Inmates On The Loose

Inmates On The Loose Four inmates escaped from the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard around 6 p.m. Monday.Police captured one of the men at Walmart.The Hazard Police Department and Kentucky State Police are still looking for the three men: Kennith Spurlock, James Reed and Steven Smith.If you have any information on where these…

Kentuckians Advised to Prepare for Earthquakes

Kentuckians Advised to Prepare for Earthquakes Emergency leaders say that videos of the violent shaking caused by earthquakes hitting California are reminders that they can happen suddenly, so you should be prepared. Lexington Emergency Management Director John Bobel says if you think earthquakes can’t happen in Kentucky, think again.The strong earthquakes in California have…

Helping Blackjewel Employees

Helping Blackjewel Employees Governor Matt Bevin announced Monday that the Labor Cabinet will open an investigation into Blackjewel LLC.The cabinet received multiple reports of unpaid wages for coal miners in Eastern Kentucky. Blackjewel reportedly issued paychecks to employees that bounced last week after the company declared bankruptcy.“The Labor Cabinet takes this issue very seriously,…

KY Man Pleads Guilty In Four Banks Heists

KY Man Pleads Guilty In Four Banks Heists A Kentucky man pleaded guilty to four counts of bank robbery.The Daily News reports 47-year-old Decorise Major reached a plea agreement reently. Major will be required to pay $20,618 in restitution and serve a yet-to-be-determined prison sentence.Major was accused of participating in four bank heists in…

Trevor Noah Speaking At UK

Trevor Noah Speaking At UK Trevor Noah has been scheduled to speak with students and faculty at the University of Kentucky in August.Noah is scheduled to appear in Memorial Coliseum on UK’s campus on August 30 at 9 a.m.The assembly has also scheduled remarks from UK representatives and a ceremony for alumna Doris Wilkinson,…

Report Released On Privatizing Foster Care

Report Released On Privatizing Foster Care A group formed by the legislature to study the feasibility of privatizing foster care says Kentucky should focus on strengthening the system it already has.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the study group’s 26-page report was published Friday. It urges state officials to remember that privatization “is not a ‘silver-bullet.’”…

KSP Investigating a Death

KSP Investigating a Death Kentucky State Police are investigating a murder that happened in Pike County on Saturday. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Saturday. Troopers and detectives responded to the scene and found one person shot in the city park area near the flood wall. The person was pronounced dead at the…

Blackjewel Miners Getting Financial Help

Blackjewel Miners Getting Financial Help Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley is inviting all Blackjewel miners who’s paychekcs recently bounced to the Harlan County Courthouse today at 2:30 p.m.”In a perfect world we’d all wake up in the morning and the money would be in everybody’s bank accounts, and everybody would go back to…

Teen Dies At Cave Run Lake

Teen Dies At Cave Run Lake The Rowan County Coroner is reporting a 19-year-old died at St. Claire Regional Medical Center after being underwater for about 20 minutes at Cave Run Lake.The coroner said it happened around 1:15 p.m. Thursday at a Cave Run Lake beach called Twin Knobs. He said that the young…