A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night at Henderson County High School in honor of Michelle Cotter. She was found shot in her Henderson home early Tuesday morning and later died at Methodist Hospital. Her husband, Steven Cotter, was found inside the home with a gun and was taken into custody.
The office of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says $6 million has been recovered from Merck and Company in a lawsuit filed against pharmaceutical companies. Its the latest in a series of settlements over so-called "average wholesale price" cases. The suits allege that defendent drug companies published false and inflated average wholesale prices for their products, which didn't bear any relationship to the prices actually charged to customers.
Autopsy results are pending in the shooting death of a woman who served as a guidance counselor and dance team coach in the Daviess and Henderson County Public School systems. Medical examiners were scheduled to perform an autopsy late Tuesday in Louisville on Michelle Cotter, the 39 year old who was found dead in her home early Tuesday morning.
The last day of school in one western Kentucky county has turned tragic. Henderson police say two high school coaches were involved in a shooting early Tuesday morning. Police received a call around 2:30 a.m. from a home on Cardinal Drive. Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond says 39-year-old Michelle Cotter was found with a gunshot wound and her husband, 36-year-old Steve Cotter, was still inside the home.
"When officers took him into custody, he did receive some injuries. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment, " Richmond said.
A federal Appeals Court is set to reveal the identities of the three judges who will hear an appeal from a woman convicted of trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. The U. S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled Monday to release the list of three-judge panels that will hear cases starting May 28th.
The lawyer who has represented former Kentucky state lawmaker Steve Nunn since 2009 has withdrawn as his counsel. The Lexington herald-Leader reports Warren Scoville wrote in his motion to withdraw that Nunn is "currently incarcerated and unable to pay his attorney fees."
After years of speculating, Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville is coming back to life. The amusement park will reopen next spring as Bluegrass Boardwalk. The tentative opening date is exactly one year from now--May 11, 2013. Bluegrass Boardwalk will be owned by the Koch family, the current owners of Holiday World in Indiana. President Dan Koch says incentives and financing are in place and he's confident of the park's reopening next spring.
Officials at Fort Campbell say an emergency management and anti-terrorism exercise is underway at the military post today. The annual event is testing Fort Campbell's security personnel and first responders, as well as support agreements with outside response organizations.