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.
Officials at WKU say the Western Kentucky University Police will increase patrols,starting today, in response to recent incidents on and around campus. The University Relations staff at WKU issued a news release regarding the issue.
Kentucky and Indiana are announcing that federal approval has been obtained for a new environmental impact statement on the Ohio River Bridges Project. The supplemental FEIS was required after state leadership in both Kentucky and Indiana agreed to modifications that helped reduce the cost of the project by $1.5 billion.
River Pilot Michael Collins says he tried to steer the Delta Mariner through an alternate span of the western Kentucky Eggners Ferry Bridge with confidence he would clear the road deck prior to the accident. The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board have conducted a hearing this week, investigating the January crash that collapsed a portion of the bridge.
A new trial date has been set in the court martial of a Kentucky soldier facing two murder charges. Sergeant Brent Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in 2007. The two women were found shot to death inside a home in Rineyville in Hardin County.
The charges stem from an investigation by the new Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit , which was created last September. The Corbin, Kentucky Social Security Administration Office reported suspected fraud during a continuing disability review. Authorities say the defendants were involved in a scheme to cash a Supplemental Security Income check issued to Eric Partain, after he died.