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Russell County tops Metcalfe County for district title

EDMONTON — If only the second and third quarters counted, Metcalfe County would have won their second District 16 championship in the past three seasons Friday night. But Russell County started and finished strong, owning the opening quarter and the last few minutes of the fourth to beat the Lady Ho


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.


'A great day to be a Hornet': Metcalfe County beats Russell County, heading back to region

EDMONTON — The rainy weather outside Metcalfe County High School on Tuesday night was symbolic of the Hornets’ season. For the first time since 2011, the Metcalfe County Hornets will be playing in the 4th Region tournament after winning an overtime thriller against a tenacious Russell County team in


Lawmakers want to make sex with animals, child sex dolls illegal in Kentucky

FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers use labels like “disgusting” and “not part of acceptable dinner-time family conversations” to describe the sexual behavior they want to outlaw.


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.


Kentucky Deputy shot during altercation with Smyrna man

BOWLING GREEN, Kent. (TENN) — Kentucky State Police have confirmed that an officer was shot in the early morning hours of Saturday in Bowling Green. According to police, Glasgow officer Zane Greer and Barren County Deputy Joseph Ford were in the process of arresting Jonathon D. Shelton, 37, of Smyrn


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.


Kentucky State Police investigating after officer shot in Barren County

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police are investigating after an officer was shot early Saturday morning. Police say it happened around 2 a.m. central time in Glasgow, Kentucky, which is in Barren County.


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.


Officials say Wolf Creek Dam to increase releases to historical levels

JAMESTOWN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District says they're planning on stepping up releases at Wolf Creek Dam. This comes as Lake Cumberland approaches its pool of record. Currently the dam is discharging water at a rate of just over 36,000 cubic feet per second, but 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


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


Rain causes rock slide in Pikeville, Kentucky

Heavy rains caused a major rock slide in Pikeville, Kentucky which damaged a business Friday morning. Pikeville is in far eastern Kentucky. Police said the rock slide hit a towing company.


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


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.


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.


Live updates: Pairings for every Kentucky HS basketball region tournament

Draws for most boys’ and girls’ basketball region tournaments were held on Saturday. Below you’ll find pairings for all 32 region tournaments — 16 boys’ events, 16 girls’ events — as they’re reported to the Herald-Leader or by another reputable source.


Is This The Year Kentucky Will Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Two measures have been introduced this session that would legalize the marijuana for medicinal use in Kentucky, create exemptions for dispensaries and rules for how physicians could prescribe it. This week on In Conversation with Rick Howlett, we talked about medical marijuana and what it could mean


Trump picks Kentucky native as nominee for UN post

WASHINGTON (AP/WTVQ) – President Donald Trump has picked Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada and Kentucky native, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.


Second Pulaski County sinkhole this week appears in backyard

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Our sister station WKYT reports a second sinkhole opened up in Pulaski County. The sinkhole gave way in the backyard of a home near Winding Ridge Road.