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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Kentucky

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# United States
Death toll from Kentucky floods rises to 25, with more fatalities expected
Torrential rain earlier this week caused unprecedented flash flooding in the east of the state.
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# Emergency
Biden declares major disaster in Kentucky after tornadoes kill dozens in midwestern US
Officials have cautioned that the death toll, for now at 94, could still rise.
# US storms
Severe weather 'new normal,' US emergency chief warns after tornadoes
Scientists have stopped short of conclusive determinations that more violent storms are the result of climate change, but they agree that evidence is building.
# Kentucky
Tornadoes leave 80 dead in six US states; one town reduced to 'matchsticks'
More than 70 people are believed to have been killed in Kentucky alone, many of them workers at a candle factory, while at least six died in an Amazon warehouse in Illinois.
# US
Deaths from tornado could top 100, says Kentucky governor
At least 70 people were killed by the storms.
# Thomas Massie
US lawmaker slammed for gun-toting Christmas tweet after school shooting
Parents of school shooting victims and fellow lawmakers accused Massie of insensitivity following a recent Michigan shooting.
# louisville
Breonna Taylor’s family condemn prosecutor for failing to charge officers
Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.
# breonna taylor
Another night under curfew for Louisville after city rocked by Breonna Taylor protests
It was confirmed on Wednesday that a grand jury had decided not to charge anyone in connection with the killing of Taylor.
# breonna taylor
Suspect in custody after two police officers shot in US protests against Breonna Taylor death
A grand jury indicted a police officer for shooting into neighbouring apartments, but did not charge him over Taylor’s death.
# Kentucky
Grand jury indicts one police officer in relation to Breonna Taylor death
Her death sparked protests across the US.
# late registration
Kanye West seeks place on presidential ballot in Kentucky
The musician has been barred from Arizona’s ballot.
# Worry
British number one suffers heart palpitations in defeat
Johanna Konta needed a medical timeout as doctors checked her pulse and blood pressure.
# down the drain
Fire at US Jim Beam warehouse destroys 45,000 barrels of bourbon, as alcohol flows into river
State officials are now worried that the runoff whiskey seeping into the Kentucky River could kill fish.
# smeared
Trump says students accused of mocking Native American 'unfairly treated'
The US President tweeted at a Fox News host and said new footage showed that “media was wrong”.
# Marshall County High School
Two students killed and 17 injured in Kentucky high school shooting
The 15-year-old suspect is in custody but his name has yet to be released.
# Kentucky
Actor and playwright Sam Shepard has died aged 73
He recently played the character Robert Rayburn in the Netflix show Bloodline.
# duct tales
US students caught red-handed after crawling through air duct to steal exam paper
The pair face police charges, and expulsion from the University of Kentucky.
# David Dao
Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane reaches settlement for undisclosed amount
The settlement means United will not face the lawsuit that many observers expected.
# Assault
Judge rejects Trump's defence against claim he incited violence at rally
Two women and a man say they were shoved and punched by audience members at Trump’s command.
# Trinity Gay
Three men arrested after fatal shooting of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter
Trinity Gay was shot dead in Kentucky yesterday.
# Kentucky
In Photos: Thousands line the streets for Muhammad Ali's funeral
The former heavyweight world champion passed away a week ago today.
# rocky patch
Anti-gay marriage clerk released from jail, annoys Eye of the Tiger writer
Kim Davis’ fourth husband was present at the rally.
# Kentucky
Joyous scenes - and insults - as gay couples get marriage licences
One man harassed a couple, saying: “More sodomites getting married?” He was asked to leave the building.
# Kentucky
Clerk jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licences
“God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Kim Davis told the judge.
# helpful
Police offer to 'eliminate competition' for drug dealers
“Is your drug dealing competition costing you money?”
# America
Parents sue after video shows eight-year-old special needs students being handcuffed
“You can do what we’ve asked you to, or you can suffer the consequences.”
# Kentucky
Man accused of eating woman's organs has rape added to charges
Joseph Oberhansley is charged with murder and abuse of a corpse.
# Man on the run
Man spends 40 years on the run, turns himself in because he needs medical treatment
His health is poor from a stroke and he has difficulty speaking.
# everlasting love
Prepare to sniffle: Couple of 73 years die just five minutes apart
If you don’t love this, you are a robot.
# no fun allowed
This man won a free holiday but couldn't bring his wife, so he took the saddest pictures
# who ya gonna call?
Basketball coach phones Jesus to ask about odds of winning a game, Jesus hangs up on him
They don’t call it March Madness for nothing.
# let the games begin
College in the US makes video games an official sport
Athletic scholarship without ever leaving your chair.
# Kentucky
A seven-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four people
The girl walked to the home of a local man and told him what happened.
# worked to the bone
TV weatherman does his report as a skeleton, wins Halloween
What’s the point of that big old green screen if you’re not going to use it to make yourself a skeleton, right?
# prom date
Schoolkid asks Jennifer Lawrence to be his prom date
“We’ve got lots in common.”
# on the run
Escaped convict turned himself in because it was 'too cold'
Robert Vick thought better of his decision to escape prison in Kentucky.
# Kentucky
US police help woman who took selfie of domestic abuse
The woman in Kentucky posted a picture of her beaten up face after her husband allegedly attacked her.
# Finger Lickin' Good
The Kentucky Fried Chicken candle means your house can smell like KFC all the time
Sure, what more could you want?
# United States
Pics: Snowstorms batter the US midwest and head east
At least six people have died as a result of the storm with authorities telling people to stay at home and not risk treacherous roads.
# US
Toddler found alive in field after tornado dies
The 15-month-old’s parents, brother and sister were killed in a storm which wreaked havoc across five US states.