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Ky. probation parole officer charged with sexual abuse, official misconduct

BURKESVILLE, KY (WKRN) - A Probation Parole Officer has been charged with sexual abuse and official misconduct after an investigation by the Kentucky State Police. According to a news release from KSP, Probation Parole Officer Tyler Young, 33, was arrested Friday.


State of Emergency declared in Overton County due to flooding

OVERTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - A state of emergency has been declared in Overton County as a result of severe flooding. According to Overton County 911, County Executive Ben Danner has been in contact with Tennessee Emergency Management to make the declaration in an effort to obtain extra resources.


KIA Board approves $6.7M in loans to the cities of Bardstown, Burkesville and La Center

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Board has approved over $6.7 million in loans to help upgrade water treatment facilities throughout the state. The City of Bardstown received the bulk of the funds, $5,4 million, which will contribute to upgrades of the Rowan Creek sewer and Tow


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.


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.



Funeral services for Avery Jade Moons, stillborn Saturday, February 9, at the TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Kentucky, will be Wednesday, February 13, at 3 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky. Burial will follow in the Bow School House Cemetery in

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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.



Graveside services for Temmie Lee Key, age 67, of Indianapolis, Indiana, will be Saturday, February 9, at 2 p.m. at the Murley Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Survivors include son, Lonnie Key; brother, Donal Key of Burkesville, Kentucky; gra

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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."


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.


Trojans edge past Panthers; Trojanettes dominate Cumberland County

GLASGOW — It was a three-point game with 2:30 left in the third quarter on Friday night at Barren County High School. And although the Trojans found some separation against Cumberland County, it was once again a three-point game with 3:27 left in regulation.


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.


‘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.


Hwy. 704 to be reduced to one lane starting next week

SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 advises motorists that beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27, KY 704 in Adair County will be reduced to one lane at mile point 11.9 as crews begin a bridge rehabilitation project on the structure over Petty’s Fork.


At least one taken to the hospital as active mudslide shuts down Highway 70 North, prompts voluntary evacuation of nearby homes

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. — Update (7:20 a.m. 2/21/19): Tennessee Department of Transportation Mark Nagi has provided a first look at the level of damage to the section of road affected, which appears to be almost completely washed away.


Traffic stop in Glasgow leads to arrests of two women

GLASGOW, Ky.- A traffic stop in Glasgow resulted in the arrests of two women. According to Glasgow police, officers conducted the stop Monday on East Washington Street. Officers say they located suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle.


Man dies after mudslide on Hwy 70 in Hawkins County; road closed

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE/WJHL) - A Northeast Tennessee man has died after a mudslide on State Route 70 in Hawkins County Thursday morning. A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol states that Steven Lawson, 62, was going south when his vehicle left the roadway, which washed away, rolled down a 200


Residents remember the flood of May 2010 in Metcalfe County

METCALFE CO., Ky. (WBKO) -- Rain continues to accumulate in our area and we can expect a lot more this upcoming weekend. 13 News traveled to Metcalfe County to speak to residents who recalled the flood of 2010.