Kentucky Press News Service

One man arrested, another on loose in Frankfort shooting death

July 4, 2018 - 2:48pm
A 37-year-old man has been arrested and another is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting death of Margaret “Meg” Elizabeth Smith, a Frankfort woman who was discovered with a fatal gunshot wound at her home on Meadow Glen Drive Tuesday morning. Billy Turner was arrested at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Franklin County Regional Jail at 10:43 p.m., after being charged with complicity to murder and complicity to tampering with physical evidence. 2018-07-04T13:17:11-04:00

Council member to fill Eddyville mayoral vacancy

July 4, 2018 - 2:48pm
At its meeting Monday evening, the Eddyville City Council was faced with filling the vacancy left by the death of Mayor Nancy Slaton, and members unanimously chose councilmember John Choat to lead the city. City Attorney Stephen Underwood explained that Kentucky statutes give the council 30 days to fill the position, though they don't specify how it has to go about doing it. 2018-07-04T12:55:47-04:00

First female warden appointed at Kentucky State Penitentiary

July 4, 2018 - 2:48pm
DeEdra Hart has been named warden at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, Department of Corrections Commissioner Jim Erwin announced. She is the first woman to serve as warden of the 132-year-old prison. 2018-07-04T12:52:44-04:00

Search continues for Casey County bank robbers

July 4, 2018 - 2:48pm
Two men entered the Dunnville Casey County Bank at around 2 p.m. June 25, robbed it quickly, and fled in a bluish-gray late model Toyota Corolla. Since then, the Casey County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for the men and is asking for the public’s help. 2018-07-04T12:18:57-04:00

Parents of slain students to address school safety group

July 4, 2018 - 2:48pm
The parents of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, the students killed in the Jan. 23 shooting at Marshall County High School, will testify before Kentucky’s School Safety Working Group at Trigg County High School on July 9. Marshall County Schools Superintendent Trent Lovett will also speak briefly as the bi-partisan committee meets in Cadiz for their third session since the group was formed in May. 2018-07-04T11:43:03-04:00

Free shoes coming to Knox County families

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
Run, don’t walk to Flat Lick Elementary School’s gymnasium on July 6 and 7 for free, new shoes for the whole family. The shoes are coming all the way from Dahlonega, GA via Missions from the Mountains Ministry. 2018-07-04T11:32:46-04:00

Daughter reunited with late father's Chevrolet Camaro

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
It took a little over 14 years but a Bullitt County woman has finally been reunited with a car her late father was in the process of restoring. The journey ultimately led through Butler County. Hannah Thompson’s father, Jason Thompson, died in a single vehicle accident when Hannah was only six-years old. At the time of his death in November of 2004, Thompson was engaged in a restoration project on a 1998 white Chevrolet Camaro. 2018-07-04T11:23:39-04:00

Utica man charged with murder in woman's death

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
An Owensboro man was charged with murder Tuesday night by Owensboro police in connection with the death of a woman earlier in the day on Placid Place. Matthew Andrew Adams, 26, of Utica, was charged with murder (domestic violence) in the death of Erica Owen, 25, who was found dead at her home in the 3200 block of Placid Place. 2018-07-04T10:46:04-04:00

Fleming County school investigation leads to warrant

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
A search warrant was issued by the Kentucky State Police Morehead Post last week in regards to an ongoing investigation involving the Fleming County School system. Recently, the state police issued a search warrant for a home in Lewis County, “in reference to an ongoing investigation involving the Fleming County School system,” according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Little. 2018-07-04T10:29:56-04:00

Dawson Springs faces murder charge following fatal stabbing

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
Kentucky State Police are investigating a stabbing Monday that has left a Webster County man dead. At approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville received a complaint of a stabbing that occurred around Lisman Mount Myria Road near the intersection of KY 270 and KY 874 in Webster County. 2018-07-04T10:22:24-04:00

