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Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Billy:

Is marijuana legal in Kentucky? No, but several bills could change that

Several bills and a resolution are currently in the Kentucky General Assembly that could affect marijuana legalization in the commonwealth in 2020. → Read More

Mitch McConnell takes oath to 'do impartial justice' in impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's oath Thursday comes weeks after he said he is 'not impartial' about the impeachment trial. → Read More

Louisville Christian school expelled student over a rainbow cake, family says

The mom of a Whitefield Academy student in Louisville said school officials believed the rainbow-related photo suggested her daughter was gay. → Read More

LGBTQ advocates in Southern Indiana push for Fairness Ordinance in Jeffersonville

Southern Indiana Pride wants 2020 to be the year Jeffersonville joins other cities in having a Fairness Ordinance on the books. → Read More

2 rescued after tree falls on Louisville home during windy, wet Saturday, authorities say

During a windy day, crews were called out just before 11 a.m. Saturday to the home in the 100 block of Holliswood Road in the Bellemeade neighborhood. → Read More

A Kentucky Republican breaks ranks on Iran war powers resolution vote

Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky broke rank with most Republicans in voting Thursday for a resolution to curb Trump's ability to wage war with Iran. → Read More

Family of man who died after Nowhere Bar 'altercation' hires an attorney

Nowhere Bar issued a statement following McKinney's death extending its "deepest sympathies" to his family. → Read More

'A very cruel act': At least 15 horses were shot and killed in Kentucky, police say

Authorities are investigating after at least 15 horses were reportedly found fatally shot Tuesday near a strip mining site in Eastern Kentucky. → Read More

Ex-Kentucky school official pardoned by Bevin in child porn case could return to classroom

A former school administrator who was pardoned by Gov. Bevin had been sentenced to prison in after pleading guilty to possessing child porn. → Read More

'A very cruel act': At least 15 horses were shot and killed in Kentucky, police say

The horses were found Tuesday along a strip job near the Pike and Floyd County line by U.S. Highway 23 in Eastern Kentucky. → Read More

Man set Oldham County home on fire while children were inside of it, police say

Richard L. Brown, 49, allegedly set fire to a home about 3:15 a.m. Sunday in the 6500 block of Jacob Drive in Westport in Oldham County, Kentucky. → Read More

Treva Hodges remains winner of Charlestown, Indiana, mayoral race after recount

A Saturday recount of votes from November's mayoral election in Charlestown, Indiana, between Bob Hall and Treva Hodges confirmed Hodges won the race. → Read More

Louisville police arrest man in connection with fatal Klondike neighborhood shooting

Lucius Z. Adams, 22, allegedly shot and killed 20-year-old Jacob Kerr on Dec. 7 in the 3200 block of Mid Dale Lane, according to Louisville police. → Read More

Gov. Beshear's office takes flak after POW/MIA flag comes down at Kentucky Capitol

Gov. Matt Bevin's staff told Capitol maintenance workers to keep the POW/MIA flag up permanently. Beshear's staff said they received no order. → Read More

Louisville has first flu death of the season, according to health officials

An elderly individual with other medical conditions was the first person to die from the flu in Louisville this flu season, officials said. → Read More

What to know about the Kentucky Board of Education's meeting today

The Kentucky Board of Education will hold a special meeting Dec. 12, where it will possibly fire Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis. → Read More

Amid wind and rain, thousands without power Saturday in Louisville and Southern Indiana

LG&E and Duke Energy were reporting thousands of power outages for customers in the Louisville area and Southern Indiana. → Read More

Rand Paul calls for 'full, open' debate on US role in war after 'Afghanistan Papers' report

The Kentucky Republican's remarks came Monday after The Washington Post published its "Afghanistan Papers" showing deception from leaders on the war. → Read More

Company lays off Kentucky miners after hiring them from Blackjewel

Miners reportedly said Friday that Kopper Glo, the company that purchased mines from Blackjewel LLC., has idled its mines until at least Dec. 26. → Read More

For 2020, Louisville Urban League leader wants to 'close the wealth gap'

Reynolds said Friday at the urban league's "IMPACT Report" luncheon that a new sports and learning complex will help Louisville's West End immenvsely. → Read More