Kentucky News Now – May 2nd 2016
GOVERNOR'S DERBY CELEBRATION
Governor's Derby Celebration to include mix of old, new
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin has extended an invitation to all Kentuckians to attend the annual Governor's Derby Celebration.
A statement from Bevin says events will be held on May 7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in downtown Frankfort.
The 2016 Derby Celebration will include new activities, such as the YMCA Derby Dash on Broadway, and traditional ones, including stick horse races on the Old State Capitol lawn. A few of the other offerings include a tricycle race for adults, a live animal exhibit, Derby hat making and live music.
In addition, Kentucky artists will be exhibiting and selling their work.
BILL CLINTON VISIT
Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is heading to Kentucky this week to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton's campaign says in a news release that Bill Clinton will attend public events Tuesday in Morehead, Lexington and Louisville. Details about the events weren't immediately released Sunday.
Kentucky's primary election is May 17.
FATAL DOMESTIC SHOOTING
Central Kentucky woman fatally shot; boyfriend charged
MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a central Kentucky woman has been fatally shot after fleeing her home and her boyfriend now faces charges.
The Fayette County coroner's office said in a statement that 35-year-old Alisha Tye was pronounced dead Sunday of a gunshot wound at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran in London says in a statement that the shooting occurred early Saturday during a domestic dispute.
Cochran says Tye fled her Manchester home to a neighbor's residence to get away from her boyfriend, 52-year-old Samuel Cornett.
Cochran says Cornett allegedly followed her, forced his way inside the neighbor's home and shot her.
Cornett was arrested on numerous charges and held in the Clay County Detention Center. It wasn't immediately known whether he has an attorney.
DEM 2016-SANDERS RALLY
Sanders set to attend Louisville rally on Tuesday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making a campaign stop this week in Kentucky.
Sanders' campaign says the Vermont U.S. senator will attend a rally at Louisville's Waterfront Park on Tuesday night.
The event is free and open to the public.
Kentucky's primary election is May 17.
DANIEL BOONE HOME-DONATION
University gives Boone home to Missouri county's park system
(Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com)
NEW MELLE, Mo. (AP) — A university that owned the two-century-old house in suburban St. Louis that once was famed frontiersman Daniel Boone's home is donating the property to the county's park system.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Lindenwood University has run the limestone-walled house as a tourist and educational site since 1988.
But St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann and Lindenwood President Michael Shonrock announced Friday the school is donating the home, the adjoining 66-acre historic village and more than 200 surrounding acres to the county.
All of the property will be called Lindenwood Park.
The house's construction began in 1803 and was finished seven years later.
It was the home of Boone's son but the place where Boone spent part of his final years and eventually died in 1820.
US Geological Survey records small earthquake in W. Kentucky
LA CENTER, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake in western Kentucky.
The USGS says a preliminary magnitude 3.5 quake was recorded at 2:12 a.m. Sunday about 9 miles north-northwest of La Center — and about 39 miles west-northwest of Paducah.
No reports of injuries or damage were immediately available.
Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans and that damage is not likely from quakes of below magnitude 4.0.
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