After months of unanswered questions, community rallies and pleas from family members, police have finally made an arrest in the murder of 7-yearold Dequante Hobbs Jr., who was shot and killed at his family table while eating cake in May. Wyatt "Wytell" Williams, 23, was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He's being held at Louisville Metro Corrections.
Early forecasts show a chance that clouds that could hamper views of the total solar eclipse Monday, but meteorologists warn against putting too much stock in weather predictions this far in advance. Cloud cover is more difficult to predict than elements like precipitation or temperature, and the forecast of 40 percent sky coverage throughout Monday could change dramatically, National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Spaeth said. "Cloud forecast is the thing we have the least confidence in overall," he said. "I wouldn't be making hard and fast plans based on the forecast you see today."
GE Appliances will move hotel air-conditioner production from Louisville to Tennessee -- in part because of greater economic incentives there. The company previously had announced that it would cease AC production in Louisville, but had not yet identified a new location.
The Kentucky attorney general doesn't have the authority to confidentially examine documents in open records disputes if they are protected under federal student privacy laws, a Fayette Circuit Judge has ruled. The ruling is a victory for the University of Kentucky, which would not let Attorney General Andy Beshear review documents in a sexual harassment case to see if they should be released to the independent student newspaper at UK. The Kentucky Kernel had requested the documents under the Kentucky Open Records Act.
Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday morning in a radio interview that he "absolutely" disagrees with the removal of Confederate symbols and monuments from government property. "I was asked if I thought that the removal of them (Confederate symbols) was appropriate, and I don't think it is appropriate to pretend that our history is not our history. What I do think is appropriate is to call down any racism, any bigotry, to call it out for the heinous stance that it is, regardless of what corner it comes from," Bevin said.