Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and three deputies have entered not guilty pleas Wednesday in U.S District Court. The four are accused of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice. The Glasgow Daily Times reports Sheriff Eaton and deputies Adam Minor, Eric Guffey, and Aaron Bennett were arraigned in federal court in Bowling Green. The charges against them stem from an incident on February 22, 2011.
The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area Friday afternoon produced an F1 tornado and knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well. The tornado struck about 13 miles southeast of downtown Louisville, and was on the ground for 2.5 miles.
The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area this afternoon brought strong winds that knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well.
According to Kentucky Forestry officials, an Eastern Kentucky man set a number of small fires while he was holding a jar of moonshine and riding a lawn mower. They say the man was spotted setting fires in Bell County.
A bill granting sales tax refunds for Kentuckians hit by this month's tornadoes is swiftly moving through the General Assembly. The measure cleared the House Appropriations and Revenue committee Wednesday, less than 12 hours after it was first proposed.
Update at 2pm C.T. Thursday: translator station W277AA (103.3 FM) is back on the air following major repairs. Thanks for your patience, and thanks to Chief Engineer Don Eastman and site engineer Mike Graham for all their work.
On March 14th the WDCL transmitter suffered a major equipment failure. Following temporary repairs the signal was restored, but some key pieces of equipment had to be replaced.
A bill that would give tax incentives to Kentucky auto manufacturers and related businesses is a few steps away from becoming law. State Representative Larry Clark is the sponsor of House Bill 400. The bill would re-open a 2007 law that gave Ford Motor Company tax incentives. Those incentives encouraged a $1 billion investment at Ford's two Louisville plants.
Louisville-area advocates for victims of sexual abuse are criticizing a Jefferson County group for honoring Owensboro Bishop William Medley. The Courier-Journal reports Medley was one of seven recipients of the annual “Salute to Catholic Alumni Dinner”, which raises money to help poor students pay tuition at Catholic schools.
Officials with the Family Enrichment Center in Bowling Green say the tough economy is having an impact on the amount of child abuse in the region. Lynn Hulsey is the Director of Programming for the organization, and she says hard economic times increase the amount of stress in many households. She says about ten percent more children were abused or neglected in the Barren River Area Development District last year than in 2010. Dan Modlin has more on the story..........