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Police searching for escaped inmate in Bardstown

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Police are searching for an inmate who escaped in Nelson County Thursday afternoon. Around 3:27 p.m., police said David Works escaped custody after a court appearance.


Escaped Nelson Co. inmate apprehended

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. — An inmate was apprehended after escaping from a transportation vehicle in Nelson County, Kentucky. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, David Works was apprehended a few hours after he escaped due to vigilant citizens who reported seeing him.


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Kentucky lawmakers advance bill to require national motto in schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Four words caused a spirited discussion Wednesday as Kentucky lawmakers started advancing a bill to require public schools to display the national motto, "In God We Trust."


Bardstown Bourbon Drops A New Bourbon Finished In Ex-Red Wine Casks

The folks at Bardstown Bourbon Company have been a little quiet on the new whiskey release front in recent times, with their last major release being a couple of expressions back in 2017 that were finished in ex-brandy barrels from Copper & Kings. Now word has come down of another new bourbon in wha


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


High profile court case from Nelson County being moved to Warren County

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- A high profile case out of Nelson County now has a change of venue and the jury trial will take place in Warren County. Brooks Houck was indicted by a Nelson County Grand Jury in July 2018, charging him with four felony counts of theft by unlawful taking and one count of


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


Suspect arrested after four shot, two killed in Kentucky shootings

A suspect has been arrested in Elizabethtown after shootings left two people dead and two others injured, according to police. At around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Elizabethtown police received a report of a shooting on Warfield Street, according to WDRB. Callers reported a woman was reportedly pounding f


Multiple west Kentucky counties declare states of emergency

Kentucky Emergency Management Area 1 Manager Jeremy Blansett says multiple west Kentucky counties have declared states of emergency in anticipation of flooding from rain in the forecast.


Why is North End Cafe closing its Bardstown Rd. location?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — (LBF) North End Cafe and the adjoining North End Slice pizza restaurant on Bardstown Road in the Highlands are closing later this month. The final day of operation is slated for Sunday, Feb. 24, said Michaelle Warner, the public relations and marketing director for the restaurant.


‘Top Chef’ Kentucky’s Graham Elliot is in town and you’ll never guess where he ate.

If you see someone wandering around Lexington Thursday wearing white glasses and think, ‘was that chef Graham Elliot?’ the answer is probably yes. Elliot, who is a judge on “Top Chef” Kentucky, is in town for a private viewing party for the last episode filmed in Kentucky.


Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality

The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.


Kentucky River continues to rise despite break from the rain

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Kentucky River is still rising, despite a break from the rain Thursday. Sister station WKYT reports the river is now more than 24 feet, rising about eight feet in the last two days. And it's probably not done yet.


Two dead, two wounded in Elizabethtown Shootings

Elizabethtown, KY (WAVE) - Two people are dead, and two others are injured in a series of shootings in Elizabethtown. Around 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Elizabethtown Police received several calls about shots fired with multiple victims. Police found four victims in three separate crime scenes in the gener


Bullitt County residents want flooded roadway fixed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A road in Bullitt County, Kentucky, is notorious for flooding during heavy rain and causing wrecks. Now neighbors say they are fed up with the issue and want it fixed.


Elizabethtown Police investigating double fatal shooting

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Elizabethtown Police are investigating a double fatal shooting. Police say the call came in just before midnight Friday morning. Officers found four shooting victims in three separate places in the general area of North Miles Street and Warfield Street.


Victim in Shelby County homicide identified

WADDY, KY (WAVE) – One person was found dead and another person was injured inside of a home, according to Kentucky State Police. Trooper Bernie Napier, public affairs officer for KSP Frankfort post, said troopers were called to the 4300 block of Bardstown Trail around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The victi


KSP makes arrest in Shelby County murder investigation

SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police arrested a man Wednesday night in connection with a murder investigation in Shelby County. William Riddell, 53, was found dead in a rural part of Shelby County on Wednesday morning, KSP said.