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26-year-old gets 25 years for child pornography

She must serve 85 percent before being eligible for release.

Kentucky leads nation in child abuse cases, according to most recent report

Lexington, Ky. (WTVQ)-- Child abuse is a problem all over the country, but nowhere worse than Kentucky. "We are number one for cases of child...

Bill that would allow veterinarians to report animal abuse advances in Frankfort

A bill that would allow veterinarians to report animal abuse now goes to the Kentucky House for consideration after passing through the Senate Thursday. 

Frankfort woman pleads guilty in abuse-neglect case

Prosecutors say 29-year old Heather Roberts, while caring for an adult with a mental disability, negligently placed tape over the adult's mouth.

Corbin man accused of punching girlfriend’s young son

A Corbin man is accused of punching his girlfriend's six-year-old son Saturday night, according to The News Journal. 

Former Hazard caregiver sentenced for abusing, neglecting adult

A former Hazard caregiver has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a wanton abuse charge, after an incident in September 2016.

Police: Principal of Kentucky high school charged after not reporting abuse of students

The principal of McCracken County High School has been suspended with pay and charged with two misdemeanors after allegedly not reporting abuse of his students, according to court records.

Beshear: Two former Hazard caregivers plead guilty to abusing, neglecting adult

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced the guilty pleas of two former caregivers on abuse charges of a vulnerable Kentuckian at a Hazard mental and physical disability facility in 2016.

Garrard County Animal Shelter looking for animal abuse suspect

The Garrard County Animal Shelter is hoping you can help the county press animal abuse charges against someone accused of hurting and abandoning dogs.

3 school employees charged with abuse of autistic student

Court documents show that three Kentucky school employees have been charged with criminal abuse involving a special-needs student.

Beshear: Jefferson County couple charged with alleged neglect/abuse, medicaid fraud

A Jefferson County couple is facing six felony counts of alleged abuse and neglect of a vulnerable Kentuckian, and theft and fraud of the Kentucky Medicaid Program.

Woman arrested for abuse at The Ridge

Police have arrested a woman they say slapped an elderly patient in the face multiple times and sprayed in the face with a shower head at The Ridge.

Lexington gets millions in grant money to fight opioid abuse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Lexington received two million dollars from a federal grant to fight the war on opioid abuse , according to city...

KSP: Man admits to hitting his child

Kentucky State Police say a man has been arrested who they say admitted to abusing his 10-year-old child.

Former caregiver pleads guilty to abuse and neglect

A former caretaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to abusing and neglecting an adult after taping the door to his room shut in 2016.

Laurel County parents accused of abusing 13-month-old

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - Two parents in Laurel County are accused of abusing their 13-month-old. Deputies arrested the couple after an investigation into a...

Richmond parents accused of keeping daughter in cage

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) - Richmond parents are behind bars after police say the couple kept their adult daughter in a cage. Police say they...

Franklin County Humane Society overcrowded after Animal Control seizes more than 100 animals

The Franklin County Humane Society is dealing with a serious overcrowding problem after taking in more than 100 animals in the past few weeks.

Police: Lawrenceburg mother indicted after child was treated for bruises and bite marks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - A Lawrenceburg woman and her boyfriend were indicted for abusing her 3-year-old child, according to State Police. Officials say back in...

Bond set at $1 million cash for couple accused in toddler’s death

A not guilty plea was entered for a Berea couple charged with murder in connection to the death of a toddler, according to court records.

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High School Highlight Reel: 09-25-20

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Protesters arrested for second consecutive night in Lexington for blocking road

Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.
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Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.
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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”