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Some Kentucky churches plan to gather, despite virus orders

Some Kentucky churches are still planning to hold in-person church services this weekend, despite statewide orders that ban mass gatherings.

Electric power plant’s end hurts struggling coal industry

A coal plant in western Kentucky has shut down, marking a defeat for coal, President Trump and other top politicians who tried to keep it open

Ticket sales dive at box office; lowest turnout in 20 years

Ticket sales have plunged to their lowest levels in at least 20 years at North American movie theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tenn. brothers clear stores of sanitizer products for resale

Tn. brothers allegedly price gouging hand sanitizer during coronavirus.

Apple temporarily shuts stores worldwide to fight virus

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the tech giant’s retail operation outside of China is going online-only for two weeks as part of efforts to fight the global viral pandemic.

RSVP ‘maybe’? Coronavirus puts wedding industry on edge

Soon-to-be brides and grooms are facing tough choices because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to the president's personal physician.

Georgia teen caught in Kentucky charged in fire deaths of 2

A Georgia teen faces murder and arson charges after she was pulled over in Kentucky following a fire that left two people dead.

2 former correctional officers sentenced in inmate’s assault

Authorities say two former Kentucky correctional officers have been sentenced for their roles in the beating of a handcuffed inmate and an attempt to cover up the assault.

Man facing fines in Ky. for employing children to sell candy

Kentucky is seeking $45,000 in fines from an Indiana man who is accused of using children to sell candy in Bowling Green.

Lawmaker: Senate unable to confirm 3 university appointees

A key Kentucky lawmaker says former Gov. Matt Bevin's four last appointments to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were out of compliance with state law.

3 killed in vehicle crash near Tennessee-Kentucky state line

Authorities say three people have been killed in a crash involving a car and two tractor trailers near the border of Tennessee and Kentucky.

Ky. man arrested in fatal shooting of 2 in parking lot

Police in Kentucky say a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two men in a restaurant parking lot.

Kentucky prosecutor who urged pardon absent from courtroom

A Kentucky prosecutor has been absent from court in the weeks since it was revealed that he asked former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon a man convicted of sexual abuse.

Bankrupt coal company Blackjewel accuses former CEO of fraud

Attorneys for bankrupt coal company Blackjewel LLC and its creditors are asking a judge to let them examine the finances of former CEO Jeff Hoops.

New school safety bill requires armed officers at schools

A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill requiring any police officer assigned to schools to be armed.

Louisville man arrested in 1990 rape after DNA tests performed

Kentucky police have arrested a Louisville man in a 1990 rape case after DNA tests were performed on previously untested items in a rape kit.

Butcher donates deer meat to Kentucky food bank

A Kentucky butcher is asking hunters to donate any unwanted deer so the meat can be distributed through charities.

Police: Woman arrested for firing gun into KFC drive-thru

Police say a Georgia woman fired a gun into a KFC after learning her order lacked napkins and a fork.

Kentucky school district may sue electronic cigarette makers

A Kentucky school district plans to sue electronic cigarette companies for creating what it says is an epidemic of nicotine addiction affecting student health and school learning environments.