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Ky. Football-Game Killings Sparked by Motorcycle Bump?

A man in his 20s pulled out a gun, followed by others: source

(Newser) - The shooting that upended a 60-year-old tradition in Louisville on Thanksgiving may have been sparked by a spat over a motorcycle. Police reportedly believe that during Thursday's Juice Bowl football games, a man in his 60s knocked into the motorcycle of a man in his 20s, who pulled out... More »

6 Shot, 2 Killed During Louisville Football Game

The mayor was just 200 yards away

(Newser) - Police say two people are dead and four have been hospitalized in shootings at a riverfront park in Louisville. Police say officers responded to a call of multiple shootings at Shawnee Park on Thursday afternoon, the AP reports. The injuries among those taken to University Hospital are not considered life... More »

Atheist Suing Over Denial of 'IM GOD' License Plate

He wants to show it's impossible to disprove that statement

(Newser) - Bennie L. Hart wants to drive around with a license plate declaring "IM GOD" not because he truly believes he's God—he's actually an atheist—but because he wants to show "that it's impossible to disprove anyone's claim to being 'God,'"... More »

Trump Says He Kept Ford Plant in Kentucky

Company hadn't planned to move whole plant to Mexico

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to announce that Ford Motor Co. won't be moving Lincoln production from Kentucky to Mexico. Trump tweeted that Bill Ford, the company's executive chairman, telephoned him with the news that a Lincoln plant would stay in Louisville. In another tweet... More »

Police: Wildfire Started by Amateur Facebook Weatherman

'He's not a bad kid...just misguided'

(Newser) - A wannabe weatherman was jailed for arson after police say he admitted starting a wildfire to draw attention to his selfie videos on Facebook, the AP reports. "It's really too bad because he's not a bad kid—he's just misguided," said James Stephens, the police... More »

Dems Lose Last Legislative Chamber in the South

GOP wins Kentucky House for first time since 1921

(Newser) - More bad news for the Democrats: In a result that the Washington Post says leaves the party "basically extinct in the South," Republicans are now in control of Kentucky's House of Representatives for the first time since 1921. The state house was the last legislative chamber in... More »

Why This 2-Faced Calf Has the Perfect Name

Lucky walks in circles a lot, but she's the first two-headed calf to live past 40 days

(Newser) - For 40 days and nights, Noah's ark was said to have housed all variety of creatures—but probably not one like this, who just became the first of its kind to live past a similar 40-day mark, per National Geographic . Lucky the two-faced calf, who lives on a Campbellsville,... More »

Daycare Probed Amid 'Smack for Snack' Game Allegations

One employee charged with assault

(Newser) - Officials in Kentucky are monitoring a day care center after an investigation found that employees required children to be hit before they could get a snack, reports the AP . Citing an Office of Inspector General report, media outlets say two male workers at New Creation Childcare in Lexington made children... More »

Kentucky Gov: Electing Clinton Might Lead to Bloodshed

Matt Bevin walks his statements back amid uproar

(Newser) - Kentucky's Republican governor said blood might be shed if Hillary Clinton is elected president. Speaking to the annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday in Washington, Matt Bevin said he was asked if the country could ever recover if Clinton were elected president. "I do think it would be... More »

Family Sues After Teen Girl Dies in Juvenile Detention

They say Gynnya McMillen, 16, was put in a martial-arts hold

(Newser) - The family of a teenager who died in a Kentucky detention center is suing jail and state officials, saying the girl was restrained with a martial arts technique for refusing to remove her hoodie and then left to die in her cell, the AP reports. Kentucky's Department of Juvenile... More »

Dead Man Left Explosives Hidden in Woods

Now Kentucky authorities need to find them

(Newser) - Police have found two more improvised explosive devices in the woods of Harlan County, Kentucky, a week after the man accused of placing the explosives was killed during a search for them, the AP reports. Mark Sawaf was charged in June following a federal investigation into the explosion of a... More »

Man Charged With Stabbing His Father in Church

Churchgoers tackled Kentucky suspect

(Newser) - A Kentucky man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly stabbed his father as they attended a church service, the AP reports. In a news release, Bowling Green police said Ethan A. Buckley, 21, was charged with assault following the stabbing during a service at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church. Police said... More »

Judge Lets Inmate Meet His Baby for First Time in Court

Boy had been born 30 days prior

(Newser) - James Roeder has been in jail, charged with burglary and under orders from a judge not to see his wife, Ashley—who is charged in the same burglary. That means that when Roeder appeared in court for a hearing Friday, he had not yet met his baby son, born just... More »

Arson 101: Guy Shows How Not to Light a Fire

Well, that didn't go as planned

(Newser) - Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the guy trying to burn a building down who sets fire to a little more than you intended. Such was the plight of a would-be arsonist intending to burn down a Kentucky barbershop when he accidentally... More »

Mitch McConnell: 'Great Likelihood' Will Run for 7th Term

'At the top of my game'

(Newser) - US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there's a "great likelihood" he'll seek a seventh Senate term in 2020, the AP reports. McConnell, appearing on WKYT-TV's "Kentucky Newsmakers"... More »

Moviegoer Pulls Gun After Kid Kicks His Seat

Man kicked out of 'Star Trek Beyond' will face charges

(Newser) - Many of us have been annoyed by kids kicking the back of our seats during a movie—but not many have ended up pulling out guns because of it, like an irate moviegoer in Kentucky did. Police say that at a Saturday screening of Star Trek Beyond in Paducah, a... More »

Bill Nye: Noah's Ark Park Gets Science So, So Wrong

Science Guy has beefs after visiting Kentucky's Ark Encounter

(Newser) - It was "much more troubling or disturbing than I thought it would be." That's what Bill Nye has to say about Ark Encounter , Kentucky's new $100 million Bible-themed attraction featuring the largest timber-frame structure in the world and … dinosaurs. The park suggests the world was... More »

Church Hopes to Crush Science With Giant Noah's Ark

Answers in Genesis' Ark Encounter opens this week in Kentucky

(Newser) - A massive, $100 million replica of Noah's Ark will open Thursday in Kentucky to—its builders hope—"undo the brainwashing" done to children by science, the Courier-Journal reports. According to the Guardian , the Ark Encounter, which was built by Answers in Genesis, is 510 feet long and seven... More »

'High-Energy' Service Recalls Muhammad Ali

The Louisville Lip is remembered in his hometown

(Newser) - Muhammad Ali's younger brother wept, swayed to hymns, and hugged anyone he could reach. He raised his hands to the sky, eyes closed, surrounded by congregants at the church where their father once worshipped. Rahaman Ali took center stage at the two-hour, high-energy service at King Solomon Missionary Baptist... More »

19 Rescued From Flooded Kentucky Cave

Rising water blocked entrance

(Newser) - Flash flooding threatened to trap a group of college students inside a Kentucky cave Thursday, but they navigated through neck-deep water to safety, the AP reports. The 19 people who escaped had to clutch onto a rope to handle the swift currents of floodwaters near the entrance of Hidden River... More »

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