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  • Numbers Living In Ky. Without Legal Permission Drop

    November 18, 2014 5:02 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The number of people living in Kentucky without legal permission to be in the country declined sharply in recent years, and that segment of the population barely registered among the state's overall labor force, according to a study released Tuesday. Kentucky's population of people living in... more »
  • Former Paducah Plant Workers May Be Rehired

    October 20, 2014 11:13 AM

    PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - The roughly 300 remaining employees at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant are expected to be laid off this week, but official say they may be rehired quickly by the deactivation contractor. Centrus Energy Corp. Vice President Steve Penrod said the potential rehiring of the employees... more »
  • Louisville Jail Inmate Dies

    October 15, 2014 10:42 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections has died after being taken to a hospital for seizure-related symptoms. WDRB-TV said 31-year-old William Carnes was taken to Louisville from Hopkins County last Thursday on several charges in Jefferson County. He was taken to University Hospital on... more »
  • Teacher Convicted Of Sex Abuse Wants Shock Probation

    October 14, 2014 3:32 PM

    A former Scott County teacher and coach who admitted to having a relationship with a former student has asked for shock probation. This is the second time Jason Carpenter asks for shock probation while serving a 2-year sentence after he entered a guilty plea to having a sexual relationship with... more »
  • Paducah Power GM Resigns

    October 1, 2014 11:02 AM

    PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - The general manager of Paducah Power System has resigned amid complaints from customers over high electric rates. David R. Clark, who has led the utility for 14 years, said on Tuesday that his resignation is effective immediately. "It is with regret today that I have accepted... more »
  • Man Killed In Henry County Crash

    September 21, 2014 11:24 AM

    One person was killed in a crash in Henry County yesterday evening. Kentucky State Police say 46-year-old Kenny Andrew was driving on Sulphur Road when his vehicle left the road for unknown reasons and hit a tree. The Henry County Coroner reports that Andrew was pronounced dead on... more »
  • Judge Sets Status Hearing In College Bankruptcy

    September 21, 2014 4:26 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal bankruptcy judge has set a hearing in the long-running case of the now-defunct Decker College. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas H. Fulton scheduled the status conference for Thursday in Louisville. The for-profit school went under in 2005 amid an audit by the Education Department and... more »
  • Judge Approves Oil Company Bankruptcy Settlement

    September 20, 2014 12:28 PM

    KNOB LICK, Ky. (AP) - A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $1.9 million settlement between a bankrupt oil company and its former CEO, who is due to report to federal prison soon. The trustee for the defunct Young Oil and the one-time operator, Anthony Young, reached an agreement to... more »
  • Kentucky Death Row Inmate To Have Appeal Heard

    September 20, 2014 11:34 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Oct. 1 will hear the case of a Kentucky death row inmate convicted of killing two people in Louisville. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will take up the appeal of 53-year-old Roger Lamar Wheeler. Wheeler has been... more »
  • Military Court Upholds Soldier's Rape Conviction

    September 20, 2014 10:55 AM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A military appeals court has upheld a Fort Campbell soldier's conviction on two charges of rape by force and his sentence demoting him and granting a dishonorable discharge from the service. The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals concluded on Thursday that the charges at... more »
  • NKU: Employee Contracted Enterovirus 68

    September 12, 2014 1:19 PM

    According to university officials, staff member at Northern Kentucky University has contracted the severe respiratory illness Enterovirus 68, which medical experts say can often be mistaken as a common cold. NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns said the employee did not return to campus after the doctor's visit. Children who suffer... more »
  • Third Arrest Made In Toddler's Shooting Death

    September 12, 2014 11:48 AM

    A third arrest has been made in connection to the shooting death of a toddler who was killed while on the porch of a home in Louisville last month. 19-year-old William McLemore was arrested Wednesday night and charged with 11 counts of complicity to murder. Michael Dunn, 24, and... more »
  • Chief Justice Urges Pay Raise For Judges

    September 5, 2014 11:28 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The chief justice of Kentucky's supreme court says state lawmakers should give judges a raise and should offer incentives to drug offenders to use the state's drug court treatment program. Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. told lawmakers in his annual State of the Judiciary... more »
  • Police: Vandals Trash Youth Baseball Building Play Video

