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.
A University of Louisville student accused of shining a laser pointer at a police helicopter is learning that authorities take the matter seriously. Louisville police say 19-year-old Jeffry Ledington is charged with two wanton endangerment counts.
Although the weather in Kentucky in recent days seems far removed from the snow and ice of winter, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is preparing for the weather that's expected to arrive in upcoming months. This year they'll be utilizing some new computer technology to help them treat the roads in an effective manner.
A federal judge in eastern Kentucky has jailed a teenager who refused to testify for the prosecution in a hate crime case against his brother. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove had 18-year-old Alex Jenkins taken into custody Monday and said he would give him another chance to testify Tuesday in the case against Anthony Jenkins.