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Crime

40 pounds of meth, 80 bricks of cocaine flown from California to Lexington airport

Three men conspired to bring 80 bricks of cocaine and 40 pounds of methamphetamine by plane from California to Blue Grass Airport, a criminal complaint filed in federal court says. Isaac Basilio Rosas, Cedric Allen Oronce Fajardo and Robert Walter Carlson were arrested Friday and were scheduled to make their first appearance Monday in Lexington. Each is charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances.

Woodford County

UK study: 1 in 3 jobs in Woodford County related to agriculture

One out of every three jobs in Woodford County is associated with farming or with businesses that rely upon agriculture, according to a University of Kentucky study released Monday. Those jobs generate $565 million in annual revenue and $1.1 million in payroll taxes on which local governments are increasingly dependent, the study said.

State

Louisville pays $1.6 million for police chase that killed four boys

Nine years after Louisville Metro Police chased a stolen car that crashed into a tree, killing four boys inside who didn’t know the vehicle was stolen, the city has agreed to pay $1.6 million to their families, who claimed that the pursuit was dangerous and violated department rules. The boys were returning home from a field trip sponsored by Youth Alive and had been told to get into the car because the anti-crime group’s van was full. The driver, who was 16 and had a criminal record, had stolen the car two weeks earlier.

Kentucky

One man dead, two men injured in three-vehicle crash

One man was killed and two men were injured Saturday night in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 25 in Boone County. Maxwell Detzel of Fort Thomas lost control on a curve and his car collided with two others. Joshua Ray, 26, of Fort Mitchell was killed, and Detzel and the other driver were critically injured.