• Beshear: Kentuckians protected against price gouging

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to report instances of price gouging to his office now that a state of emergency has been declared in Kentucky due to recent storms.

  • BBB warns to watch for ‘storm chasers’ who scam customers

    Spring and summer can bring severe weather leaving behind everything from hail-damaged roofs and siding to downed trees. Often, following the storms are thieves known as “storm chasers.”

    These scam artists present themselves as contractors able to fix the homeowners problems.

    They go town-to-town, door-to door, taking money for work, underperforming or not performing at all, and then move on to the next town often before the homeowners know they’ve been ripped-off.

  • NWS confirms tornado struck Henry County near Campbellsburg


    Landmark News Service

    Examples of damage from the powerful storm March 1, cropped up all over Henry County — broken trees, a

    compromised power grid, an old barn dropped on a fence line, an overhang ripped off a house’s front stoop —

    but the damage along Jones Lane in Campbellsburg looked different to one Henry County emergency management official who was on scene.

  • House gives final passage to bill providing students’ rights to express religious views

    Lexington Herald Leader

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky House gave final passage to a bill Monday that would give students the freedom to express their religious or political views in public schools and universities.

    Senate Bill 17, sponsored by State Sen. Albert Robinson, R-London, would affirm the constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom, supporters of the bill argued.

    “All this legislation does is put into law and recognize those constitutional facts,” said Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington.

  • Revamped Real ID driver license bill gains support

    By John Cheves

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - The General Assembly is getting a second chance to pass a Real ID law that would make Kentucky’s driver’s licenses comply with tougher federal security standards — and let Kentuckians keep using their licenses to board commercial airline flights and enter military bases.

    The House budget committee voted 22 to 3 on Tuesday to approve House Bill 410 and send it to the full House for further consideration.

  • Kentucky near bottom of new state ranking

    By Bailey Loosemore

    The Courier-Journal

    Kentucky’s not even close to being the best state in the country, according to a rank­ing released Tuesday.

    In fact, we came in 42nd on a list put out by the U.S. News and World Report, ranking just above Alaska and Oklaho­ma in the bottom 10 states.

    So what put us so low on the list? Well, here’s how the rank­ing worked.

  • Peak of float-and-fly fishing is upon us

    Although we’ve seen many warm fronts this winter with temperatures in the 60s just this past weekend, the water in our highland reservoirs is still cold.

    Water temperatures are in the high 40s in Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and Laurel River Lake. Once water temperatures drop below 50 degrees for extended periods, threadfin shad begin to suffer from the cold water.

  • Seven bills to watch in the Ky. Senate


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The Kentucky General Assembly resumes its 2017 session Tuesday afternoon with an ambitious conservative agenda set by the state’s newly unified Republican leadership.

    When lawmakers adjourned Jan. 7 for a monthlong break, they had just passed a flurry of bills establishing new restrictions on abortion and labor unions, and Gov. Matt Bevin enthusiastically signed them into law.

  • Madison Police arrest pair for writing bad checks

    Madison Police arrested two Grant County residents for writing fraudulent checks.

    At approximately 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, the City of Madison received a call of a subject inside German American Bank at 430 Clifty Drive with a fraudulent check. Lieutenant Dan Slygh, Senior Patrolman Ricky Harris and Patrolman Brian Wyatt responded to the scene.

  • Beshear warns of online ‘Sweetheart’ scams

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning Kentuckians of the “sweetheart” scam, which reports suggest caused Kentuckians to lose more than $80,000 last year.

    A sweetheart scammer typically uses a fake photo and identity to approach a victim through social media or online dating sites and acts as if they are interested in getting to know him or her.