Author: Associated Press

Police: Man fatally shot by Louisville officer during stop

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Kentucky fatally shot a man during a traffic stop for a stolen car. Louisville Interim Chief Yvette Gentry said in a news conference early Monday morning that the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The man was taken to a hospital where he died. Police have not released his identity….

Louisville officials approve police oversight board

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky’s largest city have approved the formation of a police oversight board. News outlets report the Louisville Metro Council voted Thursday on the ordinance. It will create an 11-member Civilian Review and Accountability Board and an Inspector General that will review police disciplinary matters. A statement from Mayor Greg Fischer’s office said the board…

Fundraising campaign seeks to reopen Muhammad Ali museum

Long before he was known as Louisville’s own gold medal Olympic champion, or by millions as the Greatest of All Time – admired and recognized for his racial pride – Ali lived in this two-bedroom home as a tough kid who grew up to be an outstanding man sharing a message of love, faith, unity, and honor.LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —…

Kentucky woman charged in stabbing death in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor says a Kentucky woman has been indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of a friend during an argument. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says 20-year-old Harley Berry of Elizabethtown is being held in the Shelby County Women’s Jail East. Investigators say Berry was with friends on May…

Kentucky hunter charged with illegally killing trophy deer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been accused of illegally killing a trophy deer on a private property and then lying about where it happened. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday that Robert Koch falsely reported he killed the deer in Owen County earlier this month to “to avoid speculation” about where it happened. Officials…

UPS mechanic killed in accident at Louisville hub

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A UPS worker has been killed in an accident at a Kentucky facility. UPS says the employee was a mechanic who repaired sorting equipment. The coroner’s office identified him as 28-year-old David A. Platt of Springfield. UPS told news outlets the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Centennial ground hub in Louisville. Spokesperson Jim…

Hall, Johnathon, House awarded for contributions to arts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Arts Council says recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Awards in the Arts include singer-songwriters Tom T. Hall and Michael Johnathon and author Silas House. Officials say the awards recognize Kentucky people, businesses and organizations that make significant contributions to the arts. Hall is a songwriter and singer who was inducted into the Country Music…

‘Kamala Pecan’: Kentucky shop names ice cream after Harris

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky ice cream parlor known for naming its treats after people in the news has introduced a flavor named after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. A Facebook post from Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream says the company planned to call a limited-time treat Caramel Pecan, but decided to change the name to Kamala Pecan after…

Man indicted in shooting of 2 officers at Taylor protest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of shooting two police officers during protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor has been indicted on 35 charges. Larynzo D. Johnson faces two counts of first-degree assault and 33 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Johnson is accused of endangering protesters while wounding two Louisville police officers in September. Both officers have…

3rd Breonna Taylor grand juror: Cops ‘got slap on the wrist’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who sat on the Breonna Taylor grand jury says she believes their investigation was incomplete. She spoke to The Associated Press. She says she believes prosecutors wanted to give police “a slap on the wrist.” She is the third grand juror to speak anonymously about the proceedings in September that led to no charges…