Kentucky's Automated Truck Screening Project usage is about to almost double at interstate weigh stations. There are currently five systems deployed at weigh stations throughout the state. The technology allows for automated license plate readings that can be used to determine if a truck has delinquent taxes or regulation violations.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Kentucky's bans on same-sex marriages, rolling back two rulings that opened the door for gay couples to have their unions in other states recognized and to be wed in the Bluegrass State.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panels' 2-1 ruling Thursday is the highest-level court victory for gay marriage opponents after a flood of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage in the past year.
The former accountant for a central Kentucky abbey has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from the monastery.
Josh E. Hutchins entered the plea to charges of theft and unlawful access to a computer Friday morning in Nelson Circuit Court. His wife, Carrie Lee Hutchins, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft count.
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in a trio of potential presidential candidates to help boost voter turnout in the final week of one of the country's most closely watched Senate races.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville on Tuesday and Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with her on Saturday in Lexington and northern Kentucky. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday.
Hundreds of soldiers at Kentucky's Fort Campbell are preparing for a mission in Liberia. Some 800 to 900 soldiers at the southern Kentucky military base have been educated this week on disease prevention. 101st Airborne Division Lieutenant Colonel Brian DeSantis says the training is focused on Ebola, malaria, and yellow fever.
"Where we actually put the uniform on in the right sequence, take the protective gear off in the right sequence, and then we get tested on our ability to put on the protective gear and take off the protective gear," said DeSantis.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals of gay marriage bans in five states will not directly affect Kentucky because the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has yet to rule on the state's case.
Former Louisville Congresswoman Anne Northup has endorsed Republican state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in his bid for the governor’s mansion.
Northup joined Comer for a press conference atop Waterfront Park’s Big Four pedestrian bridge Friday morning, commending the 2015 gubernatorial hopeful on his success in helping legalize industrial hemp in the state. She urged Republican voters in Jefferson County and across the state to support his candidacy.
Rainy weather for several days sapped some of the attendance out of this year’s Kentucky State Fair. The 110th edition of the fair wrapped up this past Sunday. It drew just under 516 thousand visitors. The count fell below 600 thousand for the first time since 2012. Rain fell on eight of the eleven days of the state fair. Despite the decrease in attendance, other areas saw growth including the competitive entry departments and the World’s Championship Horse Show.
The Commonwealth is experiencing varying weather conditions this summer. Most recently, heavy rains have hit hard in portions of central and eastern Kentucky.
University of Kentucky Agricultural Meteorologist Matt Dixon says so far this month, Kentucky has seen an average of four and a half inches of rainfall. "This would place in the top 25 wettest August on record. Saying that, we still have six days to go in August, so we very well could rise in the records there," said Dixon.
Several hundred people, most of the Campbellsville University students, gathered on the campus on Aug. 21, 2014 for a prayer service after two firefighters were seriously injured earlier in the day in an accident at the school.
Credit Bill Estep / Lexington Herald Leader
Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."