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  • Jury Convicts Ex-Priest In Sodomy Case

    April 16, 2014 6:07 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury in Louisville has convicted a former Catholic priest of three counts of sodomy in a case stemming from the 1970s. The Jefferson County Circuit Court jury also convicted 66-year-old James Schook on Wednesday of one count of indecent or immoral practice with another.... more »
  • Louisville Man Pleads Not Guilty In Murder, Burglary Charges

    April 16, 2014 3:29 PM

    A Louisville man accused of beating and killing an employee who caught him in the middle of a burglary entered a not guilty plea in court Wednesday. 33-year-old Raymon Murrell pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, burglary and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Phillip Schulz.... more »
  • Teen Suicide: A Preventable Tragedy Play Video

    April 16, 2014 3:02 PM

    She went from being a vibrant, popular Louisville high school student to part of a heartbreaking statistic when she ended her own life earlier this week. The Male High School student's final goodbye, sadly made its way around the Internet. This teenager's story is a tough one to... more »
  • Ky. Lawmakers Close To Deal On Road Funding Play Video

    April 15, 2014 4:29 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State lawmakers say they are close to agreeing on how to spend $1.2 billion in state tax dollars on road construction. Lawmakers have until midnight Tuesday to reach a deal. If they don't, it could prompt the governor to call lawmakers back for a special... more »
  • Rupp Arena Financing Plan Still In Limbo

    April 15, 2014 4:22 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A last-minute proposal to insert state-backed bonding into the financing package to renovate Rupp Arena remained in limbo Tuesday as supporters tried to win over reluctant Republican senators on the final day of the Kentucky legislative session. Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, remained noncommittal as the... more »
  • House Approves Ethics Reform

    April 14, 2014 3:44 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Legislative Ethics Commission on Monday in an attempt to quell the political storm that erupted last week after the panel did not punish a former lawmaker accused of sexual harassment. In the days following the decision, the... more »
  • Man Charged With Killing MSU Student Sentenced Play Video

    April 14, 2014 1:14 PM

    A Rowan County man who admitted to murdering the mother of his child was sentenced in the case Monday. A judge agreed with the recommended sentence of 38 years for Casey Shay, who pleaded guilty to murdering Morehead State University student Cassandra "Cassie" Owens last year. Investigators say... more »
  • Protecting Your Garden As Temperatures Drop Play Video

    April 14, 2014 11:32 AM

    What a difference 24 hours makes when it comes to weather in Kentucky, especially these last couple of months. Maybe you had a chance to get out and do some gardening this weekend as temperatures got up there in the upper 70s. But you might be regretting that decision... more »
  • Louisville: 5 Free Things For Visitors To Do

    April 10, 2014 10:10 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - When it's Kentucky Derby season in Louisville, money seems to flow faster than the Ohio River. Hotels and restaurants fill up; bars serve mint juleps and fine Kentucky bourbon. Shopping includes a hunt for the colorful hats worn as a Derby tradition. Parties are thrown, and... more »
  • Auto Workers Holding Strike Authorization Vote

    April 8, 2014 3:34 PM

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Union workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes are casting ballots on whether to authorize a strike. Voting began early Tuesday and continues into early evening for about 800 members of United Auto Workers Local 2164 at Bowling Green. ... more »
  • Dozens Of Horses Found Dead At Pendleton County Farm Play Video

    April 8, 2014 12:32 PM

    Dozens of horses were found dead on a farm in Pendleton County. Kentucky State Police say close to 50 horses were found dead on Larry Browning's farm in Butler, Kentucky. Police say five of them were rotting in a creek. Officials say this isn't the first time something... more »
  • Mayor Seeks To Hold Parents Accountable

    April 8, 2014 10:45 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - In the wake of downtown violence in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer is looking for ways to hold parents accountable for delinquent juvenile behavior. Fischer's spokesman, Chris Poynter, told The Courier-Journal that the mayor is in talks with the county attorney's office and Metro Council members... more »
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Automotive Industry Association