Professor helps interpret Jean Smart’s ancestral history on TLC genealogy show

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
A familiar face around Indiana University Southeast appeared on the season finale of “Who Do You Think You Are” on TLC. Dr. Kelly Ryan, a historian and dean of the School of Social Sciences at IUS, made a guest appearance on the cable network show to help actress Jean Smart, known for her roles in “Designing Women” and “24,” understand her lineage. 2018-07-04T10:08:41-04:00

Resident gives council earful about allowing chickens in city

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
When Lawrenceburg City Council member Joe Marshall said last Thursday he wants public input about allowing city residents to raise chickens, he didn’t have to wait very long to get it. “I don’t know how you can regulate a chicken ordinance when you can’t regulate the ones you already have,” said resident Don Robinson, who made it clear he opposes chickens being raised within city limits. 2018-07-04T10:00:04-04:00

'Don't be like a Tucker Carlson,' says Ricky Jones after TV exchange

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
Ricky Jones doesn't think his appearance on Tucker Carlson's show was "tumultuous." Carlson, the Fox News host, cut off his brief interview with Jones within several minutes Monday night, after insinuating Jones was a racist. But the move, Jones said, was in line with what he anticipated. 2018-07-04T09:38:59-04:00

Kids wrongly denied care under Bevin's Medicaid cuts, dentists say

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
The state's decision to abruptly cut Medicaid dental and vision benefits for about a half-million adults has created chaos and, in some cases, forced dentists to turn away children and other patients who are mistakenly showing up in the state's computer system as having lost coverage. Besides children, patients listed as having lost dental coverage include pregnant women and disabled adults — all of whom should have been exempt from the cutoff of Medicaid benefits announced over the weekend by Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. 2018-07-04T09:29:38-04:00

Man shoots at group of people setting off fireworks outside Rowan County bingo hall

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
A man has been arrested in connecting to a shooting outside of a bingo hall in Rowan County, according to media reports. The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. at the bingo hall near Farmers, just west of Morehead, according to WKYT. The bingo hall was closed at the time of the shooting. 2018-07-04T09:22:32-04:00

One dead in Meade County residential fire

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
One person died early Tuesday morning in a house fire in Bran­denburg. Rebecca Parks, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Meade County Coroner’s Office, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. 2018-07-04T08:59:24-04:00

Elizabethtown man takes deal in sex abuse case

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
Six days before he was scheduled to stand trial on three charges of sexual abuse of a minor, an Elizabethtown man accepted a plea deal in the nearly six-month-old case. Joseph William Sweat, 36, offered an Alford plea in the case involving a girl younger than 12. With the Alford plea, he does not admit guilt but admits the prosecution likely has enough evidence to obtain a conviction. 2018-07-04T08:56:10-04:00

Medicaid change means many have lost dental, vision benefits

July 4, 2018 - 11:48am
Although he’s director of the Boyle County Health Department, Brent Blevins — as well as many, many others — wasn’t made aware of a huge change in the state’s Medicare program until he saw headlines over the weekend. On Friday, a court ruling blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s Medicaid proposal. It was a huge setback for the governor, as well as the Trump administration, in attempts to change the law in order to allow states to impose Medicaid work requirements more broadly. 2018-07-04T08:51:16-04:00

Police ID man stabbed to death in what began as Covington bar fight

July 4, 2018 - 8:48am
Police identified a Cincinnati man killed in a Sunday morning stabbing in Covington. Police say they believe the stabbing began as an altercation at a bar on West Sixth Street. 2018-07-04T08:43:29-04:00

Vigil marks anniversary of Crystal Rogers’ disappearance

July 4, 2018 - 8:48am
Sherry Ballard sat in the front row of the worship center holding her grandson’s hand and comforting him as pictures of her daughter Crystal faded in and out on the screen. Having gone three years without closure and without answers in her disappearance, Crystal’s family wants more, and until those answers are received, they will work to keep her memory in the forefront of the community. “We promise to never let her name be forgotten,” said Mary Daniel Taylor, a family friend and organizer of a prayer vigil held Monday at St. Thomas Parish. 2018-07-04T08:34:01-04:00

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