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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.


KSP seeking help in locating missing teen

The Kentucky State Police in Columbia is asking for help in locating 17-year=old Hayley Brown of Liberty, who has been missing since Feb. 10. The teenager is a white female who stands 5 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen on Murphy Wolford Road around


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.


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.


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.


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 seek gas tax hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would raise Kentucky's gas tax was filed Wednesday, the last day for new measures in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 517 would add 10 cents per gallon to the state taxes on gasoline and other fuels, in addition to expanding fees on electric vehicl


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.


‘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 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.


Local man charged after weekend accident, fleeing officers

A local man is facing several misdemeanors after allegedly running from a traffic stop on Saturday morning. Douglas Eugene Gilbert, 30, of Nancy, was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (first offense and later amended up to second offense), Op


Metcalfe County man behind bars on rape and abuse charges on a minor

EDMONTON, Ky.- A Metcalfe County man is behind bars, charged with rape, sodomy and sexual abuse on a child under 12 years old. According to Kentucky State Police, Teddy Blakley, 41, was arrested at his residence on Society Hill Road in Edmonton.


Kentucky State Police searching for missing 17-year-old girl

LIBERTY, Ky. (WZTV) — Investigators are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl out of Liberty, Kentucky. Kentucky State Police need your help finding 17 -year-old, Hayley Brown. Hayley was described as a 5’ 6 ”, 165 pound, white female with brown hair and blue eyes.


Corps of Engineers dispels Wolf Creek Dam safety rumors

NASHVILLE, Tn. (WTVQ) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is dispelling rumors Wednesday that Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, Ky., is in danger of imminent failure.


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.


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.


Dating news site has Somerset high on divorce list

This story was supposed to be released on Valentine's Day but we simply didn't have the Heart. Even in love, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. DatingNews.com, a Gainesville, Florida-based firm that strives to have the most extensive coverage of the dating industries, release


Clinton County beats Metcalfe County to claim district title

EDMONTON — Metcalfe County’s memorable season isn’t over yet, but the Hornets hit a road block Thursday night in the District 16 championship game in the form of a tough Clinton County team.


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


Campbellsville Independent Schools closed due to illness

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Campbellsville Independent Schools has cancelled all classes the remainder of the week due to illness. Days canceled include Wednesday Feb. 20 - Friday Feb. 22.