    April 7, 2014 12:26 PM

    Governor Steve Beshear is bringing together Kentucky auto manufacturers, suppliers and supporting entities to create the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association. "The goal of the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association is to create a unified voice for an industry sector that is profoundly important to our state's economic health and growth," said... more »
  • Kentucky Lottery Reaches 25-Year Milestone

    April 7, 2014 10:34 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky lottery has reached a new milestone, and officials say the games have helped the state provide billions of dollars in college scholarships and grants in the past 25 years. The first lottery tickets were sold in April 1989 to then-Gov. Wallace Wilkinson. Since... more »
  • Program To Reduce I-75 Fatalities A Success

    April 7, 2014 10:32 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A three-day program designed to prevent fatalities on Interstate 75 is being hailed a success in Kentucky. Kentucky State Police say the detail called "Staying Alive on 75" took place the last weekend in March, and no fatalities occurred on I-75 in Kentucky during that... more »
  • Terminated Employees Suing Midway College

    April 4, 2014 10:28 AM

    MIDWAY, Ky. (AP) - Seven former Midway College employees are suing the private, liberal arts school claiming breach of contract and age discrimination. The Lexington Herald-leader reports the seven plaintiffs who were terminated last fall all taught in Midway's School of Business. They say the school told them they... more »
  • Keeneland Announces Keeneland Event Center

    April 2, 2014 3:08 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keeneland announced Wednesday that it will build a multipurpose facility - the Keeneland Event Center - on its campus to house state-of-the-art simulcast wagering, Instant Racing and dining. The facility is scheduled to open in July 2015. Located near the Keene Barn & Entertainment Center (which... more »
  • Stoops, Wildcats Get Outside For Second Spring Practice

    March 31, 2014 2:10 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Practicing outside for the first time this spring, second-year Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats took advantage of a picture-perfect weather day in Lexington on Monday morning with a good practice at the Nutter Training Center. "Pretty decent day," said Stoops, who joked... more »
  • Family Appeals Ruling Against Medal Of Honor Play Video

    March 31, 2014 8:46 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The widow of a highly decorated World War II veteran from southern Kentucky is asking a federal appeals court to review a decision denying an application to award her husband a Medal of Honor for his service. Lyda P. Conner of Albany, Ky., has waged... more »
  • In Kentucky, Redistricting Changes Little

    March 31, 2014 7:55 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Despite a contentious lawsuit and dramatic regional population shifts, Kentucky's 2013 congressional and legislative redistricting processes have resulted in political stasis. Kentucky's congressional districts maintained a 5-1 Republican to Democratic split. The Republican-controlled Senate, whose original redistricting maps were overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court,... more »
  • Appalachian Air Ready To Take Off

    March 31, 2014 7:32 AM

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Pikeville officials say Appalachian Air is set to take off from eastern Kentucky in mid-April even though some work may remain unfinished. Pikeville City Manager Donovan Blackburn told the News-Express delays in dealing with the federal government have put the project slightly behind and forced... more »
  • 3rd Special Troops Battalion Changes Flags

    March 31, 2014 6:35 AM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - One battalion has retired its flag at Fort Campbell while another has unfurled its colors. The 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will be under a new flag for the 21st Engineer Battalion. The 21st Engineer... more »
  • Students In Christian County Honor Teens Killed In Crash Play Video

    March 28, 2014 1:01 PM

    Support continues in Christian County for the two teens killed in a crash along the Bluegrass Parkway in Anderson County. The Kentucky New Era reports Christian County superintendent has asked the community to join the Colonels during Friday's game by wearing red, white and blue in honor of Jacob... more »
  • One Adult Hurt In Accident Involving School Bus

