Kentucky Press News Service

Bardstown man was among Manson Family victims

November 27, 2017 - 12:51pm
Charles Manson, who died last week at the age of 83, shocked the world and gained notoriety for the August 1969 murders of eight people his followers carried out on his orders. By 1972, Manson and three of his followers were imprisoned for the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders. But some members of “The Family” who had avoided conviction were still living lives of crime, and are believed responsible for at least three other murders, including those of a Bardstown man and his wife. 2017-11-27T10:53:43-05:00

Lawrenceburg man indicted on human trafficking charge

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
A 36-year-old Lawrenceburg man was indicted on a human trafficking charge by a Franklin County Circuit Court grand jury Tuesday. Charles W. Walls was charged with unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth of Kentucky to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, a Class D felony. The case began when Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit obtained information that Walls was seeking young women for an illicit digital video operation he was allegedly running, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Zach Becker. 2017-11-27T09:09:57-05:00

Lights, camera, action: Ky. has rich history of filmmaking, tax incentives set stage for even more

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
What do notable films like 1962’s “How the West was Won,” 1964’s addition to the James Bond franchise “Goldfinger,” 1981’s military comedy “Stripes,” 1988’s “Rain Main,” and 2014’s comedy “Tammy,” all have in common? Each was filmed partially in the Bluegrass state. And, while it isn’t Hollywood or New York, Kentucky does have a rich cinematic history of its own in many ways. Throughout the years, Kentucky has been a filming location for moving dramas, revealing documentaries and fun action films. In addition, some of the most famous actors and actresses in the industry today hail from the Bluegrass State. 2017-11-27T08:58:27-05:00

Bill requires drug education in schools

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
A bill prefiled for consideration by state legislators next year would require students in elementary and secondary schools receive education about the state's opioid crisis. The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. James Tipton, a Taylorsville Republican, requires students in elementary, middle and high school to be taught about "drug abuse prevention, with an emphasis on the prescription drug epidemic and the connection between prescription opioid abuse and addiction to other drugs, such as heroin and synthetic drugs." 2017-11-27T08:53:38-05:00

Kroger Pappy lottery starts today

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
November is an interesting month for liquor store owners. The annual allocation of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons brings both a blessing and a curse — a blessing because, of course, the product is good and will fly off the shelves; a curse because of the nonstop phone calls, lines at the door before you open and constant questions about if, when and how many you’ll get. Stores handle their allocations different ways, but Kroger each year opts for one of the fairest options to get Pappy to their customers. 2017-11-27T08:49:04-05:00

Beauty shop banter leads to kidney donation

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
Be thankful for women's beauty shop banter, for one day, it might save your life. It definitely saved Jason Moore's. "I was getting my hair done, and she was discouraged as a wife," said Alli Scott, 23. "I got cold chills from my head to my feet when she was talking about it. I knew it was me immediately." 2017-11-27T08:43:36-05:00

Hopkinsville man to meet older half-sister for first time

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
Nathan Ray and his older sister text each other just about every day, and Ray, 25, a Hopkinsville resident, said he plans to keep the conversation going. But this weekend the two will do something they’ve not done before. They’ll meet each other for the very first time. 2017-11-27T08:36:55-05:00

Vine Grove golf cart owners may see change in city law

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
Golf carts could become a new means of transportation along many streets in Vine Grove next month. Vine Grove City Council is expected to vote Dec. 4 on a proposal allowing golf cart use on city streets barring use on any state-maintained roads. For instance, if the motion is approved, someone driving a golf cart would be allowed to go from their home down a street or to Lincoln Trail Golf Club in Vine Grove, but they wouldn’t be allowed to drive the cart along or across Ky. 144 or on any road where the speed limit is more than 35 mph. 2017-11-27T08:28:04-05:00

Kenton County saves taxpayers $3.2 million

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
Kenton County has saved taxpayers $3.2 million by refinancing of bonds. Cincinnati-based Ross, Sinclaire & Associates (RSA) served as the municipal adviser to the Kenton County Fiscal Court on the $27.225 million Kenton County general bonds issue used to refinance Kenton County Detention Center bonds issued in 2009. 2017-11-27T08:25:45-05:00

Where readers can’t reach books, the nation’s largest fleet of mobile libraries delivers

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
Kaylee Lay, who is 5, was so happy to see the bookmobile pull up in front of her house in McCreary County recently that she ran outside with no shoes, then reached up for her mother to carry her over the rough ground. “She got so excited,” said her mother, Katie Lay. “She said, ‘The bookmobile’s here!’” That kind of enthusiasm that has helped keep the largest fleet of bookmobiles in the nation operating in rural Kentucky, delivering books to people who often can’t get to county-seat libraries. 2017-11-27T08:13:33-05:00

Boycott of Kentucky products could send state from 'dirty' to green, says climate expert

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
A scientist in Canada is pointing out that Kentucky is among the biggest global warming piggies on the planet. And he's making the point that something very free market – consumer choice, perhaps even a boycott – could change that. Under the headline "Boycott products from states with dirty energy," Christopher Kennedy, an industrial ecologist at the University of Victoria, suggests that "if consumers recognized the problem of dirty power, many would choose not to buy products made in states such as Kentucky." 2017-11-27T08:10:05-05:00

Police and Jefferson school officials investigating social media threat at Fern Creek High School

November 27, 2017 - 9:51am
Jefferson County Public School officials and Louisville Metro Police are investigating after an anonymous message warning students of a shooting at Fern Creek High School on Monday was shared on social media. "This is not a threat but a warning!! There will be a shooting at Fern Creek High school Monday," the anonymous message read. Please please do not disregard this message. Please let your friends know !!" In an email to parents on Saturday, Fern Creek High School principal Nate Meyer said that the account was deleted shortly after sending the warning and that school officials and law enforcement were looking into the matter. 2017-11-27T08:00:24-05:00