News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

Hemp is about to become legal nationwide. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats it like a regular crop....

Diageo to build new whiskey distillery in Kentucky

Diageo to build new whiskey distillery in Kentucky

Spirits giant Diageo is taking a deeper plunge into bourbon and American whiskey production with plans for a new distillery in Kentucky.

Kentucky woman charged in death of baby found in trash bag

Kentucky woman charged in death of baby found in trash bag

A Kentucky woman has been arrested in the death of a baby found inside a trash bag.

Cocaine found in can of baby formula; parents charged

Cocaine found in can of baby formula; parents charged

Police have arrested two parents after cocaine was found inside a can of their baby's formula.

Kentucky governor feuds with media ahead of investigation

Kentucky governor feuds with media ahead of investigation

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is feuding on social media with ProPublica after the independent media nonprofit announced an investigative project with the Courier Journal.

Kentucky man now charged with 3 murders, shooting at lawman

Kentucky man now charged with 3 murders, shooting at lawman

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Evansville Diocese to release abusive priests' names in 2019

Evansville Diocese to release abusive priests' names in 2019

The Catholic Diocese of Evansville says it will release the names of its priests credibly accused of sexual abusing minors next year.

Workshop to offer information about Opportunity Zones

Workshop to offer information about Opportunity Zones

Kentucky officials say a workshop will help community and business leaders take advantage of an economic development tool.

Kentucky House Democrats pick leadership team

Kentucky House Democrats pick leadership team

Democrats have selected the members of their leadership team in the Kentucky House.

Kentucky State Police: 2 hurt in school parking lot shooting

Kentucky State Police: 2 hurt in school parking lot shooting

Kentucky State police say two people have been wounded in a shooting in an elementary school parking lot.

Kentucky jail official: 9 inmates diagnosed with hepatitis A

Kentucky jail official: 9 inmates diagnosed with hepatitis A

Officials say several jail inmates have been diagnosed with hepatitis A in a Kentucky county where cases of the contagious liver disease have increased in recent months.

Hemp supporters cheer crop's inclusion in farm bill deal

Hemp supporters cheer crop's inclusion in farm bill deal

Hemp's supporters are cheering a final agreement on the federal farm bill that would legalize the crop that's making a comeback in Kentucky.

Police search Kentucky hills for suspect in triple slaying

Police search Kentucky hills for suspect in triple slaying

Police are searching a heavily wooded, hilly area of eastern Kentucky after finding three people shot to death in neighboring homes.

Kentucky Democrat says election challenge must be dismissed

Kentucky Democrat says election challenge must be dismissed

A Kentucky Democrat elected to the state House of Representatives by one vote says a Republican's challenge of the election results should be dismissed.

Former Louisville priest convicted of sexual abuse dies

Former Louisville priest convicted of sexual abuse dies

A former Louisville Roman Catholic priest who received a medical parole after being convicted of sexual abuse charges has died.

Newborn baby found dead in trash bag on porch

Newborn baby found dead in trash bag on porch

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a newborn baby found in a trash bag on the porch of a residence.

Man thrown by police booked into jail with neck brace

Man thrown by police booked into jail with neck brace

A man seen on video being pulled from his car and thrown to the ground by Kentucky police was booked into jail wearing a neck brace.

Police: Man, 39, traveled to Kentucky to have sex with teen

Police: Man, 39, traveled to Kentucky to have sex with teen

A Tennessee man is accused of traveling to Kentucky to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he communicated with using Snapchat.

Kentucky city to remove statue of anti-immigrant editor

Kentucky city to remove statue of anti-immigrant editor

The statue of a mid-19th century Kentucky newspaper editor known for writing anti-immigration and anti-Catholic editorials will be removed from outside a library.

Kentucky awarded $59.5 million in transportation grants

Kentucky awarded $59.5 million in transportation grants

Transportation officials say two fiscal courts in Kentucky and a riverport authority will share federal grants totaling $59.5 million for projects to improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement.

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