Major Shoplifting Episode

Major Shoplifting Episode Authorities in Kentucky have charged 5 Illinois women in a $25,000 shoplifting scheme they say stretches from Illinois to Georgia.Each woman is charged with offenses including engaging in organized crime, news outlets report. The women were arrested early Tuesday after two of them stole more than $1,500 worth of items from…

Eastern KY University President Steps Down

Eastern KY University President Steps Down Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has announced that he is stepping down early next year.Benson, who has served in the post since 2013, said in an email to the campus Wednesday that his exit is effective as of Jan. 6, news outlets reported. He said he plans…

Kentucky Education Shake-Up

Kentucky Education Shake-Up Following a decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to deny an injunction filed by the ousted members of Kentucky’s Board of Education on Thursday, the group filed an emergency appeal with the Kentucky Supreme Court.The group wanted to prevent a meeting between the new members appointed by Governor Andy Beshear.…

Louisville Reports Flu Death

Louisville Reports Flu Death The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reported its first death of the flu season.The victim who died Dec. 7 was an elderly person who had not been vaccinated and had underlying medical conditions, the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness said in a news release Thursday.Kentucky health officials say…

Kentucky Senator Wants To Limit Pardons

Kentucky Senator Wants To Limit Pardons Kentucky State Senator Chris McDaniel wants to introduce a constitutional amendment to reform the governor’s power to pardon. It’s being reported this comes after former Governor Matt Bevin issued a series of pardons and commutations before he left office earlier this week. Many of those pardons were for…