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Several credit card skimmers found at Frankfort gas stations, police say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several credit card skimming devices have been discovered at gas stations in Frankfort, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Police aren't saying which gas stations they're investigating yet. But to protect yourself, here are four things that could keep you fr


8 head of cattle die after trailer overturns in Anderson County

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WDKY) - Authorities say eight head of cattle have died after a trailer overturned Thursday night in Anderson County. The cattle trailer overturned on U.S. 127 near the Chico Drive intersection around 9 p.m.


Franklin County Circuit Court sentencings (Feb. 15)

The following people were sentenced in the Franklin County Circuit Court on Friday:. • Davis L. Taylor, 41, of Frankfort, pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree assault, a Class A misdemeanor. Taylor was sentenced to 12 months of supervised release.


TVA to close Kentucky coal-fired power plant, despite Trump's plea

Frankfort, Ky. — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.


Strange political bedfellows rally behind felon voting rights bill in Kentucky

FRANKFORT — Unlikely political allies are joining together to push a bill in this year’s Kentucky law-making session to allow voting rights to be automatically reinstated for most felons who have served their time.


Traffic Alert: US 127 NB lanes in Anderson Co. shutdown

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Traffic officials say the northbound lanes of US 127 at McCalls Spring Road in Anderson County are shut down after two vehicles rolled over. Officials say the northbound lanes are expected to be closed for two hours. A detour has not been put into place at this time.


Kentucky Senate passes bill to let people concealed carry without permit, training

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training. The measure, backed by the National Rifle Association, cleared the Senate on a 29-8 vote on Thursday, a few hours after a committee advanced it. The bill now


Police: Man found with explosives and meth

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Lawrenceburg find explosives and methamphetamine during an arrest Wednesday. The Lawrenceburg Police Department says a man sleeping discovered sleeping inside a stolen truck in the driveway of a home on Old Jose Road.


‘She has to come home.’ Here’s how you can help find missing Kentucky mom

Volunteers can help in a Saturday search for a Richmond mother who has been missing for six weeks. Savannah Spurlock, a 23-year-old mother of four, has been missing since Jan. 4 when she was last seen leaving The Other Bar on Limestone in Lexington with three men.


Kentucky Supreme Court rules on Fulton murder

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday released an opinion upholding the 2017 conviction of a Fulton County man who killed another after a longstanding feud. In October 2016, William "Terry" Jamison shot and killed Mark Williams on a tract of farmland off Ky. 94. There were no witnesses.


Kentucky’s No. 1 team stunned in Lexington as regular season comes to a close

Scott County, the state’s top-ranked team all year, went all season without suffering a loss to a Kentucky opponent. Until Friday night: Paul Laurence Dunbar defeated the No. 1 Cardinals, 91-84, for one of the most shocking results of the season on the penultimate night of Kentucky high school baske


Four Roses earns ‘World’s Best Bourbon’ title

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. – Four Roses 130th Anniversary 2018 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon, released last September, has been named World’s Best Bourbon in the 2019 World Whiskies Awards.


UPDATE: Zone change to allow adult bookstore turned down

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – A large crowd erupted in applause Tuesday night when the Anderson County Planning and Zoning Commission turned down a requested zone change that would have allowed an adult bookstore in the western part of the county, according to the Anderson News.


Kentucky law dropping permit for concealed weapons moves forward

(FRANKFURT, Ky.) — A bill proposing that adults don’t need a permit to carry a concealed firearm is one step closer to passing in Kentucky. If it passes in the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives, Kentucky will become the third state to pass such a law in recent weeks.


A widow says Kentucky Utilities is responsible for her husband’s death. See what she alleges.

A widow whose husband was electrocuted at a construction site last year alleges that his death was due to the negligence of Kentucky Utilities/LG&E. When William E. Everman Jr. raised the bed of a dump truck, it came into contact with high-voltage power lines and caught fire. Everman, 61, was pronou


Kentucky State Police asking for help with 3-year-old murder investigation

GUTHRIE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's help in a murder investigation from 2015 that has yet to be solved. Back on June 28, 2015, police were notified of the death of 79-year-old Amos Yoder, his body located at a home on Old Trenton Road in Guthrie.


Kentucky child diagnosed with measles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The measles has made its way to the commonwealth of Kentucky. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says a young child in the Barren River district has been diagnosed with the disease.


Kentucky Senate advances NRA-backed gun bill on Parkland school shooting anniversary

The Kentucky Senate on Thursday voted to advance legislation backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would allow people to carry concealed firearms without a permit or training.


Kentucky State Police Searching for Escaped Inmate

The Kentucky State Police need your help. They are searching for an inmate who escaped yesterday from the Union County Detention Center in Morganfield. The inmate is identified as 40 year-old Jason Stangel of Uniontown, KY. He was lodged in the Union County Detention Center for non-violent charges b


Police, fire blotter (Feb. 14)

The following calls were received by the Frankfort Police Department, Frankfort Fire and EMS and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday:. • A reckless driver was reported at 7:38 a.m. on Collins Lane.