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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 »

Hillary Holds Slim Kentucky Lead, Loses in Oregon

Kentucky primary too close to call with 99% reporting

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is clinging to a razor-thin lead over Bernie Sanders in Kentucky's Democratic primary and lost to him by a solid 6 points in the Oregon primary on Tuesday, CNN reports. In Kentucky, where Clinton is considered the favorite, she has 212,549 votes (46.8%) to Sanders'... More »

Sanders Hopes for Another Upset Tuesday

Both Kentucky, Oregon up for grabs, though some still say wins against Clinton wouldn't matter

(Newser) - Oregon and Kentucky are both holding Democratic primaries Tuesday, and even though USA Today notes it "won't really matter" whether Hillary Clinton loses to Bernie Sanders there—per the AP , she's got 2,240 pledged and superdelegates to Sanders' 1,473, not far from the required 2,... More »

Captain America Suspected in Armed Bank Robbery

Iron Man was right

(Newser) - It seems squaring off against Iron Man was just the start for Captain America, as the one-time hero is now suspected of robbing a Kentucky bank. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports three men—one of them dressed in a Captain America mask and Captain America sweatshirt—robbed a City National Bank... More »

Confederate Monument Coming Down in Kentucky

It's stood near the University of Louisville since 1895

(Newser) - A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer... More »

Train Kills Woman Hunting for Fabled 'Goatman'

She was hit while walking on Louisville trestle

(Newser) - The search for a fabled "goatman" said to prowl an active 19th-century train trestle in Louisville, Ky., has led to tragedy. Roquel Bain, 26, who was visiting from Ohio, planned to go on a "haunted" tour of Louisville's former tuberculosis clinic with her boyfriend Saturday when the... More »

Bald Man Sought in Rogaine Thefts

He's also allegedly stealing 'brain health supplements'

(Newser) - Bringing new meaning to the phrase "nothing left to lose," a bald man has apparently turned to a life of crime, allegedly stealing Rogaine from multiple stores in Ohio and Kentucky, the Smoking Gun reports. He's suspected of taking $847 worth of Rogaine and "brain health... More »

Kentucky Bill Would Require Note From Wife to Get Viagra

'This is about family values,' says cheeky Rep. Mary Lou Marzian

(Newser) - If a bill introduced in Kentucky this week becomes law, men seeking Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs would be required to get a signed note from their wife and swear on a Bible they would only use the drugs during sex with their spouse, the Courier-Journal reports. The men... More »

Truck Driver Didn't Want to Work, Ran Cars Off Road: Cops

Danny Gonzalez says he just 'snapped'

(Newser) - We all have days we don't want to work, but not all of us react the way Danny L. Gonzalez allegedly did in Kentucky Friday. Police were called with reports of a timber-hauling semi-truck driving recklessly on Interstate 65 and even running cars off the road around 6:30am,... More »

Guy Calls Judge the N-Word, Gets Thrown in Jail

Adam Satterly held in contempt of court on Monday

(Newser) - A white man in Louisville, Ky., will spent time in jail for using a racial slur in a courtroom hallway, seconds after an interaction with a black judge. Adam Satterly could be heard yelling "punk ass n*****" immediately after Judge Olu Stevens revoked his bond on drug charges Monday.... More »

Mall Erupts Into 'Crazy' Brawls With Up to 2K People

Police clamp down on mall in suburban Louisville

(Newser) - One of Kentucky's biggest shopping malls erupted into multiple brawls Saturday night involving as many as 2,000 people, NBC News reports. Six officers working at Mall St. Matthews in suburban Louisville responded to fights at around 7pm and saw them chain-react into other disturbances. "As they were... More »

Kim Davis: It's 'Ironic' God Picked Me to Defend Marriage

Ky. clerk admits she's 'failed so miserably' at matrimony

(Newser) - Kim Davis , the Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has been reflecting on her chaotic 2015, describing it to the AP as "a very emotional and a very real situation to all people." Davis explains she took a stand because simple... More »

University Slammed for Controversial Job Ad

White, Asian candidates appeared to be excluded

(Newser) - The University of Louisville is under fire after advertising an opening for a professor—an "African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native American Indian" professor, to be exact. Inside Higher Ed first highlighted the job ad in an article titled, "Whites, Asians Need Not Apply," and noted that the ad... More »

Stranger Entered Home, Killed Sleeping Boy, 6

Logan Tipton was stabbed in the head; police say Ronald Exantus confessed

(Newser) - "Mind-boggling," is how police Lt. Michael Fortney describes what happened before dawn in Versailles, Ky., on Monday: An intruder entered a family's home, wandered about, then stabbed a sleeping kindergartner in the head a number of times "with a large kitchen knife that he obtained in... More »

140K Kentucky Felons Now Have the Right to Vote

Steven Beshear wants to help nonviolent felons transition back into regular life

(Newser) - Only three states have a lifetime voting ban for all felons who can't get a gubernatorial exemption, and now that number's been knocked down to two. As one of his last moves in office, outgoing Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday that grants voting rights... More »

Guy Accused of Killing 7-Year-Old Enters His Plea

Timothy Madden is arraigned in Kentucky

(Newser) - The man accused of kidnapping and killing a 7-year-old Kentucky girl has pleaded not guilty. Amy Gabriella Doolin's mother, Amy Doolin, sobbed and held her hand over her mouth as a judge read the charges against 38-year-old Timothy Madden of Scottsville, Kentucky, on Monday. Allen County District Judge Martha... More »

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