect sweet soul'

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A tight-knit rural community reflected Wednesday on the hometown horror of a school shooting that killed two teenagers, injured 18 and sent hundreds of others fleeing for their lives from a place many considered immune from viole...

 

McConnell: Tax bill won't add to nation's debt woes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fresh off his biggest legislative victory of the Trump era, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday disputed projections that the Senate's tax bill would add to the nation's debt woes. Back home in Kentucky just ho...

 

Survivor of serial killer's attack retells story to inspire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As a college student, Holly K. Dunn survived a savage attack by a rail-riding serial killer who left her for dead after her boyfriend was beaten to death. Twenty years later, Dunn is a wife, mother and author of a book...

 

Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor pleads not guilty in attack

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's longtime neighbor pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while the senator was mowing his lawn. Rene Boucher only spoke to reply "yes sir" to a judge during...

 

Friend says Rand Paul does not know what prompted attack

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul does not know why a longtime neighbor tackled him in his yard and broke five of his ribs, sidelining him from the Senate, a close friend of the lawmaker said Tuesday. Rob Porter, who says he has known...

 

GOP leader says he'll rework health bill, but offers Plan B

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama's health care law. But he's also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort...

 

McConnell gets tough questions about undoing health care law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faced some tough questions about his efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a visit home Wednesday. Among those sticking up for the embattled health law were a busi...

 

Net farm income in Ky. could drop to lowest level since 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's farm economy remains caught in a downturn amid lower commodity prices and large stockpiles, potentially driving net farm income to its lowest level since 2010, agricultural economists said Thursday. Sharp declines...

 

Kentucky denies atheist request for 'IM GOD' license plates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An atheist's request to say "IM GOD" on his license plate was denied by the state of Kentucky, which said it might distract other drivers, could spark confrontations and would be in bad taste. Bennie L. Hart says that by...

 

Senate GOP leader says he asked Trump to back Keystone

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Senate's top Republican said Friday he asked President-elect Donald Trump to move swiftly in approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which has drawn strong opposition from environmentalists. Senate Majority...

 

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