On Thursday, dozens of laws passed in this year’s legislative session will become active. One of those laws limits the amount of pseudoephedrine a person can buy from a pharmacy. Pseudoephedrine, or PSE, is used in many cold and allergy medicines. It’s also a key part of meth production.
A Louisville firefighter arrested last week after police say they found guns, cash, drug paraphernalia, and 31 pounds of marijuana in his home will be arraigned Tuesday in Jefferson District Court. According to the Associated Press, officers served a search warrant on the home of 45 year old Sgt. Willie McBride Jr. on July 3rd.
The Associated Press reports that a Federal Appeals Court will take up the case of a Kentucky mother who is suing the U.S. government over her son's shooting death at Fort Bliss. The U.S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled an oral argument date for July 17th in the lawsuit brought by Renee Richardson of Louisville.
Forty new troopers received diplomas today at ceremonies held in Frankfort, Kentucky. The new troopers are part of the third Law Enforcement Accelerated Program. They bring the agency's total strength to a total of 948 troopers serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
State officials in Kentucky have issued a Water Shortage Watch for 27 counties. Environmental Scientist Bill Caldwell says residents should be paying attention to possible calls for water conservation.
Searchers have resumed looking for a mother last seen July 4 in Otter Creek Park near Brandenburg. Kentucky State Police say 37-year-old Carrie Ruffra entered the park around 1 a.m. EDT Wednesday and the park director found her vehicle parked near a boat ramp leading to the Ohio River around 11:30 a.m. EDT that same day.
A southern Kentucky office where visa requests are processed had to evacuate and workers were decontaminated after two suspicious packages turned up at the facility. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird told The Times-Tribune that three workers at the Kentucky Consular Center were isolated, decontaminated and medically cleared after opening the packages.
Parts of southern and western Kentucky have nearly exhausted the 270 area code and are in line for an additional one. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is weighing a request to make the next area code available to all new phone customers throughout the region, rather than to apply it geographically.
Crews are finishing concrete paving today on the southbound lanes of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. Once this work is complete, motorists will see changes Thursday morning to the traffic patterns on Interstate 65 across the bridge. Currently, traffic is restricted to one lane for southbound I-65 and two lanes for northbound I-65.
A Russell County woman who was killed while out for a run was in the thoughts of people who gathered for the Bluegrass 10,000 race awards ceremony in Lexington. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that members of Sarah Hart's family were at the ceremony Wednesday.