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Police Confirm Sexual Assault Investigation of Rep. Dan Johnson

The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating State Rep. Dan Johnson for alleged sexual abuse in his church. Johnson, a freshman lawmaker and pastor of Heart of Fire Church in the Fern Creek neighborhood, allegedly molested a 17-year-old girl on Jan. 1, 2013.

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A man has died after an incident at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in Paducah. The plant is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

  The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating State Rep. Dan Johnson for alleged sexual abuse in his church.

Johnson, a freshman lawmaker and pastor of Heart of Fire Church in the Fern Creek neighborhood, allegedly molested a 17-year-old girl on Jan. 1, 2013.

In Westfield, N.Y., perch, bass, catfish and trout are growing fat on the byproducts of an adjacent brewery and distillery. The fish, still young but intended to be harvested and eaten next year, are the first fruits of an innovative project aimed at turning waste into food while addressing a suite of problems associated with more conventional means of catching and farming seafood.

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Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson refused to resign and said an allegation that he sexually assaulted a teenager “has no merit” during a news conference Tuesday morning at his Fern Creek church.

Ticks sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs some 99 million years ago, a new study suggests.

Modern ticks are infamous for biting humans and other mammals. But ticks are very ancient, and scientists who study their evolution have long wondered what (or who) the little vampires ate before there were lots of mammals to feed on. Feathered dinosaurs apparently were among the possible creatures on the menu.

The Arctic is a huge, icy cap on the planet that acts like a global air conditioner. But the air conditioner is breaking down, according to scientists who issued a grim "report card" on the Arctic on Tuesday.

They say the North Pole continues to warm at an alarming pace — twice the rate as the rest of the planet, on average. This year was the Arctic's second-warmest in at least 1,500 years, after 2016.

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report from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting prompted calls for Rep. Dan Johnson’s resignation from across the state and political spectrum.

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Governor Matt Bevin is directing all flags at state office buildings lowered to half staff on Wednesday to honor a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in World War II and whose remains were recently returned home. 

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Illinois residents are being reminded that if they need health insurance coverage for next year they must register by Friday night.

The U.S. Department of Transportation released a statement last week announcing it would withdraw a proposed rule that would force airlines to disclose baggage and other fees at the time of ticket purchase. The decision to rescind the yet-to-be-enforced regulation from the Obama administration received heated responses from members of Congress and airline consumer rights organizations.

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Changing Course: “Tiny House” Project Tackles Big Problems In Coal Country

In eastern Kentucky’s coal country jobs are scarce and many people struggle with substandard housing. Some high school students think they can help tackle those big problems by building tiny houses. As part of the series, “Changing Course,” Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on a project called “Building It Forward” that has vocational students designing, building and selling tiny homes.

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