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Beshear: ‘Unacceptable’ officers had body cameras turned off; Louisville man fatally shot by police

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear didn’t mince words on Monday night after a long day for him that started with an early-morning phone call. “It is unacceptable that the officers that responded did not have body cameras on and recording,” he said during a Monday evening press conference at the Capitol. Beshear was addressing the fatal shooting of a Louisville man early Monday morning...

Feds indict 60, some doctors, in Appalachia (including KY) for illegal prescribing of pain pills

Feds indict 60 for illegal prescribing in Ohio, W.Va., Ky., Tenn. and Ala.; some doctors allegedly traded sex for drugs Sixty health professionals in five Appalachian states were charged Wednesday with “illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify...