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    Lawsuit argues against parole board directive not allowing 'serve out' of life sentences

    Jun. 16—LONDON — The attorney general has challenged a new Kentucky Parole Board directive, claiming that the policy gives "the worst of the worst" another shot at having their life-in-prison sentences cut short, including that of convicted murderer Stephanie Spitser who kidnapped and murdered her 10-year-old stepson in 1992. Prosecutors across the state were shocked to learn the parole board ...

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    Trial dates set for several felony cases

    Jun. 16—Several pending cases in Laurel Circuit Court have been set for trial dates, while a murder case is still pending. The discovery of a deceased body in Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park last year netted an indictment for a Lexington man charged with murder. The case against Edward Dale Brewer, 43, of West Louden Avenue in Lexington, is set for another hearing this month in Laurel ...

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    Riley County Health Department says COVID variants are becoming more prevalent

    Jun. 16—The Riley County Health Department says coronavirus variants are "beginning to become more prevalent" in the county. Officials reported 17 variant cases in the county as of Wednesday. Riley County recorded four new variant cases since Monday. One is associated with the United Kingdom variant and three are "variant of interest" case, called the B.1.617.2. Scientists first detected this ...