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No political barbs at scaled back Fancy Farm annual picnic

The spicy speeches at Fancy Farm were canceled this year, but some politicians had the annual kickoff of Kentucky’s political season on their minds.

Diocese of Covington releases report on clergy sexual abuse

The Diocese of Covington has released a report on sexual abuse that found 59 Catholic priests have sexually abused children since the 1950s.

Competing protesters converge on Breonna Taylor’s hometown

Hundreds of armed, predominantly Black, activists demanding justice for Breonna Taylor gathered in her Kentucky hometown for peaceful demonstrations that drew counter-protesters from a white militia group.

Passenger volume drops sharply at Blue Grass Airport

Passenger volume at Blue Grass Airport has dropped sharply due to the coronavirus.

Justice Ginsburg says cancer has returned, but won’t retire

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer, but has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court.

UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

Britain, the United States and Canada are accusing Russia of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine.

GOP restricts convention attendance over coronavirus fears

The Republican National Committee is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month as coronavirus cases are spiking in the state.

Kentucky man sent to prison for illegal gambling operation

A Kentucky man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for operating an illegal gambling operation on the internet.

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence

President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone.

Judge blocks Kentucky virus limits on racetracks, child care

A judge has blocked some limits on auto racetracks and child care facilities implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, reasoning that they are value judgments best left to individuals.

Murray woman finds rattlesnake under wheelchair seat

A woman travelling in a motorized wheelchair near a Kentucky Walmart discovered a rattlesnake under her seat on Sunday.

Governor has role in Davis statue’s removal from Capitol Saturday

Having led the push to take down a statue of Jefferson Davis, Kentucky's governor had a ceremonial role in its removal from the state Capitol.

Faced with making food for state troopers, Ohio workers walk out

Four restaurant workers have sparked a conversation about free expression in the workplace after they refused to help fill a food order for the Ohio Highway Patrol as it policed race protests.

Boston vigil to honor police shooting victim Breonna Taylor

A vigil is planned in Boston to demand justice for a black woman killed by Kentucky police in March.

Officials urge Louisville protesters to get tested for coronavirus

Health officials in Kentucky’s largest city are urging protesters to get tested for the coronavirus.

Prosecutor to drop charge against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend

A Kentucky prosecutor is moving to dismiss an attempted murder charge against the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor.

Kroger announces new bonuses after cutting hazard pay

Just days after announcing it would end hazard “hero” pay to front-line workers, Kroger says it will give them extra “thank you” pay through mid-June.

Kentucky officials want DOJ investigation of meatpackers

Kentucky officials are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the meatpacking industry after local cattle farmers complained the price they are paid for their animals is continuing to drop at the same time beef prices are skyrocketing.

Democrats push new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through House

Democrats have powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus response bill through the House, over Republican opposition.

Kentucky AG calls Beshear’s new action ‘arbitrary’

Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron is criticizing Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s plan to order people into quarantine if they attend in-person religious gatherings.