FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will run for re-election in 2018.
An attorney for Kim Davis confirmed she will seek a second term. It's the first chance Rowan County voters will get to have a say in the controversy that dominated the national news in 2015.
Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Five couples sued her, and a judge ordered her to issue the licenses. Davis refused and spent five days in jail. The state legislature later changed the law so county clerks did not have to sign their name on marriage licenses.
Davis switched parties to become a Republican shortly after the controversy erupted.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emergency officials say a large section of a bourbon storage warehouse has collapsed at a distillery in Kentucky.
BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) - Friday marked five years since a Madison County teen disappeared after attending a party. 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing was last seen at a house in Berea. She texted family members saying she wanted to come home, but would catch a ride with a friend. Brookelyn's sister also said she sent a few messages saying she felt "unsafe."
LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Four people were injured in a crash early Friday morning. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Old Paris Road near Strawberry Fields Road. Police say an SUV went off the road into the grass, took out a tree, and flipped. Three people were ejected, and one person was cut from the SUV. All adult passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The coroner is on the scene of an accident in the Squires Road area of Lexington. He tells LEX 18 that a man was electrocuted.