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Irvine Police: Escaped inmate has extensive criminal history

Authorities say an escaped inmate could be a danger to the community based on his criminal history.

Inmate slips cuffs, escapes in Estill Co.

Authorities are searching for an inmate who was being transported to the Estill County Detention Center when he slipped his cuffs and ran off.

Same-sex marriage debate goes to Supreme Court

A historic case on same-sex marriage could be the deciding factor for states across the country was argued in front of the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Festival-like atmosphere outside Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage advocates and protesters alike filled the sidewalks outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. It was a festival-like atmosphere, complete with warm sunshine and lots of selfies.

Supreme Court weighs state gay marriage laws

Supreme Court Justices are hearing arguments Tuesday focused on two central questions: can states ban same-sex marriage and do states have to recognize lawful marriages from other states.

A long road from high school crush to fight for gay marriage

Every time Kim Franklin saw Tammy Boyd in their small town of Simpsonville, Kentucky, a Rod Stewart ballad streamed through her head: "Some guys have all the luck."

Lack of legal rights makes raising 2 teens more stressful

Like many dads, when his spouse is traveling out of town, Greg Bourke takes on the role of single parent, shuttling their two teenagers to basketball practice and other activities while working a full-time job. But Bourke has an extra worry when his husband, Michael DeLeon, is away.

McConnell, Cruz urge court to reject gay marriage

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are among 57 Republicans in Congress who are calling on the Supreme Court to uphold state bans on same-sex marriage.

Beshear Admin.: Ban on same-sex unions not discriminatory

Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.

Beshear plays both sides of gay rights debate

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Kentucky's religious freedom law similar to one signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence last week should be clarified to include protections for the LGBT community.

Kentucky argues gay marriage ban not biased

Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.

Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution

The Louisville, Kentucky-based Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has recognized gay marriage for all of its congregations.

Berea Council Discusses Gay Rights Ordinance

City leaders in Berea are considering how to implement a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance that had its first reading this week.

First Reading of LGBT Fairness Ordinance Draft Held in Berea

Over three years of efforts by the Bereans for Fairness group has led to the city's first reading of an LGBT Fairness Ordinance scheduled for Tuesday night, according to the organization.

Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

Challenges to same-sex marriage bans in four states will be argued this week in Cincinnati, the biggest day yet in a slew of upcoming cases going before federal appeals judges covering nearly half the United States.

Danville City Commission Amends Fairness Ordinance

The Danville City Commission on Tuesday amended its much-debated Fairness Ordinance to exempt a social services organization that threatened to sue the city if the measure passed.

Anti-Gay Pastor Fred Phelps Sr. Dies at 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of a Kansas church known for anti-gay protests and pickets at military funerals, has died. He was 84.

Ky. Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Put on Hold

A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries.

Governor Hires Private Firm in Gay Marriage Case

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has hired a private law firm from Ashland to represent him in appealing a judge's decision allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages.

UPDATE: KY Will Now Recognize Some Same-Sex Marriages

A federal judge has signed an order directing officials in Kentucky to immediately recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries.

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KSP is investigating a deadly house fire in Robertson County

State Police says one person is dead following a house fire.

LPD: Woman sent to hospital after car flips

Police tell ABC 36 they suspect the woman was driving under the influence when she hit two parked cars and flipped her own car.
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‘Stuff the Bus’ donation drive gives school supplies to families in need

The Salvation Army is hosting it's 'Stuff the Bus' school donation drive this weekend, helping families in need. 
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UK students move in with safety measures in place

It was the first move-in day for incoming students and it was one like never before with several COVID-19 safety measures in place.