Officials at Western Kentucky University say a student who jumped from a sixth-floor window of a residence hall has died.
WKU officials told WBKO-TV that 19-year-old Benjamin Gogins of Illinois died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
The freshman jumped from the window at Pearce Ford Tower early Saturday morning. Emergency crews found him still breathing and he was flown to Vanderbilt.
Campus police are investigating, but have found no evidence that drugs or alcohol were involved.
WKU says the dorm has quarter-inch thick-tempered glass windows and a safety mechanism that only allows them to open three inches. However, police say the glass was broken in the window that the student jumped from.
The last remaining Democrat in Kentucky's congressional delegation says he's willing to take on the gun lobby pushing for legislation aimed at reducing gun violence in a country grieving over the massacre in a Connecticut school.
An emotion-choked U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth apologized Monday for being mostly silent about gun violence.
Kentucky regulators say a new area code for the western part of the state will overlap the existing 270 area code.
The Public Service Commission said Monday the "overlay" option for the new 364 area code is the least disruptive for customers and imposes the least cost on businesses. This is the first time two area codes will mingle in the same area in Kentucky.
A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity for the same reason, said the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was killed and apparently had two guns.
Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.
"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.
U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are urging Gov. Steve Beshear to seek a federal disaster declaration because of the potential economic consequences of a drought that has led to low water levels on the Mississippi River.
Beshear said Friday he appreciates their concern and that he's closely monitoring the situation.
McConnell and Paul said in a letter to Beshear on Thursday that commercial traffic on the river could "come to a complete halt in coming days" unless the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes action to increase the water flow.
In the middle of the Fort Campbell Army post, a simulated version of a military operations center in Afghanistan has sprung up under a maze of tents that is bustling with a mix of international and American military forces.
The 101st Airborne Division's headquarters is preparing to take over control of NATO troops in eastern Afghanistan this winter, but the division will face new and different challenges compared to its last deployment during the troop surge in 2010 and 2011.
The University of Kentucky is apologizing after an employee accident sent a mass email with personal information about some students. WKYT-TV reports the email was sent on Wednesday to 600 students and listed the names of students with disabilities and their accommodations.
UK released a statement on Thursday saying the mistake was "realized immediately" and efforts were made to recall the email.
After a nearly year-long review, Kentucky's Commission on Tax Reform has approved recommendations that could generate nearly $700 million a year.
Some $500 million of that would come from individual income taxes. Another $200 million would be generated by expanding the state's sales tax to household utilities and several services that have traditionally been exempt.