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KY man found guilty of threatening to murder U.S. official

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:25:29 GMT

KY man found guilty of threatening to murder U.S. official Lexington man convicted of charges including threatening to murder a federal prosecutor and solicitation to murder an officer of the United States Click on headline for complete story From U.S. Attorney's Office U.S. Department of Justice, Western District of Kentucky LEXINGTON, KY - - United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the guilty verdict, in United States District Court, of a Mexican National, on charges of threatening to murder an Assistant United States Attorney and solicitation to murder an officer of the United States. "The rule of law requires public servants of character to enforce that law," stated United States Attorney Russell Coleman.




News 36 mins ago 7:57 p.m.Kentucky chiropractor makes deal to avoid felony charges

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:40:44 GMT

A Kentucky chiropractor originally charged with sexually abusing his patients has accepted a plea deal that could allow him to resume practicing within a year. The West Kentucky Star reports that Dr. Stephen Douglas McAdoo of Mayfield on Monday pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count of criminal abuse.




Maryland office shooting suspect linked to Delaware shooting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:14:19 GMT

Google Fiber construction crews dug a 'micro-trench' in the roads in the Strathmoor area of the Highlands in August. Google Fiber, the superfast Internet service that city officials have long craved, is now available to some homes in Portland, Newburg and the Strathmoor area of the Highlands.




Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide of red ink

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:47:38 GMT

Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plans are awash in red ink. The plan to move most new hires into a 401 -style system would still put pressure on state taxpayers, who would be legally required to make annual payments of more than $2 billion to the system.




Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide of red ink

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:47:37 GMT

Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plan are awash in red ink. The plan to move most new hires into a 401 -style system would still put pressure on state taxpayers, who would be legally required to make annual payments of more than $2 billion to the system.




Potential Kentucky abortion ban unconstitutional

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:09:52 GMT

Republican representative Dan Johnson of the Louisville Metro Council filed a bill Oct. 9 seeking to criminalize abortion. If the bill were to become law, doctors could be charged with fetal homicide - a felony.




Suspect charged in hammer attack fit to stand trial

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:38:25 GMT

The details were part of a competency hearing Tuesday for Brady Ray, who is charged with attempted murder, first-degree robbery, serving alcoholic beverages to minors, third-degree burglary, first-degree mischief, violation of a Kentucky emergency protective order/domestic violence order and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.




Kentucky Power Hurricane damage memories linger for Kentucky Power employees

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:34:58 GMT

With the 2017 hurricane season showing no sign of letting up, Kentucky Power employees who traveled to Florida and Texas to help say those affected by the devastating storms remain on their minds. Ronnie Rice, a line mechanic in Hazard, was among about 100 Kentucky Power employees and contractors who headed to Texas after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25. Like his colleagues, he spent two weeks working 16-hour days in hot, humid, mosquito-laden conditions to help AEP Texas restore power to millions of residents.




Kentucky Power Kentucky Power Awards Grants to One East KY, Ashland Alliance

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:34:57 GMT

Ashland Alliance is receiving $23,334 for its efforts to recruit Wright-Mix Material Development Co. to Greenup County.




Webster Co. teacher now facing drug charges

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:40:49 GMT

A Webster County Middle School teacher who is at the center of a child porn investigation is now facing drug charges. Kentucky State Police says Lucia Jenkins was conspiring and facilitating in the trafficking of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.




The Latest: Kentucky leaders reach deal on pension plans

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:27:34 GMT

The Latest on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to change the state's public pension system : Gov. Matt Bevin, state House Speaker Jeff Hoover and Senate President Robert Stivers will announce the plan Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the state Capitol. All are Republicans.




Two officers fired for dragging doctor from United Airlines plane

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:36:08 GMT

The law enforcement officers involved in dragging a Kentucky doctor from a plane destined for Louisville no longer work for United Airlines, officials said. The Chicago Department of Aviation fired two officers - one of them an Aviation Security Sergeant - and a third officer resigned for their role in booting Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines plane at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago back in April, NBC News reported.




Grimes paving the way to stop hunger statewide

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:36:07 GMT

We commend Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on her bipartisan effort to help feed the state's families who suffer from hunger. Grimes' office has launched the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl, a statewide challenge for local and county governments to gather non-perishable food and monetary donations to help those in need.




Indictment: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer had help in his escape

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:22:36 GMT

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer embroiled in a massive Social Security fraud case had help in carrying out the escape plot he hatched a year before fleeing, according to a federal indictment. The newly released indictment alleges that an employee of Eric Conn, the missing lawyer, opened a bank account that Conn used to transfer money out of the country.




Stink bug management

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:56:59 GMT

A stinky brown army is marching across Kentucky this fall, accidentally entering your homes and offices and they look for protective overwintering sites. Brown marmorated stink bugs leave a stain and a very unpleasant odor when mashed.




Manager hired for new Old Forester Distillery in Kentucky

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:58 GMT

The company says Juan Merizalde Carrillo will serve as distillery manager at the facility that's expected to open in late spring next year. The new production facility for Brown-Forman's founding brand is situated along Louisville's historic "Whiskey Row."




Bridge named in honor of Lawson

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:22:23 GMT

Eight years after her death, the life of former Southeast Community College professor and community advocate Gayle Lawson was honored on Monday in a way that many of her friends and family agreed was perfectly fitting. Dozens of Harlan County residents and Kentucky Department of Transportation employees were on hand for a ceremony on a new section of U.S. 119 in Letcher County, two miles from the Harlan County line, where a bridge that will be a key part of the seven-mile section of the road scheduled to open Dec. 1 was dedicated in Lawson's name.