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Supreme Court candidates offer starkly different resumes

A veteran appellate judge and a prominent lawmaker are highlighting their different resumes while making their case to voters.

Senate GOP leader holds fast in blocking Obama Court pick

Democrats say Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has guided his Republicans into a political dead end with his unbending edict that President Barack Obama's successor should fill the Supreme Court vacancy and replace Justice Antonin Scalia.

Kentucky cancels public hearings after court ruling

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavley has canceled a series of public meetings on the EPA's proposed clean power plan after the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the plan from going into effect.

UofL law school celebrating its namesake’s court appointment

The University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is planning a celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of its namesake's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justices say Kentucky death sentence wrongly overturned

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Kentucky officials seeking to reinstate the death sentence of a man convicted in the 1997 murders of a Louisville couple.

Same-sex adoption case challenges what it means to be parent

Kentucky's Supreme Court is being asked to decide what it means to be a parent in today's ever-changing definition of family.

Sam Wright being sworn in to Supreme Court next week

A formal swearing-in ceremony will be next week for Sam Wright, elected last month to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Wanton murder conviction overturned in child’s death

Pointing to a change in Kentucky's homicide statutes, the state Supreme Court has overturned a wanton murder conviction for a Louisville woman who was sentenced to 35 years in the death of her 2-year-old son, who was left inside a car for about 12 hours.

Rowan County Clerk asks again for delay

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is trying yet another legal avenue to try to keep from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples a day before she’s due in court to answer for her refusal.

Contempt of court charges filed against Rowan County Clerk

Tuesday was decision day in Rowan County for clerk Kim Davis. Would she follow her religion or the law?

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.

Lexington groups talk same-sex marriage and U.S. Supreme Court

Tuesday could be a pivotal moment for gay and lesbian couples as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the legality of same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky and three other states.

Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage.

Kentucky Supreme Court reviews school bullying case

The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case delving into whether teachers and school administrators can be found negligent for the suicide of a bullied student.

Barber sworn in as Kentucky Supreme Court justice at Capitol

The newest member of the Kentucky Supreme Court has been sworn in as a justice.

Court to hear case involving schools’ liability in suicides

The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over whether schools bear any liability when students commit suicide due to classroom bullying.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds death sentence

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who killed an elderly couple near Land Between the Lakes after he escaped from a Kentucky prison.

Kentucky Supreme Court to hear teen sex case

The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over whether juveniles who are both under the age of consent can be criminally charged when they voluntarily have sex.

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Lexington’s mayor recommends using federal money to create police review board

Mayor Linda Gorton recommended spending $50,000 in CARES Act money to pay for a consultant to properly create a police review board. 
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Racist internet trolls interrupt as council gives preliminary approval to rename Lexington park

An Urban County Council discussion Tuesday night, on renaming a Lexington park once used to sell slaves, was interrupted by racist trolls.
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Group behind white power flyers says they’re not hateful, Rabbi disagrees

Over the weekend some people in Central Kentucky received white supremacy flyers at their homes.

Keeneland catalogs 4,272 Yearlings for 2020 September Sale

The prestigious auction will offer online bidding and expanded phone bidding for those buyers participating remotely.