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News and updates about Kentucky

'Off-year election':

Kentucky reelects Democratic Governor

Americans cast votes in a variety of polls, from governorships to local referenda.

Kentucky reelects Democratic Governor

Kentucky man arrested for threatening Jewish leaders, Chabad

Rabbi contacts police after several rabbis, Jewish leaders, and the University of Kentucky Chabad Student Center receive threats.

Kentucky man arrested for threatening Jewish leaders, Chabad

At least 5 killed in bank shooting in Louisville, Kentucky

Police say suspect is dead following mass shooting at the Old National Bank in downtown Louisville.

At least 5 killed in bank shooting in Louisville, Kentucky

Multiple casualties after 2 Army helicopters collide in Kentucky

A local radio station said as many as nine people may have died in the crash.

Multiple casualties after 2 Army helicopters collide in Kentucky

Kentucky Jews dealing with record levels of antisemitism

Antisemitic incidents in the state in 2022 surpass combined numbers for previous four years.

Kentucky Jews dealing with record levels of antisemitism

Three more states ban TikTok from government devices

Kentucky, Wisconsin and North Carolina join 20 other states in banning popular app due to privacy and security concerns.

Three more states ban TikTok from government devices

Kentucky Jewish group warns of dangerous rise in antisemitism

Kentucky Jewish Council to present findings to state lawmakers and offices of governor and attorney general.

Kentucky Jewish group warns of dangerous rise in antisemitism

Kentucky:

Lawsuit aims to block abortion restrictions on religious grounds

3 Jewish women sue to block Kentucky’s abortion restrictions on religious grounds.

Lawsuit aims to block abortion restrictions on religious grounds

Kentucky struggles with shocking increase in antisemitism

Antisemitism in the state has increased from almost zero to hundreds of cases per year in the last three years.

Kentucky struggles with shocking increase in antisemitism

Ex-officer under fire resigns from SAFE Louisville initiative

Ex-officer at the scene of Breonna Taylor killing resigns from Louisville Jewish community security role.

Ex-officer under fire resigns from SAFE Louisville initiative

Ex-police officer under fire to helm SAFE Louisville initiative

Louisville Jewish community hires ex-officer who was at the scene of Breonna Taylor killing.

Ex-police officer under fire to helm SAFE Louisville initiative

Flash floods, heavy rain in Kentucky kills at least 16 people

Massive rainstorm leads to flash floods and mudslides in eastern Kentucky.

Flash floods, heavy rain in Kentucky kills at least 16 people

Kentucky GOP slammed for ‘Jewish junta’ post

Post describing Jewish head of the ATF as part of the "Jewish junta" draws outrage.

Kentucky GOP slammed for ‘Jewish junta’ post

Arson probe launched after Chabad of Kentucky destroyed in fire

Jewish outreach center serving Kentucky's Jewish community destroyed by fire over the weekend, on last day of Passover.

Arson probe launched after Chabad of Kentucky destroyed in fire

'Jewish women mate for life,' says Kentucky lawmaker

Kentucky state representative raises eyebrows with comments on Jewish women and invention of gas used by Nazis to murder Jews.

'Jewish women mate for life,' says Kentucky lawmaker

Two Kentucky lawmakers apologize for saying 'Jew them down'

State Sen. Rick Girdler, State Rep. Walker Thomas, use phrase derogatory towards Jews, then apologize.

Two Kentucky lawmakers apologize for saying 'Jew them down'

BLM bails out man who tried to kill Louisville mayoral candidate

Louisville Jewish politician ‘traumatized again’ by the release of his assailant, as his case becomes fodder for bail debates.

BLM bails out man who tried to kill Louisville mayoral candidate

Kentucky:

Man charged over shooting of Jewish mayoral candidate

Activist from Louisville, Kentucky, charged with attempted murder after shooting at mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.

Man charged over shooting of Jewish mayoral candidate

Jewish mayoral candidate:

'The gunman aimed directly at me'

Craig Greenberg, who is running for mayor of Louisville, recalls incident in which man fired at him point-blank.

'The gunman aimed directly at me'

Shots fired at Louisville Jewish mayoral candidate

An assassin attempted to shoot Jewish Louisville, Kentucky Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg in his office on Monday morning.

Shots fired at Louisville Jewish mayoral candidate

Biden addresses Kentucky tornado disaster

President Joe Biden responds to the tornadoes that ripped through Kentucky, saying 'whatever is needed' will happen.

Biden addresses Kentucky tornado disaster

Kentucky: At least 70 dead in tornado

Over 56,000 left without power as tornadoes rage through Kentucky, governor says.

Kentucky: At least 70 dead in tornado

Kentucky congressman, supporter of Israel, announces retirement

John Yarmuth, Jewish congressman from Kentucky, to retire from the House.

