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Josh Bergeron: Thanks for the memories, Frankfort
I waited with bated breath as the countdown grew closer to “fire.” The explosions started sooner than I thought — the broadcast on the TV in our Capital Plaza Hotel room delayed the countdown slightly — but the Capital Plaza Tower’s implosion couldn’t have come soon enough on what was a pleasant Mar
Franklin County Circuit Court pleas (Dec. 14)
The following people entered pleas in Franklin County Circuit Court Friday:. Stacy Johnson, 33, of Frankfort, pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first offense, a Class D felony, and public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol), a Cl
Wandale Robinson goes the extra miles – sometimes 45 each way
The trainer wondered if the first day Wandale Robinson showed up might be the last day he saw him. This was Wandale pre-Nebraska offer, pre-Michigan offer, pre-Alabama offer. This was Wandale between his sophomore and junior years of high school. Those who were paying attention already knew the kid
Guest column: Daylily enthusiast turns drug mule
On Friday, a major motion picture was released directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. It is based on the true story of an old man named Leo Sharp, though his name has been changed for the movie.
Moore to be sentenced next week in manslaughter case
Sentencing for a 20-year-old Franklin County man convicted of manslaughter by a jury in May is expected next week. Austin Coleman Moore, 20, who faced a murder charge, was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence o
Could legalizing marijuana or casinos solve Kentucky's pension crisis?
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A law to help fund Kentucky's $43 billion pension debt has been struck down, triggering more discussion on new forms of revenue — such as legalizing casino gambling or even recreational marijuana.
Kentucky bill would make abortion a felony after fetal heartbeat detected
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTHR) - A Kentucky lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make abortion a felony offense in the state. WAVE-TV reports Rep. Robert Goforth (R-East Bernstadt) prefiled legislation Thursday that would make it a felony to perform an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which c
Former constable reportedly turns down offer, seeks jury trial
A former county constable accused of running a prostitution ring, kidnapping and impersonating a police officer has allegedly turned down a plea offer in favor of jury trial. Thomas S. Banta, 69, of Frankfort, and his attorney, Guthrie True, appeared in Franklin County Circuit Court for a status upd
Kentucky lawmakers concerned Supreme Court pension ruling could threaten other bills
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There is concern about unintended consequences from Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that voided Kentucky's pension law. The seven justices unanimously declared the law unconstitutional because of the way lawmakers passed it. Now, some worry about other bills passed the very
You Asked: What does the Frankfort YMCA’s future hold?
Frankfort might have a plan for the future of its downtown, but how the YMCA sees itself in that future remains uncertain. The answer to a State Journal reader’s question of what will happen to the YMCA and whether it will keep a presence downtown remains to be seen, as the Christian-based health or
New Bondurant Middle School principal named
Whitney Allison, the principal at Winburn Middle School in Fayette County, has been named the new principal of Bondurant Middle School. Allison is assuming the position held from 2011 to 2017 by the late Casey Sparrow, who stepped down as principal before the beginning of the 2018-19 school year aft
Proposed bill would ban abortion in Kentucky if baby's heartbeat is detected
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Another bill taking aim at abortion is headed to Frankfort. A state representative from eastern Kentucky pre-filed legislation Thursday that would ban abortion after a baby's heartbeat is detected. The bill would require doctors to check for a heartbeat before performing th
Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public.
Bomb threat on Twilight Trail part of nationwide wave
A business on Twilight Trail in Frankfort was among the many places across the country and at least eight across Kentucky that received bomb threats Thursday afternoon. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said a vape supply business at 1671 Twilight Trail received an emailed threat Thursday afternoon
New deer hunting regulations proposed for 2019 season
New public land deer hunting regulations highlighted the quarterly meeting of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on Dec. 7 in Frankfort. The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations to the Kentucky General Assembly for approval. The Legislature must approve regulatio
Kentucky pension ruling: We break down 5 key points
In a sweeping and unanimous opinion, the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Kentucky General Assembly's last-minute passage of a public pension overhaul in the 2018 session.
Kentucky bill would make abortion a felony
FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - A proposed bill would make abortion illegal in Kentucky. Legislation prefiled Thursday by Rep. Robert Goforth would require abortion providers to check for a fetal heartbeat before performing a procedure. If a heartbeat is detected--which can happen as early as six weeks after
Kentucky pension ruling: Here's what we know
The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the pension reform law passed by the General Assembly in at 7-0 decision. The ruling upholds a decision in June by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd who struck down the law.
Kentucky governor feuds with media ahead of investigation
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is feuding on social media with ProPublica after the independent media nonprofit announced an investigative project with the Courier Journal.
Kentucky man shot in the leg over hot wheels cars
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- UPDATE: 12/13/2018. The Bowling Green Police Department has arrested Jason Green as the suspected shooter over Hot Wheels cars. Green was charged with Assault, 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree, Assault, 4th degree (striking the woman), and Possession of Handgu