News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The landmark Old Taylor distillery in Kentucky is coming back to life after decades of neglect. The 1880s-era whiskey distillery housed in a towering limestone castle was a renowned tourist destination long before bourbon tourism came into vogue. But it's been shuttered since 1972. Now, two newcomers to the business have restored it.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky toddler who was run over by her mother's car has died. Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley tells news outlets that no charges will be filed against the mother, who was backing out of a driveway Tuesday when she accidentally hit her 1 ½-year-old daughter.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has announced nearly $3 million in grants to communities around the state. An agency statement says 50 recipients in 36 counties will receive funding under Kentucky's 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program. The grants will go toward purchasing law enforcement, fire and emergency services equipment to counter threats of terrorism.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky has suspended a student and the fraternity he pledged after the death of a 4-year-old boy hit by the student's car. News outlets report a letter to the campus from UK President Eli Capilouto said the suspensions are pending investigations. Marco Lee Shemwell died Monday, two days after he was hit near the football stadium during a Kentucky game. News outlets report 18-year-old Jacob R. Heil told police he drank two beers several hours before the accident.
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