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Corrections Officer Accused of Bringing Contraband into Jail

A West Virginia corrections spokesman says a Western Regional Jail officer has been fired after she allegedly was seen entering a cell where drug contraband was later found.

2 Sought After Suspects Evade Deputies

The Warren County Sheriff is asking for help from the public in locating two suspects he says got away from deputies after a high speed pursuit.

Report: Road Project Retaliation by Bevin Can’t be Proved

A report written by an attorney for a special House committee says the panel couldn't prove that Gov. Matt Bevin stopped a road project in retaliation against a Democratic lawmaker who rejected the governor's request to become Republican.

Poop-Catching Bag Lawsuit Now in Federal Court

An Amish community's fight against a law requiring horses to wear excrement-catching bags has been moved to federal court.

Judge Holds Kentucky Police Chief in Contempt

A judge has ordered a northern Kentucky police chief to help the mentally ill after holding him in contempt over his actions in a case in which a mentally disabled inmate was sent to Florida instead of being taken to a mental hospital for evaluation.

Unemployment Rates Down in 119 Kentucky Counties in December 2016

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2015 and December 2016, but rose in Lyon County (6.3 percent in December 2015 to 6.6 percent in December 2016), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Faculty Meet with WKU President Candidate for First Time

Faculty at Western Kentucky University recently got their first chance to converse with and ask questions of university presidential candidate Timothy Caboni.

Allen County Voters Say No to Alcohol Sales

Voters in Allen County have voted down legal alcohol sales.

Jazz Festival at Univ. of Louisville in its 25th Year

Jazz artist Wycliffe Gordon is headlining the University of Louisville School of Music's annual Jazz Fest in February.

Capito Continues as Counsel to GOP Senate Leader McConnell

West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she will continue to be counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the new Congress.

Some Question Whether Sheriff Should Investigate Rape Case

Experts and law enforcement disagree on whether a western Kentucky sheriff should recuse his office from investigating a high-profile rape case with a wealthy, politically connected defendant.

UPDATE: Skeletal Remains Identified as Missing Fort Campbell Soldier

Authorities say skeletal remains found in Tennessee are those of a missing Fort Campbell soldier.