News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - Thousands of years ago, humans set up camp in the Daniel Boone National Forest. They made fires, cooked meals and made tools _ then they left. Now, Eastern Kentucky University students, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, are retracing their steps. They are excavating a Jackson County site inside the forest that contains artifacts up to 5,000 years old.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The former president of the University of Louisville wants the court to dismiss the school's lawsuit against him that alleges he mishandled millions of dollars. The Courier Journal reports James Ramsey filed a motion in court Wednesday seeking the dismissal of the school's claims. An April lawsuit by the university and its foundation alleges Ramsey and several other people knowingly caused the foundation to spend endowment funds at an unsustainable rate.
CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. (AP) - An Ohio River ferry in southeastern Illinois is in danger of shutting down by July due to a lack of money. The Cave-In-Rock Ferry transports passengers between Illinois and Kentucky. But the Southern Illinoisan reports that the free service is now in danger of drowning in rising costs. Kentucky and Illinois typically split the cost of running the ferry. An Illinois lawmaker says Kentucky needs to pay more.
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky school superintendent has confirmed an investigation into the district's use of public funds. The Ledger Independent reports Fleming County Schools Superintendent Brian Creasman says the district has discovered irregularities that are "troubling, selfish and egregious." Creasman blamed the problems on an unnamed former district employee. He said school officials have handed the investigation over to the Kentucky State Police.
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