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10:33 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Kentucky PSC Chooses Overlay for New Area Code

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. 

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WKU
6:27 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

WKU Student Jumps from Dormitory

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.

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Regional
4:56 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Interstate 69 is Official With New Signs and Mile Points in Lyon, Hopkins & Trigg Counties

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.

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Regional
8:32 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Arrest Made in Assault on Kentucky Medal of Honor Winner

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer was presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama in 2011.

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Columbia, Ky., teenager in an alleged assault on Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Meyer was involved in the altercation over the weekend at a venue near Columbia.

WYMT-TV reported Meyer was injured badly enough that he was treated at a local hospital and released.

Police said Thursday they arrested 18-year-old Kanissa’a Thompson and charged him with second-degree assault.

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Regional
8:28 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Summer Start Date Projected for Ohio River Bridges

An artist's rendering of what the proposed Ohio River bridge project would look like.

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.

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Regional
3:05 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Woman Sentenced for Setting Fatal Fire in Ft. Campbell

A woman accused of trying to collect on her Army husband’s life insurance policy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for setting fire to her home and killing two of her children at Fort Campbell.

A sobbing Billi Jo Smallwood maintained her innocence at her sentencing Thursday in federal court in Louisville. Family, friends and jail guards portrayed her as caring and deeply religious.

The 39-year-old Smallwood could have been given life in prison.

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Regional
9:07 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Kentucky Medal of Honor Recipient Recovering After Fight

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer was presented with the Medal of Honor by President Obama.

Kentucky State Police are investigating an alleged assault on Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Meyer was involved in the altercation over the weekend at a venue near Columbia.

WYMT-TV reports Meyer was injured badly enough that he was treated at a local hospital and released.

Police have released little information in the case. They say they are investigating the alleged assault to see whether charges will be filed.

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Regional
9:29 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Edmonton Teen Sentenced to 20 Years for Killing Guardians

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.

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Regional
9:26 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Memorial Will Honor Ft. Campbell Soldiers Killed in 1985 Crash

The 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will hold a memorial on Wednesday, the anniversary of the crash of a flight carrying 248 soldiers from Fort Campbell in 1985.

The memorial will be held at the post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line on the 27th anniversary of the crash of Arrow Airlines Flight 1285 in Gander, Newfoundland, on Dec. 12, 1985.

Regional
2:30 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Prosecutor Seeks Info from Kentucky Sheriff in Murder Case

A Kentucky sheriff who is offering his own reward money in hopes of solving three murder cases is being asked to turn over his information in one of the slayings.

Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. Ovey has filed a motion asking Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam to appear in court Wednesday and bring his file in the Chantell Humphries murder case.

Humphries' body was found on a Trigg County cattle farm a decade ago. A trial earlier this year ended in a mistrial.

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