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Dead body found in sinkhole

On Monday, the Simpson County Sheriff's Office found a dead body in a sinkhole off Harris School Road in Franklin. The sinkhole is part of an underground cave system that had water flowing through. The body was removed by the Sheriff's office with assistance from Simpson County Emergency Management


Cougars top Franklin-Simpson in District 13 title thriller

ELKTON – While his team was cutting down the nets, John Tinsley rattled off names of Logan County players who contributed to a district championship and was afraid he was forgetting someone.


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.


Film manufacturer plans to expand its facility in Simpson County, adding 30 jobs

FRANKLIN, Ky. (WBKO) - Gov. Matt Bevin announced Tuesday RKW North America, Inc. will expand its Simpson County facility, investing roughly $18 million in the community. The new investment is scheduled to create 30 full-time jobs.


Man arrested for assault of juvenile in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A Bowling Green, Kentucky, man is arrested for an assault of a juvenile. Kentucky State Police arrested 22-year-old Christopher Bush, of Bowling Green, on Wednesday and charged him with one count of criminal abuse 1st degree of a child 12 or under. They say the arrest is regard


A night of masquerade Habitat for Humanity holds 2nd Annual fundraising gala

On a crisp, clear moonlit night in Franklin, guests arrived to the sold out event to engage in a tradition formed many years ago: The masquerade. Supporters came dressed to the nines, in jewels and bedazzlement, jackets and ties, masks and all. Ready to eat, dance and celebrate the fresh start of a


Intoxicated woman walked nude on Long Hollow Pike

A Gallatin woman has been charged with indecent exposure after police say she walked nude along Long Hollow Pike while intoxicated earlier this month. Gallatin police responded to the area of Bate Avenue near Howard Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 9 after receiving reports that a female was walk


Human remains discovered in sinkhole in Simpson County

FRANKLIN, Ky.- Human remains were discovered Monday in Simpson County. Now, authorities are trying to determine who it is. According to the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies located the remains in a sinkhole off of Harris School Road in Franklin.


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.


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.


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 State Police raffling off unique, one of a kind bow

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Kentucky State Police Department is raffling off a one of a kind bow to honor fallen troopers and at the same time raise money for a KSP initiative. The police force has teamed up with Obsession Bows to create the custom 2019 Turmoil KSP fallen heroes commemorative bow.


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.


Grand jury indicts man stemming from Papa John's robbery

The Simpson County grand jury has indicted a Franklin man stemming from an alleged robbery at Papa John's restaurant on North Main Street on Nov. 1, 2018. Robert Wesley Creek, 21, was indicted on a charge of robbery.


Woman, dog killed when struck by charter bus

A Cross Plains, Tennessee woman and a dog were killed when struck by a charter bus on I-65 in Simpson County on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Penny K. Lane, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.


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


Man accused of abusing child

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green man is charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a child under 12 years old. Kentucky State Police Detective Josh Amos arrested Christopher Bush, 22, Wednesday after he investigated injuries to a child Bush knows, according to a release from state police.


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