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Game Faces Lawsuit After Canceling Kentucky Derby Performance

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Dropping out of the Kentucky Derby Festival could cost rapper The Game some big bucks. "Courthouse News" reports the emcee is facing a 75-thousand dollar lawsuit for abruptly canceling his performance at the derby festivities on May 2nd. Game reportedly dropped the show because he wasn't the headlining act.

Anheuser-Busch Suing State Over License

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Anheuser-Busch is suing Kentucky over a licensing issue. A-B wants to force the state to grant a distributor's license for a venture in Ownesboro. According to the "Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer," the brewer claims Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control officials have missed a statutory ruling to either grant or deny the license. Budweiser is trying to…

Suicide Suspected In Chief Deputy’s Death

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- The death of Jefferson County's chief deputy sheriff is being investigated as a suicide. Barren County sheriff's deputies say Colonel Mike Hettich died this week of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hettich was found dead in his room Monday during a break at a law enforcement training course.

“Funeral Robber” Sentenced

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- The so-called "Funeral Robber" will spend nearly three decades in prison. Michael Bennett was sentenced yesterday to 27 years behind bars for burglary and related charges. Bennett scoured newspaper obituaries to find Louisville homes to target for break-ins, then took jewelry, money and guns.

Woman Killed In Forklift Accident

Posted On October 22, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- An investigation is underway into a deadly forklift accident in Louisville. The Jefferson County coroner says 22-year-old Tomi Leigh Batts was killed yesterday at Triple-A Cooper Transportation on Bishop Lane. Batts was operating the forklift when a malfunction caused her to suffer severe head and neck injuries.