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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.


Richmond soldier's remains return home after dying in Iraq

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky soldier's remains are have returned to the United States after he died in Iraq over the weekend. Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, died Saturday in Iraq in a non-combat related manner. He was overseas supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. His remains arrived Tuesday


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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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


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


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.


Kentucky retirees living longer expected to add to pension costs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Rising life expectancy for retirees who worked for state or local governments will add to Kentucky's mounting pension costs, a pension oversight board was told Monday.


MCSO looking for persons of interest connected to theft at landscaping company

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying four persons of interest regarding a theft investigation at Silver Cliff Landscaping.


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.


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.


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


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


Nicholasville Police looking for truck theft suspect, woman who may be with him

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Nicholasville Police are asking for help locating Joseph "Jody" Wilson, 49. Wilson is accused of stealing a red 2017 Chevrolet pickup (Kentucky license plate 476-XTJ) Monday morning.


Allegations against once-wanted Kentucky man include child sex crime

BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - A wanted man whose unique mugshot made waves online has been arrested. Bowling Green Police asked the public for help finding Christopher Gregory, 35, when he fled a traffic stop on Thursday. Police believe the motorcycle he was operating was stolen.


Mercer County subdivision blocked as police respond to barricade situation

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - Authorities in Mercer County have blocked off the entrance to a subdivision as they respond to a barricade situation. Multiple agencies including Kentucky State Police are at the Cottonwood subdivision of U.S. 127 north of Harrodsburg.


Airbnb says 5,800 guests will stay in Louisville homes over Kentucky Derby weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville is set to host 5,800 people during Kentucky Derby weekend through short-term home rentals on Airbnb.com, the company said Tuesday. Airbnb said those guests will pay more than $2.5 million to Louisville hosts.


Beshear: Kentucky Receives More Than $117 Million in Tobacco Settlement Mone

FRANKFORT, KY. (April 23, 2019) – Kentucky received $117,586,774.56 in tobacco settlement money last week, according to the attorney generals office. “For two decades the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement has had a positive impact on the Commonwealth, supporting early childhood education, health p


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.


HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Nicholas County tops Berea

BEREA -- Berea Community scored a run in the first inning, but it wasn't enough as Nicholas County pulled away to a 7-1 win on Monday. The Bluejackets (11-7) used a huge fourth inning, in which they scored four runs, to roll past the Pirates (5-9).


Gov. Bevin Recognizes Sacrifice of Kentucky Soldier

Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, in a non-combat-related incident.