Kentucky Press News Service

Trial begins for man accused of defrauding investors

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
Federal prosecutors began presenting their case Tuesday against a Bowling Green businessman accused of defrauding investors in a natural gas pipeline. Clay Shelton is on trial in U.S. District Court on 19 counts of securities fraud, six counts of money laundering and three counts of wire fraud. 2018-01-10T10:06:23-05:00

Paducah extends human rights ordinance

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
The City Commission chambers at Paducah City Hall overflowed Tuesday evening as the public gathered to voice opinions and hear the outcome of a proposed ordinance that extends discrimination protection categories to include age, sexual orientation and gender identification. The ordinance to repeal and replace the code governing the operations of the Paducah Human Rights Commission passed 4-1. 2018-01-10T09:23:13-05:00

Teen recorded at Shelbyville Police Department talking to his attorney

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
An incident in which a defendant was recorded at the Shelbyville Police Department while talking with his attorney was due to improperly installed recording equipment, police say. The problem came to light in December when defense attorneys for a 17-year-old accused of assault discovered that the teen’s entire conversation with his attorney had been recorded, said Melanie Lowe, directing attorney of the Shelbyville Public Defender's office. 2018-01-10T09:13:09-05:00

Marking county’s past a positive step

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
How often have Clark Countians driven past the site where Quisenberry Lane and Boonesboro Road intersect and never thought twice about what transpired in that area centuries ago? To calculate would be impossible, but that will happen less often now, as a historical marker has been placed to commemorate the work that took place in Clark County and paved the way for the early settlement of Kentucky. 2018-01-10T09:05:24-05:00

CDC to help find roots of HIV 'cluster' tied to heroin, IV drugs in Campbell, Kenton counties

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
The people at the forefront of the heroin epidemic in Northern Kentucky predicted that a surge in HIV would follow. They were right. HIV cases linked to injection drug use swung up in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati last year, public health officials say. 2018-01-10T08:53:13-05:00

UPS mechanics crank up heat over contract

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
Union mechanics at UPS have turned to Sen. Mitch McConnell to ratchet up pressure amid contract talks, citing assurances from lawmakers and the shipping giant that tax reform would lead to boosted paychecks for workers — when they've gone four years without a salary increase. 2018-01-10T08:43:11-05:00

JCPS board has narrowed its superintendent search to two candidates

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
Jefferson County Public Schools is one step closer to naming a permanent leader after the district's school board named acting Superintendent Marty Pollio and Chief Operations Officer Michael Raisor as finalists for the position Tuesday night. The school board said it will choose the new superintendent by March 1. 2018-01-10T08:28:35-05:00

Judge blasts Bevin's 'ill-advised' tactics but allows reorganization of pension board to stand

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
Franklin Circuit Court has dismissed the lawsuit challenging Gov. Matt Bevin's 2016 reorganization of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board but scolded the Bevin administration for its early tactics to enforce that order. Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled on Monday that the once high-profile challenge to the governor's reorganization powers is now moot because the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly passed a bill affirming Bevin's order restructuring the board. 2018-01-10T08:25:37-05:00

Ex-Speaker Jeff Hoover disrupts House again to demand rules be changed in investigation

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
For the second day in a row, former Speaker Jeff Hoover dominated and disrupted proceedings in the House, demanding it change its rules to make the "loser pay" costs of a committee investigating his secret settlement of a sexual harassment claim with a former staffer. 2018-01-10T08:21:30-05:00

Wife stuck paying for abusive husband's divorce lawyer because he's in jail - and it's Kentucky law

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
Choked and knocked unconscious, Jeanette McCue. of Washington County, said a violent attack in 2016 by her husband left her bruised and battered, with black eyes, a split lip and marks around her neck. The attack that sent her husband to prison for 10 years was shocking enough, she said. But she was shocked further when she sought to divorce him and discovered that an obscure provision of Kentucky law required her to pay for his lawyer, because as an inmate, he had no means to hire one. 2018-01-10T08:15:41-05:00

15-year-old to be tried as adult in killing of Cumberlands student who answered ad on app

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
A 15-year-old boy will be tried as an adult in connection with the fatal shooting of Zachary Finch, a University of the Cumberlands baseball player who was killed while responding to an ad on an online sales app similar to Craigslist. A North Carolina judge ordered Monday that Jahzion Wilson’s case moved from juvenile court to Mecklenburg County Superior Court after finding probable cause to charge Wilson with first-degree murder, a Class A felony. 2018-01-10T08:09:23-05:00

Lexington educator receives $25,000 prize with national teaching award

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
In a surprise school assembly Tuesday at Lexington’s Beaumont Middle School, teacher Brooke Powers was named one of the best educators in the nation and awarded the national Milken Award. Powers was given $25,000 cash to use however she wants. 2018-01-10T08:02:31-05:00

A deadly flu season has Lexington hospitals being cautious with visitors, patients

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
Area hospitals are taking precautions to protect patients and health-care workers during flu season. There are five confirmed flu deaths in Lexington this season and 151 confirmed flu cases, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. 2018-01-10T07:54:28-05:00

Louisville man charged in Henderson shooting

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
Henderson police have arrested a Louisville man in connection with a shooting Tuesday afternoon on Spring Garden Road. William Johnson Jr., 29, has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly shooting Henderson resident Cecil Davis six times following an argument, according to Henderson Police Detective Shannon Troutman. 2018-01-10T07:48:02-05:00

Henderson City Commission advances Sunday alcohol sales

January 10, 2018 - 10:45am
Picking up a cold six-pack of beer, a pint of bourbon or a bottle of wine on Sunday in the city of Henderson is now one step closer to being a reality. The Henderson City Commission on Tuesday evening approved, on a split 3-2 vote, the first reading of a proposal that allows takeout Sunday alcohol sales. It also relaxes alcohol sales requirements for sit-down establishments on Sundays. 2018-01-10T07:44:30-05:00

Unseasonably warm temperatures this week ... and then snow?

January 9, 2018 - 4:44pm
Louisville's weather is like a Katy Perry song, it's hot then it's cold. It's true, a brief respite from the biting cold of recent weeks is on the horizon, though it won't be sticking around for long. 2018-01-09T13:55:05-05:00

Judge dismisses suit that aimed to stop pollution of Central Kentucky lake

January 9, 2018 - 4:44pm
A federal judge has dismissed a suit that sought to stop the discharge of pollutants into Herrington Lake. Meanwhile, the two environmental groups who filed the complaint are considering whether to appeal. 2018-01-09T13:49:32-05:00

Parking at the Blue Grass Airport just got simpler

January 9, 2018 - 4:44pm
You’re at Blue Grass Airport, just arriving on a red eye from the West Coast. You have your luggage and you’re heading to your car in the parking lot, soon to be heading home. But you don’t have the cash to pay for parking and, frankly, digging around for your credit card can be a hassle. No worries. The airport is partnering with Arriv.io, a phone application, to help you pay for parking. 2018-01-09T13:42:45-05:00

UK to pay $1 million to a Texas consultant. The job? Raise billions.

January 9, 2018 - 1:44pm
The University of Kentucky will pay $1 million to a Texas consultant to help with its next capital campaign, aimed at raising between $1.5 billion and $2 billion for the endowment. 2018-01-09T13:39:06-05:00

Christian County High School student charged with making threats through social media

January 9, 2018 - 1:44pm
A high school student was arrested on allegations he made threats to other students at the school. The Christian County High School 17-year-old male student was discovered to have made threats via social media and to several students Monday morning, telling some students “not to come to school tomorrow.” 2018-01-09T13:31:01-05:00

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