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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.


Hundreds sign petition to save a seat for fallen student at Shelby County graduation

As hundreds of high school seniors walk across the stage next month, one student's family is fighting for him to be honored alongside his classmates. Chandler Poppleton died after a car wreck on June 21, 2017. The 16-year-old was in a car with two other people when the vehicle ran off the road, flip


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


Police say 18-year-old on drugs fatally shot Lawrenceburg man

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a teenager had illegal drugs in her system when she put a gun to a man's head and fatally shot him earlier this week. It happened April 13, at a home in the 1000 block of Anderson Estates in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.


Father of distracted driving victim shares daughter's story with Shelbyville teenagers

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One man is making it his mission to bring awareness to distracted driving after his daughter was killed at the age of 21. On July 17, 2009, Casey Feldman was working a summer job before her final year of college. She was studying to become a reporter.


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.


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.


Sleep Armor helps veterans with trauma

A little comfort can go a long way. “This is important,” said David Nalley, finance director for American Legion Post 7. “Being a Desert Storm veteran, I know what these guys have gone through. I saw fellas come back with all sorts or injuries. And something as simple as a blanket that shows you car


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


Four teens shot in car on I-264 W in west Louisville, interstate shut down

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Multiple people have been shot while inside a car on the Georgia Davis Powers Expressway (I-264) in west Louisville, police said. It happened around 8:20 p.m. on Interstate 264 near mile marker 4, which is close to the Bells Lane exit, MetroSafe confirmed.


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.


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.


Authorities release new details in pregnant Anderson County woman's murder

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Lauryn Kinne’s father sat in the front row of district court today, holding up a picture of his daughter. On April 9, Kinne was shot at a home in Anderson County. Both she and her unborn child died. Today, we learned the four men facing charges in connection to her deat


Franklin County Circuit Court sentencings (April 19)

The following people were sentenced Friday in the Franklin County Circuit Court:. Daavon M. Bates, 22, of Frankfort, was sentenced to five years’ probation for first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony.


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


Frazier Museum displays statue commissioned for Pleasureville distillery

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A new statue made for a Kentucky distillery is now on display at the Frazier History Museum. Called The Patriot, it was commissioned for Six Mile Creek Distillery in Pleasureville.


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


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.


5 school districts receive grants for buses

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Five Kentucky school districts are receiving state grants to replace aging diesel buses in order to help reduce emissions into the air. $231,237 to the districts through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality’s Clean Diesel Program and the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.


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.