Kentucky Press News Service

Mule gives birth to 'Miracle' baby

August 22, 2018 - 3:33pm
She stands just 18 inches tall and weighs 21 pounds, but a tiny new arrival is making big news on the farm of Jerry and Teresa Smothers near Perryville. Peanut, a miniature mule, gave birth to a baby on July 31. The birth is such big news because mules can’t give birth; or at least that’s what the experts say. 2018-08-22T13:04:01-04:00

Murder trial enters day 3 in Smithland

August 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
The third day of testimony in the murder trial of Joseph “Joey” Anderson is scheduled today in Livingston County. Anderson, the former superintendent of the Princeton Water and Wastewater Commission, is accused in the stabbing death of William Grant Beckner outside the local Elks lodge on South Jefferson Street on the night of April 15, 2017. The case is being heard at the courthouse in Smithland after a motion for a change of venue was granted late last year. 2018-08-22T11:56:02-04:00

‘In God We Trust’ motto would be posted in Kentucky schools under proposed bill

August 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
Kentucky public elementary and secondary schools would be required to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in a prominent location under a bill that state Rep. Brandon Reed has pre-filed for the 2019 General Assembly. Reed, R-Hodgenville, said in a statement Tuesday that BR 159 defines “prominent location” as a school entry way, cafeteria, or common area where students are likely to see the motto. The move comes following the passage of similar laws in other states, including Tennessee where the measure passed in both the State Senate and House, he said. News reports say Florida has a similar law. 2018-08-22T11:32:22-04:00

‘There are some things worse than death. The not knowing is a nightmare that never stops.’

August 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
So much has happened since Kara Tingle vanished more than eight years ago. Her two children are growing up without her. Her daughter, Nora, who was only a year old when Kara disappeared, is nine now. She smiles proudly when hearing how similar she is to her mother. A mother she has never known. Kara’s son, Austin, will celebrate his 16th birthday in October. He was seven years old when his mother went missing, and being without her has almost broken his already fragile heart. Austin has Ebstein's anomaly, a rare heart defect, and he’s had to undergo multiple medical procedures without his mother by his side. 2018-08-22T11:20:13-04:00

Lebanon woman denies stealing thousands from church

August 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
A Lebanon woman has denied allegations that she stole thousands of dollars from a local church. On July 6, a complaint was filed in Marion Circuit Court on behalf of Beechfork Baptist Church in Gravel Switch, alleging that former bookkeeper Connie Tungate embezzled thousands of dollars from the church over the past several years. But Tungate denies being a bookkeeper or an employee for the church in her answer to the complaint, which was filed by her attorney, Jonathan R. Spalding of Lebanon, on Aug. 3. She claims her work for the church was unpaid. 2018-08-22T11:14:46-04:00

90 year old still riding horses, mules and her exercise bike

August 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
As Fay Newton rode gracefully atop a mule at the mule derby Saturday at the Hancock County Fair, the 90-year-old relied on a lifetime of riding experience and a regiment of exercise to glide effortlessly past onlookers less than half her age. Even at 90, she might be independent for a lot more years because she’s staying active and fit, riding an exercise bike in her living room as she watches TV. 2018-08-22T11:04:28-04:00

Police: Convicted Eminence sex offender kidnaps 3 girls, abuses 1

August 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
An Eminence registered sex offender is in jail after police say he kidnapped three children and forced them to do tasks around his home while sexually abusing one of them in front of the others. Roderick D. Whitney, 51, was arrested on one count of first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, three counts of kidnapping a minor and one charge of being a registered sex offender who violated playground restrictions in an incident that took place on July 25. According to an arrest citation obtained by the Local, Whitney told three females­–ages 7, 8 and 10­–that he would take them to the pool if they cleaned his house in an attempt to lure them into his car. 2018-08-22T10:33:44-04:00

Mother, stepfather charged with manslaughter in baby death

August 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
A grand jury has charged both the mother and stepfather of a dead 8-month-old child from Mayfield with second-degree manslaughter. Police originally charged David E. Kayse of Mayfield with reckless homicide Aug. 6 and arrested him at the Mayfield Police Department. On Thursday, the grand jury indicted both Kayse and his wife, Briana Boling Kayse, on the more serious charge of second-degree manslaughter. A judge set the bond for each of them at $500,000 cash. Both are charged in connection with the death of Briana Kayse's son, Jacob Ryan Craig Boling, on July 15 at the Mayfield Garden Apartments. 2018-08-22T09:59:59-04:00