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Ky. police officer arrested in prostitution investigation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:32:00 GMT

Kentucky State Police said Wednesday that Oak Grove police Sgt. Benjamin R. Walden was among three people arrested after state police received a complaint about a female being held against her will at a motel in the southwestern Kentucky town.

KSP Investigating Two Vehicle Fatal Collision in Powell County

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:12:41 GMT

On Monday September 26, 2016 at 7:29 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received information about a two vehicle collision at the 22 mile marker on the Mountain Parkway in Powell County. Trooper Michael Snowden responded to the scene.

Kentucky and the Great War Honors the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entry into Wwi

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:46:10 GMT

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. Since our entry on April 6, 1917, many books have been written detailing the war and exploring its effects on the world and nation at large, but no comprehensive history of the war's effects on Kentucky existed. At the outbreak of the war, most citizens had relatively little government interaction in their daily lives.

Attendance increasing at Kentucky Kingdom

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:13:44 GMT

Operators of the park in Louisville say an estimated 800,000 people visited during the 2016 season, beating last year's attendance by more than 200,000. Officials credit much of the increase to out-of-state visitors and park upgrades that included the addition of a fifth roller coaster.

Youth smoking rate declining in Kentucky

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:54:11 GMT

The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the latest smoking rate among Kentucky high school students is 16.9 percent, down from 26.2 percent a decade ago. That's according to the 2015 Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Kentucky plumber gets probation in global spam case

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:52:02 GMT

A Kentucky plumber who says he found it "intoxicating" to be admired for his computer skills received probation for his role in an international scheme that sent out millions of spam messages. Ryan Neil Green is one of about 70 people charged worldwide after the FBI disabled an enterprise that infected at least 77,000 computers.

Man arrested for child porn after taking computer to repair shop

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:53:01 GMT

A Covington man was arrested for four counts of child pornography, and now community members are disgusted after learning about the crime. "Sickening, scared scared that he was that close.

UPIKE hosts Pulitzer Prize winner Pett

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:44:17 GMT

Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett visited the University of Pikeville recently. The event was in partnership with the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Pultizer Prize Board and was the second stop on Pett's tour of the state focusing on the Pulitzer Centennial.

Social workers told to limit remarks to reporters -

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:30:21 GMT

Social service workers in Kentucky have been warned by state officials that they could face disciplinary action "up to and including dismissal" for talking to the news media without permission. The warning came in an email last week from the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services to all employees, The Courier-Journal reported.

Phillips addresses Southeast Kentucky Chamber at luncheon -

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:54:35 GMT

On Thursday, the Southeast Kentucky Chamber hosted the CEO of Kentucky Travel Industry Association , Hank Phillips, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pikeville. A large crowd of Chamber and community members filled the ballroom to hear KTIA's CEO discuss the economic impact of tourism in Eastern Kentucky.

$22 million hotel opens in Covington

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:23:51 GMT

According to the owner, Aparium Hotel Group, the restored building was Kentucky's first skyscraper and high-end department store in the early 1900's. "With the restoration of this property, we are once again shining a light and sharing the storied history of an incredible building, which will become a thriving destination for which locals can be proud and enjoy as a new social spot," says Aparium Hotel Group COO Kevin Robinson.

Auburn makes big move for 4-star safety C.J. Avery after official visit

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:05:25 GMT

C.J. Avery, shown in coverage to the left here at the U.S. Army All-American combine, offficially visited Auburn The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Avery didn't have Auburn in that original top five, but after an official visit to the school this weekend, Auburn is now one of his top schools. He didn't declare a leader, but Auburn should be feeling good.

Michael Gerson: Trump benefits from the ills of Obamacare

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:06:15 GMT

In the event of a victory by Donald Trump in November, political analysis will take on a forensic cast. How did establishment politics - first in the GOP primaries, then in a national electorate - come to die? Privately, Democrats would regret their selection of one of the most joyless, least visionary presidential candidates of recent memory.

Ky. Spanish Teacher of the Year selected - 3:06 pm updated:

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:28:25 GMT

Photo submitted Emmanuel Anama-Green has been selected as the Kentucky Spanish Teacher of the Year. Anama-Green is pictured alongside two other Spanish teachers in the region, Tamara Kunkel from Knott County and Gloria Newsome from Floyd County.

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Coming to South Central Kentucky in October -

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:13:17 GMT

The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is partnering with several area fire departments throughout South Central Kentucky during Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016. They will be installing and replacing smoke alarms, replacing batteries in smoke alarms as needed and helping families to develop a fire safety plan.

Bear Mauls, Injures Kentucky Man On Alaska Hunting Trip

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:03:27 GMT

A 57-year-old Kentucky man is recovering from injuries suffered when he was mauled by a bear on Alaska's Admiralty Island. Alaska State Troopers say Douglas Adkins of Jenkins was injured as he hiked Thursday night with a big game hunting guide on the southeast Alaska island.

Canada works to counter protectionist mood of U.S. campaign

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:46:52 GMT

Canadian diplomats are fanning out across the United States to talk up the benefits of trade with state and local leaders and counter what senior officials see as a worrying mood of protectionism swirling through the U.S. election campaign. Amid voter anger about the supposed harm done by international trade deals, both Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton have talked about altering the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement.