Kentucky regulators say a new area code for the western part of the state will overlap the existing 270 area code.
The Public Service Commission said Monday the "overlay" option for the new 364 area code is the least disruptive for customers and imposes the least cost on businesses. This is the first time two area codes will mingle in the same area in Kentucky.
At approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, a male student at Western Kentucky University jumped from the sixth floor of Pearce-Ford Tower (PFT). According to WKU Public Affairs, he was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is in critical condition. The family has been notified.
WKU Police are investigating. No evidence of alcohol or drugs was found in the initial police search of the room.
PFT has quarter inch thicktempered glass windows. There is a window stop that only allows the window to open three inches. A police search of the room found the window stop to be in place and that the window was properly closed. The glass to the window was broken.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports that a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet switched the new 38-mile section of Interstate 69 in Lyon, Caldwell, and Hopkins Counties to new mile points and new signage Friday. Old mile markers for the former Western Kentucky Parkway have been removed or covered.
The change also reoriented the east-west direction of the former Parkway to north-south for Interstate 69 from the Interstate 24 Interchange near Eddyville to the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway Interchange near Madisonville.
Transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana told Louisville Metro Council members that construction on two new bridges over the Ohio River is projected to start at nearly the same time next summer.
The Courier-Journal reports that Indiana Department of Transportation project manager Ron Heustis said he expects construction on the eastern bridge, which will link Utica, Ind., and Prospect, Ky., to start in June.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project manager Andy Barber says he expects construction on the downtown span, which will connect Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, Ind., to begin in July.
A judge has sentenced a 16-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to killing his guardians to 20 years in prison.
The Glasgow Daily Times reports that Christopher Endicott received the sentence during a hearing Tuesday in Metcalfe County.
He pleaded guilty in October in the 2011 slayings of his legal guardians, Gary and Barbara Holloway. The couple was found fatally shot in their Edmonton home. He also entered guilty pleas to robbery, tampering with evidence and fleeing from police.