Two Kentucky men are the first in the nation to be charged under a new law that makes it illegal to assault a person because of sexual orientation. A federal grand jury indicted 37 year old David Jenkins of Cumberland and 20 year old Anthony Jenkins of Partridge on charges of committing an act of violence based on the victim's sexual preference.
The Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals is hoping more people will gain a better understanding of how that court works. Chief Judge Jeff Taylor of Owensboro says the Court of Appeals reviews the correctness of decisions made by trial courts, and conducts sessions around the state to give citizens the opportunity to see how the cases work.
A new report describes confusion leading up to the stage collapse at last summer’s Indiana State Fair that killed seven people. According to the report, Fair officials weren’t properly prepared for emergencies, and the stage that collapsed wasn’t built to withstand strong winds.
Kevin Costner will be at Fort Knox this weekend for the unveiling of a memorial honoring soldiers under the 11th Aviation Command and subordinate units. The Elizabethtown News-Enterprise says Costner will speak at the memorial Saturday morning and will dedicate a song, "The Angels Came Down," that he wrote in honor of those who have lost family members in war.
A Fort Campbell soldier credited with saving the lives of two fellow soldiers during an attack in Afghanistan while wounded has been presented with the nation's second highest military honor. Sgt. Felipe Pereira of the 101st Airborne Division was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff, during a ceremony Thursday at the installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.
Low humidity and windy conditions are creating a critical fire danger in some parts of the Commonwealth today. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for an area that includes the cities of Owensboro, Madisonville, and Hopkinsville until 7pm.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will have a lane closure in place for southbound I-65 beginning Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm until midnight. The lane closure is necessary while crews shift southbound traffic to the far left lanes between the Cumberland Parkway (mm 43) and Park City (mm 48).
A Breathitt County woman is the first in Kentucky to be convicted of causing a death by selling prescription drugs. Judy McIntosh is headed to prison after pleading guilty to distributing Oxycodone that resulted in a death.
The Associated Press reports funeral services will be held this week for a U.S. Army soldier from Dixon, who was killed recently in Afghanistan. Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home Director Jerel Schneider says Spc. David W. Taylor will be buried in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson on Tuesday.