FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - For an example of how every ballot matters, turn to Mary Beverly Goetz. The 76-year-old Kentucky woman said she voted absentee because she uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. The Democrat she voted for ousted a Republican incumbent by just one vote. Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by that narrow margin out of more than 12,600 ballots cast. It was one of six state House races that were too close to call on election night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal grand jury in Kentucky has charged a white man with three hate crimes in the shooting deaths of two African-Americans last month at a grocery. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman announced the indictment Thursday in Louisville against 51-year-old Gregory Bush.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an executive order to ban the award of state contracts to companies that participate in boycott, divestment and sanction practices against Israel. Bevin signed the order during a ceremony at the Kentucky Capitol with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer. Bevin's office says 25 other states have enacted laws or executive orders to ban the use of state resources to support the BDS movement.
IRVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The remains of an American soldier killed in the Korean War in 1950 will be buried in his Kentucky hometown. The remains of Army private Robert J. Sipes were identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency last month. Sipes, of Irvington in western Kentucky, was 19 when he was killed in North Korea during heavy fighting between his 7th Calvary Regiment and the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces. He will be buried Dec. 5 with full military honors.
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