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…

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…

Kentucky’s New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

Kentucky’s New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In Kentucky’s newest Supreme Court justice was formally sworn in during a ceremony at the state Capitol.Justice Christopher Shea Nickell was elected in November to serve a district covering the state’s 24 westernmost counties. Chief Justice John D. Minton administered the oath of office during Nickell’s investiture ceremony…

Kentucky Churches Vandalized

Kentucky Churches Vandalized Congregants entered two Kentucky churches Sunday morning to find their houses of God in disarray, with items missing or destroyed.Bibles, church records and numerous sacred items like crosses were stolen from the Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in Eastview.Parishioners found a wrench in the pulpit…

Remembrance Service For Area Soldiers

Remembrance Service For Area Soldiers The 101st Airborne Division will host its first remembrance service at the recently relocated Gander Memorial.The ceremony for 248 soldiers and eight crew members killed 34 years ago in a plane crash will be held Thursday at the U.S. Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line, according to a statement…

Letting Felons Vote

Letting Felons Vote Governor Andy Beshear plans to make good on a campaign promise Thursday by signing an executive order to restore voting rights to 100,000 felons.Beshear is expected to sign the order today at 3 p.m. at the Capitol.Kentucky and Iowa are the only states that still deny the right to vote to…