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Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event gives boost to area merchants

A small city of 75-80,000 will make its annual pilgrimage to the area next week for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park April 25-28. With that many people coming to town with their wallets open, Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission Executive Director Lori Saunder


These Images of a Tree Falling on a Kentucky Cabin Are Terrifying

This isn't now anyone expects their vacation to pan out: A family of six got what was undoubtedly the scare of their lives when the cabin they were staying in in Louisville, Kentucky was crushed by a falling tree earlier this week. Local station WKYT reported that storms with strong winds caused a t


Carter County roads get a boost

Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn visited the Carter County Fiscal Court on Monday night to announce that the county has been awarded $484,237 in discretionary funds by the department, for use in resurfacing projects.


Hep A cases drop in Tri-State

ASHLAND The number of Hepatitis A cases have significantly dwindled down this year, with one just case reported locally in all of 2019. The outbreak began in fall 2017 and has since resulted in 4,504 cases in Kentucky as of April 6, according to the most recent update from the Kentucky Department fo


More than little cars and parades: Carter County Shriners have history of helping

Bill Callihan has been a member of the Carter County Shrine Club for 60 years. In that time he has seen a lot of changes. For example, Callihan remembers that their first fundraising event wasn't the horse show they are known for today, or their popular and well attended bluegrass festival. Their fi


Pedestrian hit on I-71/75 in northern Kentucky causes major traffic problems

FLORENCE, Ky. (WKYT) - A serious crash on Interstate 71/75 in northern Kentucky has shut down all lanes of traffic. Traffic managers are reporting the collision, which involved a vehicle and a pedestrian, happened Friday afternoon near the Burlington Pike exit in Boone County.


Tri-State Kentucky Counties Part of Disaster Declaration

Over the last couple of months, I've talked a lot with Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart about the unusually large amount of rain we got in February and March. So when I saw that a disaster declaration had been approved for 57 counties in Kentucky, I started looking for counties here in


How the FBI is cracking down on Kentucky doctors amid opiod crisis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — FBI special agent in charge, Jeffrey Coburn, says the opioid epidemic is the crisis of this time and his department is among one of five agencies coming together to fight it.


Kentucky BBQ restaurant slammed for 'LGBTQ' shirts deemed offensive

A Kentucky barbecue joint is facing serious blowback after some of their merchandise has been deemed inappropriate and offensive to the LGBTQ community. Belle's Smoking BBQ, which operates out of a food truck based in Williamstown, KY, promoted their new t-shirts on social media this week, which are


Kentucky officials warn residents not to feed bears

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State wildlife officials are issuing guidelines and warnings about feeding bears as the animals become more active in some parts of Kentucky. Officials say an increase in activity can lead to an increase in bear complaints for those living in areas with established populations.


Wanted Kentucky man has one-of-a-kind mug shot

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WTHR) — This is not your typical suspect description. The Bowling Green Police Department posted a mug shot of a man with an active warrant, and it's getting plenty of attention on Facebook for obvious reasons.


Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs selects 72 Kentucky high school students for highly competitive summer program

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, today announced 72 high school students have been selected to participate in the 2019 GSE program at Northern Kentucky University from June 23 – July 13.


Six arrested in theft ring

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Six people have been arrested, accused of being involved in a theft ring that involved trying to take old, non-working TV's in new boxes to Wal-Mart for cash.


Ewing couple hits the jackpot

LOUISVILLE —A Fleming County couple is counting their lucky stars, and their cash, after hitting it big on a Kentucky Lottery scratch-off ticket. Patricia Lovelace, and her husband Tony, of Ewing, traveled to Kentucky Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim a $250,000 lottery prize.


Kentucky sheriff indicted after second DUI arrest

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky sheriff has been indicted following his second DUI arrest. WAVE3 reports that Breckenridge County Sheriff Todd Pate has been indicted on four counts of wanton endangerment, and one count each of tampering with evidence and operating a vehicle under the influence.


Kentucky's February 2019 unemployment report released

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary February 2019 unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for February 2019 was down from the


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Vaping sign in mall causes controversy

FLATWOODS, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Vaping is the latest teen trend. But with the trend comes warnings. Several health organizations including the CDC, FDA and the surgeon general's office, have released warnings about the health effects of vaping.


A passion for passion plays: Tiny Ky. Baptist church takes Easter on road

DANLEYTON, Ky. (KT) – Few churches in Kentucky are any more passionate about passion plays than little Danleyton Baptist Church in rural Greenup County. A lot of Kentucky Baptist churches will celebrate the Easter weekend with passion plays. Some have special services on Good Fridays or Saturday or


Lane closures, traffic shifts start Monday at Kentucky Lake bridge

AURORA – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is advising motorists of lane closures and traffic shifts starting Monday on the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake. The U.S. 68 bridge in Marshall County will be undergoing a two-month project to apply a waterproofing epoxy. The project will