(Frankfort, KY) -- U.S. Senator for Kentucky Rand Paul says the death penalty is a state issue. The Republican said more than half the country's death row inmates are black or Latino. Paul is going to speak to the National Urban League's convention today to propose restoring voting rights to some felons.
(Lexington, KY) -- Kentucky State Police report a crackdown is failing to stop texting drivers. More than three-million are cited every year and distracted driving accidents are on the rise. Fayette County Attorney Larry Roberts said, quote, "It's an epidemic."
(Frankfort, KY) -- Families in Kentucky are going to get refunds from Kentucky insurers. An average of 43 dollars will be awarded under a provision of the Affordable Care Act. The money will be sent in checks from four health insurers in the state.
(Scottsville, KY) -- Three people are going to prison for a drug-selling conspiracy in Scottsville. Lynn Denton, Jeffrey Stinson, and Katherine Rookstool pleaded guilty to various charges. They were sentenced by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr, yesterday. Retail value of the stolen hydrocodone was nearly 30-thousand dollars.
(Undated) -- Soldiers from Kentucky and North Carolina are headed to Afghanistan. "The Tennessean" reports 36-hundred soldiers from two 101st Airborne Division brigades at Fort Campbell and from Fort Bragg in North Carolina will deploy this fall. The 101st Airborne's 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team are currently finishing up a…