    August 28, 2014 1:05 PM

    Police in Jessamine County are looking for the people who caused major damage to a youth baseball building. The vandalism was discovered Wednesday at a concession and storage building on Park Drive in Nicholasville. Police say the criminals broke just about every piece of glass in the building, including... more »
  • Kentucky Jumps 45 Places in National Entrepreneur Ranking

    August 25, 2014 11:35 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - After being near the bottom a year ago, Kentucky's entrepreneurial climate is now one of the best in the nation. Governor Steve Beshear announced the annual State Entrepreneurship Index (SEI) ranked Kentucky fourth in the country for its ability to create businesses. The Commonwealth climbed 45 places... more »
  • New Federal Mining Rule Survives Court Challenge

    August 19, 2014 3:08 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining Association and other groups. The new... more »
  • Former Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

    August 14, 2014 5:22 PM

    A former Bourbon County business owner pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of possessing child porn. According to the Herald-Leader, Joe Watkins, Senior, entered the plea on a condition that he can withdraw it if an appellate court reverses a decision by a circuit judge. Watkins' lawyer said a... more »
  • Ice Cream Truck Driver Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Children Play Video

    August 14, 2014 3:03 PM

    A Lexington ice cream truck driver is being accused of sexually assaulting three children under the age of 12. Lexington police arrested 53-year-old Lewis Street at his home on Cambridge Drive Wednesday on allegations that he sexually abused three girls under the age of 12 when he made the... more »
  • Food Trucks Unlikely In Bowling Green

    July 25, 2014 11:10 AM

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - People hoping for a regular food truck presence in Bowling Green could be left wanting. The southern Kentucky city of about 60,000 people doesn't have any regular food trucks patrolling the town. Western Kentucky University professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism management Rich... more »
  • Friends, Family Gather To Honor Mason County Deputy Killed In Motorcycle Crash Play Video

    June 23, 2014 12:52 PM

    It has been four days since a deadly motorcycle crash killed an off deputy officer. Today, friends and family are gathering to honor him. Those who knew Darren Hull say he was the type of guy who knew everybody and everybody knew him. Friends and family of the... more »
  • U.S. Chamber To Host 'Hiring Our Heroes' Job Fair For Vets, Spouses In Lexington

    June 20, 2014 3:00 PM

    LEXINGTON, KY-The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsors University of Phoenix and Masco Contractor Services, will host "Hiring Our Heroes - Lexington," a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 45 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of... more »
  • Family To Bury Mother After Grave Controversy

    June 13, 2014 12:12 PM

    A family will finally be able to bury their mother at a Paris cemetery five days after the woman's graveside service. The grown children of Linda Morgan, who lost her battle to cancer, say they will be burying their mother Friday after workers at Everygreen Memory Gardens finally dug... more »
  • New Drivers Can Complete Course Online Now

    June 13, 2014 7:54 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky residents who are learning to drive have a new option for completing a required safe-driving course. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says an online version of the graduated driver license course is now being offered through a driver education website, I Drive Safely, at more »
  • Kentucky Reaches Settlement With Tobacco Companies

    June 13, 2014 7:52 AM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Tobacco companies have agreed to give Kentucky more than $110 million to settle a 10-year legal battle over the state's share of the tobacco master settlement agreement. In 1998, U.S. tobacco companies agreed to pay $229 billion to 52 states and territories over many years... more »
  • Richmond Woman Targeted With Hateful Notes Play Video

    June 9, 2014 10:55 PM

    A Madison County woman said she was the target of a hate crime on Monday afternoon. Racial slurs were written on a note in front of the woman's Richmond house, then after calling police she said more messages appeared in her neighborhood. It happened on North Poplar Street. The... more »
  • Berea Wins Federal Agriculture Grant

    May 22, 2014 5:36 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Berea will receive a portion of $250,000 in federal grant money to establish a 1.4 acre urban farm. The Appalachian Regional Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the award in a ceremony on Wednesday as part of the... more »
  • Newport Aquarium Turns 15

    May 18, 2014 12:59 PM

    NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - The sharks glided overhead while the kids below - protected by thick acrylic glass - are pointing, smiling and scrambling to take pictures of the hulking ocean predators. They're enjoying the view from inside the Newport Aquarium's underwater tunnels, which were the country's largest when the... more »
  • Covington Man Blazes Trails In Devou Park

