SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A southern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder, fetal homicide and other charges involving the stabbing death of a pregnant woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. An Allen Circuit judge handed down the sentence on 36-year-old Charles Copass of Scottsville yesterday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky. Kentucky officials said the violations stemmed from the lack of post-mining restoration work required by law at Justice mines in eight counties.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A 15-mile section of the Ohio River closed for cleanup after a fuel oil spill has reopened to river traffic, with some restrictions. A Coast Guard spokeswoman says river traffic in that section southeast of Cincinnati must get Coast Guard clearance and maintain a safe speed as the cleanup continues.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Education is looking for six students to serve on an advisory council to provide feedback to Education Commissioner Terry Holliday this school year.
The Next-Generation Student Council is open to public school students in grades 10 to 12.
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