    March 28, 2014 9:55 AM

    A car collided with a school bus Friday morning in Danville sending the driver of the car to the hospital. Police say Daniel Cheatham, 39, was traveling northbound on South 3rs Street and, according to witnesses, failed to stop for the red light at the intersection of West Main... more »
  • Woman Accused Of Defrauding State Benefits Indicted Play Video

    March 27, 2014 5:34 PM

    A Frankfort woman has been indicted for defrauding the very department she once worked for. 34-year-old Stephanie Newton is accused of collecting thousands in Medicaid benefits and Food Stamps while she worked 12 different jobs, including a couple of state jobs - one of them in the state office... more »
  • Arrest Warrant Issued For Man Accused In Animal Cruelty Case

    March 27, 2014 12:12 PM

    Officails have issued a warrant for a man accused in an animal cruelty case in Mason County. A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of George Jones after he failed to show up at his pre-trial conference Monday. Jones faces 24 counts of failure to dispose... more »
  • Five Corvettes Recovered From Sinkhole At National Corvette Museum

    March 26, 2014 4:29 PM

    Five Corvettes have been recovered from a massive sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. For the past few days, construction crews have been removing the concrete left hanging over the sinkhole that opened in early February swallowing eight cars - including a 1992 Corvette that was the... more »
  • Closing Arguments In Madison County Murder Trial To Begin Thursday Play Video

    March 26, 2014 3:30 PM

    The defense rested after only one witness who testified that she was contacted by one of the prosecution's witnesses, who told her what to say in court. Day seven of the Christina Marcum trial ended after the testimony of Betty Nichols who told the court she was staying at... more »
  • House OKs Bill Related To Big Sandy Power Plant

    March 26, 2014 10:42 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would require the state's Public Service Commission to reconsider its decision allowing Kentucky Power Co. to shutter part of the Big Sandy Power Plant at Louisa. The bill co-sponsored by Democratic House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins cleared... more »
  • Senate Sets Up Gas Tax Showdown

    March 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican state Senate leaders rejected a gas tax increase of 1.5 cents per gallon on Tuesday. The decision forces a showdown with the Democratic-controlled House over how to pay for roads. Kentucky drivers pay a state tax of 30.8 cents for every gallon... more »
  • Louisville To Beef Up Security For NCAA After Waterfront Assaults By Teens Play Video

    March 25, 2014 12:11 PM

    Louisville officials say they will be beefing up security at the Waterfront area in preparations for the women's NCAA Tournament on Saturday after a violent mob of teens went on a rampage last weekend. A couple hundred teenagers were told to leave the park Saturday evening, but they came... more »
  • Richie Farmer Reports To Prison

    March 25, 2014 10:34 AM

    Former AG Commissioner and Kentucky basketball player, Richie Farmer, reported to prison Tuesday. Farmer was supposed to head to prison on March 18, but a judge agreed to delay his report date to allow Farmer to watch his son play in the Sweet Sixteen Tournament at Rupp Arena. ... more »
  • Soldiers Returning To Fort Campbell On Friday

    March 21, 2014 12:25 PM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Another plane loaded with soldiers who have been serving in Afghanistan is headed home to Fort Campbell on Friday. The post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line says about 60 soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st... more »
  • Large To Small, Aquarium Displaying Turtles

    March 21, 2014 10:46 AM

    NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - A new exhibit opening this week at Newport Aquarium will include more than 14 species of turtles from three continents. The turtles range from the largest tortoise species in the world, the Galapagos tortoise, to the smallest in the Northern Hemisphere, the Egyptian tortoise. Among... more »
  • House Panel Approves $4.5 Billion Road Plan

    March 18, 2014 4:24 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House budget committee has approved a plan to spend $4.5 billion on road construction during the next two years. The plan includes $1.26 billion of state money and $2.5 billion in federal dollars. Lawmakers trimmed about $800 million from Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's initial... more »
  • Bill Would Allow Coal Sector To Seek Incentives

