LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 37-year-old conservative Kentucky law professor who previously served as a clerk for a U.S. Supreme Court justice has been nominated to become a federal judge. The White House announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump had tapped Justin Walker for the role. Walker clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. He also clerked for Justice Brett Kavanaugh during Kavanaugh’s time on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is warning parents to watch out for products containing the main psychoactive component in marijuana that look like real candy. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart in Charleston says the packages can be appealing to children but contain THC. A task force in Kentucky last week intercepted a parcel containing 7.5 pounds of THC-infused candy. The parcel originated in Mill Valley, California, and was destined for Coconut Creek, Florida.
BONNIEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say a passenger vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 in Kentucky crashed into a charter bus and a semitruck, killing one and injuring several others. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremiah Hodges told news outlets the smaller vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when the crash occurred Thursday morning near Bonnieville. He says the driver of the passenger vehicle died and the bus driver and six of 35 passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky businessman has bought a large statue of Abraham Lincoln and office space belonging to a disability attorney convicted of fraud and sentenced to 27 years in prison. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Thursday that Jerry Flannery purchased the statue and some 11 acres in Floyd County where Eric C. Conn had operated his business. Conn agreed to pay the government about $5.75 million when he pleaded guilty and money from the property sale would be used to pay that debt.