• State police charges Trimble man with child sexual exploitation

    A Pendleton man was arrested by Kentucky State Police Thursday and faces felony charges related to child sexual exploitation.

  • Safe milk, clean coal, avian flu. UK warns of wide impact from Bevin budget cuts


    Lexington Herald Leader

    Last year, the University of Kentucky’s Division of Regulatory Services analyzed 47,000 soil samples sent in by farmers and homeowners, stopped sales on 206 fertilizer samples because they were harmful to gardens and pets, and monitored the state’s milk and cream-handling system.

    The UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory tests for mad cow disease, avian flu and hundreds of other diseases that might affect the state’s $45 billion agricultural industry.

  • Two juveniles arrested by KSP after a vehicle pursuit in Carroll County

    On Jan. 23, at approximately 8:12 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch received a 911 call in reference to a suspicious vehicle at the Cowboy’s convenient store in Ghent.  A trooper arrived at the scene and made contact with the two male occupants who appeared to be unconscious inside the vehicle. 

  • ‘Devastating’ cut could mean some retired Kentucky teachers pay more in insurance



    Many retired teachers would pay thousands of dollars per year more for health insurance under Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed 2018-20 state budget, say advocates for retired teachers.

    While Bevin’s proposed budget fully funds pension benefits for teachers for the next two years, it provides no state dollars for retired teacher health insurance.

    This budget cut would hit teachers who have retired since July 1, 2010, and are not yet 65 — when teachers qualify for Medicare coverage.

  • Kentucky high school shooting leaves 2 people dead, 17 injured



    When Heather Ligon arrived at her two sons’ safe place near Marshall County High School on Tuesday, her youngest son, just 14, was crawling to her on hands and knees in a panic.

    Ligon’s sons Bryan, 14, and James Dylan, 18, were inside the school when a 15-year-old student opened fire on Tuesday, killing two students and wounding 12 others. Five other teens were hurt while fleeing, police said.

  • What we know now: Marshall County High School shooting



    Benton, Ky., was shaken to its core Tuesday when a 15-year-old sophomore went on a shooting rampage at Marshall County High School, killing two students and injuring more than a dozen.

    Here’s what we know now.

    Rising numbers

    While initial reports from Gov. Matt Bevin, witnesses, and Kentucky State Police were spotty, the final numbers of those injured rose overnight.

  • KU unveils electric vehicle charging station at Midway

    Located in horse and bourbon country between Lexington and Louisville, not far from the capital and less than a mile off of Interstate 64, Midway, Kentucky is a passing point for travelers on their way to any number of destinations.

    The town is now bridging the gap in a new way – partnering with Kentucky Utilities to install a new charging station for electric vehicle drivers looking to power up.

  • Kentucky Fish and Wildlife proposes new hunting regulations

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer, elk and small game hunting regulations at its quarterly meeting Dec 8.

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Legislators must approve regulation recommendations before they become law.

  • Beshear warns of ‘Mystery Shopper’ seasonal employment scam 

    Kentuckians looking to make extra money in time for the Christmas season need to watch out for seasonal employment scams, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear.

    Beshear said his office issued a scam alert today after receiving multiple reports from Kentuckians who said they responded to a seasonal mystery shopper job advertisement that turned out to be a scam. A resident in Scott County reported losing $2,000 to the scam this week.

  • Drawdown underway at Beaver Lake in Anderson

    The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is lowering Beaver Lake in Anderson County as part of an intensive project to improve fish populations through habitat work.

    “We will draw Beaver Lake down 8 feet for a large scale fish habitat project, similar to what we did last year on Elmer Davis Lake in Owen County,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.