    March 18, 2014 3:21 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Coal supporters took a first step Tuesday toward fixing what they see as a slight to Kentucky's hard-hit coal sector. The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee gave initial approval to a measure that would make the coal industry eligible to apply for some state economic... more »
  • Toyota Plant Partners With Kentucky State To Provide Scholarships Aimed At Minority Candidates

    March 18, 2014 12:44 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - A unique scholarship program was unveiled Tuesday that matches Toyota's need for mechanical engineers with that of top incoming students at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. The Toyota Engineering Scholarship program - made possible via a five-year, $375,000 grant from the automaker - will tie in... more »
  • First North American Facility In Shepherdsville To Create 100 Jobs

    March 17, 2014 4:42 PM

    Portwest LLC, a global workwear and safety gear designer and manufacturer, plans to build a distribution center in Shepherdsville, Governor Steve Beshear and company officials announced Monday. The Bullitt County facility will be the first North American operation for the company, officials said. Portwest, based in Ireland, will create 100... more »
  • Horse Put Down After Not Being Properly Cared For: Deputies

    March 17, 2014 4:35 PM

    A Whitley County woman was charged with animal cruelty after a horse had to be put down by Animal Control due to its condition. The Whitely County Sheriff's office says the animal was lying in mud struggling to survive Sunday afternoon on Elm Street in Rockholds, Ky. Animal Control... more »
  • Lawmaker Pushing To Create A Bluegrass Trail

    March 17, 2014 12:19 PM

    GRAYSON (AP) - A state lawmaker is pushing for the creation of a bluegrass trail in Kentucky. Democratic state Sen. Robin Webb of Grayson told The Independent that her proposal seeks to promote traditional Kentucky culture and would boost tourism. "I grew up in it, so I'm a... more »
  • Kentucky Senate Passes Rapist Custody Bill

    March 13, 2014 5:14 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Rapists whose victims give birth to a child would be barred from seeking custody of that child under a bill passed by the Kentucky state Senate. While rapists would still be required to provide child support for any children born to their victims, they would... more »
  • Governor Hires Private Firm In Gay Marriage Case

    March 13, 2014 3:49 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday signed a $100,000 contract with a private law firm to represent him in appealing a judge's order for Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries. Beshear announced the deal with the 11-member Ashland firm of VanAntwerp, Monge,... more »
  • Fewer Ky Juveniles Will Be Locked Up Under New Measure

    March 13, 2014 2:52 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Fewer Kentucky children would be locked up in juvenile detention centers under a bill proposing far-reaching changes to Kentucky's justice system for minors that won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The measure aims to keep kids out of detention centers for skipping... more »
  • Kentucky County Jobless Rates Released For 2013

    March 13, 2014 11:13 AM

    Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties and went up in 11 counties between January 2013 and January 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The Cabinet announced the yearly rates on Thursday. According to... more »
  • Kentucky State Police Accepting Applications For Next Cadet Class

    March 12, 2014 2:54 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class, which is scheduled to begin on August 3, 2014. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystate police.org , click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State... more »
  • Man Allegedly Tries To Lure Teen Into Vehicle Play Video

    March 12, 2014 1:16 PM

    A man allegedly attempted to lure a Lexington teen into his car Wednesday morning. It happened at the intersection of Jane Briggs Avenue and Richardson Place in a neighborhood just past Jacobson Park off Athens Boonesboro Road. Police say a man driving a black vehicle approached a 13-year-old and... more »
  • Forest Fires Burn More Than 5,000 Acres

    March 11, 2014 12:42 PM

    HAZARD (AP) - Forestry officials say that more than 5,000 acres have burned in eastern Kentucky so far this year. WYMT-TV reports state officials say 653 acres were burned over the weekend in 44 different fires. Firefighters are still fighting blazes in Perry and Bell counties. Officials say... more »
  • House Panel Reviews Plan To Boost K-12 Funding

