A former Kentucky lawmaker serving life in prison for killing his one-time fiancee has been found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim's mother. The decision last month by Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael clears the way for the family of Amanda Ross to obtain damages from Steve Nunn.
A former eastern Kentucky school superintendent was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for leading a vote-buying conspiracy during the 2010 primary elections. U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell also levied a $250,000 fine on 66-year-old Arch Turner during his sentencing in federal court in Lexington.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has to decide by Friday his intentions regarding the setting up of a statewide health insurance exchange. The exchanges are required under the federal Affordable Care Act. States have to inform Washington by Friday whether they plan to establish their own health insurance exchanges, or whether they want the federal government to create an exchange for them.
With the holiday season fast approaching, a food pantry in southern Kentucky is struggling to come up with enough food to give to needy families. The Come-Unity Cooperative Care food pantry in London is the central agency that hands out food to needy residents.
Mammoth Cave National Park says efforts are underway this month to clean and document historic stone retaining walls at the Green River Ferry area of the park. Acting Superintendent Bruce Powell says rehabilitation plans for the ferry landings call for the rock walls to be removed before reconstruction starts and then rebuilt.
As the only Democrat who will be left in Kentucky's congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth is expected to play a big role in recommending nominations for two federal judgeships in Kentucky, according to attorneys familiar with the process.
A former social worker for the Hardin County Schools has left a $2.42 million endowment for college scholarships there. The News-Enterprise reports Charley Nell Llewellyn’s gift is expected to generate about $100,000 a year and is the largest philanthropic gift in the county’s history.