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Kentucky corrections officer charged with rape, accused of having sex with inmate

LA GRANGE, Ky. — A prison corrections officer in Oldham County is facing rape charges. Police said Tanya Risinger had sex with an inmate at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange.


Lady Maroons come back on Lincoln County for their 18th straight win

STANFORD - The Lady Maroons fell behind 3-1 after the first inning, but were able to work their way back in the game to notch their 18th straight win in a tight 6-4 victory over Lincoln County High School on Monday.


3 arrested in human trafficking case after Kentucky teen found in back of U-Haul truck

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - Deputies in one Kentucky county say three are charged in a human trafficking case after a 16-year-old girl was found in a U-Haul truck in Ohio. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies filed a missing person report for the juvenile Apr. 20 after a relative said she was una


Kentucky driver arrested after collision with patrol car

A Louisville, Kentucky man was arrested after colliding with a patrol car in Warrick County. According to Indiana State Police, two troopers were conducting a traffic stop on Eastbound I-64 near the 37 mile marker on Monday.

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Lincoln Co. man carries cross on Good Friday

LINCOLN CO. (WKYT) - As he prepares for Easter, a Lincoln County man is marking Holy Week by carrying a cross. Early Friday morning, Mark Upchurch began carrying the cross, similar to the story of Jesus' crucifixion. Upchurch is a former teacher and coach, with a new lesson to share.


2 arrested after $243K worth of meth seized in Kentucky city

ASHLAND, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Kentucky say officers seized nearly a quarter-million dollars worth of methamphetamine in a Monday drug bust. Gray affiliate WSAZ reports officers in Ashland responded to a home after a woman complained that a dog was attacking her cat, but officers found much more th


Body of Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq is back on US soil

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — A Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq is back on United States soil. The body of Spc. Ryan Riley, 22, of Richmond, arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware early Tuesday morning.


Historic cabin in Lincoln County discovered during demolition project

STANFORD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Something old is the new talk in Lincoln County. Crews tearing down a condemned house made a remarkable find. Staff from the the University of Kentucky Archaeological Survey made their way to an old cabin on Hustonville Street. The cabin’s age dates back to the 1800s.


Beshear: Kentucky Receives More Than $117 Million in Tobacco Settlement Mone

FRANKFORT, KY. (April 23, 2019) – Kentucky received $117,586,774.56 in tobacco settlement money last week, according to the attorney generals office. “For two decades the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement has had a positive impact on the Commonwealth, supporting early childhood education, health p


Lincoln County man identified following deadly Tuesday crash

RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police have identified the Lincoln County man killed in a Tuesday morning crash. Troopers say Walter R. Parsons of Stanford was driving his vehicle around 9:40 a.m. on U.S. 127 north of Russell Springs when he drove off the shoulder, overcorrected, hit an


Twin toddlers killed in Kentucky house fire

TOTZ, KY (WAVE) - Twin toddlers died in a house fire in Harlan County, Kentucky on Monday morning. The fire started around 11:15 a.m. Monday at a house off Ky 522 in the Totz community, according to a release from the Kentucky State Police.


BBQ food truck in Kentucky faces backlash for 'LGBTQ' T-shirts

A Kentucky food truck is selling a T-shirt that says "I support LGBTQ — liberty, guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ." Jamie Smith, owner of Belle's Smokin' BBQ, drew criticism after he posted a photo of the T-shirt on social media. LGBTQ commonly stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or ques


Students injured after Kentucky school bus involved in collision

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky sheriff says three students suffered injuries after a school bus was involved in a three-vehicle wreck. Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower says the crash happened near the intersection of Westwood Avenue and Cumberland Trace.


Kentucky retirees living longer expected to add to pension costs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Rising life expectancy for retirees who worked for state or local governments will add to Kentucky's mounting pension costs, a pension oversight board was told Monday.


Bell County, Kentucky wreck leads to drug bust

MIDDLESBORO, KY. (WVLT) -- What started as police responded to a car wreck in Middlesboro, Kentucky early Monday morning quickly became a drug bust. Bell County Deputy Justin Patterson, along with Middlesboro Police Sgt. Josh Burchett and Officer Joel Quillen, responded to a crash where they found f


Former Lyon County, Kentucky teacher arrested

LYON COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A former teacher and coach in western Kentucky was arrested over the weekend. Michael Derek McCuiston, 33, was charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence. He’s being held at the Webster County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.


Mercer County subdivision blocked as police respond to barricade situation

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - Authorities in Mercer County have blocked off the entrance to a subdivision as they respond to a barricade situation. Multiple agencies including Kentucky State Police are at the Cottonwood subdivision of U.S. 127 north of Harrodsburg.


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


Allegations against once-wanted Kentucky man include child sex crime

BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - A wanted man whose unique mugshot made waves online has been arrested. Bowling Green Police asked the public for help finding Christopher Gregory, 35, when he fled a traffic stop on Thursday. Police believe the motorcycle he was operating was stolen.


Gov. Bevin Recognizes Sacrifice of Kentucky Soldier

Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, in a non-combat-related incident.