Kentucky Press News Service

Inmate escapes from Franklin County Regional Jail

July 29, 2018 - 12:12pm
An inmate escaped from the Franklin County Regional Jail on Friday night. Joseph A. Gramer II, 29, of Newport, was last seen at the jail at about 9 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. 2018-07-29T09:27:29-04:00

Classic vehicles lure visitors to E’town from near and far

July 29, 2018 - 12:12pm
Thousands of cars in all makes, models and finishes lined the streets Saturday in downtown Elizabethtown. The ninth annual Cruisin’ the Heartland had classics to new-model cars, music, food and family fun. City Events Coordi­nator Sarah Vaughn said organizers expected around 2,500 cars and typically have 10,000 to 15,000 visitors attend the annual event. 2018-07-29T09:22:35-04:00

Officials: NKY man found deceased in Red River Gorge

July 29, 2018 - 12:12pm
The body of Les Reynolds, the Florence man missing since Tuesday in the Red River Gorge, was found Saturday morning by a dog team with local first responders. Reynolds apparently slipped and struck his head, which contributed to his death, according to Wolfe County Search and Rescue. 2018-07-29T09:18:03-04:00

Newseum to feature Kentucky journalist, human rights activist

July 29, 2018 - 12:12pm
She challenged U.S. presidents, illuminated the histories of African-Americans and fought for equal employment opportunities. The name Alice Allison Dunnigan might not have the fame of Martin Luther King Jr. or Roy Wilkins, but the Kentucky native played an instrumental role in “busting down the doors” of race, sex and identity during her passionate life of empowering people. And now her story could be shared in a very big way. The West Kentucky African American Heritage Center in Russellville is sending the recently created bronze statue of journalist and civil rights champion Dunnigan to the Newseum in Washington. 2018-07-29T09:10:51-04:00