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Billy Kobin

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Billy:

Andy Beshear warns of a new scam targeting Kentucky's teachers and schools

Attorney General Andy Beshear said teachers in Jefferson and other counties have been contacted by a "Deputy Hart" who demands payment in gift cards. → Read More

Kentucky man threatened to turn VA hospital into 'another El Paso,' authorities say

Authorities say Scott Greiner called a VA contractor Aug. 7 and threatened to give his Lexington VA hospital "an El Paso welcome" with M-16 rifles. → Read More

Oldham County Schools are delayed 1 hour due to power outages

Morning preschool will not be in session Thursday, Aug. 22, the Oldham County Schools district announced. → Read More

Trump visit draws protesters and supporters to downtown Louisville

A crowd gathered outside The Galt House ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to the AMVETS conference in Louisville, Kentucky. → Read More

Rand Paul assails 'left-wing mob' and media for portrayal of 2017 assault by his neighbor

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" that he was disgusted by "this left-wing mob" wishing he was dead after he had surgery. → Read More

Man killed on golf cart near Seneca Park was mentor for young people

Chris Schulz was an active member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and helped young people and parents as a life and career coach. → Read More

JCPS' first day of school for 2019-20 kicks off with nearly 100,000 students

As the 2019-20 school year begins for Jefferson County Public Schools, officials said they are focused on "deeper" implementation of initiatives. → Read More

Lawsuit claims Evolent misled investors in acquiring Louisville's Passport Health Plan

Evolent Health has been sued in federal court for allegedly lying and misleading investors about its acquisition of Louisville's Passport Health. → Read More

Kentucky man assaulted two young boys, causing brain bleeding, police say

Caleb Cobb was arrested Friday in connection with the assault of a 1-year-old and 2-year-old in Earlington, Kentucky. → Read More

Louisville man fractured 8-year-old's skull with a shovel and raped her, police say

Cane L. Madden allegedly assaulted the -year-old girl with a shovel in the 1700 block of Hale Avenue, sexually assaulted her and stole her iPad. → Read More

5 people dead after vehicle crash in Southern Indiana, police say

Indiana State Police said five died in the single-vehicle crash about 4:30 a.m. Friday north of Scottsburg. → Read More

A man dies in Village Drive apartment fire, Louisville authorities say

One adult died in the fire, which was reported about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment in the 2100 block of Village Drive, Louisville Fire said. → Read More

Special needs student hospitalized due to 'constant torture' at JCPS, lawsuit claims

The mother of a special needs student at Western High School in Louisville said her son was repeatedly bullied and assaulted during the 2018-19 year. → Read More

Homeless forced to leave downtown Louisville alley in latest camp clearing

Louisville Metro Police officers told people in an alley between Brook and Floyd streets a new property owner wanted them out. → Read More

Thousands of Kentuckians could lose food stamps under Trump plan to tighten SNAP rules

U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to end categorical eligibility for up to 3.1 million households that receive SNAP benefits → Read More

'It just makes you a bad leader': AOC slams McConnell on 'McCarthyism' definition

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is "blocking action to protect US elections" → Read More

A Kentucky police officer shoots his son during an 'altercation,' authorities say

Kentucky State Police troopers responded about 4:10 p.m. Monday to a residence on Somerset, where they determined Jason Griffith shot his son. → Read More

Reports: A Louisville mother died while climbing in Hawaii

Jamie Baker, 37, died July 25 after she fell while climbing in the "Chutes and Ladders" area on the island of Maui, Hawaii. → Read More

After 'misunderstanding,' New Albany officials say they will not clear out a homeless camp

Outreach workers initially said the New Albany Street Department would clear out the homeless camp by Monday, but officials are now holding off. → Read More

'Tax The Rich Bus Tour' makes stop in Louisville, calling for repeal of GOP tax law

The "Tax The Rich Bus Tour," organized by the group Tax March, stopped in Louisville on Saturday to demand a repeal of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. → Read More