Police in eastern Kentucky say they are investigating after the same graffiti---the letters "KKK"-- were found on all of the stop signs in one Bell County neighborhood. Police Chief Charles Matthews says officers are searching for the people responsible.
Chief Matthews told WYMT television that the letters are usually associated with the Ku Klux Klan, but authorities aren't sure whether that group is responsible. He says the letters may have been put on the signs by vandals.
A decline in coal mining tax revenue has many of Kentucky’s top officials concerned. House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Governor Steve Beshear say they are concerned about the declining revenues from the coal severance tax.
The tax is used for a variety of state, county and local infrastructure projects, mostly in Eastern Kentucky. Beshear says the drop in revenue reflects the tough market for Kentucky coal.
An intense winter storm system will continue to bring rain, snow and icy conditions to our region through Wednesday evening.
The Blizzard Warning for Owensboro, Henderson, and Evansville has been cancelled, though these areas can expect additional snow today. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for portions of southern Indiana.
Much of the rest of our coverage area is under a Winter Weather Advisory through early evening Wednesday, with predictions of accumulations around 1", along with icy conditions as rain mixes with sleet.
The southern Indiana portion of our listening area got hit with as much as seven inches of snow during an early-morning snow storm Wednesday. The Evansville Courier-Press reports that Evansville's mayor has announced that all non-essential city offices will close at noon.
Emergency responders had to help numerous motorists in the area who got stuck in the snowstorm, or skidded off roads.
A federal judge has delayed sentencing until late January for a pair of Iraqi nationals who pleaded guilty to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq.
U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell rescheduled for Jan. 29 the sentencing of 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and his co-defendant, 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi. Sentencing had originally been planned for Jan. 3 in federal court in Bowling Green.
Alwan pleaded guilty in December 2011. Hammadi bypassed a trial and entered a guilty plea in August.