    May 17, 2014 11:21 AM

    COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Chad Irey, who's either built or supervised the construction of most of the trail system in Covington's 700-acre Devou Park, recently became the first Kentuckian and the 85th person in the world to be accepted into the Professional Trailbuilders Association. Since 2009, the 40-year-old Covington man... more »
  • Report: Kentucky Adding Low Paying Jobs

    May 15, 2014 3:20 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky added more than 3,500 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent - but a new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says those are mostly low-paying jobs replacing high-paying ones. University of Louisville economist Paul Coomes said Kentucky's average... more »
  • Hemp Planting Delayed In Kentucky Amid Legal Fight

    May 15, 2014 1:10 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hemp activists planning to celebrate the crop's comeback in Kentucky this week will have to wait a bit longer to watch seeds go in the ground. State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Thursday that a planting of hemp seeds scheduled for Friday in rural Kentucky was... more »
  • Pennyrile State Park Offering Night Canoe Trips

    May 15, 2014 10:37 AM

    DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) - Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is offering moonlight canoe trips to summer visitors. The trips in June and July will occur under a near-full moon. A park naturalist will lead the trip around Pennyrile Lake pointing out animals and other interesting features along the... more »
  • Customs Blocks Ky.-Bound Hemp Seeds From Italy

    May 12, 2014 4:49 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal customs officials have stopped a batch of Kentucky-bound hemp seeds from Italy that the state has planned to use as part of its first crop in decades, the state agriculture department said Monday. The delay during prime planting season amounted to "government overreach at... more »
  • Earthquake Cracks Walls, Roads In North Thailand

    May 5, 2014 11:23 AM

    BANGKOK (AP) - A strong earthquake shook northern Thailand and Myanmar on Monday evening, smashing windows, cracking walls and roads and damaging Buddhist temples. No casualties were reported. The airport in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai city near the epicenter of the 6.3-magnitude temblor, evacuated people from its terminal,... more »
  • Track Reports Strong Wagering On Derby Day Racing

    May 5, 2014 10:12 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - All-sources wagering on this year's Kentucky Derby race card tied an all-time record while on-track wagering showed a double-digit surge as the world's most famous horse race proved a financial winner once again for the parent company of Churchill Downs racetrack. Oaks Day wagering the... more »
  • Stewart Returns With Another Derby Long Shot

    May 1, 2014 10:42 AM

    Stewart returns with another Derby long shot LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Trainer Dallas Stewart flew under the radar in last year's Kentucky Derby, surprising many experts when Golden Soul rallied from far back to get second at 34-1. Stewart will look to beat the odds again Saturday, this... more »
  • Derby Field Will Be Full; Pletcher Will Start 4

    April 30, 2014 11:33 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Twenty-one horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, one more than the maximum field of 20. The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon. The field is limited to the top 20 horses... more »
  • Comer: First Hemp Crop In Decades Set For Planting

    April 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the state's first hemp crop in decades will be planted next month. Comer said Tuesday he expects hemp seeds to start arriving soon at the state Agriculture Department. He says eight pilot projects are planned as the crop... more »
  • One Dead After Single-Vehicle Crash In Lexington Play Video

    April 26, 2014 7:47 AM

    One person is dead after a fatal crash early Saturday morning. Between four and four-thirty Saturday morning, a vehicle was traveling on Briar Hill Road in Lexington when it apparently broke through a wooden plank fence and went into a field. Police say the car also hit a... more »
  • Man Indicted In Diva's Shooting Death

    April 23, 2014 12:08 PM

    A man charged with shooting another man to death outside a Lexington strip club last year has been indicted for murder. Tevin Wright was also indicted for tampering with physical evidence in the shooting death of Curtis Simmons in November 2013 outside Diva's Gentlemen's Club on Russell Cave Road.... more »
  • Beshear: 413,000 Sign Up For Health Care In Ky

    April 22, 2014 5:38 PM

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Beth Moore left her job - and her health insurance - to start her own company in January. In March, while visiting Texas, she had an emergency appendectomy followed by a nasty bout with pneumonia that added up to more than $30,000 in medical bills.... more »
  • 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 »