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Prison employee charged with bringing in contraband

Nicotine, prescription drugs suspected.

Madison County inmate walks off from state prison

Walked off early Friday morning.

Legislation adds another tool to try to help inmates transition from prison

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Legislation establishing a committee to develop ways to help people transition from prison back into their communities has become law. Sponsored...

Bill to protect pregnant inmates clears House committee

Bill already approved by Senate, goes to full House.

State trying to get COVID outbreak under control at Blackburn

More than 100 inmates have tested positive

COVID-19 outbreak at a prison in Lee County, parents worry for son’s health

Lee Adjustment Center has more than 100 people with COVID-19, according to the state.

State’s incarceration rate remains among highest: Group

Seventh-highest overall rate, third-highest female rate point to need for serious action from state lawmakers

Woman sentenced to 15-years for sex crimes against child

Barbara Gentry admitted to having sex with a 14-year old who was unconscious after being given alcohol and prescription medication, according to the Richmond Register.

State has youngest death, prison numbers push up totals

Tests results from Green River Correctional Institute created a surge in Kentucky coronavirus cases Tuesday.

Federal Medical Center sees influx in COVID-19 cases; Health dept. responds

The Federal Medical Center, a U.S. prison for female and male inmates requiring medical or mental health care, has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases.

At-risk prisoners may be released to home confinement during outbreak

The federal government is considering releasing certain at-risk prisoners to home confinement in order to reduce the overall prison population amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Inmate dies in Woodford County jail

Inmate was serving time for burglary from Estill County.

Former magistrate sentenced for selling pain pills

A former Kentucky magistrate who illegally sold pain pills during his unsuccessful reelection campaign has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Fire at Kentucky prison forces inmates to be relocated

Governor Andy Beshear says a fire has broken out at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in Morgan County.

Former jail deputy sentenced to 4 years in prison

Authorities say a former deputy jailer in western Kentucky has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Prison escapee accused of using dead cousin’s identity for 37 years

Georgia prison escapee Billy Burchfield lived under his dead cousin's name while living and working in Laurel County, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Former UK student sentenced to prison for social media threat

Haily Duvall was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison after pleading guilty in July to using Snapchat to communicate threats against the University of Kentucky in November of 2018.

Paul: Most agree 30-day sentence not enough for attacker

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says most people would think the attack he suffered from a former neighbor should be punished by more than 30 days in prison.

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Transy students from Lexington, Georgetown earn Fulbright honors

Two Transylvania University seniors have won extremely competitive Fulbright grants to serve as English teaching assistants abroad.

State gets waiver of accountability requirements for 2020-2021 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has granted Kentucky a waiver of some accountability, school identification and reporting requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for the 2020-2021 school year.

Fayette’s Bryan Station earns national ‘Green’ honor

Only a few schools nationwide earn honor

Project seeking signups for new McCreary food pantry assistance

Christian Appalachian Project is accepting sign-ups for a new food pantry in Parkers Lake starting April 26 through May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.