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Bourbon County man sentenced for selling crack cocaine

A Bourbon County man was sentenced to 5-years in federal prison for selling crack cocaine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to prosecutors.

Lexington couple sentenced to federal prison for selling drugs

A couple who admitted moving from California to Lexington to sell drugs was sentenced to federal prison.

Kentucky prisons expected to be out of space in 2019, one county working on solution

In just over a year, Kentucky's prisons could be out of space. Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley says state prisons are already full, but by May 2019 the state might have to release thousands of inmates classified as non-violent.

Prosecutors to seek 21-month sentence for Paul’s neighbor

Federal prosecutors say they'll recommend a 21-month prison sentence for the man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker's yard.

Life sentence for man in West Virginia coal exec’s death

A second man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole after 15 years in the fatal shooting of a coal executive at a West Virginia cemetery.

Former teacher, coach sentenced in child exploitation case

A former teacher and assistant coach in Kentucky has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating child exploitation laws.

UPDATE: Man sentenced in his sisters’ killings seeks new trial

A Kentucky man who was sentenced to 20 years in prison on murder charges in his sisters' killings is seeking a new trial and a judge's recusal.

Inmate escapes from prison in Lexington

An inmate walked away from a minimum security prison in Lexington Tuesday night, according to the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

Driver gets 21 years in fiery crash that killed family of 3

A New Jersey driver who pleaded guilty to killing a young family from Kentucky in a fiery drunken-driving crash has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Terminally ill Catholic priest released from prison

A Kentucky priest convicted of sexual abuse has been released early from prison due to a terminal illness.

UPDATE: Murray man pleads guilty in sex abuse case

A Calloway County man pleaded guilty Monday in a sex abuse case as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors, according to State Police.

Former deputy jailer sentenced in inmate beating death

A former Kentucky jailer accused of beating an inmate who later died has been sentenced to 10 1/2 years in federal prison.

Woman apologizes at sentencing in deadly DUI case

A woman who killed a man in a drunk driving crash in Lexington last year apologized to the victim's family in court Thursday during her sentencing.

Ex-Miss Kentucky USA fights prison search before drug arrest

The attorney for a former Miss Kentucky USA who's accused of smuggling drugs into an Ohio prison says she shouldn't have been searched.

Board: Woman who killed stepson must serve out life sentence

The Kentucky Parole Board says a woman convicted of kidnapping and killing her stepson nearly 25 years ago must serve out her life sentence.

Ashland man receives 30-years in kidnapping, rape case

An Ashland man was sentenced to 30-years in the kidnapping and rape of a young girl.

Former Social Security judge sentenced to prison

A former chief regional Social Security judge has been sentenced to prison for scheming to retaliate against an employee who blew the whistle on alleged fraud by a Kentucky lawyer.

Richmond man sentenced for mail fraud in fees scam

A central Kentucky man has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for embezzling money from several related commercial real estate companies in Lexington.

Ex-Miss Kentucky USA accused of smuggling drugs into prison

A former beauty pageant winner from Kentucky has been accused of smuggling marijuana into an Ohio prison for an inmate.

OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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