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In the past 18 months, four new barrel warehouses have sprung up and the bottling hall is near completion, as Buffalo Trace Distillery continues its $1.2 billion infrastructure investment with the largest expansion since the repeal of Prohibition. However, it will still be years before suppl…

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A Meade County man has been indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment after he passed out in his vehicle. Christopher Adam Kwar­ciany, 27, Muldraugh, was arrested May 21 by the Elizabethtown Police Depart­ment when he was found unconscious in a vehicle with an unattended child. The citat…

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State prosecutors are investigating possible state campaign finance violations mentioned in a federal indictment last week of an executive of Lexington-based CRM Companies, according to documents released this week. Attorney General Andy Beshear appointed Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorn…

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell disputed a claim Sunday made by a fired staffer of Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton that he urged Gov. Matt Bevin to replace Hampton as his running mate in this year’s election for governor. Meanwhile, Bevin’s chief of staff, Blake Brickman, said he authori…

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Kentucky has one of the top high school graduation rates in the country, but more than two-thirds of its eighth grade students are not proficient in math and more than half of Kentucky’s fourth graders are not on grade level in reading. Those findings and others were highlighted Monday with …

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A man was killed and three other people were rescued Monday morning after attempting to drive across a flooded bridge just outside of Louisville. The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department received a call for a water rescue just after 1:30 a.m., according to a Facebook post from the dep…

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Kelly Coleman — better-known as “King” Kelly Coleman after becoming the all-time leading scorer in Kentucky high school basketball history — died Sunday. He was 80. Gary West, author of “King Kelly Coleman: Kentucky’s Greatest Basketball Legend,” confirmed Coleman’s death. West said Coleman …

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The Dant family is returning to Nelson County with plans to revitalize property near New Haven and build a $12 million distillery. During Bardstown's National Bourbon Day kickoff Friday, Log Still Distilling LLC announced it will construct a premium bourbon and rye whiskey operation on Dee H…

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James Burns as an "iconic tribute to our flag and country," are particularly poignant today -- Flag Day, the annual commemoration of "Old Glory" -- and worth a mention here. "I've been to the moon. I've been burned. But more often I'm honored," writes Burns, a retired University of Florida p…

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Those arrested and charged with crimes in Kentucky are innocent until proven guilty, but a new report finds where those individuals live might mean the difference between freedom or incarceration. The report, “Disparate Justice,’ was released Tuesday by the Berea-based Kentucky Center for Ec…

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As Father's Day approached, a group of dads got together in Louisville's Shawnee Park to play kickball and catch up. The men are part of a Kentucky-based program that teaches them how to better communicate with and care for their kids. James Bush Jr., 42, is an alumnus of the 4 Your Child pr…

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On Thursday, the University of Kentucky announced the terms of John Calipari’s new contract. The announcement defined what was meant by an earlier announcement of an upcoming “lifetime contract” for the UK basketball coach. The contract calls for him to coach the Wildcats until he is 70 year…

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A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday at the Corbin Walmart where his girlfriend reportedly fled after being held against her will for several days. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Elmo Clinton Carroll, 35, on charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.

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Murder suspect Denzel Hill agreed to serve 20 years in prison Thursday for taking part in a shooting that killed two girls. Hill, 26, was the first of the four alleged shooters sentenced in the Nov. 7, 2017, double homicide at Washington Street Apartments. According to the agreement negotiat…

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Frank Bennett, CEO of the National Quilt Museum, had a promising statistic to share Wednesday with Paducah Rotarians. "In seven years, we have grown 50% in front-end visitors," he said. "Let's put that in perspective to Paducah. For every two people who traveled to Paducah to see the Nationa…

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The Graves County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as the case of a Graves County woman who disappeared 14 years ago is reopened. Sheriff Jon Hayden said in a news release Thursday the case involves the disappearance of Sandra Travis, 59, who was reported missing by her husba…

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Mayfield police are investigating after someone left five puppies in a church barbecue pit. At least one is now sick. A Mayfield First Presbyterian Church custodian discovered the puppies Monday morning. "He was near the Dumpster, taking out the morning trash, and heard the puppies crying ov…

