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Trump declares disaster after Kentucky storms

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump authorized the declaration of a disaster for severe weather events across Kentucky from Feb. 6 through March 10 of this year, including the Johnson County flooding Feb. 23.


Eastern Kentucky man faces 50 child porn charges following search warrant

WAYLAND, Ky. (WKYT) - An eastern Kentucky man is behind bars after investigators say he was in possession of child pornography. Kentucky State Police arrested Kyle McKay McFaddin, 25, of Wayland and charged him with 50 counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


High Speed Chase Leads To One Arrest

Floyd County, KY — A high-speed chase in Floyd County Wednesday night resulted in one person arrested. According to authorities, Chief Kenny Stidham with the Martin Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorcycle on KY-80 in Martin. Upon initiating the stop the motorcycle sped off


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


Ocasio-Cortez plans Kentucky visit despite being uninvited by GOP colleague

(CNN) — Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is planning to visit Kentucky soon despite being uninvited by one of the state's Republican members of Congress. Corbin Trent, a spokeswoman for the New York congresswoman, told CNN on Friday that they've been invited by other Kentuckians


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.


Feds arrest Pike County doctors

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Five people were charged in eastern Kentucky including three doctors, a dentist and an office assistant in connection with several health care fraud and/or controlled substance schemes.


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


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


Tree falls on power lines, forces early school dismissal and annual event cancellation

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- Life has a way of keeping us on our toes. "This is our 22nd annual Math Day. We started it at Allen Central and then when we consolidated the two schools, we brought it to Floyd Central with us," explained Amy Halbert.


UPDATE: Major Drug Takedown

Pikeville, KY — Updating a major story from earlier this week when several eastern Kentucky doctors were among 60 people charged as part of a multi-state drug roundup following an investigation that the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force conducted. Dr. Scott Akers and Serissa L. C


Kentucky Treasurer Ball Hosts State Financial Officers National Meeting

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball gathered state treasurers, auditors, and controllers from across the United States in Kentucky for the State Financial Officers Foundation National Spring Meeting last week. Twice annually, SFOF members gather to seek fiscally responsible solutions to problems f


Superintendent’s secret life insurance policy leaves Pikeville school board divided

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) The life insurance policy was never publicly discussed or voted on at the time. No mention of it exists in the board's meeting minutes and few records of the policy exist today.