Julian Carroll

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The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that could allow states to legalize sports betting, potentially paving the way for Kentucky to rake in millions on sports bets.

Monday’s ruling struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 law that prohibited states from legalizing sports betting — except in states where it was already legal at the time: Delaware, Montana, Oregon and Nevada.

“Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own,” the court wrote in its decision.

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Former Gov. Julian Carroll says he won’t step down from his seat in the Kentucky Senate after allegations that he groped and asked a man for sex.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Carroll said he would not resign despite calls from his fellow Senate Democrats to do so.

The caucus voted to remove him from his leadership position as Senate majority whip over the weekend after Spectrum News first reported on the allegations on Saturday.

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Kentucky Senate Democrats are calling for the resignation of Sen. Julian Carroll after news reports that he allegedly groped and asked a man for sex more than a decade ago.

Carroll, an 86-year-old Democrat, served as governor of Kentucky from 1974 to 1979 and has denied the allegations.

In a TV report by Spectrum News Pure Politics, a man alleges that Carroll inappropriately groped him in 2005 and asked him for oral sex.

Spectrum also says Kentucky State Police investigated the matter at the time, but prosecutors decided not to pursue the case.

Former Kentucky First Lady Dies at 81

Sep 10, 2014

Charlann Harting Carroll, the wife of former Kentucky Gov. and current state Sen. Julian Carroll, has died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was 81.

Dave Cobb, an executive assistant to Julian Carroll, says Mrs. Carroll died early Wednesday. He says Mrs. Carroll became ill Monday and was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center and later transferred to UK, where she had been undergoing tests to determine her illness.

The Carrolls were married for more than 60 years and had four children.