The mint julep stands proud as the beverage known as Kentucky's signature drink. Unless you're new to the area and haven't been paying attention, you know the julep is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. What you might not know, however, is that the mint julep's history traces back to a rose water drink in the Middle East.
A Fort Campbell military policeman faces a court-martial this week for the 2007 shooting deaths of two women in Hardin County. The military is trying Brent Burke after four failed efforts in civilian court.
The Owensboro City Commission is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would ban the use of skateboards in the city’s downtown. The Messenger-Inquirer reports the commission is meeting tonight at 5pm at City Hall. The ordinance is expected to pass based on previous discussions by commissioners.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is expected to sign HB 281, which improves training for coaches in recognizing concussions. He will be joined in that ceremony, which will be held at Central High School in Louisville, by Representative Joni Jenkins and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens.
Warren County saw a 40% jump in prescription drug abuse in 2011. Law enforcement is responding by placing permanent drop off containers for unwanted or expired medications.Tommy Loving who heads the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force says any kind of pills can be left, no questions asked.
A worker has died after falling in an Eastern Kentucky mine Wednesday morning. Federal mine officials say the worker fell from a catwalk in the McCoy Elkhorn mine. The mine is located near the Mousie community in Knott County.
A former Barren County Sheriff's Deputy is expected to plead guilty in the beating of a criminal suspect in 2010. A hearing is scheduled for May 1 in federal court in Owensboro for Gene Minor. He's one of four officers charged with beating a man they were trying to arrest, then lying about the incident to federal investigators.
Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd has ordered the state to consider changing how it executes prisoners by lethal injection. The Judge says Kentucky should consider using one drug instead of three.