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Recent articles by Andrew:

Prosecutor dismisses charges against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, more investigation needed

Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine acknowledged that a grand jury should have seen more information before deciding to indict Kenneth Walker. → Read More

Was a 'no-knock' warrant justified to search Breonna Taylor's home? Several experts say no

Several professor and lawyers say police did not have sufficient grounds for a "no-knock" search of Breonna Taylor's apartment → Read More

Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad announces retirement in wake of Breonna Taylor shooting

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad announced Thursday he is resigning after an eight-year tenure as the city's top cop. → Read More

'No-knock' searches vs. stand-your-ground laws: A deadly combo for civilians and police

To keep suspects from flushing drugs down the toilet, police says they need to conduct no-knock searches. Is it worth the cost in injuries and deaths? → Read More

First federal inmate in Kentucky dies of COVID-19 at prison wracked by the coronavirus

The number of inmates at the federal prison in Lexington has skyrocketed. Now the first one has died. Juan Mata was set for release next year. → Read More

Federal judge rules that Kentucky churches can hold in-person services starting Sunday

The church successfully blocked enforcement of Gov. Andy Beshear's order barring in-person church services to prevent the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Democrats attack McConnell protege Justin Walker's judicial nomination during pandemic

A former professor at the University of Louisville, Justin Walker said that as a judge he considers the Affordable Care Act decision “binding law.” → Read More

Federal judge requests investigation of McConnell for allegedly pressuring judges to retire

A group has accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of coercing federal judges to retire to another judge could take the seat. → Read More

Evangelical leader who once denounced Trump embraces him now. Is it political opportunism?

Evangelical leader Al Mohler of Louisville, denounced Donald Trump in 2016. Now he's supporting him. Is it because of Mohler's own ambitions? → Read More

A federal trial ran through the COVID-19 pandemic, with jurors social distancing for 8 weeks

To allow social distancing during an eight-week jury trial, a judge scattered jurors throughout the courtroom. Several sat in the gallery. → Read More

A second inmate in Kentucky dies of the coronavirus

A second inmate in a Kentucky prison has died of COVID-19. The state Corrections Department confirmed that a 59-year-old man from Taylor County died Friday morning after fighting the virus for 11 days at a hospital. He was admitted April 13 and died the same day. Spokeswoman Lisa Lamb said the family of the man, who was serving a 15-year sentence, has been notified but that out of respect for… → Read More

'I hope I make it out': Green River inmates say COVID-19 has made prison a death trap

More than 900 men are at the Green River Correctional Complex, where 31 have tested positive for COVID-19, five are hospitalized and one has died. → Read More

Judge denies Maryville Baptist Church's bid to block Gov. Beshear's coronavirus order

The church filed a lawsuit Friday saying that enforcement of Beshear's order discriminates against their rights under the First Amendment . → Read More

She loved her Bible, her family and Tyler Perry. Now Gaynell Howard is dead of COVID-19

Gaynell Howard kept her spirit up when she lost both legs to diabetes. Still, the day before she died, she said she loved her family. → Read More

Reports: John Prine, a 2-time Grammy winner who was 'Pure Kentucky,' dies of COVID-19

John Prine's family announced Sunday on Twitter that he had been hospitalized Thursday with symptoms of COVID-19 and was intubated Saturday. → Read More

Nurse says Norton suspended her for refusing to treat COVID-19 patients without a respirator

Nurse Kenyatta Ervin said she wanted to treated virus patients, but she had to have a respirator to do so, or she might die if infected → Read More

Nurse says she was suspended after refusing to treat coronavirus patients without a mask

A Kentucky nurse says she was suspended for refusing to treat COVID-19 patients after the hospital would not supply her with a protective respirator. → Read More

Who are Kentucky's coronavirus victims? Here's what we know (and why we don't know more)

Gov. Beshear says it would help to humanize the state's 37 virus victims. But citing medical privacy law, so far the state won't say who they are → Read More

She was dying alone in a hospital bed from COVID-19. How her family managed to say goodbye

Angelea Kenney Myers tells the story of her sister's death by COVID-19 to comfort others going through the same and so people will know virus is real → Read More

2 workers say their COVID-19 fears were 'brushed off.' Then they were fired. So, they sued

The workers allege the owner “brushed off” their concerns and characterized the virus as “not that big of an issue," then fired them. → Read More