Daily Archive: May 4, 2016

May 04

Sanders supporters pack Lexington Center

Sanders volunteer George Brosi announces to the crowd,  “Kentucky’s motto is united we stand, divided we fall. I’m proud to present to you the next President of the United States.” Sanders supporters pack Lexington Center’s Heritage Hall to here from the Bern. Bernie leads the crowd asking, “Are you ready for a political revolution.” It’s …

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May 04

Jackets and umbrellas needed again for Thursday

Overview: Cool temperatures and rain chances continue tonight through Thursday. Warmer temperatures and more sunshine returns Friday through the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day Weekend! A few rain showers will be possible for the weekend, especially late Saturday into early Sunday as a cold front moves through the region. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies, scattered rain …

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May 04

Faculty Senate expresses confidence in Ramsey at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – More than half of the University of Louisville Faculty Senate has cast votes of confidence in university President James Ramsey. Out of 60 votes, 55 percent said they believe in Ramsey’s ability to be an “effective leader,” 40 percent said no and 5 percent abstained. University spokesman John Karman told The …

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May 04

Attorney General plans to file state charges against his former chief deputy

LEXINTON, Ky. (WTVQ/AP) – Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says he will prosecute his former chief deputy in state court following his guilty plea to federal bribery charges. Tim Longmeyer was the deputy attorney general for Andy Beshear. Court documents unsealed Tuesday at the request of the Lexington Herald-Leader show Longmeyer arranged for illegal campaign donations …

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May 04

Bernie Sanders holds rally in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in downtown Lexington Wednesday evening, one day after his Primary victory in Indiana. Despite being short on time and delegates, Sanders says he will go the distance fighting for his progressive party platform. Kentucky’s Democratic Primary is May 17. The post Bernie Sanders …

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May 04

Beshear examining validity of Bevin vetoes, other cuts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear says he is looking into the validity of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget vetoes and his mid-year reductions of several state agencies. Beshear argued before a state judge on Wednesday that Bevin’s mid-year cuts to colleges and universities without getting the approval of the state legislature …

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May 04

Young father of three killed in Lexington trench collapse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Three young children will grow up without their father after he was killed Wednesday morning in a construction accident. The coroner says 22-year-old Samuel Tyler Williams was working in a trench 16-feet deep along Todds Road when he was killed this morning. Crews say their rescue mission quickly turned into a recovery …

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May 04

Man accused in child’s stabbing death appears in court

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Ronald Exantus, the man accused in the stabbing death of young Logan Tipton back in December of 2015, made his first physical appearance in court since January on Wednesday. Exantus was arrested after reportedly breaking into a home, taking a kitchen knife, and fatally stabbing the boy.  Exantus has stated that …

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May 04

Cool and rainy tonight into Thursday

Overview: Cool temperatures and rain chances continue tonight through Thursday. Warmer temperatures and more sunshine returns Friday through the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day Weekend! A few rain showers will be possible for the weekend, especially late Saturday into early Sunday as a cold front moves through the region. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies, scattered rain …

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May 04

Criminal abuse charges for 2 in Richmond

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Richmond husband and wife were charged with criminal abuse of a teenager on Tuesday, according to the Richmond Police Department. Officers say they began the investigation on 44-year-old Clyde Richardson and 45-year-old Michelle Richardson after receiving information from the Department of Community Based Services (DCBS) alleging abuse.  Police say during …

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