A Frankfort man no longer faces a charge of organized crime after the prosecution and defense agreed there is not enough criminal evidence for the case. Franklin County Attorney Rick Sparks and public defender Kristin Gonzalez agreed during a pretrial conference the case lacked evidence to charge Henry Earl Penn Jr. with organized crime. Instead, Penn, 42, faces two counts of trafficking in Percocet and cocaine.
If you’ve got copper and scrap metal that you want to keep, police are advising you to lock it up or it may disappear. Local police agencies have been inundated with complaints about missing wire and metal from construction sites, houses in foreclosure, churches and businesses. “We are taking complaints nearly every day of stolen copper and scrap from people’s property,” said Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich.
Louisville’s four Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs will close this month and it remains uncertain if and when a merger with Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Clubs will happen. It’s hopeful that clubs will reopen by year’s end, said Michael Hawley (pictured), the Salvation Army’s Louisville area commander.
A thirty-year old parking garage in downtown Lexington is closed until further notice while engineers determine its safety. The city-owned Phoenix parking garage on East Vine Street closed for a brief time in May after a large concrete panel fell from the structure.
In the race for attorney general of Kentucky, Democratic incumbent Jack Conway released his first television ads Wednesday, highlighting cyber crime and fiscal responsibility. The first 30-second spot entitled “Predators” features Conway speaking directly to voters about the cyber crimes unit in his office. It says the attorney general’s office has worked to take over 300,000 pornographic images of children off the Internet and launched nearly 200 new investigations.
Greg Pauley’s message to Kentucky Power customers these days is simple — your electric bill is likely going up and the Environmental Protection Agency is to blame. The COO and president of Kentucky Power, Pauley delivered the message to a crowd at Pikeville's Landmark Inn on Monday, as a part of a series of visits throughout the company’s service area to explain to customers the challenges the company is facing.
Civil rights leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth has died, according to reports. He was 89. In the 1950s, Shuttleworth's activism resulted in beatings and attempts on his life in Birmingham, where he established the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights in 1956.
Last month, Charles Emerson ran across some uninvited guests on his property in Russell Springs while feeding his horses. Several wild hogs came up out of the woods toward him and Emerson, armed with a pistol he sometimes carries, gunned down the two feral swine, about 250 pounds and 200 pounds respectively. Chad Soard, a wildlife biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife in Frankfort, said the fact that free-ranging wild pigs exist was bad for Kentucky.