Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

Posted at 1:40 AM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 21:43:43-04

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Kentucky auto plant worker accused of stealing parts from the facility and selling them online, profiting more than $250,000. News outlets report the 14 count indictment came down Thursday for Randall Perry. Court documents state Perry took laser scanners and electronic components from his former job at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Georgetown.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that police can be sued for damages when their car chases lead to the death or injury of third parties. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the ruling will allow the children of Luis Gonzalez to sue the Scott County sheriff and a deputy for damages related to their father’s death. Gonzalez died in 2014 when a suspected drug dealer crashed head-on into his vehicle during a chase.

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — An Owensboro man is trying to bring residents together to stop the town’s growing violence. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports, in a year that is not quite half over there have been five homicides within the city and two in the county, all gun-related. That’s already one more homicide than the six for all of 2018. The meeting was organized by Tim Collier, who said the goal is to “win these streets back.”

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Soldiers and others at Fort Campbell have marked the Army’s 244th birthday with a celebration at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Celebrating Thursday were leaders of the 101st Airborne Division, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, tenant units and civilian guests.