• Two arrested for cultivation and trafficking in marijuana

    Campbellsburg, Ky. – On Friday December 30, 2016, Troopers with the Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg made two drug seizures on Mulberry Street in Louisville, according to a press release from Trooper Joshua Lawson, KSP public affairs officer. 
    A cannabis suppression investigation in Louisville by State Troopers with Post 5 led to two separate residences on Mulberry Street and the seizure of money, drugs, guns, and drug paraphernalia, Lawson said.

  • Kentucky State Reformatory inmate dies in hostage situation

    LaGrange, Ky.  – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating the death of an inmate in reference to an officer involved shooting at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange on Friday, Dec. 27.

  • U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey announces resignation

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, has announced his resignation, effective Friday, January 13, 2017. U.S. Attorney Harvey has served in office since May 14, 2010.

  • Butler golf course closing; alternative use sought

    Landmark News Service
    Kentucky State Parks announced Dec. 19, that it will solicit requests for three of its 9-hole golf courses, including General Butler State Resort Park.
    Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be issued for the 9-hole golf courses at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill and Kincaid Lake State Park near Falmouth. Kentucky State Parks is looking for a private concessionaire to operate these two courses.

  • Oldham museum features KSR exhibit

    When the Oldham County Historical Society’s Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum reopens on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, one of the exhibits will have special meaning to the inmates of the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. They have made 200 teddy bears to give away to the first 200 visitors (limit one per family) to the Kentucky State Reformatory exhibit at the museum. Also on hand will be “staff who participated in the project to introduce visitors to the exhibit and to answer questions about KSR,” said Aaron Smith, Warden for KSR since May 1, 2014.

  • Fewer teens using drugs and alcohol than their counterparts did in the 1990s, nationwide and in Kentucky

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    A new national study shows teen drug and alcohol use are at their lowest rates since the 1990s, a trend that is also seen in Kentucky’s teens.
    The national survey of about 50,000 high school students found that “considerably fewer teens reported using any illicit drug other than marijuana in the prior 12 months — 5 percent, 10 percent and 14 percent in grades 8, 10 and 12, respectively — than at any time since 1991,” says the news release.

  • 50 acres offered free for veterans hospital in Radcliff

    By Ben Sheroan
    The News-Enterprise
    In hopes of becoming the new home of a VA medical center, Radcliff Mayor Mike Weaver is offering free land off Ky. 313.
    The 50-acre site in Millpond Business Center has all utilities in place, and all geotechnical studies and ground-soil testing are completed and on file. Also, Ky. 313 provides direct access from Interstate 65.
    “It would be much more convenient than where it is now or their proposed site,” Weaver said.

  • Level one drought declaration lifted

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, have removed the Level One Drought Declaration that was issued for much of the state on Nov. 10.
    Following this weekend’s abundant precipitation, all of the state is above normal for precipitation for the past 30 days. 

  • Bridge tolls to begin on new Louisville bridges Dec. 30

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  –  Drivers traveling in Louisville and Southern Indiana need to prepare for the start of tolling on three Ohio River bridges. Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30. 

  • Crews across the state gear up for snow and ice season

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.