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WATCH: Tallest tower built in 1972 in Kentucky’s capital demolished

FRANKFORT: A goose-bumping moment was caught on camera when the tallest building in Kentucky's capital city came crashing down in a controlled implosion yesterday in front of thousands of onlookers. During the demolition, the on-lookers were forced to scurry away to avoid a huge dust cloud that formed afterwards. The demolition of the 28-story Capital Plaza Tower will make way for a new modern five-story office building and its 1,100-spot car park. The tower opened in 1972 as a state office building and closed in 2016.…

Two students dead, 12 others wounded by gunfire in US high school shooting

FRANKFORT: A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun in his high school in western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two classmates and wounding a dozen others before being arrested, the state’s governor and police said. The shooting began shortly before 8 a.m. CST at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, a town about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of Nashville, Tennessee, according to Kentucky State Police and Governor Matt Bevin. The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular…

WATCH: Man dressed as Coke bottle robs restaurant

HENDERSON, USA: A restaurant in Western Kentucky is offering a $5,000 reward after a man dressed as a Coke bottle held up the restaurant. Police say a man dressed in a Coca-Cola costume held up a Rally's restaurant in the city of Henderson at gunpoint early on Monday morning. The restaurant was closed at the time of the robbery, with only the manager in the place, according to a department release. The giant coke bottle managed to get away with $500 and fled in his gray minivan. The manager was not injured in the…

Dog elected mayor of Kentucky town for the fourth time

KENTUCKY, US: Kentucky town kept surprising the world of its unusual move of electing a dog as its mayor, and that too for the fourth time. The aptly named Brynneth Pawltro is the town’s fourth dog Mayor, according to WDRB. She managed to defeat three other candidates, a chicken, a donkey and a child. But many residents are full of praise for their new representative ‘She has the best smile I’ve ever seen,’ said Jordie Bamforth. But Bobbi Kayser admitted the new mayor had been accused of ‘inappropriate licking’.…

Under pressure on US jobs, Ford tries new gambit with Trump

WASHINGTON: Ford Motor Co (F.N), one of Donald Trump's prime corporate targets on the campaign trail, offered the President-elect a chance to claim a victory late on Thursday by informing him it would not shift production of a Lincoln sport utility vehicle to Mexico from Kentucky. Trump jumped at the chance, claiming in a tweet that he had "worked hard" with Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. to keep the plant in Kentucky, even though Ford had never considered moving the whole factory south of the border. In letting…

Daughter of US Olympic sprinter Tyson shot dead in Kentucky

WASHINGTON: The 15-year-old daughter of U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay died on Sunday after being caught in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles outside of a Kentucky restaurant, police said. Police say 15-year-old Trinity Gay, a star high school runner herself, was struck by a bullet during a shootout at about 4 a.m. in the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant and pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Witnesses told police gunfire was exchanged between a gray Dodge Charger and a…