News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee official says a mother and four children have been found dead at a home in Columbia. Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper tells news outlets that the family died in an apparent murder-suicide. The dead children, who ranged in age from 8 to 16, and woman were found by a family member Monday evening.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ordered election officials in Kentucky not to certify the results of an upcoming referendum on whether to change the state's constitution to guarantee the rights of crime victims. Kentucky is one of six states scheduled to vote on "Marsy's Law," a proposed constitutional amendment to guarantee crime victims similar rights as those accused of crimes in the judicial system.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state lawmaker in Kentucky says he will continue his re-election campaign after initial hospital tests indicate he has some sort of a brain tumor. Family members of Democratic state Rep. Wilson Stone posted a message about his condition to his personal Facebook page on Sunday. A Democrat, Stone faces Republican Brian "Tiger" Gann in the Nov. 6 election.
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man is accused of crashing his truck into a radio tower and silencing the local station before fleeing the scene. News outlets report Joshua Lee was arrested Monday night on charges including criminal mischief, failure to report a traffic accident and failure to maintain insurance. The Middlesboro radio station, WFXY, says their AM and FM feeds are off the air, but it is streaming coverage on its website. Station owner Frank Smith says the station went off air Sunday afternoon.
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