FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Three Kentucky Democrats took turns pitching their credentials as the strongest candidate to challenge Republican Gov. Matt Bevin as they appeared before a group of party leaders. Attorney General Andy Beshear on Saturday touted his record of beating Bevin in the courtroom, including his successful lawsuit to block a public pension overhaul.
GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a deputy in Kentucky was taken to a hospital after he was shot during an altercation with a man. Kentucky State Police said Glasgow Police Officer Zane Greer and Barren County Deputy Joseph Ford were investigating a shooting early Saturday when they began chasing 37-year-old Jonathan Shelton with their vehicle. Police said Ford was shot once during a confrontation with Shelton, of Smyrna, Tennessee.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former Amazon employee in Kentucky with the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease is suing the company over his dismissal for what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks. The lawsuit says the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act with "unyielding and inhuman policies regarding bathroom access." The former employee, Nicholas Stover of Lexington, says Amazon was aware of his illness when he was hired at a Winchester call center in November 2016.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen said Friday he wants to make changes to Kentucky's criminal justice system from start to finish, with proposals spanning pre-trial bail to restoration of voting rights for nonviolent felons who served their time. Edelen also called for a review of probation and parole polices, saying technical violations that put people back behind bars are big contributors to overcrowded jails.
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