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Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking charges

A Shelby County man is being held in the local jail without bond after being arrested Wednesday night on drug-related charges. Montoree Fasan Jackson, 38, of Shelbyville, Ky., has been charged with first-degree Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (second or greater offense), three counts of Tamper


How the FBI is cracking down on Kentucky doctors amid opiod crisis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — FBI special agent in charge, Jeffrey Coburn, says the opioid epidemic is the crisis of this time and his department is among one of five agencies coming together to fight it.



On Sunday, Kentucky State Police Troopers from Post 15 received information about a subject trafficking methamphetamine out of a residence on Wisdom Dock Road, 3 miles west of Albany.


These Images of a Tree Falling on a Kentucky Cabin Are Terrifying

This isn't now anyone expects their vacation to pan out: A family of six got what was undoubtedly the scare of their lives when the cabin they were staying in in Louisville, Kentucky was crushed by a falling tree earlier this week. Local station WKYT reported that storms with strong winds caused a t



Trooper Jake Harper is investigating a collision that occurred on Thursday, April 4 at approximately 7:57 p.m. 14 miles south of Lebanon on St. Mathews Church Rd. Monaca Moore, age 39, of Lebanon, was operating a northbound 2007 Chevy Cobalt when she lost control and ran off the roadway striking a u


Kentucky BBQ restaurant slammed for 'LGBTQ' shirts deemed offensive

A Kentucky barbecue joint is facing serious blowback after some of their merchandise has been deemed inappropriate and offensive to the LGBTQ community. Belle's Smoking BBQ, which operates out of a food truck based in Williamstown, KY, promoted their new t-shirts on social media this week, which are


Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Health Officials Reach Out To Pain Patients

A pharmacist in Celina, Tennessee was one of 60 people indicted for opioid-related crimes this week,in a multi-state sting. John Polston was charged with 21 counts of filling medically unnecessary narcotic prescriptions.


Pass the Cash: Neighbor reaches out to family in need

NEW ALBANY, KY (WAVE) - You don’t have to know people very long to care about them, especially when you see they may need a little care. Two neighbors in New Albany didn’t really know each other that well, but the neighbor passing the cash saw and heard enough to know that this could be the differen


Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event gives boost to area merchants

A small city of 75-80,000 will make its annual pilgrimage to the area next week for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park April 25-28. With that many people coming to town with their wallets open, Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission Executive Director Lori Saunder


Trump declares disaster after Kentucky storms

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump authorized the declaration of a disaster for severe weather events across Kentucky from Feb. 6 through March 10 of this year, including the Johnson County flooding Feb. 23.


Kentucky officials warn residents not to feed bears

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State wildlife officials are issuing guidelines and warnings about feeding bears as the animals become more active in some parts of Kentucky. Officials say an increase in activity can lead to an increase in bear complaints for those living in areas with established populations.


Ocasio-Cortez plans Kentucky visit despite being uninvited by GOP colleague

(CNN) — Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is planning to visit Kentucky soon despite being uninvited by one of the state's Republican members of Congress. Corbin Trent, a spokeswoman for the New York congresswoman, told CNN on Friday that they've been invited by other Kentuckians


Kentucky sheriff indicted after second DUI arrest

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky sheriff has been indicted following his second DUI arrest. WAVE3 reports that Breckenridge County Sheriff Todd Pate has been indicted on four counts of wanton endangerment, and one count each of tampering with evidence and operating a vehicle under the influence.


Pedestrian hit on I-71/75 in northern Kentucky causes major traffic problems

FLORENCE, Ky. (WKYT) - A serious crash on Interstate 71/75 in northern Kentucky has shut down all lanes of traffic. Traffic managers are reporting the collision, which involved a vehicle and a pedestrian, happened Friday afternoon near the Burlington Pike exit in Boone County.


Lane closures, traffic shifts start Monday at Kentucky Lake bridge

AURORA – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is advising motorists of lane closures and traffic shifts starting Monday on the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake. The U.S. 68 bridge in Marshall County will be undergoing a two-month project to apply a waterproofing epoxy. The project will


Silver Alert issued for elderly man with Dementia

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Silver Alert for a missing elderly man out of Putnam County has been upgraded to a search and rescue mission. Dr. James L. Smith is 83 years old and lives in Cookeville. He is a well-known respected businessman with a local dental practice.


Knox deputies use Taser to end vehicle, foot pursuit in Gray

A dramatic series of events led to the arrest of Charles Douglas Tuttle, 47, of Gray, on Tuesday. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies were standing on the side of the road at Sam Parker and US 25E and, reportedly, observed Tuttle turn onto Sam Parker Road.


UPDATE: SILVER ALERT for Dr. James L. Smith

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – (April 19, 2019) After forty-six hours of searching the rural areas in Overton County, the Overton County Sheriff’s Office and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are now treating the SILVER ALERT as a search and rescue mission at this time as well as a missing persons investigation.


Teen facing multiple charges after leading police on high speed chase in mom’s minivan

One teenager went to the hospital and another is facing multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed chase in a minivan. Corbin Police Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs office, the incident began at approximately 2 a.m. on April 14 when Officer Robbie Hodge witnessed a Chrysle


Kentucky's February 2019 unemployment report released

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary February 2019 unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for February 2019 was down from the