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Mitch McConnell speaks about hemp in Winchester
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was in Winchester Tuesday morning to look at the progress of a booming industry, hemp. Our sistere station WKYT reports, McConnell was joined by Agricultural Commissioner Ryan Quarles for a tour of GenCanna, a hemp research campus.
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
Hemp impacts Kentucky farming industry
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A group of farmers and Kentucky leaders gathered to celebrate the bluegrass state’s success farming hemp. Kenneth Anderson used to primarily grow tobacco, but as the industry declined he made a switch to hemp.
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Saint Joseph Medical Group building new Winchester site
Construction on a new medical office building in Winchester is underway. The building will house offices for physicians from the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group. NexCore Group is building the one-story, 24,693-square-foot facility that will help CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group continue expanding healt
Inmate Escapes Work Release Program in Kentucky
An inmate escapes a work release program in Kentucky. Authorities confirm – Calvin Jermaine Merritt Jr. escaped the Christian County Work Release Program around 8:30 Tuesday night.
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.
Ale-8-One releases commercial for new Orange Cream flavor
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) - After the Cherry Ale-8-One released, Kentuckians eagerly anticipated seeing the local soda company create more flavors. The first small batch of Orange Cream Ale-8 will hit the shelves in early May.
CHILD ABUSE CHARGES LEVELED AGAINST TWO KENTUCKY DAYCARE WORKERS
In Wayne County, Kentucky, sheriff’s deputies investigated child-abuse complaints at a local daycare facility Friday. After reviewing video of the incident and conducting interviews, deputies submitted their findings to the Wayne County Attorney’s Office, seeking arrest warrants for two employees of
Kentucky Soldier Dies in Iraq
An area soldier’s remains are back in the states and a community is reeling Tuesday night following the news. The department of defense confirms a Ft. Campbell soldier died overseas. 22-year-old Spc. Ryan Riley of Richmond, KY died Saturday during a non-combat related incident.
Police: Man shot through back door of Lexington home
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police say a man was taken to a hospital after getting shot through the back door of a home on Skyview Lane. Police were called out to the home at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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.
CRIME REPORT: Man charged with kidnapping, assault
Louisville police arrested a Louisville man on a Madison County warrant last Tuesday that charges him with second-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and kidnapping an adult.
New rights coming for pregnant and expecting Kentucky workers
Expectant mothers and those who recently had a baby are getting a bill of rights for their jobs in Kentucky. The Pregnant Workers Rights Act, which takes effect June 27, requires employers to make a "reasonable accommodation" for expectant or new moms. The law says those accommodations "may include
The Hidden Wildflower Sanctuary In Kentucky That’s Too Beautiful For Words
Spring is always a beautiful time in Kentucky, but this year has been especially vibrant. Perhaps it’s because we had a cold, grey, and wet winter, but the trees seem greener and the flowers more colorful than in year’s past. All of the parks and natural areas in the Bluegrass State are ideal to vis
Man Killed in Eastern Kentucky Crash
MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Martin County. The accident was reported just before 8 a.m. near the federal prison on Kentucky Route 3, involving two vehicles, one of which was a commerical vehicle.
Kentucky teen killed in car crash on Hwy. 27 in Oneida
ONEIDA, Tenn. — A Kentucky teenager was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday evening in Oneida. According to the crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Ravyn Elizabeth Devin Clark, 17, of Pine Knot was driving north on Hwy 27 when the accident happened at 5:20 p.m.
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
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.
Savannah Spurlock's family still has hope after months of disappearance
RICHMOND, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Savannah Spurlock went missing back in January and there are still no sighs of her. Our sister station WKYT talked to Spurlock's mother about their search for answers.