Two young men were struck and killed by a train in McCreary County just a day after a 14-year-old was killed by a train in Madison County. Sheriff Gus Skinner told the Lexington Herald-Leader the 20 year olds, whom he did not identify, were walking on the tracks at Whitley City at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when they were struck from behind by a Norfolk Southern train.
It’s election season, and the Kentucky Public Service Commission is on the road with a campaign of its own. The PSC has meetings this week in Bowling Green and Elizabethtown to explain to the public why western Kentucky needs a new area code and what options exist.
A Kentucky man who bought a beat up metal detector on a whim at a yard sale used his new toy to rediscover a lost anniversary gift. David Tincher of Madisonville paid $10 for the detector on Monday, and started poking around the yard. Tincher told The Messenger the initial search went slowly--a few nails and some old tools at the house built in 1792.
A southern Kentucky woman has been charged with human trafficking after police say she took money to let a 13-year-old girl have sex with men. Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron told The Daily News that the case of 30-year-old Rose Marie Woolbright is "very unusual" and the first of its kind in Warren County.
All lanes are now open on I-65 southbound following Saturday morning's tractor-trailer fire. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Biven says the vehicle was carrying potentially hazardous chlorine materials. The tractor-trailer caught fire Saturday at mile marker 55 around 7:30am, with the driver pulling off the road. Nobody was injured, and no other vehicles were involved.
The daughter of a central Kentucky mayor is facing charges after police say she sold drugs on the University of Kentucky campus. Nineteen-year-old Rachel Siegelman, the daughter of Versailles mayor Fred Siegelman, is charged with trafficking.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that parents who oppose allowing grandparent to visit their grandchildren must be presumed to be acting in the child's best interests. The Courier-Journal reports the court's Thursday ruling does not strike down Kentucky's 1984 grandparent visitation law.
The federal hate crimes trial of two men in Kentucky accused of beating another man because he was gay quickly grew murky, with tales of substance abuse, drug deals gone bad and homosexual trysts. The result was an acquittal--an embarrassing blow for prosecutors trying their first case under a hate crimes law expanded in 2009 to apply to crimes motivated by, among other things, a victim's actual or perceived sexual orientation.
Two Kentucky men were acquitted of hate-crimes charges but found guilty of kidnapping late Wednesday in connection with an attack on a gay man.
Prosecutors had argued that Anthony Ray Jenkins and his cousin David Jason Jenkins attacked 29-year-old Kevin Pennington last year at a rural state park because of Pennington's sexual orientation — a provision of the federal hate-crimes law that had not been previously prosecuted in the U.S.