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Domestic Dispute Turns Ugly; Shooting Ruled Self-Defense

Domestic Dispute Turns Ugly; Shooting Ruled Self-Defense

A Laurel County, KY couple's argument resulted in gunfire.  Sheriff's deputies say a man open fired, killing his girlfriend and endangering others. The man's father was forced to shoot him in self defense. The scene unfolded in a rural portion of the county, nine miles from London KY just off Nature's Bend Road. Officials say…

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Kentucky High Court: Guns in Car Legal on Campus

Kentucky High Court: Guns in Car Legal on Campus

Students and staff members at Kentucky universities may keep guns and other deadly weapons in a car, but the schools may continue to regulate them elsewhere on campus, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The high court in Frankfort found that while two Kentucky laws conflict on the issue, lawmakers "expressed a strong public policy"…

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Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has brought Florida's "stand your ground" law into the spotlight.  Similar laws exist in the Tri-state area, but with small variations across state lines. Ohio uses the "castle doctrine," while Kentucky and Indiana use "stand your ground." A 2010 case, involving 60-year-old Ralph Powers, illustrates Ohio's castle doctrine. Powers was not…

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Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Student's Appeal

Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Student’s Appeal

Graduate student and anesthesia assistant Michael Mitchell was fired from the University of Kentucky in April 2009 after he told University officials he kept his carry gun in his car in a University parking lot.  They responded by terminating him.  He has sued the University over it, had his case dismissed, appealed, and now he's…

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Kentucky Concealed Carry

Legislation to Restore Gun Rights and a Compartment-Carry Bill Pass Kentucky Senate

On March 4, two pro-gun bills passed unanimously in the Kentucky Senate. House Bill 308, with an NRA-supported amendment, would provide a pathway to restoring gun rights.  House Bill 313 would allow for concealed carry in a vehicle’s installed compartment. Both bills are now awaiting approval by Governor Steve Beshear (D). House Bill 308, sponsored…

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