    March 10, 2014 4:52 PM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A school spending plan awaiting a vote by the House budget committee would go along with the governor's recommendation for a sizable funding increase for public kindergarten-through-12th grade classrooms across Kentucky. The proposal from a budget subcommittee on Monday also calls for extra funding to expand... more »
  • Public Transit Systems In Ky. See Ridership Losses

    March 10, 2014 3:03 PM

    Despite growing national figures, Kentuckians aren't using public transit as much as they did last year, according to new ridership numbers. What follows is a look at ridership reported by transit agencies in Kentucky. Urban area; Agency; Decrease in unlinked passenger trips 2012 to 2013; Percent decrease ... more »
  • Ky. Sues Crew Of Barge That Collapsed Bridge

    March 7, 2014 10:21 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials are suing seven members of the crew of a cargo ship that struck and collapsed part of a bridge over the Tennessee River two years ago, causing millions in damage and diverting traffic for four months. In a lawsuit that was moved to... more »
  • Senate OKs Keeping E-Cigarettes Away From Minors

    March 7, 2014 10:06 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Republican Sen. Paul Hornback says his bill is aimed at protecting youngsters from gaining access to the adult products. Hornback, a Shelby County tobacco farmer, says the measure... more »
  • Ford Expands Partnership With Louisville Schools

    March 4, 2014 9:30 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is expanding a pilot program with Jefferson County public high schools that will mean more students are offered career programs such as engineering and manufacturing. The Courier-Journal reports Ford is announcing on Tuesday that Louisville is being designated as a "next generation learning... more »
  • UK: Payroll Issue 85 Percent Resolved

    March 4, 2014 7:25 AM

    LEXINGTON (AP) - Most of the University of Kentucky direct deposit payroll that didn't make it into bank accounts as scheduled Friday has now been posted. The university says as of Monday afternoon, about 85 percent of employee pay had been posted, with the remainder expected to be posted... more »
  • KYTC District 5 Road Conditions Update

    March 3, 2014 2:54 PM

    Bullitt, Franklin, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble The sunshine has been a welcome sight Monday afternoon and coupled with salt has sped up the snow melting process. KYTC road crews have spent most of the day working on their "A" routes (interstates, US highways and other high volume roadways)... more »
  • Pike County Declares State Of Emergency

    March 3, 2014 10:23 AM

    Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford has declared a local state of emergency for the county due to the weather and extremely dangerous road conditions. Judge Rutherford announced that the county government will be closed on Monday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 4, except for essential county employees... more »
  • Woodford County Man Charged With Crimes Related To Child Pornography

    February 28, 2014 4:17 PM

    A Woodford County man was arrested Wednesday at his Versailles apartment for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying sex performance by a minor. Andres Ortiz was arrested Wednesday at about 9:25 p.m. after Lexington police began investigating a suspect on the Internet sharing images of child sexual... more »
  • Woman Accused In Scott County Bus Driver Murder Back In Kentucky

    February 28, 2014 12:57 PM

    The woman police say played a role in the murder of a retired Scott County school bus driver is back in Kentucky to face burglary charges. Ciji Jefferson was booked into the Scott County jail Friday morning on burglary second degree. She was being held in a Florida jail... more »
  • Adair County Man Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Half-Brother

    February 28, 2014 10:14 AM

    An Adair County man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing his half-brother during a fight. 28-year-old Eric Melton is charged with assault first degree after allegedly stabbing 34-year-old Brian Fletcher Thursday afternoon. Police say they received a call at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, while Fletcher was being treated... more »
  • Owensboro Man Guilty Of Defrauding Elderly Couple Of More Than $200,000 In Retirement Savings

    February 27, 2014 3:30 PM

    OWENSBORO - An Owensboro man pleaded guilty this week in federal court in connection with defrauding over $200,000 from an elderly Daviess County couple and agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $220,000. Robert K. Gray, 49, admitted to defrauding the couple of their retirement fund by making... more »
  • Panel OKs Bill To Ban E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

