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Senior US official vows to counter Iran on Lebanon visit

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. will step up efforts to counter Iran’s “dangerous activities” around the region including the financing and activities of proxy organizations such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, a senior U.S. official said Monday.


Lebanon storm worsens Syrian refugees’ miserable conditions

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — A storm that battered Lebanon for five days has displaced many Syrian refugees after their tents were flooded with water or destroyed by snow. On Thursday, volunteers were pumping water from a refugee settlement in the eastern town of Bar Elias and distributed rubber boots,


Kentucky judge allegedly left accident scene. He’ll be suspended for seven days.

A Kentucky judge who allegedly left the scene of an accident has been suspended for seven days. The state Judicial Conduct Commission released the order on District Judge William W. Roberts on Thursday.


‘Flash freeze’ will turn rain to snow in Central Kentucky this weekend

A winter storm that could bring around two inches of precipitation will arrive in Central Kentucky early Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. It’s the second straight weekend the Lexington area will get a winter hit; 1 to 2 inches of snow fell last Saturday, according to weather serv


Police: Convicted sex offender threatened to sexually assault middle school, daycare children

A Kentucky sex offender is behind bars after police say he made threatening phone calls toward children at a daycare and a middle school. Danville police say Jermaine Buster, 31, made the phone calls to Little Lighthouse Daycare, Bate Middle School and the First Care Clinic Wednesday.


Fiscal courts approve raise for full-time jail employees

All the questions officials had leftover from Friday’s Boyle Mercer Joint Jail Committee about who would and wouldn’t vote for a 50-cent raise for jail employees were answered Tuesday. As Boyle Fiscal Court heard Jailer Brian Wofford’s proposal for the raise, he gave them some surprising news.


Jail Committee OKs 50-Cent Across The Board Raise

Mercer And Boyle Fiscal Courts Have To Approve Raise. The Mercer County-Boyle County Joint Jail Committee has approved a 50-cent across the board raise for all guards at Boyle County Detention Center.


Thanks to fiscal courts for giving jail employees raises

In reference to your article Jan. 17, jail employees raises. I would like to personally thank the new Boyle County Fiscal Court for supporting the raises for our Boyle County full-time jail employees.


Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:. Lynn Taylor Tye has been appointed as a member of the Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents.


2 arrested, accused of passing counterfeit money in Nelson County

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WKYT) – Two people are behind bars after reportedly using counterfeit money at the Bardstown Kroger. Police say the store notified them of the bogus bills on Jan. 11. According to police they discovered the suspects had also used the counterfeit money at the Kroger in Elizabethtown.


Kentucky driver seemingly tries to destroy snowman, surprised to hit tree stump

(FOX NEWS) -- A driver in Kentucky was in for a rude awakening after they seemingly tried to run over a snowman -- only to hit the tree stump underneath. Cody Lutz built the snowman over the weekend with family in Petersburg. He told Fox affiliate WXIX-TV he, his fiancée, and soon-to-be sister-in-la


Attorneys argue Brooks Houck won't get a fair trial in Nelson County

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- The felony trial of Brooks Houck, the main suspect in the disappearance of Bardstown woman Crystal Rogers will likely be moved out of Nelson County, but the commonwealth and defense attorney could not come to any type of agreement Thursday, so once again, the decision will b


Casey County grand jury indicts eight

The following people were indicted by a Casey County grand jury on Dec. 14:. • Chad Allen Peyton, 34, Liberty: first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance second offense, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $15,000 cash. Bryan Shepard with the Casey County Sheri


Kentucky woman admitted to stealing from school's PTO account after $38K goes missing

PADUCAH, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky woman has been arrested after police say she admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from an elementary school’s PTO account. Rachel Morgan Hall, 37, was charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property $10,000,according to CBS affiliate KFVS.


Bardstown Police say suspects created, used fake money

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Bardstown Police have arrested two people authorities say made and used counterfeit money. Amanda Frank, 37, and David Works, 40, were arrested on Monday.


Three years of traffic data included in Danville PD grant

Danville hopes to land $17,600 in grant funding for traffic enforcement from the state Transportation Cabinet. The Danville Police Department is applying for the funding based on statistics from last year, but Police Chief Tony Gray says those stats only tell part of the story.


Neal Brown ‘deserving’ of West Virignia job

As soon as Chuck Smith heard the news about Neal Brown, his former player at Boyle County, getting the head football coaching job at West Virginia, one thought came to his mind.


City Bans Parking On Certain Streets To Ease Snow Removal

City Commission Meetings Moved To 6 P.M. Starting Jan. 28. The Harrodsburg Board of Commissioners held their first regular meeting of 2019 on Monday night. And while it was their first meeting with new Mayor Art Freeman, they had to tackle an old problem: parking.


3 dead, 1 hurt in Kentucky shooting

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP/WKYT/WFIE) -- Police in Kentucky say multiple people have been taken to a hospital following a shooting at a residence in Owensboro. Owensboro Police Public Information Officer Andrew Boggess said Thursday that the local coroner was called to the scene of the shooting. WFIE report


Centre bicentennial recognized in U.S. Congress

Danville’s U.S. representative honored Centre College’s 200th anniversary by entering information about the college in the Congressional Record on Jan. 11. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) included some of Centre’s history, which began on Jan. 21, 1819, in his entry for the record.