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

Posted at 3:40 AM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-22 21:42:35-04

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky bourbon distillery says efforts to recover thousands of barrels of bourbon is underway at a storage warehouse that partially collapsed during a thunderstorm. O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro says a section of the warehouse has been “successfully deconstructed” and the painstaking process of recovering the barrels is moving ahead. The parital collapse occurred during a storm Monday and no one was hurt.

DAYTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say more than 20 people were indicated after a six-month investigation into drug trafficking in a northern Kentucky community. Media outlets report that authorities seized fentanyl, meth, cocaine and more drugs and firearms as part of the crackdown in Dayton.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s top justice official says the state is ready to take charge of Jefferson County juveniles charged with crimes if local officials decide to stop running Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services. State Justice Secretary John Tilley tells news outlets that the state can’t operate a local detention center.

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.