The Associated Press

Residents in wet precincts across McCracken County will no longer be forbidden from buying alcohol on Election Day.

The McCracken Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday to repeal the county's longtime ban.

Commissioner Bill Bartleman says the ban originated in the 1920s or 1930s, when most voting locations were in bars or saloons and some candidates would bribe voters with alcohol before they entered the voting booths.

Rob Canning, WKMS

As a growing number of Republican leaders give up on the party's presidential nominee, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking a different tack: He's ignoring Donald Trump.

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A Fort Campbell soldier accused along with five others of stealing Army equipment overseas was charged with attempted homicide earlier this year.

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GOP state Representative David Floyd has declined an appointment to a special committee to investigate Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Floyd was one of two Republicans placed on the committee by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, a Democrat.  


The Kentucky Supreme Court plans to convene next week to hear oral arguments in six cases including one about free speech.

A statement from the high court says justices will hear a case out of Fayette County asking them to decide whether an ordinance that bans begging and soliciting on public streets is a violation of free speech.

Justices will also hear cases out of Hardin, Jefferson, McCracken and Rockcastle counties that deal with a variety of issues including questions about medical malpractice and imminent domain.

Rob Canning

Federal prosecutors have charged six soldiers from Fort Campbell with conspiring to steal sensitive Army equipment including sniper telescopes and rifle accessories, machine gun parts, grenade launcher sights, flight helmets and night vision helmet mounts.  


The Kentucky State Police will be taking back unused prescription drugs later this month in an anti-drug effort with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Kentucky to announce a program to reduce rural poverty nationwide.

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A fire official says a plane at Louisville International Airport was evacuated this morning after a Samsung Galaxy phone began to smoke.

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate whether the Gov. Matt Bevin broke the law in his quest to convince lawmakers to switch parties.

The Democratic representative held a press conference this morning and told reporters that the committee will have the power to subpoena witnesses and will submit its report to the legislature before it reconvenes in January.