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Three plead not guilty to marijuana-shipping scheme

Twin brothers and a woman have pleaded not guilty to charges that they had more than 50 pounds of marijuana and 1,000 “ready-made” marijuana blunts concealed and shipped to a relative’s Franklin County house.


Lawmakers want to make sex with animals, child sex dolls illegal in Kentucky

FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers use labels like “disgusting” and “not part of acceptable dinner-time family conversations” to describe the sexual behavior they want to outlaw.


Plane crashes at Capital City Airport in Frankfort

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities are investigating after a small plane crashed at an airport in Frankfort. According to a dispatcher with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Capital City Airport.


Water, water everywhere: Creeks, river expected to reach flood stage

Keep those umbrellas handy. Another round of rain is headed our way, and this system looks to be a doozy!. One to 2 inches of rain is forecast Saturday with pockets of heavy rain and possibly a thunderstorm, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville. A flash flood watch has been issued


FCRJ guard accused of sodomy released from custody, remains on house arrest

A former Franklin County Regional Jail guard accused of subjecting a female inmate to a sexual act will have to remain on house arrest as he awaits his day in court after having his bond reduced, a judge ruled Wednesday.


Reform bill aims to cut costs, preserve KY teacher pensions

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – A freshman member of the House with an education background is now leading the charge to fix Kentucky’s $43 billion dollar pension crisis. Representative Scott Lewis, who has worked as a school superintendent, filed House Bill 504 right before the deadline to do so Wednesday.


Franklin County Circuit Court indictments (Feb. 19)

The following people were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday in the Franklin County Circuit Court:. Kristopher Darnell Borck, 29, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, first-degree terroristic threatening, a Class C felony, and third-degree terroristic threatening, a Class A misdemeanor.


Editorial: Summer events offer more local entertainment options

Who says there’s nothing to do in Frankfort? At the last two Franklin County Fiscal Court meetings, organizers of two summer events have come before elected officials serving up new options with the hope of drumming up community interest.


Prosecutors say Kentucky woman faked cancer to get money from co-workers, businesses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Co-workers and employers gave a northern Kentucky woman thousands of dollars to help her battle cancer, but she didn't have cancer. Jessica Krecskay, 25, is now facing felony theft charges. Prosecutors say she received more than $10,000 in donations between 2013 and 2017. T


Proposed pension bill getting early support

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Education groups pushed for Democratic teacher candidates during 2018’s election so they could lead the way on pension reform. Two newly elected state representatives who happen to be in education have now filed a pension bill.


Frankfort family hopes to win tandem bike for son with cerebral palsy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — A 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy wants you to vote for him so he can win a tandem adaptive bike. This bike will allow Gideon to join family bike rides, something he hasn’t been able to do.


Distillery blends past, present and future with new bourbon

FRANKFORT, Ky. — It's a hidden treasure that sat vacant for years until a brave group of bourbon lovers came along. They took on the project of a lifetime, and the transformation is truly remarkable at Castle and Key Distillery.


Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019

While it may still be February and chilly outside, it's never too early to think about fishing. There are many areas around the Tri-State to put your fishing skills to the test, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. However, there are a few days this year when a


Ky. House Speaker wants added guidelines for food stamp recipients

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Legislation has been introduced in the Kentucky House that would add a community engagement requirement for food stamp recipients, similar to the Medicaid waiver obtained by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration.


Kentucky weather forecast has little bit of everything

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A wild weekend of weather is in store for Kentucky, according to the National Weather Service, with heavy rain, flooding, some severe weather and high winds, all in the forecast.


Kentucky man arrested, charged with murder in Shelby County

WADDY, Ky. — A man has been arrested after an investigation into a murder in Shelby County. Police have charged 41-year-old Brian Myers with murder after investigating the death of 53-year-old William Riddell.


Expungement Legislation Moves To Senate

Frankfort, KY. — Legislation to extend Kentucky’s expungement program to additional people convicted of low-level felonies advanced out of a state Senate committee today. The measure would allow discretionary expungement of additional Class D felonies not involving sex abuse, breach of public office


Additional Police Powers For Conservation Officers Proposed

Frankfort, KY. — Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conservation officers would have the same statutory powers as other law enforcement officers in the state under a bill that has passed the state House. Current state law prohibits conservation officers from acting outside of the scope of the work of the De


Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Heavy rain and severe storm potential move into Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Southern and eastern Kentucky will have the best chance to see these heavier rounds of rain today. Another issue that those folks face is the steady nature of the rain. We will see multiple rounds roll over the same spots that already picked up a few inches from the last syst


Lawmakers advance bill to require "In God We Trust" in schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers have started advancing a bill to require public schools to display the national motto, "In God We Trust," in a prominent location. The measure cleared the House Education Committee on Wednesday.