Kentucky congressman, supporter of Israel, announces retirement

Antisemitic incidents up 850% in Kentucky in 2020

The most targeted hotspot is the University of Kentucky's Jewish Center, where attacks described as "an avalanche."

Antisemitic incidents up 850% in Kentucky in 2020

Uni of Kentucky frat members make Nazi salute in front of pledge

Campus Jewish community upset that university not taking the anti-Semitic incident seriously enough after lacklustre response.

Uni of Kentucky frat members make Nazi salute in front of pledge

Kentucky to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The measure to adopt the definition was included in a state resolution to condemning anti-Semitism approved this week.

Kentucky to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Lexington, KY Chabad facing string of anti-Semitic attacks

Attack committed outside Jewish student center on Hanukkah in latest in strong of anti-Semitic attacks.

Lexington, KY Chabad facing string of anti-Semitic attacks

Man run over during anti-Semitic attack on KY menorah lighting

1 injured in attack on Chabad menorah lightning ceremony in Lexington, Kentucky.

Man run over during anti-Semitic attack on KY menorah lighting

KY police under fire for quoting Hitler in training material

Student journalists reveal seemingly positive use of quotes from Hitler's Mein Kampf in training materials used by Kentucky State Police.

KY police under fire for quoting Hitler in training material

2 police officers shot in Louisville

Two officers with the Louisville Metro Police shot as riots intensify.

2 police officers shot in Louisville

Kentucky AG to Biden: 'I'm Black, I'm not in chains'

Kentucky' AG Daniel Cameron slams Joe Biden, says: 'I am Black, you can't tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin.'

Kentucky AG to Biden: 'I'm Black, I'm not in chains'

Special election gives Kentucky Senate its only Jewish member

Karen Berg flips Republican district in Kentucky State Senate in special election, becoming only Jewish member in legislature.

Special election gives Kentucky Senate its only Jewish member

Democrats record achievements in Virginia and Kentucky

Democratic Party wins control of the Virginia General Assembly. Meanwhile, its candidate wins the race for Kentucky Governor.

Democrats record achievements in Virginia and Kentucky

Kentucky governor signs anti-BDS legislation

Governor Mathew Bevin codifies into law executive order aimed at companies that participate in campaign to boycott Israel.

Kentucky governor signs anti-BDS legislation

Kentucky bars state contractors from joining anti-Israel boycott

Kentucky's governor rips 'anti-Semitic, repugnant' Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, signs ban into law.

Kentucky bars state contractors from joining anti-Israel boycott

Man arrested for stealing Torah scroll from Louisville hospital

Man suspected of stealing hospital Torah arrested by hospital security, who believed him to be same person seen in footage 2 days prior.

Man arrested for stealing Torah scroll from Louisville hospital

Meet the man connecting Israel and Kentucky

Kentucky mayoral candidate Alan Keck thinks that business ties between his city and Israel can flourish.

Meet the man connecting Israel and Kentucky

Rand Paul has damaged lung, pneumonia after assault

Wife of GOP senator who suffered damaged lung, broken ribs after Democrat neighbor assaulted him denies claims attack was personal dispute.

Rand Paul has damaged lung, pneumonia after assault

Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

Communities bid farewell to two historic synagogues sold to developers planning to raze them, build high-end apartments.

Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

Aide: Rand Paul suffered 'potentially life-threatening injuries'

Republican senator's injuries more serious than initially reported, after neighbor, a registered Democrat, assaulted senator.

Aide: Rand Paul suffered 'potentially life-threatening injuries'

Rand Paul assaulted outside of Kentucky home

Republican senator injured after being beaten by neighbor in front of his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Rand Paul assaulted outside of Kentucky home

Syrian Jews secretly evacuated to Kentucky

Three Syrian-Jewish families, including seven children, spirited out of war-torn country and resettled in Jewish community in Louisville.

Syrian Jews secretly evacuated to Kentucky

Clinton narrowly defeats Sanders in Kentucky

Clinton narrowly ahead of rival Sanders in Kentucky's Democratic presidential primary.

Clinton narrowly defeats Sanders in Kentucky

Huckabee: No One Should be Jailed for their Beliefs

The Supreme Court cannot make up a law, former Arkansas governor tells Arutz Sheva after clerk jailed over gay marriage.

Huckabee: No One Should be Jailed for their Beliefs

Kentucky Man Turns Himself In With Style

26-year-old in small town drives into police station and nearly crashes into cop car, before making an unusual request.

Kentucky Man Turns Himself In With Style

Baby Born on Interstate Highway - Because of Obama Motorcade

Emergency delivery in a massive traffic jam. Was the culprit an accident, or natural disaster? No: it was Obama.

Baby Born on Interstate Highway - Because of Obama Motorcade

U.S. Senate Candidate Uses Anti-Semitic Signs

Robert Ransdell, candidate in Kentucky, posts signs saying "With Jews We Lose".

U.S. Senate Candidate Uses Anti-Semitic Signs