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Kentucky's Concealed Carry Bill Allows People To Carry Weapons Without Training Or Permits

On the one year anniversary of one of America's deadliest school shooting, state lawmakers in Kentucky advanced a bill that would legalize permitless carry. The bill, which passed the Kentucky state Senate 29-8 on Thursday, would allow those legally able to possess a gun to carry a concealed weapon


5 arrested on drug charges in New Albany

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It started with something suspicious at a New Albany park, and ended with five people behind bars. Just before 1 p.m. Friday, an Indiana State trooper says he saw suspicious activity between two people at Anderson Park.


Shelby Co. student killed in crash

SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. — Shelby County High School mourning the loss of a student after he died in a car crash. The coroner says after Blake Palmer, 17, lost control of his car and hit a fence while traveling on Hempridge Road in Shelbyville. He died at the scene.


Governor: Flags to be at half-staff Monday for Kentucky soldier killed in Syria

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Gov. Bevin orders flags to half-staff Monday in honor of KY soldier. Governor Matt Bevin ordered flags to be at half-staff on Monday in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in Syria.


Teen dies in accident in Shelby County

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Shelby County teen is dead following an accident Thursday night. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year-old Blake Palmer was driving on Hemp Ridge Road when his car went off the road and hit a fence.


Kentucky man credited for saving Black Bear Cub

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man from Kentucky is getting credit for helping rescue a black bear cub. The 13 year old bear cub weighing in at 10 pounds. The Appalachian Bear Rescue says the bear was found by a group of people in Black Mountain in south eastern Kentucky.


Homecoming game becomes tribute to fallen Shelby County student-athlete

NEW CASTLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some of them knew him. Others didn't at all. But it seems many who attended Henry County High School's homecoming game against Shelby County High School on Friday night at least knew of 17-year-old Blake Palmer.


Homicide investigation underway after man found shot and killed in the Highlands

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found shot and killed in the Highlands, police say. LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said officers responded to a call of a person down around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Everett Avenue, which is at The Avenu


Proposed Constitutional amendment would automatically restore voting rights for Kentucky felons

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville lawmaker said committing a crime should not be a life sentence from the ballot box, and he wants to change that. Sen. Morgan McGarvey said Kentucky is one of two states that permanently bars convicted felons from voting, disenfranchising 300,000 people. The othe


Police: Teacher Gave Teen Nine Beers Before Sexually Abusing Him

Amy Hamilton allegedly gave a 15-year-old former student nine beers. Bradenburg, KY – An Oldham County teacher has been arrested for having drunken sex with a 15-year-old former student, according to prosecutors.


Families say goodbye as Kentucky National Guardsmen deploy overseas

FRANKFORT, Ky (WKYT) - Families gathered in Frankfort on Saturday to tell their loved ones goodbye as they were headed overseas. WKYT reports nearly 60 Kentucky Guard Aviation Soldiers were headed to the Middle East.


Bank employees save woman from $30,000 scam

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — It’s called the get out of a jail scam. Luckily Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville had seen it before and knew just what to do. An elderly woman came into the bank asking to withdraw $30,000 in cash, which immediately alerted bank teller Hilda Plante that something wasn't right.


Kentucky boy traveling abroad contracts measles

FRANKFORT, Kentucky (WAVE) - Kentucky officials say a child has contracted measles after traveling out of the country. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services say the child, who lives near Bowling Green, was not vaccinated.


Tempers flared. Tears flowed. Men shouldn’t have sex? KY House passes abortion bill.

Frankfort — One lawmaker compared abortion to the holocaust. Another suggested that all men in the legislature should abstain from sex. But by the end of an emotional debate in the Kentucky House of Representatives Friday, almost 70 percent of the body voted for a bill that would ban abortions in th


Measles case confirmed in Kentucky county

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A case of measles has been reported in a young child in Barren County. The Barren River District Health Department says the child, who was not vaccinated, recently traveled out of the country to an area where measles is prevalent.


Several credit card skimmers found at Frankfort gas stations, police say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several credit card skimming devices have been discovered at gas stations in Frankfort, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Police aren't saying which gas stations they're investigating yet. But to protect yourself, here are four things that could keep you fr


Franklin County Circuit Court pleas (Feb. 15)

The following people entered pleas in the Franklin County Circuit Court on Friday:. • Amanda G. Gordley, 32, of Georgetown, pleaded guilty to theft by deception (includes cold checks less than $10,000), a Class D felony. She wrote checks payable to herself on a closed account she previously held und


Kentucky lawmakers advance fetal heartbeat abortion bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – A bill that would ban most abortions in the state is one step closer to becoming law on Thursday. The bill has become known as the fetal heartbeat bill, because if passed into law, it would prohibit abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected.


TVA to close Kentucky coal-fired power plant, despite Trump's plea

Frankfort, Ky. — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.


State wrestling: Brothers lead their team to best finish as traditional power rolls

Thomas Deck gave himself and Madison Central their second individual title at the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Alltech Arena, and his brother nearly got them another.