Each of Kentucky’s U.S. attorneys to resign

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Both of Kentucky's U.S. attorneys to resign

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Both U.S. attorneys in Kentucky appointed by President Donald Trump have filed to resign.

U.S. attorney Russell Coleman, who oversees the state’s western district, said in a statement Monday that his resignation would take effect Jan. 20. The western district consists of 53 counties, including the cities of Louisville, Bowling Green, and Paducah.

U.S. attorney overseeing the eastern district, Robert M. Duncan Jr., said in a separate statement that his resignation would take effect Jan. 24. The eastern district consists of 67 counties, including the cities of Lexington, Covington, and Pikeville.

Both attorneys found that their Kentucky offices were cracking down on violent crime and drugs.

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