Hindman Volunteer Fire Department

Hindman VFD is asking donations for a new tanker

An eastern Kentucky volunteer fire department is asking for help after a tanker was destroyed in a crash.
Bardstown Shooting

One arrest in Bardstown shooting that left one person dead

Bardstown Police arrested a juvenile accused in a fatal shooting late Saturday night.
Man, 2 children die in crash on Interstate 65

Police: Man, 2 children die in crash on Interstate 65

Kentucky State Police say a man and two children from North Carolina have died in a crash on Interstate 65.
Participants in the 10th annual WKU Storm Chase class include (from left) students C.J. Padgett, Bailey Stevens, Luke Rogers, Olivia Cahill and WKU University Meteorologist Josh Durkee. Four other WKU students also will be part of the May 18-June 1 trip. (Picture via WKU Facebook Page)

WKU storm chase class embarks on 10th annual journey

For as long as she can remember, Olivia Cahill has been captivated with weather.

Northern KY man accused of child porn

An Alexandria man has been indicted for seeking sex with a minor online, according to the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. 

AG: Automatic student loan debt relief for permanently disabled veterans

51 attorneys general are urging the U.S. Department of Education to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service.

Police: Amazon driver forced to rake man’s driveway at gunpoint

An Oldham County man was arrested after an Amazon delivery driver said he held him at gunpoint, forcing him to even out the gravel thrown from his delivery van.

Kentucky Noah’s Ark attraction sues over damage

The Ark Encounter says in a federal lawsuit that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide on its access road. The Courier Journal reports the attraction's insurance carriers refused to cover damages.
Memorial Day

Flags to be lowered to half-staff in observance of Memorial Day

Both the American and State Flags will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 27th, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.
George Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist.

George Takei running against Mitch McConnell?

George Takei sent out a tweet Thursday afternoon that raised a few eyebrows. The actor most famous for his role as the USS Enterprise pilot Hikara Sulu on Star Trek tweeted that he’s ‘tempted to move to Kentucky just to run against Mitch McConnell.’
Prayer, Religion

Paducah council weighing religious liberty, civil rights

Supporters of the proposed amendment say the goal is to find a balance between religious freedom and civil rights protections.

Public meeting set for proposed ban of tattooing over scars

The state agency declined to explain the motivation behind the ban, which doesn't define what constitutes a scar.

Southern Baptists see 12th year of declining membership

The nation's largest Protestant denomination is reporting its twelfth year of declining memberships.

Memorial Day ceremonies at state veterans cemeteries and veterans centers

Kentucky's five state veterans cemeteries, as well as veterans centers across the Commonwealth, will hold ceremonies this Memorial Day holiday, honoring those who have died in service to our country.

Kentucky launches initiative to fast track veterans to aircraft mechanics careers

Transitioning military personnel and veterans with aviation or power plant mechanics experience are now eligible to become Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified in Kentucky.
unemployment job jobs

State releases county unemployment data for April 2019

Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019.

Reward offered in abandoned puppies case in Jackson County

The puppies were found after someone heard crying coming from the ravine.

Body found in McCreary County identified 33 years later

State police say Gerald Swindell's body was found in November of 1986 in the Strunk community of McCreary County.

Judge rejects plea deal for ex-officer who abused minors

The judge told ex-Louisville police Officer Kenneth Betts he could proceed with his guilty plea and be sentenced,

Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

Barely half of Republicans casting votes Tuesday chose to support Governor Matt Bevin's reelection effort; Attorney General Andy Beshear drew even less of a percentage of his party faithful.

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