The Kentucky attorney general's office has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving whether students must be informed of their rights before being questioned at school.
Attorney General Jack Conway asked the justices Tuesday to overturn a Kentucky Supreme Court decision from April. In that case from Nelson County, the state justices concluded that students must be informed of their legal rights -- including the right to remain silent -- before being questioned by school administrators working with police or school resource officers.
Conway says school administrators shouldn't be required to advise students of their rights -- a practice known as Mirandizing -- simply because a school resource officer may be present during an investigation of school-related issues.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has placed robo calls to GOP voters in Kentucky urging them to attend a church picnic in the western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm next week.
The picnic doubles as a raucous political showdown between Republicans and Democrats during an afternoon of stump speeches. It's especially important to McConnell this year because he's running for re-election, and he will have to share the stage with Democratic contender Alison Lundergan Grimes.
McConnell said he will kick off his re-election campaign at the picnic, which he billed as "the summer event you won't want to miss."
The political speeches are part of a fundraiser for St. Jerome Parish that typically draws some 10,000 people and generates about $250,000.
Dispatchers in western Kentucky must send a law enforcement officer to every 911 call received from a landline telephone, even when there's no sound from a caller on the other end.
Recently, though, occupants claim they never called 911. And, in some cases, the calls have come from vacant lots.
Ohio County 911 Dispatch Director Carol Smith told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer that wet phone wires are triggering the phantom calls. Dispatch directors in Daviess, Muhlenberg and McLean counties have reported a similar phenomenon.
Homeowners tend to be unhappy when law enforcement officers arrive at their door uninvited to ask about a problem that doesn't exist. An AT&T spokeswoman says the company is not aware of the problem.
A Fort Campbell spokesman says authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.
According to WKRN-TV in Nashville, the body found near a training area on Friday has been identified as that of 23-year-old Spc. Brandon David Bertolo, who went missing the previous weekend.
Fort Campbell spokesman Bob Jenkins told The Associated Press on Sunday that he couldn't confirm the identity because the case is still being investigated.
According to the TV station, Bertolo's mother created a Facebook page with pictures of her son when he went missing. His family discovered he was under investigation by the military and was considered AWOL.