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Today's News

  • Legislative session brings winners and losers

    By Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – With only two days left in the 2014 General Assembly, major bills on heroin, juvenile justice and the state road plan remain in limbo while others have been deemed victorious or sent to the morgue.
    The House and Senate broke for a 10-day recess on Tuesday as Gov. Steve Beshear considers vetos, and lawmakers aren't scheduled to return until April 14.

  • Widow of slain Bardstown officer talks to police chaplain group

    By Franklin Clark
    The Cadiz Record

    Communications between law enforcement departments and families, and between law enforcement officers and their spouses, are of the utmost importance.
    That was one of the takeaway lessons from a meeting of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, held in Cadiz. Amy Ellis, the widow of slain Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, Tania Pineiroa, wife to a Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy, and Bardstown Police Captain Tom Roby spoke to the group of police officers, family members and chaplains.

  • Health cabinet appeals ruling on child abuse records

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is appealing a recent court decision in a five-year legal battle over newspaper access to child abuse records.
    Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd found last year that the cabinet "willfully circumvented" the Open Records Act by failing to fully release files on child abuse fatalities and near deaths.

  • Blame all around in Fruit of the Loom closure

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    The Democratic frontrunner to take on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell placed blame for the closure of Jamestown’s Fruit of the Loom factory squarely on the Republican’s shoulders Friday, citing past votes against legislation aimed to keep companies on U.S. soil.

  • Study: Voting process in Kentucky lags nation's

    By Sharon Coolidge
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Over the last two presidential elections, Ohio and Kentucky officials improved election performance, shrinking wait times and cleaning up voter registries.

  • State urges drivers to consider work zones ‘No Phone Zones’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Many drivers in Kentucky will encounter at least one work zone during their daily travels. With 90 percent of adults in America owning a cell phone, it has become increasingly common to see multi-tasking drivers dialing, texting or talking on their phones while driving through work zones.

  • State police K9 officers file suit seeking overtime for taking care of their dogs

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald Leader

    Nine officers in the Kentucky State Police K9 unit allege in court that the state police violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to let them claim overtime for maintaining their dogs.
    Originally filed in Franklin Circuit Court, the lawsuit was transferred this week to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
    Plaintiffs in the case are Stephen Burke, a state K9 officer from Bowling Green, and eight other officers from across Kentucky.

  • Beshear announces launch of Kentucky Automotive Industry Association

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT –To make Kentucky an even more prominent automotive powerhouse, Gov. Steve Beshear is bringing together Kentucky auto manufacturers, suppliers and supporting entities to create the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association.

  • KSP warns of possible scam

    The Crittenden Press

    The Kentucky State Police is advising the public of a possible scam.
    Over the weekend, KSP Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by a concerned citizen in reference to a possible scam. The person advised that they received a call from Louisiana. A male caller stated that they were going to send the potential victim money from a pharmaceutical company because of faulty mesh from a surgery many years ago.

  • Police, Fort Knox officials searching for missing soldier

    By Gina Clear
    The News-Enterprise

    Radcliff police are investigating the disappearance of a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Knox who resides in Radcliff.
    Spc. Sean Monahan, 25, was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a blue and green flannel shirt, blue jeans and boots, according to police. He has blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds.
    He is believed to be driving a 2011 Dodge 1500 Ram truck with Kentucky license plate 723LPZ, the release said.