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

Posted at 1:40 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 21:42:39-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A fired aide to Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton has asked the Kentucky Personnel Board to reverse her dismissal, which has intensified a feud between Hampton and Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. Adrienne Southworth is seeking reinstatement to her job as Hampton’s deputy chief of staff as well as back pay and benefits.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a women’s clinic. Court records show a grand jury decided against an assault charge on Thursday for 32-year-old Janaya Alyce Gregory, who is accused of knocking Donna Durning down outside Kentucky’s only abortion clinic in April. The longtime anti-abortion activist was hospitalized with a broken femur and cut to her head.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The suspect who admitted to fatally stabbing a child at a park in Kentucky has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. News outlets report 26-year-old Joey Cambron learned her sentenced Friday. Police say 12-year-old Ray Allen Etheridge was at a mall with his mother on Sept. 30, 2014 when he wandered off to Cherokee Park. Cambron told police she stabbed Etheridge after the boy punched her and took her wallet.

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified a man who was killed and a trooper who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire. News outlets report that police say Trooper Brad Martin fatally shot 58-year-old Zendall Noble when he came out of his home armed in Perry County on June 11. Police say they ordered Noble to drop the gun, but he refused and gunfire was exchanged. The trooper was shot in his leg.