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Kentucky State Police Identify Marshall County High School Shooter

02/16/2018 05:35 PM

BENTON- The Kentucky State Police have released the name of the 15-year-old charged with killing two and injuring more than a dozen others at Marshall County High School. Gabriel R. Parker, 15, was arraigned in Marshall County Court on Friday. Kentucky State Police say a Marshall County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Tuesday, charging Parker with two counts of Murder and fourteen counts of First Degree Assault. Parker is being charged as an adult. The Shooting at Marshall... Read more 

U of L Professor breaks down President Trump's first State of the Union Address

01/31/2018 01:21 PM

LOUISVILLE- President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address Tuesday night, staying mostly on script and delivering a bipartisan message. Nick Paliewicz, an University of Louisville Associate Professor in the Office of Communications wasn’t surprised by his tone throughout the speech. “I think in some ways Trump was trying to be conciliatory and his tone was a little more softer than some of his more bombastic rhetorical styles of the past. But I think overall his rhetorical... Read more 

Attorney General Sessions speaks on efforts to reduce crime and fight opioid crisis

01/30/2018 11:44 AM

LOUISVILLE- Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a stop at the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Louisville on Tuesday to discuss ongoing efforts by the Department of Justice to reduce violent crime and fight the opioid crisis. Sessions said violent crime increased by nearly seven percent from 2014-2016 as the country is in the midst of the worst drug crisis in history. He said in 2016, an estimated 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. “Sadly, Louisville knows this all to... Read more 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson tours transitional housing programs in Lexington

01/25/2018 04:55 PM

LEXINGTON- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was in Lexington Thursday with Governor Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, and U.S. Representative Andy Barr, R-Lexington for a round table discussion on transitional housing and homelessness prevention. “We have made great progress towards ending homelessness in Lexington and across Kentucky. To end homelessness, we must continue to work together. Since 2010, there has been a 14 percent reduction in homelessness nationwide. We have cut veteran homelessness nearly in half. This progress is due... Read more 

Rand Paul attacker charged with assaulting a member of congress

01/19/2018 05:41 PM

INDIANAPOLIS- Rene A. Boucher, the man who attacked Rand Paul while mowing his lawn has been charged with assaulting a member of congress resulting in a personal injury, a felony under federal law. Josh J. Minkler, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, charged Boucher Friday. “Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously,” said Minkler. “Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable.” U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was allegedly... Read more 

Kentucky out of running for Amazon HQ2

01/18/2018 12:34 PM

SEATTLE- Despite efforts from city and state leaders, Kentucky will not be home to the new Amazon second headquarters. Amazon announced the 20 metropolitan areas chosen as finalists for HQ2. The company plans to invest over $5 billion in construction costs and estimates the new headquarters will bring in 50,000 jobs. The metropolitan areas chosen are: - Atlanta, GA - Austin, TX - Boston, MA - Chicago, IL - Columbus, OH - Dallas, TX - Denver, CO - Indianapolis, IN -... Read more 

University of Louisville will not disclose details in presidential search

09/15/2017 03:16 PM

LOUISVILLE – The University of Louisville’s Board Of Trustees will not be disclosing many details about their search for a new president. During the first meeting of the UofL trustees’ special litigation committee on Friday, Board Chair David Grissom handed out a letter giving details about their presidential search. “After careful consideration, and with the input of national experts in higher education, the Board has decided to conduct the search in such a way as to protect the confidentiality of all... Read more 

Lexington Cemetery Board "conditionally" approves relocation of Confederate statues

09/11/2017 06:45 PM

On Monday, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced that the Lexington Cemetery trustees have given a “conditional yes” to accepting two Confederate statues, which Gray has proposed be relocated from the Fayette County Courthouse. During the press conference, Gray added that the decision will not be final until the city can meet an agreement with the trustees. The final step in the process will be an approval from the Kentucky Military Affairs Commission. The next scheduled meeting for the commission is set for... Read more 

2017 Eclipse | The reality of solar retinopathy: Kentucky woman warns of dangers

08/18/2017 05:11 PM

For months, experts have been warning people about the dangers associated with Monday’s total solar eclipse. Those who look directly at the sun as the eclipse is happening risk permanent eye damage, a condition known as solar retinopathy. Frankfort resident Bettina Riley knows first-hand what it’s like to live with the condition. Riley suffered permanent vision loss after she was forced to look into the sun while driving home from work one day. “I’m going up a tall, steep slope, driving upgrade... Read more 

Former Gov. Steve Beshear says it's time for officials to publicly condemn hate groups

08/16/2017 02:31 PM

NEWPORT – Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear believes that it’s time for government officials to stand up and condemn neo-Nazi sympathizers like those who attended the rally last Saturday in Charlottesville which resulted in 1 death and 19 injuries. Beshear, who was governor from 2007-2015, spoke at the Northern Kentucky Forum on Wednesday and told those in attendance that now is the time to send a message that the abstract thinking of those sympathizers is wrong and not part of the... Read more 

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