    February 27, 2014 2:47 PM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A bill aimed at banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors has cleared a Kentucky Senate panel. The measure is sponsored by Republican Sen. Paul Hornback, a Shelby County tobacco farmer. He says e-cigarettes are adult products and youngsters should not have access to them.... more »
  • Ky. Seeks Delay In Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage

    February 27, 2014 12:06 PM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky's attorney general has asked a federal judge to delay by 90 days an order requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries. The two-page filing Thursday morning says the delay is sought to give the attorney general time to decide... more »
  • Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List For 2013

    February 27, 2014 11:22 AM

    Bed bugs continue to bite their way across the country, but good news for Lexington - the pest problem here is on the decline. Orkin, a termite treatment and pest control service, released a Top 50 list outlining cities in 2013 with the worst bed bug problems. The list... more »
  • House Panel Rejects Eminent Domain For Pipelines

    February 27, 2014 10:38 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Landowners from across Kentucky testified to a House committee Wednesday that they have been harassed by companies involved in the Bluegrass Pipeline project and been threatened that the state's eminent domain laws would be used to seize their land if they refuse to sell. The committee... more »
  • Panel OKs Online Concealed Carry Applications

    February 27, 2014 10:33 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A bill seeking to create an online application process for Kentuckians wanting to get licenses to carry concealed weapons has sailed through a state Senate committee. Republican Sen. Sara Beth Gregory said Thursday her bill is aimed at reducing the waiting time for the tens of... more »
  • Kentucky Dam Village Seeks Volunteers For Spring Cleanup

    February 27, 2014 9:44 AM

    GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will hold its "Ides of March Spring Cleanup" on Saturday, March 15. With the start of spring just a few days away, the park is looking for volunteers to come out and pick up trash starting at 9 a.m. at... more »
  • Four Seriously Injured In Carroll County Crash

    February 26, 2014 4:51 PM

    Four people were injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday morning on Highway 36 in Carroll County. Troopers responded to the crash at about 11:36 a.m. Troopers said a vehicle driven by Donald Jeffries, 50, of Goshen, Ky., was traveling east on Highway 36 when the vehicle crossed the... more »
  • Former Mayor of Martin, Daughter Convicted on Fraud Charges

    February 26, 2014 3:27 PM

    LONDON - A former mayor of Martin, Ky., and her daughter, have been convicted by a federal jury of charges related to a scheme to defraud the Social Security Administration and to misapply federal funds. On Tuesday night, the jury convicted former Martin Mayor Ruth Thomasine Robinson, 69, and... more »
  • Ky. Health Care System Not At High Security Risk

    February 25, 2014 4:01 PM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky is not among the more than two-thirds of states that were rated as "high risk" for security problems related to its computers tapping into the federal health insurance exchange system. The federal data hub is used to check Social Security, Internal Revenue Service and Homeland... more »
  • Medical Emergency Causes Crash in Lexington

    February 24, 2014 1:08 PM

    Police say a medical emergency is being blamed for a crash that sent two people to the hospital Monday morning. The accident blocked traffic on Man'O'War Boulevard and Harrodsburg Road in Lexington. Police said a man apparently blacked out while driving southbound on Harrodsburg Road causing him to... more »
  • Gov. Beshear Orders Flags To Half-Staff On Feb. 22

    February 21, 2014 10:48 AM

    FRANKFORT - Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Feb. 22 in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky., died... more »
  • Senate OKs Revised Felons' Voting Rights Bill

    February 20, 2014 10:18 AM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at restoring the voting rights of some felons cleared the Kentucky Senate on Wednesday after being rewritten to include a five-year waiting period. The measure returns to the House. It passed a much different version last month that proposed automatically reinstating... more »
  • Fort Knox Soldier Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes

