GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Beshear has officially signed a bill to toughen punishment for "swatting" in Kentucky.
LEX 18 Investigates first addressed the issue last year, highlighting one couple's experience. Someone called in a fake report of violence at their home, drawing armed police straight to their door.
After seeing our report, lawmakers decided to do something this session, making it a crime punishable by jail time.
Governor Beshear signed their bill into law on Friday.