{FD} Widow of Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson says she’ll pursue his seat

The wife of Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who killed himself Wednesday after he was accused of sexual assault in a bombshell report, announced Thursday that she would run for her husband’s seat, saying “his fight will go on.”

{FD} Kentucky lawmaker’s death stuns Statehouse already beset by sex scandal

The death of a state representative — who apparently committed suicide Wednesday after being accused of molestation — sent more shock waves through a Kentucky Statehouse already rocked by other sexual misconduct scandals.

{FD} Louisville countersues Pitino, saying fired coach cost school money

The University of Louisville filed a countersuit Wednesday, claiming that former men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino damaged the program and the university’s ability to make money amid a string of scandals that tarnished the school’s reputation.

{FD} Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide after sexual assault accusations emerge, officials say

A state representative in Kentucky shot and killed himself Wednesday evening, officials said — just days after a report emerged in which a woman said he sexually assaulted her when she was 17.

{FD} Fugitive Kentucky lawyer, nabbed at Honduras Pizza Hut, returns to justice

A lawyer who spent six months on the run after pleading guilty in a $500 million Social Security fraud scheme was being flown back to Kentucky on Tuesday after he was caught outside a Pizza Hut in Honduras.

{FD} Kentucky lawyer wanted for massive Social Security fraud captured in Honduras, officials say

A prominent Kentucky disability attorney, who is at the center of a more than $500 million Social Security fraud case, has been captured in Honduras, authorities said Monday.

{FD} Political donors paid settlement for former GOP speaker

The spokeswoman for Kentucky House Republicans says the former GOP speaker had a sexual relationship with a woman in his office and used money from political donors to help pay her a secret settlement outside of court.

{FD} Ohio judge orders drug dealer to pay for funeral of teen who overdosed

A judge has ordered a Cincinnati drug dealer, who authorities say was the source behind a teenager’s lethal overdose of fentanyl, to pay for the funeral costs.

{FD} Armed Kentucky homeowner halts alleged thief with gun, 150-pound Great Dane

A gun and 150-pound dog named Tank were all the help one Kentucky homeowner needed this weekend to stop an unwelcome house guest.

{FD} Kentucky small plane crash leaves 4 dead

Four people are dead in Kentucky after a small plane crashed in Barren County Sunday afternoon.

{FD} Kentucky man kept in jail on sex charges an extra 5 months due to ‘human and tech errors’

A man who was jailed in Kentucky for an extra five months wasn’t released due to human and technical errors, according to a report.

{FD} Rand Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs after attack at Kentucky home

Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs, including three displaced fractures, after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator’s Kentucky home, officials said.

{FD} Kentucky House speaker resigns after settling sex-harassment claims linked to his texts

Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership position Sunday after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month.

{FD} Word of sexual harassment settlement rocks Kentucky Statehouse

At least four Kentucky lawmakers, and the chief of staff of the state’s House speaker, are linked to a confidential settlement of a sexual harassment case, according to a published report.

{FD} Grandmother scattered **** photos of son’s ex around high school, police say

A 60-year-old grandmother sneaked into Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville and distributed stolen...photos depicting her son’s ex-girlfriend, according to police.

{FD} Kentucky couple, 3 young children killed in car crash during family trip

A couple and their three young children were killed in a car crash while going to see a family member, Fox 19 reports.

{FD} Lexington uses private funds to take down two Confederate statues

The city of Lexington this week used private funds to remove two Confederate statues that had stood downtown for more than 130 years, and private donations will also pay for the monuments’ upkeep in the cemetery where they’re set to reside.

{FD} Mysterious illness causes boy to sleep for 11 days

A Kentucky boy woke up after sleeping for 11 days straight for unknown reasons, a medical mystery the left doctors puzzled, a report said.

{FD} Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino fired following corruption, fraud investigation

Louisville basketball head coach Rick Pitino was officially fired Monday following a federal investigation into corruption and fraud claims against the athletic program.

{FD} Kentucky man was dealing drugs near school pick-up line, cops say

A Kentucky man was arrested last week after he allegedly turned the pick-up line at an elementary school into an illegal marketplace, according to police.