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In many ways, Thursday felt like 1971 all over again for Phillip and Carolyn Ferrell -- owners of the iconic Ferrell's Restaurant that has been a fixture in Madisonviile for nearly 90 years and has been closed since a September fire. It was roughly 48 years ago in 1971 when the Ferrells offi…

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Nestled among dozens of tall trees along a narrow road in southern LaRue County, the remains of a home continued to burn late Thursday afternoon — a day after the body of an adult female was found inside the one-level structure. Kentucky State Police spokesman Scotty Sharp confirmed Thursday…

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The scores of four Hardin County Schools students will be invalidated after the Kentucky Department of Education said it believes several testing violations occurred within the school district during the 2017-18 year while it was administering the annual Kentucky Performance Rating for Educa…

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With above-average rains in the area, Kentuckiana might have a long mosquito season ahead. Through June 13, the Louisville area has had 29.26 inches of rain in 2019 — the 19th-greatest year-to-date rainfall since 1873, according to Joe Sullivan, a National Weather Service meteorologist. The …

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A painting of Muhammad Ali that is featured alongside other historic Kentucky icons on a Bardstown Road mural in Louisville has been vandalized. The words "racist," "antisemitic" and "homophobe" were painted in orange over Ali's portion of the "Kentucky Rushmore" mural that is on the side of…

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A man wanted by state troopers is in custody Thursday night after police say he nearly hit them while attempting to flee in Louisville. Trooper Scotty Sharp, Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman, said 26-year-old Thomas Trummer Jr. was wanted on a warrant stemming from a Tuesday incident a…

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In a legal victory for Gov. Matt Bevin, the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously upheld Thursday the Republican governor’s reorganization of several boards and committees that oversee public education in the state. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, who is trying to unseat Bevin in Nove…

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A county attorney in Eastern Kentucky has provided notice of his intent to sue a coal company once controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to collect $670,000 in delinquent taxes. The notice from Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley was dated Wednesday. The law requires a 45-day notice b…

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Police can be sued for damages when their car chases lead to the death or injury of third parties, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday, overturning its own landmark 1952 decision that had granted blanket immunity to police after a crash. In the case at hand, the high court allowed the …

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With the explosion of popularity in bourbon in recent years, everybody wants a piece of that action. With so many tourists coming to Kentucky to sample our spirits, and their numbers growing yearly, there are lots of opportunities to cash in on bourbon tourism. We are encouraged to see the e…

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One of the more popular and widely-shared news stories this week comes from Canada. After a 21-year-old driver flicked a cigarette butt out his Ford Mustang in Victoria, British Columbia, he was dealt a hefty fine. Victoria Chief Constable Del Manak wrote the man a $575 ticket for the act of…

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A self-described moderate Kentucky Republican wants to help Democratic challenger Andy Beshear overthrow incumbent Matt Bevin in the 2019 governor's race. Former congressional candidate Chuck Eddy, of Lexington, said he is among the frustrated 48% of GOP voters who cast their ballots against…

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Rene Boucher and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, linked inextricably through the fallout from the retired physician's assault on Paul as the lawmaker mowed his yard, no longer share a property line. Court records from the ongoing civil suit between the two indicate that Boucher sold his home in Bowling…

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After a week-long trial, a jury found a Perry County man guilty for a 2018 fatal shooting in Combs. Harold Hayes, 38, of Busy, was found guilty following a trial in Perry Circuit Court last week for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of Terry Stidham, 38, also of Busy, that occurr…

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A popular Mexican restaurant in Pike County was destroyed by fire early Tuesday. Shelby Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dale Meadows told the News-Express that his department was dispatched to the Mi San Felipe Mexican restaurant at Caney between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday after a c…

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The child at the center of endangerment allegations against a former McNabb Elementary teacher and teacher's aide never caused a danger to himself or others, according to an attorney for the child's parents. Attorney Charles Walter released a statement Tuesday claiming no one attempted to in…

