Military veterans who are renewing Kentucky driver's licenses will be able to have a special designation printed on the license. The General Assembly this year authorized the designation, and the required programming for circuit court clerks' offices was finished on Monday.
Critics of Kentucky's proposed new death penalty method have asked officials to make multiple changes to how executions are carried out now that the state is switching to a one or two-drug lethal injection. During a hearing in Frankfort, public defenders, anti-death penalty activists, and private attorneys said the rules the Commonwealth wants to put in place have multiple problems, including that condemned inmates aren't allowed access to their attorneys on the day of execution.
After years of taking the lead on the battlefield, Army leaders from Fort Campbell are learning how to take a backseat role when they return to Afghanistan this fall to serve as military advisers. About 1,900 troops from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will serve as a Security Force Assistance Brigade with a mission to prepare the Afghan security forces for the coming withdrawal of NATO troops.
Three major airlines have announced additional flights to the Nashville International Airport with new routes to Boston, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The airport said Southwest Airlines is adding another daily nonstop flight to Boston Logan starting in February. United Airlines is adding two daily nonstop flights to Nashville from its Cleveland hub starting on Dec. 19.
Kentucky officials are set to hold a public hearing on a new proposal for the execution method for condemned inmates. The Justice Cabinet will hear comments from attorneys, advocates and the public starting at 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet building in Frankfort.
A southern Kentucky sheriff facing federal charges of civil rights violations says he won't seek re-election when his term ends in December 2013. Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton told The Glasgow Daily Times that he may open a barbecue restaurant or look for a job with the Cincinnati Reds and spend time with his grandchildren.
Kentucky's top transportation official has told the National Transportation Safety Board that navigation lights on bridges are working properly and that workers who inspect and maintain the lights are properly trained.
Police in central Kentucky are warning residents about a scam that seeks to take advantage of human kindness as the holiday season approaches. Danville Police Chief Tony Gray says local authorities have dealt with several residents who were defrauded out of money through a "relative in jail" scam.
Kentucky State Police are searching for two southern Kentucky brothers accused of killing a 73-year-old man. Police say murder warrants have been issued for 33-year-old Phillip M. Roberts and 38-year-old Thomas A. Roberts, both of Albany in Clinton county.
Attorney General Jack Conway announced the arrest Thursday of the former Wayne County Clerk following an investigation by his office. Investigators from General Conway's Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested 39-year-old Jennifer "Melissa" Turpin of Monticello this morning on one count of forgery, second degree, a Class D felony.