Kentucky Press News Service

Bardstown raises its profile on Kentucky Bourbon Trail

March 29, 2019 - 1:22pm
Bardstown was named an “Official Gateway” to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Wednesday, which local officials say will help maintain its reputation as the “Bourbon Capital of the World” as competition for bourbon tourism increases. Bardstown was named the third official gateway sponsor, joining Louisville and the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau 2019-03-29T11:23:17-04:00

Is it fair? A Louisville judge is releasing defendants on low bail and police aren't happy

March 29, 2019 - 1:22pm
When criminal defense attorney Julie Kaelin ran for judge last year, she made no secret of her support for bail reform and eliminating cash bail that she argues favors the rich over the poor. Now that she's sitting on Jefferson District Court, she is practicing what she preached. To the dismay of the Louisville Metro Police Department, she has released a series of defendants without making them post cash 2019-03-29T11:16:03-04:00

Bevin Administration gives away a third Kentucky historic site to locals

March 29, 2019 - 1:22pm
The Bevin Administration is giving away another state historic site, the third it has shed in the last four months. The state on Tuesday gave the 80-acre William Whitley House Historic Site in Crab Orchard to the Lincoln County Fiscal Court. That move comes after Kentucky turned over the 46-acre Boone Station Historic Site in southeast Fayette County last December to David’s Fork Baptist Church with no public input and Madison County’s 13-acre White Hall State Historic Site last month to Eastern Kentucky University. 2019-03-29T11:09:54-04:00

Kentucky lawmakers approve pension relief for universities, public agencies

March 29, 2019 - 1:22pm
The House and Senate reached a deal Thursday night on how to provide pension relief for the state’s regional universities and “quasi-public” agencies, such as county health departments, mental health nonprofits and other groups that are technically outside state government. Helping the universities and agencies carry their share of the state’s $37 billion public pension shortfall without slashing services or even closing their doors proved to be perhaps the trickiest problem facing the 2019 General Assembly, lawmakers said. 2019-03-29T11:00:17-04:00

Fulton teen charged with rape at high school

March 29, 2019 - 1:22pm
An 18-year-old from Fulton was arrested after a 15-year-old girl reported he sexually assaulted her at Fulton City High School. Fulton police responded to the school Wednesday and said investigators determined Rodney Hollowell had sexual contact with the girl without her consent. 2019-03-29T10:53:28-04:00

FEMA: Residents will not be reimbursed for flood damage

March 29, 2019 - 10:22am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency told the Paducah-McCracken County Office of Emergency Management that it will not reimburse McCracken County residents for losses suffered during the recent flooding along the Ohio and Clarks rivers. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management told the Paducah-McCracken County OEM that at least 80 to 100 residential dwellings must have received major impacting damage for FEMA to consider recommending a federal disaster declaration for individual assistance. 2019-03-29T09:32:57-04:00