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Woman charged with 44 counts of animal cruelty

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) — Court records say police have charged a woman with 44 counts of animal cruelty after finding malnourished and dead horses on a Kentucky farm. The Lexington Herald-Leader cited an arrest warrant from Kentucky State Police in reporting that 53-year-old Jacqueline Helton also faces charges of concealing diseased animals and improperly disposing of dead animals. The warrant…

Kentucky tax collections plummet in April due to coronavirus

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s tax collections went into a nosedive in April. The state says General Fund tax receipts fell nearly $433 million below collections a year ago as the coronavirus outbreak stalled much of the economy. The state budget office said Wednesday that nearly 90% of the revenue decline was from individual and corporate income taxes. Its report…

CBS announces the return of 23 series for the 2020-2021 broadcast season

CBS today announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its top-rated lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. The Network will announce its new series and 2020-2021 primetime schedule in the coming weeks. The returning shows include the #1 program on television NCIS, #1 comedy YOUNG SHELDON, #1 new series FBI: MOST WANTED, #1 new comedy BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,…

Rays minor leaguer talks about killings of 3 family members

Steve Roberts / Cal Sport Media / AP fileBlake Bivens throws a pitch during a MiLB game between the Dayton Dragons and Bowling Green Hot Rods in Kentucky in 2016.DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Blake Bivens says he learned through social media of the deaths of three family members last summer. Speaking publicly for what is…

Judge upholds Ky. mass gathering ban, says no to travel ban

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s restriction on travel amid the coronavirus pandemic is unconstitutional. But U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman sided with the governor on a ban of mass gatherings in a ruling Monday. A group of plaintiffs who attended a church service in Louisville had filed suit challenging the…

Body of fifth Amish child found days after buggy accident

OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say search crews have recovered the body of the last of five Amish children who died when their buggy was swept away in a swollen Kentucky creek. Six people were in the horse and buggy that overturned Wednesday in Bath County in eastern Kentucky. The adult made it to the stream bank and called…

Volunteer hero dies of COVID-19

(KUSA) A Colorado paramedic who volunteered to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic in its New York City epicenter has died from the virus, his family announced Thursday. Paul Cary was 66 years old. He is survived by two sons and four grandchildren. “Accepting Paul’s commitment to serving others in need, we respected his choice to volunteer to be part of…

Biden denies sexual assault allegation

(NBC News) Former Vice President and apparent Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is denying a former staffer’s claim of sexual assault. In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Biden repeatedly and unequivocally denied a sexual assault claim made by former staffer Tara Reade. “It is not true. I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened. And it didn’t. It never happened,”…

Coronavirus cases reported at federal prison in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Lexington Herald-Leader) — Health officials say at least 33 inmates at a federal prison in Kentucky have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that one staffer at the Federal Medical Center also tested positive. The Lexington-based center has 1,456 inmates according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Nationwide, the virus has spread through long-term facilities…

Police: Man, woman charged with killing blind mother

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities said a Kentucky man and woman have been arrested and accused of killing the woman’s blind mother. Jacob Lugmayer and Krystal A. Erbelding were charged Thursday with murder in the death of 63-year-old Kathy Erbelding. Kentucky State Police said found Kathy Erbelding in her home, fatally shot in the head and abdomen. When police arrived,…