    February 19, 2014 2:30 PM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - A U.S. soldier based at Fort Knox pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking $57,000 from an Afghan trucking company as part of a scheme to divert loaded fuel trucks from an American military outpost. Spc. Albert Kelly III, who appeared in U.S. District Court in Louisville, admitted... more »
  • Ashland To Sell Water Chemical Unit For $1.8B

    February 18, 2014 10:42 AM

    COVINGTON (AP) - Ashland Inc. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its water chemicals business to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for about $1.8 billion in order to focus on its core business. The division makes chemicals used by the paper, energy and food and beverage... more »
  • Sinkholes Common In South-Central Kentucky

    February 17, 2014 11:00 AM

    BOWLING GREEN (AP) - While sinkholes as big as the one that swallowed eight Corvettes in Bowling Green last week aren't typical, smaller ones are common in the area. Western Kentucky University geology professor Ken Kuehn told The Daily News that it is "a very typical feature of the karst... more »
  • Pikeville Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Producing Child Pornography

    February 14, 2014 12:31 PM

    A Pikeville man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing videos of himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a small child. 63-year-old David Campbell was sentenced Tuesday for producing child pornography receiving the maximum punishment allowed under the statute for this crime. Under... more »
  • Former Middle School Coach To Plead Guilty To Sex Offenses

    February 13, 2014 12:50 PM

    A former Scott County middle school girls golf coach is going to plead guilty to sex offenses. Jason Carpenter is scheduled to enter a guilty plea March 7. He's accused of having sex with an underage girl between 2009 and 2010. Police say Carpenter also had pornographic pictures... more »
  • Man Charged In Fatal Scott County Crash Indicted

    February 11, 2014 12:34 PM

    A man charged with manslaughter in a deadly Scott County crash has been indicted. 30-year-old Anthony Ryman is charged in the crash that killed 69-year-old Brian Armstrong in July of 2013. Police said Ryman was speeding on U.S. 25 when he failed to turn and hit a culvert,... more »
  • Ky. General Fund Revenues Down Slightly In Jan.

    February 10, 2014 3:14 PM

    FRANKFORT (AP) - Tax collections fell slightly in Kentucky last month, contributing to sluggish overall revenue growth in the first seven months of the fiscal year. State Budget Director Jane Driskell said Monday that General Fund revenues totaled $831.2 million in January, down 0.9 percent from the same month... more »
  • Franklin County To Dedicate New Court House

    February 10, 2014 3:01 PM

    FRANKFORT - The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the new Franklin County Court House on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. at 222 Clair St. in Frankfort. "Since the early days of the commonwealth, Kentucky courthouses have held a special place as the center of our communities,"... more »
  • Customers Frustrated Over Propane Shortages In Western Ky

    February 7, 2014 4:03 PM

    Several residents in western Kentucky have filed complaints with the Kentucky Attorney's General Office due to a propane shortage in the area. The president of United Propane Gas, based in Paducah, says the shortage comes down to inventory and transportation issues. He says that inventory became extremely low at... more »
  • State Looks At Conserving Salt Supply As Winter Drags On Play Video

    February 7, 2014 3:12 PM

    More than 300,000 tons of salt used to date FRANKFORT - A robust winter season and more precipitation expected in the coming weeks has Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials looking for ways to conserve salt as deliveries slow and materials run in short supply. With less than 150,000 tons... more »
  • If Wintry Weather Keeps Up, Scott County May Run Out Of Salt Play Video

    February 6, 2014 12:31 PM

    Two weeks ago, salt barns in Scott County were practically full. But after several days of snow, ice and freezing rain, they are nearly empty and will most likely be by the end of the day Wednesday. Record lows paired with several inches of snow have caused a salt... more »
  • Fayette County Public Schools Cutting Budget For Next School Year

    February 6, 2014 12:10 PM

    Fayette County Public Schools will have to cut $20 million from its budget this year, FCPS Superintendent Tom Shelton announced in an email to school employees. In the email, Shelton blamed the cuts on reductions in state and federal grants. He said now the school will have to figure... more »