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Flooding Concerns Arise in Union County
Some communities across the Tri-State are seeing quite a bit of rainfall and in Kentucky people have to deal with flooding. KYTC reported 12 road closures throughout Union County due to high water. Among those roads, Highway 923 and 1508 are feet deep in water from the Ohio River.
Multiple west Kentucky counties declare states of emergency
Kentucky Emergency Management Area 1 Manager Jeremy Blansett says multiple west Kentucky counties have declared states of emergency in anticipation of flooding from rain in the forecast.
People Brace for Flooding in Union County
Some communities across the Tri-State are seeing quite a bit of rainfall and in Kentucky people have to deal with flooding. Sturgis and surrounding towns have seen several feet of flooding leaving local officials and residents to figure out what’s next as more rain is expected to fall.
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.
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
Union Co. HS wins fourth KHSAA wrestling state title in a row, 11th total
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - It’s the moment that every wrestler dreams of: making it to the state finals. Union County High School is no stranger to that, having already won 10 state championships. You can make that 11 after Saturday.
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.
Inmate From Union County Back in Jail After Escaping From Work Release
A Kentucky inmate that was on the loose is back in jail tonight. The inmate busted out of the Union County jail Thursday around nine o-clock in the morning. Kentucky state police say he escaped from work release.
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.
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.
‘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.
Authorities Searching for Union County Inmate
Kentucky State Police are searching for a Union County Jail inmate who escaped from work release. 40-year-old Jason Stangel of Uniontown, Kentucky was being held in the jail for non-violent charges.
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.
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.
Henderson man arrested for trafficking
On Wednesday around 2:00 p.m., Henderson County Sheriffs Deputies and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force arrested 28-year-old Dakota Kalin of Henderson, KY, for Trafficking. Authorities say Kalin was observed making multiple narcotics transactions from a motel on S. Green Street in Henderson.
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.
Judge denies bond reduction request for man accused in shooting outside bar
The man accused of shooting five people outside an Evansville bar has requested a speedy trial. John Perteet was in court Thursday. He petitioned to have his bond reduced, but the judge denied that request.
Funding in place for Sturgis flood wall improvements
UNION CO., KY (WFIE) - Flooding continues to be a concern for many people living in western Kentucky. In Union County, funding is now in place for a more than $1 million infrastructure project, which is for improvements to the Sturgis floodwall.
White Supremacist flyers found in Henderson
White Supremacist posters have popped up in Henderson, promoting the same group as flyers found in Evansville last year. Our media partner The Henderson Gleaner reports, posters and stickers for a group called “Identity Evropa” were found on power poles, traffic signs and other places downtown.
Man facing charges of driving under the influence after two separate crashes
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville man is facing charges in two separate crashes. Police say they were called to the first crash around 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the 5000 block of E. Morgan Ave.