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Kentucky man pleads guilty to making child-porn videos with young victim
A Mercer County man faces 15 to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to a charge of making child-porn videos with a 7-year-old child. Rafael W. Poynter, 45, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of production of visual depictions involving a minor engaged in sexuall
Willisburg man facing murder charge after deputies discover body
A Washington County man has been arrested after gunshots rang out Wednesday at a Waddy residence and officers arrived to find a man dead in the home, Kentucky State Police reported Thursday.
Girls basketball: Western Hills defeats Washington County
Western Hills’ girls basketball team closed out the regular season with a 61-49 win at Washington County Saturday. The Lady Wolverines were in front at every quarter break, leading 19-12 after the third quarter, 35-17 at halftime and 43-28 going into the final period.
Kentucky lawmakers seek gas tax hike
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would raise Kentucky's gas tax was filed Wednesday, the last day for new measures in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 517 would add 10 cents per gallon to the state taxes on gasoline and other fuels, in addition to expanding fees on electric vehicl
Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report
A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.
Police searching for escaped inmate in Bardstown
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Police are searching for an inmate who escaped in Nelson County Thursday afternoon. Around 3:27 p.m., police said David Works escaped custody after a court appearance.
Escaped Nelson Co. inmate apprehended
NELSON COUNTY, Ky. — An inmate was apprehended after escaping from a transportation vehicle in Nelson County, Kentucky. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, David Works was apprehended a few hours after he escaped due to vigilant citizens who reported seeing him.
Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse
A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.
‘Top Chef’ Kentucky’s Graham Elliot is in town and you’ll never guess where he ate.
If you see someone wandering around Lexington Thursday wearing white glasses and think, ‘was that chef Graham Elliot?’ the answer is probably yes. Elliot, who is a judge on “Top Chef” Kentucky, is in town for a private viewing party for the last episode filmed in Kentucky.
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.
Kentucky River continues to rise despite break from the rain
ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Kentucky River is still rising, despite a break from the rain Thursday. Sister station WKYT reports the river is now more than 24 feet, rising about eight feet in the last two days. And it's probably not done yet.
Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality
The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.
Multiple west Kentucky counties declare states of emergency
Kentucky Emergency Management Area 1 Manager Jeremy Blansett says multiple west Kentucky counties have declared states of emergency in anticipation of flooding from rain in the forecast.
Giants coming to Bernheim Forest
CLERMONT, Ky. — From now until March 15, renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo and his crew will be at Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest constructing larger-than-life whimsical sculptures from recycled and repurposed materials.
Victim in Shelby County homicide identified
WADDY, KY (WAVE) – One person was found dead and another person was injured inside of a home, according to Kentucky State Police. Trooper Bernie Napier, public affairs officer for KSP Frankfort post, said troopers were called to the 4300 block of Bardstown Trail around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The victi
UPDATE: Police identify man found dead in Shelby County
SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have identified a man found dead in Shelby County Wednesday morning. That man has been identified as 53-year-old William Riddell, according to Kentucky State Police.
Kentucky State Police asking for help to find missing teen
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teen. Authorities are searching for 17-year-old Hailey Brown, of Liberty, Kentucky, which is about 30 miles east of Campbellsville in Casey County.
KSP makes arrest in Shelby County murder investigation
SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police arrested a man Wednesday night in connection with a murder investigation in Shelby County. William Riddell, 53, was found dead in a rural part of Shelby County on Wednesday morning, KSP said.
Kentucky board probes safety, health issues at Deaf school
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Board of Education is investigating reports of issues ranging from bed bugs to bad food at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that the agency says it’s investigating allegations parents sent to state school b
Police investigate stabbing in Harrodsburg
HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Harrodsburg Police Department says one person is under arrest for a stabbing that left a man seriously injured. Police say they were called to a report of a stabbing on Monday and, when they arrived, they found a man suffering from a severe stab wound.