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Daviess County Animal Control is seeking foster homes and donations to help with a massive number of cats overflowing the facility. The shelter was already full before Animal Control Director Ashley Thompson received a call about a strong smell of cat urine coming from an apartment. Clark sa…

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Lindy Knight, a real estate agent, was notified Tuesday that the episode of HGTV’s “Lakefront Bargain Hunt Kentucky Lake” in which she appears will now be shown at 7 p.m. Central time Sunday, June 16. The original show date had been announced as June 23. The episode will feature a couple fro…

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Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales knew immediately he was struck by friendly fire during a showdown Sept. 11 with a suspected bank robber, according to a report released this week by the Kentucky State Police. Morales’ interview was included in a voluminous report of more than 1,000 pages re…

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One person is dead in a house fire being investigated by Kentucky State Police and the state fire marshal’s office. The victim has not been identified. The body, which was discovered inside a LaRue County residence by firefighters, was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisvil…

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Aliah Humfleet, 9, who had been reported missing from her home near Florence on Wednesday, has been located and is safe, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office. No other information regarding how she went missing or where she was located was provided.

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The death this week of a 15-year-old in Edmonson County from a gunshot wound appears to be an accident, but the incident remains under investigation, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. The juvenile died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and his bod…

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The University of Louisville announced Wednesday night it is ending discussions to acquire KentuckyOne Health's Louisville assets, including Jewish Hospital, ending months of talks between the two sides. Difficulty finding a partner to help with the purchase was cited as a reason the talks w…

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Franklin Circuit Judge Philip Shepherd, who ruled last month that an economic analysis of Gov. Matt Bevin's original pension reform plan is an open public record, indicated Wednesday he's inclined to order the controversial document be released. Shepherd described the disputed document as th…

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the circumstances behind the dismissal of the office's chief of staff, Steve Knipper, in February. By late May, Adrienne Southworth also found herself out of work. "I needed answers to what was going on," Southworth told the Courier Journal in an interview Thursday. "When things don’t smell …

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A Lexington native and former billionaire CEO who was convicted in 2008 on charges of fraud is accused of hiding money in a Las Vegas casino while not paying the millions he owes in restitution, according to federal court records. Charles “Junior” Johnson is known for founding PurchasePro, a…

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After he was shot and mostly paralyzed by a police officer during a Sept. 11 confrontation that killed a fugitive, a Scott County sheriff’s deputy told Kentucky State Police investigators he had concerns about the training of his fellow officers. “I was more afraid of getting shot by one of …

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The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a voter-approved constitutional amendment known as “Marsy’s Law” that would have established roughly a dozen rights for crime victims in state courts. The high court ruled that the actual language of the amendment — although lengthy and comp…

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There is a form of abuse that occurs frequently and often silently: elder abuse. According to Kentucky’s Adult Protective Services Branch, “Most of us never see it because most victims are abused behind closed doors by their own family members. And, too often, people who do see it choose not…

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The Williamsburg pharmacist convicted in February on federal charges of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and dispensing controlled substances to patients outside the scope of professional service was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison Tuesday. Kim Jones was sentenced to 6…

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A local incentive package that will aid Pounds of Plastics, Inc. in locating to Owenton was finalized by the Owen County Fiscal Court Friday. While state incentives were approved last fall, Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis said with any multi-million dollar deal, a “great amount of di…

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Calloway County Coroner Ricky Garland says that an early-morning fire today has claimed the life of a Murray woman. Garland identified the victim as Lanie Gray, 19, of Murray. He said she is the person firefighters removed from a burning unit within the Riviera Courts Mobile Home Community o…

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Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital is one of 800 hospitals nationwide this fiscal year that will receive lower Medicare reimbursements as part of a federal pay-for-performance program that ties avoidable inpatient complications, such as post-operative blood clots, falls and infec…

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Work to demolish and remove Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River near Brookport, Illinois, is set to begin as soon as river levels and conditions permit, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. With the opening of the new Olmsted Locks and Dam last year, Locks and Da…