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Convicted Priest Making Bid for Prison Release
Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:33 AM
A priest convicted earlier this year of sexually abusing a teenage boy in the 1970s is making a bid to be released from prison after serving six months of his 15-year sentence. An attorney for the Rev. James Schook notified a judge he will ask that Schook be released on shock probation because he realizes the importance of conforming to the community's rules. In April, a jury convicted ...
KY Man Who Posted Song Lyrics Won't Face Charges
Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:00 AM
Prosecutors have dismissed a felony charge against a western Kentucky man arrested for posting violent song lyrics to his Facebook page. The lyrics James E. Evans posted in August included the words "student bodies lying dead in the halls'' and prompted complaints to school officials in Muhlenberg County. Evans was charged with terroristic threatening and spent eight days in jail, ...
Voters Encouraged to Report Fraud to State Hotline
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:11 PM
As voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, Attorney General Jack Conway is reminding Kentuckians that they can help combat vote fraud by using the state Election Fraud Hotline. Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are being encouraged to call the hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683). “Our Election Fraud Hotline is an important tool in ...
Senate Race Attracts Big Names in Final Week
Monday, October 27, 2014 5:07 PM
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in a trio of potential presidential candidates to help boost voter turnout in the final week of one of the country's most closely watched Senate races. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville on Tuesday and Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with her on Saturday in Lexington and northern ...
4 Kentucky Football Players Enter Not Guilty Pleas
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:42 PM
A lawyer for four University of Kentucky football players has entered not guilty pleas on their behalf to charges of second-degree disorderly conduct stemming from a game of "manhunt" that sent the school into an uproar. Attorney Jim Lowry appeared on behalf of the players Tuesday afternoon in Fayette District Court for arraignment. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported a judge scheduled a ...
More than 35,000 Kentuckians Have Voted Absentee
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:15 PM
The polls don't open until Tuesday, but more than 35,000 people have already voted in Kentucky. The State Board of Elections said 22,390 people have voted absentee at their county clerk's office as of Monday morning. That's about 4,500 more people than at this time in 2010, the last time a U.S. Senate seat was on the ballot. Another 12,716 people have voted absentee by mail. Tuesday was the ...
Voter Registration Up in Kentucky
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:55 AM
The Secretary of State's office says there are more than 3.1 million people registered to vote in the general election next week. The Courier-Journal reports that is an increase of about 41,800 — or 1.4 percent — compared to registration numbers from the primary election in May. Democrats and Republicans have both gained registrations since the May 20 primary. Currently, figures ...
Waters: Beating Meth but Protecting Freedoms, Too
Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Forgive me, but I want to say to the pencil-pushing Kentucky State Police lobbyists and the drug task-force zealots: We told you so. A common-sense approach to fighting the scourge of methamphetamine not only won out in the legislature – where, in 2012, politicians who preferred taking the sledgehammer-to-an-ant approach to the problem were politically defeated – but more ...
Prosecutors Oppose Iraqi Getting Evidence Files
Monday, October 27, 2014 6:33 PM
Federal prosecutors in Kentucky are opposing a move by an Iraqi man convicted in a Kentucky terrorism case to gain access to his complete case file. U.S. Attorney David Hale filed a motion Monday saying 26-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi should not be allowed to have the sensitive information. Hammadi is seeking access to his file with designs on trying to withdraw his guilty ...
KY Agencies Target Copper Wire Thieves Along Roads
Monday, October 27, 2014 1:39 PM
Kentucky authorities are targeting copper thieves by offering rewards aimed at curtailing a rash of thefts that stripped copper wire from highway lighting systems. Deputy State Highway Engineer Nancy Albright said Monday that copper thieves have caused at least $2 million in damage to highway lighting systems in the past four years. This year, thieves have pulled out copper wire from entrance ...
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