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Video Seeks Info in Unsolved Officer Slaying
Friday, May 22, 2015 4:43 PM
Kentucky State Police have released a YouTube video asking for tips into the ambush slaying of a Bardstown police officer nearly two years ago. In the video released Friday, the wife of slain officer Jason Ellis pleads for anyone with information in the killing to come forward. Amy Ellis says family members and friends cannot heal until they know who killed the officer and ...
Heath Files for Ag Commissioner Recanvass
Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:51 PM
Richard Heath has asked for a review of Tuesday's election results in the Republican primary for state agriculture commissioner. Heath, a state representative from Mayfield, lost to fellow state representative Ryan Quarles by 1,427 votes out of the more than 183,000 cast in the race. The two men are vying to succeed Republican James Comer, who did not seek re-election in ...
Ft Campbell Soldier Sentenced For Fuel Bribes
Friday, May 22, 2015 5:02 AM
Federal prosecutors in Georgia say an Army sergeant has been sentenced in a bribery scheme that involved Afghan truckers reselling military fuel on the black market. Prosecutors say 41-year-old James Edward Norris of Fort Irwin, California, was sentenced Thursday to 51 months in prison and ordered to pay $176,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say Norris conspired with other soldiers at ...
Kentucky Raising Pay for Corrections Officers
Friday, May 22, 2015 5:38 AM
Kentucky is increasing pay for corrections officers and hazardous duty staff in an attempt to curb high turnover rates. Gov. Steve Beshear has approved the plan to give raises and move hazardous duty, non-security staff to 40-hour work weeks. A state Personnel Cabinet review showed that the state's corrections officers and hazardous duty workers were paid at below-market rates compared with ...
Kentucky Exports Show Strong 1st-Quarter Gain
Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:32 AM
State economic development officials say Kentucky's exports were 11 percent higher through the first quarter of 2015 compared to a year ago. The Cabinet for Economic Development says that ranks Kentucky third nationally for year-over-year export growth. State officials say that during the first quarter, Kentucky exported more than $7 billion in products, up from $6.4 ...
Paul Commandeers Senate to Protest Patriot Act
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:42 PM
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy. Congress faces a June 1 deadline for the law's expiration, and Paul's speech underscored the deep divisions over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of ...
Comer Asks for Review of Election Results
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:25 PM
Republican James Comer has officially requested a review of Kentucky's election results after initial tallies showed him in second place by just 83 votes. Comer's campaign manager made the request at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, one day after voters went to the polls to settle Kentucky's divisive Republican primary. Louisville businessman Matt Bevin appeared to declare ...
Website Lets Kentuckians Check Water Conditions
Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:24 AM
State officials say Kentuckians can now click on a website to find out if their favorite spot on the water is safe to swim, or if the fish there are healthy enough to eat. Kentucky Division of Water says the state's Water Health Portal is at http://watermaps.ky.gov/ . It's an interactive map application that allows users to learn about the health of the streams in their area and ...
Kentucky's Unemployment Rate Falls to 5 Percent
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:52 AM
Kentucky's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in April, the lowest it has been in 14 years. It is the ninth straight month Kentucky's unemployment rate has been lower than the national average, which was 5.4 percent in April. Kentucky's labor force increased by more than 3,500 people in April while an extra 4,984 people found work. State government jobs jumped 1.7 percent, with ...
McConnell Says He Will Endorse GOP Nominee
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2:35 PM
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said he will endorse Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor once the results are official. Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by 83 votes out of the more than 214,000 ballots cast. Comer said he plans to ask state election officials to review the results. McConnell and Bevin went head to head in last year's Republican ...
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