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Union County man sentenced to 10 years in 2016 DUI fatal

October 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
A 20-year-old Union County has been sentenced to a decade in prison in connection with a DUI crash that killed Sebree resident Kaci Wood in 2016. Maxwell McMain was formally sentenced Tuesday in Union County Circuit Court to a total of 10 years on charges of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment, driving on a suspended license (second offense in five years), driving under the influence (third offense) and failure to wear seatbelts. 2017-10-04T11:34:04-04:00

Ex-Morganfield police chief sentenced to 3 years in prison

October 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
A former Morganfield police chief has been sentenced to a total of three years in jail for several offenses, including abuse of public trust. In addition to abuse of public trust, Craig Bolds, 42, was sentenced in Union County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of theft by failure to make required disposition over $300, two counts of theft over $500 and one count of theft under $300. 2017-10-04T11:30:47-04:00

Harlan area elk doing well

October 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that even if elk in the Harlan area aren't as visible as they once were, the herd is strong and is attracting hunters who make a big economic impact. 2017-10-04T11:23:51-04:00

Injuries ‘fatal’ for member in Japan delegation, report says

October 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
A 64-year-old member of a delegation from Georgetown’s sister city in Japan suffered fatal injuries in a pedestrian-car accident in Princeton, Indiana, according to police reports. Masayuki Yamashita was diagnosed with severe bleeding and head injuries in the accident that occurred about 6:15 a.m. Thursday, the day before the Tahara, Japan, delegation was scheduled to arrive in Georgetown. 2017-10-04T11:19:29-04:00

Rolling through to Music City

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Dennis Schulz of Wisconsin is wheeling his way through Hardin County toward Nashville this week on another journey to give back to those who saved his life. 2017-10-04T09:08:42-04:00

North Hardin grad comes under fire in Vegas

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
At first, Gordon Allen thought the popping sound heard Sunday night in Las Vegas was a firecracker. When he looked around to see where it might have come from, he heard another pop and another. The sound was relentless. Allen, originally from Vine Grove and a 1975 graduate of North Hardin High School, soon realized the noise he and others were hearing was not part of country star Jason Aldean’s show at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. 2017-10-04T09:00:51-04:00

Attorney General Beshear calls for opioid action in Washington

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear Monday joined a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general in his latest effort to address the opioid crisis in Kentucky. Beshear and 38 state attorneys general are calling on Congress to pass the Road to Recovery Act, HR 2938, that will remove an unnecessary restriction on Medicaid funding for in-patient drug treatment. 2017-10-04T08:43:20-04:00

Gov. Matt Bevin says college athletes should be financially compensated

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Gov. Matt Bevin said in an interview Tuesday morning on Paducah radio station WKYX that college athletes should be financially compensated for generating billions of dollars in revenue that make others wealthy, urging Congress and the NCAA to consider changing current student-athlete policies. “I think we should pay college athletes,” said Bevin. “I really do. This idea that they’re not professionals is nonsense.” 2017-10-04T08:37:15-04:00

NKY policewomen strip down barriers posing for calendar

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Female cops throughout Northern Kentucky are stripping down barriers and making a difference in their community. Not only are they working hard to serve and protect, but they're posing proudly for a charitable cause: NKY Women in Blue, a calendar focusing on women officers being fit, strong and confident to benefit a service center for the homeless. 2017-10-04T08:26:27-04:00

NKY fight over addiction recovery center continues

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Whether Brighton Center can open a women's recovery center under existing Campbell County zoning is being questioned. The Newport-based nonprofit plans a 50-bed residential treatment center outside Cold Spring city limits for women recovering from addiction has been hotly contested and protested by some residents. 2017-10-04T08:21:50-04:00

St. Elizabeth uses new tactic on heroin; connects OD patients in ER directly to treatment

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Getting overdose patients directly from the emergency room and into treatment is a goal with a new "bridge" program at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. The pilot program, which is planned to extend to other St. Elizabeth hospitals, is one of two ways the healthcare system in Northern Kentucky is expanding treatment for heroin addiction. 2017-10-04T08:17:52-04:00

Louisville basketball coach David Padgett taps his dad as an informal adviser

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Down two assistant coaches, interim Louisville men's basketball coach David Padgett has tapped his father for help. Pete Padgett, who has coached nearly 40 years, flew in from Nevada on Friday and is serving as an informal adviser to his son. 2017-10-04T08:11:48-04:00

Plan to finance Louisville soccer stadium is moving too quickly, group says

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
A conservative-leaning think tank is asking Mayor Greg Fischer and the Metro Council to give taxpayers more time to consider paying a $30 million bond to assist Louisville City FC in building a soccer stadium in Butchertown. 2017-10-04T08:00:59-04:00

Councilwoman Angela Leet says she's running for Louisville mayor in 2018

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Republican Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet is running for Louisville mayor next year, on a platform of reducing crime and making neighborhoods safer. If elected, she would be the first woman mayor in the city's history. Incumbent Mayor Greg Fischer is running for a third term. 2017-10-04T07:56:18-04:00

Gov. Bevin and Republican leaders could release early pension reform plan within days

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Gov. Matt Bevin and leaders of the General Assembly's Republican majorities are likely to release the framework for pension reform legislation either later this week or next week, some legislative leaders said Monday. 2017-10-04T07:54:07-04:00

Meet Vince Tyra, the businessman replacing Tom Jurich as Louisville's interim athletic director

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
The University of Louisville has chosen its interim replacement for suspended athletic director Tom Jurich. Vince Tyra – a former University of Kentucky baseball player, son of a U of L basketball legend and part-owner of the local professional soccer team — was announced Tuesday afternoon as the school's interim athletic director. 2017-10-04T07:50:22-04:00

When should we talk about gun violence, Sen. McConnell?

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, echoing other Republicans, says it’s too early to talk about how Congress could prevent bloodbaths like the one Sunday in Las Vegas. McConnell is wrong. Now is the time for action; in fact, it’s past time. To do nothing dishonors the victims. Their suffering demands a search for solutions. 2017-10-04T07:39:35-04:00

Pipeline wins federal OK to carry hazardous liquids across Kentucky

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
The proposed conversion of a Kentucky natural gas pipeline has received federal authorization despite opponents’ concerns that the 70-year-old pipe was hazardous. In a decision released Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said converting the Tennessee Gas Pipeline from carrying natural gas to natural gas liquids does not “constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.” 2017-10-04T07:37:36-04:00

Yes, governor, we can try to regulate evil. But greed, cowardice are harder

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
Gov. Matt Bevin's recent comments about not being able to regulate evil are a favorite gun-lobby dodge, and typical of politicians who are either in the pocket of the National Rifle Association or intimidated by the power that its scorched-earth tactics have on many conservative voters. 2017-10-04T07:33:24-04:00

Referee got death threats after UK’s NCAA loss. He’s now suing Kentucky Sports Radio

October 4, 2017 - 9:53am
A referee who received death threats after Kentucky’s loss in the NCAA tournament has filed a federal lawsuit against Kentucky Sports Radio; its founder, Matt Jones; and the company’s managing editor, Drew Franklin. 2017-10-04T07:25:00-04:00

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