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Kentucky man pleads guilty to making child-porn videos with young victim

A Mercer County man faces 15 to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to a charge of making child-porn videos with a 7-year-old child. Rafael W. Poynter, 45, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of production of visual depictions involving a minor engaged in sexuall


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.


Family Dispute Leads To Stabbing

One Brother Charged With Assault, Another In Hospital. A family dispute escalated into a stabbing Tuesday, leaving one brother in a hospital with serious physical injuries and the other in jail on assault charges.


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 investigate stabbing in Harrodsburg

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Harrodsburg Police Department says one person is under arrest for a stabbing that left a man seriously injured. Police say they were called to a report of a stabbing on Monday and, when they arrived, they found a man suffering from a severe stab wound.


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.


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 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


Southwestern spoils regular season finale

For the first time since early February of 2016, the Southwestern Warriors (20-5) defeated the Mercer County Lady Titans (18-10) by a final score of 61-45 on Friday, Feb. 15, in the final regular season game for both teams.


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 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.


Man charged with sexually abusing child

• • • Richmond police arrested Shalynn Bruck, 24, Bolton Avenue, Richmond, Wednesday on a Madison County indictment warrant that charges her with three counts of controlled substance trafficking (carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives) and controlled substance trafficking (heroin).


‘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.


Officials Look Ahead To Orange Barrel Season

The groundhog has seen his shadow and spring is in the air. It’s that time of year when officials, engineers and paving contractors emerge from hibernation and look forward to construction season.


Titans advance to district title game

Burgin ends season with 20 wins for third time since 1943. The Mercer County Titans (18-10) got the best of the Burgin Bulldogs (20-9) for the second time in less than three weeks, this time, with much higher stakes.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


2 Kentucky dogs caught on camera stealing owner's Amazon package

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Kentucky pups are on their owner's naughty list after being caught on camera making off with an Amazon package. Ashley Craig Hymer of Lexington posted Nest video to her Facebook page. She said she knew Amazon had delivered something, but when she got home, she couldn't


Free Concert At Burgin Independent School On March 7

Burgin Connection Concert Series Returns With Prototype. Burgin Independent School is hosting a free concert series called the Burgin Connection. The show is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, beginning at 7 p.m. in the school library.


Burgin Still Looking For Flooding Solutions

The Burgin City Council addressed the flooding issues again in their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Mayor Jim Caldwell said the city had rented pumps again to deal with the flooding but he would like to see something more done.


Connected Or Not, Burgin Residents To Be Billed For Sewer Starting In March

Customers Still Waiting To Connect Will Pay Minimum. Burgin residents will begin to be billed for sewer service in March whether they have connected to the system or not. Mike Sanford, executive director of the Mercer County Sanitation District said 300 property owners had connected so far.