Kentucky

Updated at 2:53 p.m. ET

The city of Louisville, Ky., announced a $12 million settlement Tuesday in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Breonna Taylor.

The settlement also includes a series of police reforms to be adopted by the Louisville Metro Police Department, including establishing a housing incentive program to encourage officers to live in low-income neighborhoods within the city.

Other changes to police tactics include creating a clearer command structure when executing warrants at multiple locations.

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A few dozen cyclists rode their bikes from downtown’s Jefferson Square Park to Breonna Taylor‘s apartment Sunday, and as they got closer, Carlos Fish said he felt “an energy.”

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  A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy investigating a stolen vehicle fatally shot a suspect after the man pointed a gun at him.

Much of the country is facing a long, painful recovery from the coronavirus recession. But some communities are getting a head start.

Owensboro, Ky., has already recovered most of the jobs it lost this spring, even as the rest of the country is experiencing a painfully slow improvement in employment.

Rupp Arena is named for Adoph Rupp, the famous University of Kentucky basketball coach whose sustained success in the mid-20th century turned the program into the powerhouse it remains today. The arena has borne Rupp's name since it opened in 1976, just a few years after his retirement.

But now at U.K., a list of demands from the school's African-American and Africana Studies faculty has brought new life to an old debate about the name of the school's basketball arena.

Updated at 4:26 p.m. ET

Louisville, Ky., police have arrested dozens of protesters who staged a sit-in on an overpass.

Tuesday afternoon's protest marked the final day of an event known as "BreonnaCon," which called for justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whom police shot and killed while executing a "no-knock" warrant in her home in March.

The sit-in took place near the city's Cardinal Stadium, NPR member station WFPL in Louisville reported.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he’s open to calling the Senate back to Washington if Democrats are willing to budge on another round of coronavirus stimulus spending.

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Western Kentucky public schools over the summer set out multiple plans to offer in-person, online, and hybrid/alternating courses in what appears to be an effort to be prepared for anything. But just as many were beginning to settle into the plan to reopen campuses later this month, districts across the state were thrown into a scramble when Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Aug. 10 his recommendation the schools hold off in-person instruction until Sept. 28. 

 

Kentucky’s Eviction Crisis Delayed, Not Averted

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Jodie Thomas was earning $62,000 a year until she was let go from her job in December.

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Kimberly Iacono lost her job when the Bardstown Cracker Barrel closed its dining room in March.

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