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

Posted at 3:40 AM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 21:44:39-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s chief of staff says he authorized the firing of a key aide to Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton. Blake Brickman said in a statement on Saturday to The Courier Journal that he authorized the firing of Adrienne Southworth, saying she repeatedly demonstrated poor judgment. The firing last month prompted Hampton to send out a tweet praising Southworth’s work as “stellar” and asking for prayers in her fight against “dark forces.”

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Two southern Indiana brothers who are identical twins with identical GPAs are sharing their high school’s valedictorian honors. Cole and Brady Paradowski have grown up doing everything together, and now they’re co-valedictorians of Jeffersonville High School’s class of 2019. The brothers will both be attending Purdue University and studying computer science. But after 18 years together, they’re planning to pair up with different roommates.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Bowling Green City Commissioner Dana Beasley-Brown joined fellow City Commissioner Sue Parrigin and Warren County Magistrate Doug Gorman in proclaiming a celebration of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women’s right to vote. The June 4 ceremony at the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University was part of a kickoff event for Journey to the Vote. It’s a yearlong campus celebration leading up to the centennial of the states’ ratification of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 18, 1920

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former NBA player has pleaded not guilty in connection to a fatal hit and run crash in Louisville, Kentucky. News outlets report 40-year-old Anthony Grundy turned himself in on Friday and appeared in court on Saturday.