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Kentucky corrections officer charged with rape, accused of having sex with inmate

LA GRANGE, Ky. — A prison corrections officer in Oldham County is facing rape charges. Police said Tanya Riniger had sex with an inmate at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complez in La Grange.


Muhlenberg Native Takes Command Of Ft. Campbell WTB

A native of Greenville recently assumed command of the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion during a change of command ceremony on post. Holt relieved Lt. Col. Shawn Butler last week in leading a team of soldiers and civilian employees responsible for providing personalized support and care to


Residents Weigh in on Muhlenberg County Escapees

Two separate inmates at two different facilities, both found ways to escape in just two weeks. Now local residents are weighing in on living so close to where it all happened. “I think they need to get better security in our jails and facilities,” says Taylor Groves, Greenville resident.


3 arrested in human trafficking case after Kentucky teen found in back of U-Haul truck

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - Deputies in one Kentucky county say three are charged in a human trafficking case after a 16-year-old girl was found in a U-Haul truck in Ohio. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies filed a missing person report for the juvenile Apr. 20 after a relative said she was una


11th Saturdays on the Square to feature Oak Ridge Boys, bluegrass

Greenville Tourism Commission Co-Chair Jamie Wells said the 11th season of the city's Saturdays on the Square will be truly special, offering even more free opportunities to see the performing arts in western Kentucky.


Kentucky driver arrested after collision with patrol car

A Louisville, Kentucky man was arrested after colliding with a patrol car in Warrick County. According to Indiana State Police, two troopers were conducting a traffic stop on Eastbound I-64 near the 37 mile marker on Monday.

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Four people arrested after alleged drug deal in Madisonville

Four people are arrested after an alleged drug bust in Madisonville. It happened Monday afternoon just after 2:00 at Huck's on National Mine Drive. Detectives say they saw an alleged drug deal in progress at the Huck's. They say Tyrese Mosby, 19, walked up to Curtis Mitchell's vehicle, but once he s


Escaped inmate back in Muhlenberg Co. Jail

MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) - An inmate who escaped the Muhlenberg County Jail is back behind bars. Kentucky State Police say 25-year-old Nicholas Barbre escaped the jail through a back door near Pritchett Drive.


2 arrested after $243K worth of meth seized in Kentucky city

ASHLAND, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Kentucky say officers seized nearly a quarter-million dollars worth of methamphetamine in a Monday drug bust. Gray affiliate WSAZ reports officers in Ashland responded to a home after a woman complained that a dog was attacking her cat, but officers found much more th


Body of Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq is back on US soil

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — A Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq is back on United States soil. The body of Spc. Ryan Riley, 22, of Richmond, arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware early Tuesday morning.


Students injured after Kentucky school bus involved in collision

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky sheriff says three students suffered injuries after a school bus was involved in a three-vehicle wreck. Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower says the crash happened near the intersection of Westwood Avenue and Cumberland Trace.


BBQ food truck in Kentucky faces backlash for 'LGBTQ' T-shirts

A Kentucky food truck is selling a T-shirt that says "I support LGBTQ — liberty, guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ." Jamie Smith, owner of Belle's Smokin' BBQ, drew criticism after he posted a photo of the T-shirt on social media. LGBTQ commonly stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or ques


Twin toddlers killed in Kentucky house fire

TOTZ, KY (WAVE) - Twin toddlers died in a house fire in Harlan County, Kentucky on Monday morning. The fire started around 11:15 a.m. Monday at a house off Ky 522 in the Totz community, according to a release from the Kentucky State Police.


Bell County, Kentucky wreck leads to drug bust

MIDDLESBORO, KY. (WVLT) -- What started as police responded to a car wreck in Middlesboro, Kentucky early Monday morning quickly became a drug bust. Bell County Deputy Justin Patterson, along with Middlesboro Police Sgt. Josh Burchett and Officer Joel Quillen, responded to a crash where they found f


Man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old back in Kentucky

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (WKYT) - The man accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl, prompting an AMBER Alert, is back in Kentucky. Gray affiliate WFIE reports Glenn Harper, 56, of Dawson Springs is now in the Hopkins County Jail, and he is scheduled to be arraigned in court Monday morning.


Former Lyon County, Kentucky teacher arrested

LYON COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A former teacher and coach in western Kentucky was arrested over the weekend. Michael Derek McCuiston, 33, was charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence. He’s being held at the Webster County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.


Hopkinsville Man Charged With Sexual Abuse On Church Bus

A Hopkinsville man was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a juvenile Sunday afternoon. Hopkinsville Police say 27-year-old Tyler Frances reportedly pulled the juveniles underwear down and inappropriately touched her while on a church bus.


Christian County Sheriff's Office moving Monday

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that operations and personnel will move to to the new public safety building Monday. The new address is Christian County Sheriff’s Office, 701 W. Seventh St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


Former Kentucky governor to speak at Democratic dinner in Madisonville

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) - The former governor of Kentucky will be back in his home county to address local Democrats, as his son prepares to run for the state’s top office.