Vote Buying

LONDON, Ky. -- A former judge and six of his co-defendants whose vote-buying convictions were overturned have asked a federal judge to release them from prison while they await a new trial.

Former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and six other people say they should be free on bond after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that a judge mishandled portions of their case.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A former eastern Kentucky school superintendent has pleaded guilty in a federal vote-buying case.