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Police investigating after shots fired at Madisonville home

MADISONVILLE, KY (WFIE) - A shots-fired incident is under investigation in Madisonville. Police say several people in the area of S. Harrig St. and E. Center St. reported hearing gunshots around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.


Madisonville man accused of selling meth near school

A Madisonville man faces drug charges after he allegedly sold methamphetamine near Browning Springs Middle School. Around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit detectives saw Terrance D. Ray, 25, at 120 East Center St. in Madisonville. Ray was a suspect in a multi-agency crystal m


Kentucky deputy shot arresting Tennessee man

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--An officer in Kentucky was shot early Saturday morning by a Tennessee man. KSP reports officers with the Barren County Sheriff's Department and Glasgow Police Department were involved in a short chase of 37-year-old Jonathan D. Shelton of Smyrna, Tennessee.


Flooding closes Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge between Kentucky and Illinois

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois has been closed because of flooding. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday that the U.S. 51 bridge connecting Kentucky to Cairo, Illinois would close Friday afternoon because land on the Kentucky side i


Kentucky's car tax: How fair is it?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — (WHAS11) -- As good old Ben Franklin said, there are two certainties in the world…death and taxes. And depending on where you live, there can be more ways to tax.


MPD officer honored for bravery

Madisonville Police Department patrolman Ronald Latham's "exemplary" actions in the line of duty were recognized Monday night, as several residents and other first responders were honored too for their efforts in emergency situations or helping the community.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


KSP charges man after pursuit

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police (KSP) arrest a man on several charges after a pursuit on Feb. 19. According to KSP, at 10:06 p.m. KSP troopers responded to a call of shots fired in Madisonville, Ky. Trooper Hunter Carroll saw a black SUV with no headlights or taillights turn from E 18th Stre


Police searching for man wanted on charges in two Kentucky counties

RADCLIFF, KY (WAVE) - Radcliff Police have asked for help locating a wanted man. Officials said Kenneth Smith, 58, has an active felony arrest warrant for criminal possession of a forged instrument.


North Hopkins Water deal still awaiting construction

Customers on the north end of Hopkins County will have to wait a few more months before they start drinking Webster County water, but the ball is rolling on that project. Webster County Water District (WCWD) officials expect the interconnect to be completed by the end of summer.


Fired Kentucky Amazon employee sues over bathroom breaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A former Amazon employee in Kentucky who suffers from Crohn's disease is suing the company over his dismissal for what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks.


Three new troopers coming to KSP Post 2

Kentucky State Police Post 2, which is headquartered in Madisonville, welcomes three new troopers, according to a news release from KSP. The troopers finished 25 weeks of training on Feb. 1 in Frankfort. The troopers are 3 of 35 cadets who will join KSP's ranks. KSP now has 809 troopers serving Kent


Truckers head into central Kentucky for slow-roll protest

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Truckers are headed into the Bluegrass State for a slow-roll through central Kentucky. The protest is in response to a requirement, more than a year old, that hours worked be logged automatically through electronic logging devices.


Prosecutors say Kentucky woman faked cancer to get money from co-workers, businesses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Co-workers and employers gave a northern Kentucky woman thousands of dollars to help her battle cancer, but she didn't have cancer. Jessica Krecskay, 25, is now facing felony theft charges. Prosecutors say she received more than $10,000 in donations between 2013 and 2017. T


Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019

While it may still be February and chilly outside, it's never too early to think about fishing. There are many areas around the Tri-State to put your fishing skills to the test, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. However, there are a few days this year when a


Mudslides close roads across Eastern Kentucky

(WYMT) - Here is a list of roads closed due to mudslides Saturday. In Letcher County there is a mudslide on KY 931 at the top of Sandlick Mountain. The road is shut down as crews clear the slide.


Flu forces schools in Kentucky, Ohio to close

Influenza gave students in two states an early start to the weekend, although many won’t be well enough to enjoy it. In Clermont County, Ohio, New Richmond Elementary School canceled Friday classes due to the number of students exhibiting symptoms. In Kentucky, Augusta Independent School did the sam


President Trump picks Kentucky native Kelly Craft as next ambassador for UN post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.


Buys result in exploitation of adult charge

A monthlong investigation into unauthorized purchases has led to charges filed against a Trigg County woman, Princeton police reported this week. The investigation, according to police reports, began in January, when officers were notifed of unauthorized credit card purchases being made on accounts


State of Emergency Declared for Webster County

Due to heavy rains causing flooding concerns in Webster County, Judge-Executive Steve Henry has declared a state of emergency. The announcement was made Thursday around 10:30 a.m. According to the report, there are no restrictions to the public on this state of emergency.